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Dynos Junior B strike silver at B-ball tourney

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The DVSS Junior B boys Dynos basketball team struck silver at its home tournament.

The Dynos hosted a six-team tournament on Saturday, January 27. The Dynos battled their way through pool play undefeated and wound up in the final facing Rundle College of Calgary in the final. They played well but came up short and lost in the finals 56-36.
The team is coached by Brook Gipman and Crystal Sereda. Despite the loss, Sereda said the team played well and is having a great season. They also won silver in a Strathmore tournament the previous weekend.
“They play really good defence, ensuring that all of their teammates get opportunities. They work really well with each other,” said Sereda. “It is a really good group of boys, and they have fun. They actually enjoy each other playing.”
DVSS has solid participation this year with a Junior A, B and C team at the Junior High level.


Separate mail-outs for Property Tax and Assessments coming

 

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The average home value in 2023 was $234,000, up from$218,000 in 2022. 

 

The Town of Drumheller (TOD) residents who own their home will receive their property tax notices and assessment notices in a different fashion this year. Starting this February, they will be mailed out separately. TOD councilor Tom Zariski spoke about this at the Monday, January 15, 2024 Committee of the Whole meeting.
“This assessment notice will include information on their property assessment only and will not be the tax bill,” says Zariski, “Issuing the assessment notices separately will provide property owners with an opportunity to ensure their assessments are reasonable and to learn more about how their assessment was determined, prior to receiving their property tax notice.”
Property assessments and the tax notices will be mailed out separately so that they improve public knowledge and allow homeowners time to review their property assessment notices.
“​​Property assessment is conducted annually by professional assessors regulated by the Alberta Assessors’ Association. The value determined by the assessor would appear in the annual Property Assessment Notice. The property owner is welcome to speak to the assessor on most assessment-related questions – with no formal complaint fee required. If property owners disagree with the property assessment, they may file a formal complaint with the Assessment Review Board by the deadline stated on the Property Assessment Notice. The Property Tax Notice will be issued in May each year, based on the property tax rate approved by Council and the property assessed value,” states TOD Communications Officer Bret Crowle in an email sent to The Mail.
In 2023, the average price of a single-family home in Drumheller was $234,000. This does not include mobile homes or apartments. In 2022, the average price was $218,000.

Productive year for Village of Standard

 

374694222 320740280466858 450638228695697154 nThe Village of Standard worked on many proactive and productive projects in 2023 that focused on responsible asset management, technological advancements and improving Village spaces.
In 2022, the Village had celebrated its Centennial year, and as a part of the celebration, the site of the former Standard school was designated as Centennial Park. Signage was erected this year.
Infrastructure throughout the Village has seen a number of upgrades. All fire hydrants were serviced and replaced, and the approaches to the fire hall were extended.Various beautification and infrastructure improvements were made throughout the Village including gravel at the campground, replacement of trash receptacles throughout the parks, ditch remediation and sidewalk repairs. The village is grateful for the support from Wheatland County for the infrastructure grant that has contributed to many of these projects, in addition to being used to support the local arena and the library.
The Villages high speed internet solution through Connect Mobility has proven to be reliable, stable and user-friendly. It has grown to more than 60 current users. The goal is to reach 100.
Many policies and bylaws have been updated and a three year strategic plan has been developed for 2024 - 2026 to guide the village.
Council has its excess of development projects in the works. Residential lots are now for sale through Harry Morgan, a realtor with Remax, and an industrial subdivision’s lots are closer to being ready for sale. Located along 2nd Avenue S and the newly designed 3rd Street W, are looking forward to inviting industries to make their home in Standard.
A new Columbarium is planned at the Standard Cemetery as a joint project with the Nazarene Lutheran Church and the Standard Lions. The Memory Lane group completed construction of a gazebo on the Memory Lane walking trail. The return of all community dinner events which support our local groups and are only possible to the hard work of dedicated volunteers.
Council meetings are now live-streamed on YouTube. The link is posted on the Village Website.
Camping sites can now be booked and paid for online through campreservations.ca


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