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CHAUTAUQUA 2017

This year our area’s travelling Chautauqua will be held in Stirling on Friday, June 16th and in Raymond on Saturday, June 17th. This year’s theatrical production at the Raymond Playhouse Theatre will be all about the founding and history of Magrath. The play is entitled “Diggers: The Taming of the St. Mary’s” and tickets for the June 13th through 17th shows can be purchased either at the Magrath Town office or online at cardstoncommunitytheatre.com. We encourage everyone to attend the outstanding lectures, talent competitions, horsemanship, and other events that are being organized on these two dates. More information is available at www.themormontrail.ca

TRAFFIC VIOLATION ENFORCEMENT

To insure public safety in our downtown core and on streets in the Town of Magrath, the Regional Detachment of the RCMP recently provided the following information on fines involving U-turns and Centre of Road Solid Lines in particular. Magrath and area residents should be aware that area Peace Officers and the RCMP will be enforcing these matters more strictly in future in order to avoid pedestrian as well as vehicle related incidents in our community.

Centre of Road Solid Lines:

Sec. 12(1) UHRRR - Drive left of centre line - fine $233

Sec. 15(1)(b) UHRRR - Improperly cross single solid line - fine $233

Sec. 15(1)(b) UHRRR - Improperly cross single solid line (outside urban area)- fine $233

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Transfer Station/Landfill Operator Position

The Town of Magrath is accepting applications for a part-time Transfer Station/Landfill Site (“dump”) operator. The successful applicant will operate the dump from the hours of 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Wednesday and Saturday each week (days may be adjusted to accommodate statutory holidays as required). Some duties would include: pushing up garbage in the transfer station and landfill piles, keeping the site maintained, mowed, garbage cleaned up, and monitoring the loads as people enter the site. For further details you may contact the Town Office at 403-758-3212. Interested applicants must submit their application for the position by 5:00 pm on May 26, 2017 to be considered.

Wade Alston, CAO

Town of Magrath

Box 520

55 south 1 Street West

Magrath, Alberta

T0K 1J0

Deer Survey

The Town of Magrath Council would like your input regarding the deer population in our community. Please follow the link below to complete the survey questions online. If you prefer a paper copy you can pick one up at the Town Office or when the census takers come to your door they will have paper copies of the survey available as well.

If you have any questions, please contact the Town Office (403) 758-3212.

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The New Magrath Entrance Park and Storm Water Project

Several years ago the Harold Tanner and L.B. Tanner families generously donated the land that is referenced in this photograph to the Town of Magrath toward the development of parkland near our main north entrance. The parcel to the south of Highway 62 was to be dedicated for a park recognizing the contributions of the Mayors of Magrath in collaboration with our Magrath Museum and History Association; and the portion north of Highway 62 was to be turned into an attractive park area with a potential water feature. Since that time, the Town applied for and received a grant under our Province’s Community Resilience Program to create a storm water drainage corridor to address a number of serious historic flooding and standing water issues along the northern edge of our community south of Highway 5. This project is 90% government funded under this program. It is also to include a storm water retention pond which will be incorporated into this park this year.  This storm water mitigation project has been needed in our community for many years, and this generous contribution of land and government funding will enable us to achieve these goals and further enhance our community at minimal cost to local taxpayers. 

If you have questions about any aspect of this project as it evolves over the coming year, please contact the Town office.

Attention 2017 Town Celebration Vendors!

The Town is now accepting applications from vendors only until June 30.

You can now apply at the Town Office to be part of our celebration. This permit allows you to be part of the outside vendors only and the fee is $40.

To get information on how to be apart of the Trade Show which is inside the Arena or for more information please contact the Town Office at 403-758-3212.

MAGRATH MODERNIZATION UPDATE

Work continues to progress on Magrath School Modernization Project. 

This week Westwind School's Administration team toured the school with the contractor to see how to project is coming along. The Elementary School renovation has been moving at a great pace! Nearly all students will be moved back into the classrooms in the elementary school area so that work can begin on other areas of the school. The move of the students will happen on April 27-28, and there will be no school in the elementary school for those two days to accommodate the move. Mr. Sabey is inviting parents to come for a tour of the finished portions of the building on May 1 at 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM.

For now the High School students will be staying where they are, except for the band classroom, which will move into the ice arena so work can start in their room, and other classes will move as work progresses in the coming weeks and months. 

For more information please check out the Westwind's Facebook page or their website.  Links below.

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