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Infrastructure Development

Council will be holding a public discussion regarding Infrastructure Development Tuesday May 2, 2017 at 6 pm. Everyone Welcome.

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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RICHARDS TRAIL SEGMENT

The Town of Magrath would like to officially acknowledge the great contribution of County residents Bob and Vivian Richards to the most southerly portion of the Magrath Trail. The right-of-way that they granted to the Town made this scenic section of the trail possible and on behalf of the Town and its residents I would like to express this publicly. Signage will added to this section of the Trail this year to permanently recognize their participation in this important inter-municipal project.

MAGRATH SCHOOL MODERNIZATION PROJECT HISTORY

In 2014 the Town of Magrath was approached by Alberta Education as part of a project introduction and broadly-based fact-finding activity. This was centred around the proposed modernization of the Magrath school complex and was held at the Magrath Seniors Centre. There were concerns expressed about the need to accommodate students in off-site facilities during the modernization process. This included the opportunity for the Town of Magrath to collaborate with Westwind School Division to leverage this major project in the best interests of the community. Many possibilities were discussed, including the opportunity to accommodate dual credit and post-secondary activities through a Career and Technology Studies (CTS) program. In order to  gauge public opinion in this area, our Mayor and Council and interested community residents organized a series of visioning sessions in the spring and summer of 2015 to look at alternative recreational, cultural arts, and shared service and program opportunities for the Town. This included a public meeting involving the entire community held at the Tom Karren gymnasium. After intensive study, these visioning session participants concluded that the following initiatives should be undertaken in the best interests of the Town: 

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2017 Census

The Importance of a Census

The purpose of conducting a municipal census is to help plan for improvements to our community such as transportation needs, recreation facilities and parks

The Town receives Government funding on a per capita basis as identified in the Census.  Ensuring you are counted is an important step in helping civic services get to you and your family.

The Town of Magrath will be conducting the 2017 Census beginning April 10th to May 26th.

As a resident of Magrath you are requested to provide the required information when the Census Taker comes to your door.

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Youth, Citizen and Business of the Year Nominations

Nominations are being accepted for Youth, Citizen and Business of the year.  If you know someone who you would like to recognize please come into the following places to fill out a nomination ballot, Town Office, 1St Choice Savings and Credit Union, Roosters Country Marketplace, ATB Financial, Magrath Home Hardware and Magrath Pharmacy. Awards sponsored by the Magrath Chamber of Commerce. Deadline is May 31, 2017.

Magrath and District Citizen of the Year Award to be presented to the individual age 18 years or older recognized as giving unselfishly to our vibrant community.

Magrath and District Youth of the Year Award to be presented to an individual under age 18 demonstrating outstanding leadership and volunteer spirit.

Magrath and District Business of the Year Award to be presented to the business or organization within our community deemed exceptional.