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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - Public Works

The Town of Magrath is seeking applications for one full time labourer position to work in a team environment and will be responsible for duties as directed by the Operations Manager.  Duties would include assisting with maintenance and operation of all Town-owned facilities, including waste transfer station, water and sewer lines, roads and parks.  There is some crossover work with the associated Parks and Recreation Department as needed.

Preferred Qualifications include:

1. An understanding of the mechanical function of machinery and equipment associated with municipal operations;

2. Construction and maintenance knowledge of roads, sidewalks and other related municipal infrastructure;

3. Class 3 driver’s license;

4. Willingness to work in a team environment and perform other duties as required;

5. The applicant must be willing to participate in on-call rotations as required.

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Proposed No Animal Zone

Here is a map below.  Red is our current and yellow is proposed expansion.

Council is considering change to the No Animal  Zone and are requesting feedback on the proposed no animal zone expansion. 

Comments can be made on Facebook, emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or presented at the Public Forum to be held on September 12 @ 6 pm in the Council Chambers.

 

Magrath Vehicle Thefts

Over the past two weeks, there have been a few vehicle thefts and theft from vehicles in the town of Magrath.  Raymond RCMP would like to remind residents of Magrath to remove all items of value from your vehicles, lock your vehicles and remove the keys from your vehicle.  This will help to remove the easy opportunity to steal or remove items from your vehicle.   If you have any information about a criminal offence, you can call the Raymond RCMP at 403-752-4747 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Garbage

Grass clippings and garden waste are not permitted in black garbage bins and should be taken to the compost pile at the dump.

Green compost bins are available through the town at a one-time fee of $95 and will be owned by the purchaser. The Town will empty the bins weekly between May and October at no charge.

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Development Permits

There continues to be citizens who have begun construction of a property improvement without obtaining the necessary development and/or safety codes permits for your project.  Prior to any construction, including renovations, additions, sheds/accessory buildings and pools, application must be made to the Town for the improvement.

The Development Permit Application Process:

1. Determine the Land Use District and if the site is appropriate for your proposal.

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Cemetery Notice

In an effort to bring all cemetery plots into compliance with the Town of Magrath Cemetery Bylaw, we request that all objects, other than the headstone marker and vases that are permanently attached to them, be removed from all grave plots as soon as possible. Any objects that are left on a grave plot will be removed by the Town and disposed of.

Also be advised that any trees, shrubs or bushes may be pruned or removed from any cemetery plot that is deemed to be interfering with adjacent plots, roadways or the maintenance of the cemetery.

If you wish to review the Cemetery Bylaw, please visit the Town Website at www.magrath.ca or can be viewed at the Town Hall upon request. Thank you for your cooperation.

Public Swim Hours

June 

Monday - Thursday 3:45 - 7:50 pm

Fridays - 12:00 - 7:50 pm

Saturdays - 12:00 - 5:00 pm

Sundays - 1:00 - 5:00 pm

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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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