December Town News now available. Check it out!
In this section find current and archived news releases for the Town of Coalhurst and other local news of interest to residents.
December Town News now available. Check it out!
Within the next few weeks, RCMP will begin “Operation Cold start”. A uniformed officer in a marked vehicle will be going around the community looking for idling vehicles and checking to see if they are locked/unlocked and leaving this flyer on their windshield. They are hoping to raise awareness to the rising vehicle thefts by reminding residents to keep their vehicles locked when warming, and not leaving valuables inside.
November Town News now available. Town News (Website)
THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED
For those interested in applying for the role of Chief Administrative Officer, please follow the link for the Town of Coalhurst CAO Position Profile.
To apply for this opportunity, please send your cover letter and CV by November 30, 2022 to:
Interim Chief Administrative Officer
Town of Coalhurst
Coalhurst, AB T0L 0V0
Or by email to [email protected]
Coalhurst Town Council
2022 – 2025 Strategic Plan (DRAFT)
On behalf of Council, I am pleased to introduce our DRAFT 2022 – 2025 Strategic Plan.
Over the past several months, Council has worked with Strategic Steps to create this Plan. As a group, we took what we heard during the 2021 municipal election campaign and have turned it into a strategy for the next 4 years, a strategy to grow our community. Before Council approves the Strategic Plan, though, we want to make sure that the community is on board with our Vision.
We need your input!
On Tuesday November 8th, Council will be at Town Hall to meet with the you to hear your thoughts on the Strategic Plan. Please read the DRAFT document and come prepared to share your thoughts and ideas around the strategy. If you can’t make it in person, please see the “Feedback Options” listed below.
Your input is important to help Council set the direction for the next 3 years, and beyond.
Lyndsay Montina, Mayor
In person: November 8th, 7:00PM at Coalhurst Town Hall (100 51st Avenue)
By email: [email protected]
By phone: 403-381-3033
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2022
The Town of Coalhurst Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Coffman as the Interim Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) effective Monday, October 3, 2022.
Jeff brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from his time as a City of Lethbridge Councillor, Interim Chief Administrative Officer and Sessional Instructor at the University of Lethbridge. Most recently, he held the role of Interim CAO for the Village of Glenwood.
In addition to overseeing town operations, Jeff will work with the Council to recruit and hire a permanent CAO in the coming months.
“Our council looks forward to working with Jeff to move key projects and priorities forward as we look to the growth and long-term success of our community,” says Mayor Lyndsay Montina. “On behalf of Council, I would like to thank Director of Corporate Services, Mike Passey, for his leadership in the capacity of Acting CAO while we move through this transition.”
Please join us in welcoming Jeff as Interim Chief Administrative Officer.
The Constructed Wetland Project will improve storm water infrastructure and functions in the Town of Coalhurst. In 2017, the Town had a Storm Water Management Plan produced by an engineering firm. The Management Plan identified six areas where improvements could be made for dealing with current needs as well as the needs of the Town going into the future.
In 2020, the Storm Outfall Upgrades Project was completed. This replaced the existing outfall line that carries storm water from Coalhurst to the Oldman River. The new outfall line has much greater capacity.
In later Spring 2022, construction on the Constructed Wetland – Main Facility (southern portion) and Lafarge Facility (northern portion) began. The project site for these is on the west side of Range Road 223 between 45th and 55th Avenues. While the southern portion will be a new facility, the northern portion will upgrade an existing facility.
All projects thus far have received Provincial and Federal Grants to complete the work.
Finishing & Landscaping
Main construction is expected to be completed mid-Autumn 2022. All disturbed areas and stockpiles (mounds of excavated earth) will see topsoil placement, seeding, and hydro mulch occurring. This will prevent erosion and foster revegetation. Further landscaping will occur in Spring 2023, the details of which have not been finalized.
The Town intends to install a paved walking path around the Main Facility (southern portion) connecting with Spruce Drive. In the future, the Town will hold Open Houses to hear from residents regarding other recreation initiatives they would like to see in the area. No decisions have been made at this point beyond the paved walking path.
Storm Water Projects in the Future
The remaining proposed projects from Table 2.3 are not actively in the Town’s Capital Plans due to lack of funding. As funding or grants become available, the Town will pursue opportunities that may arise.
Questions or inquiries may be directed to Kevin Lewis, Director of Operations by calling the Town Office – 403-381-3033.
Check out this media release Call to Action to the Government of Alberta
2022 Assessment/Property Tax Notices were mailed the beginning of June 2022. For your convenience, tax payments may be made by using any of the following methods:
*Please note that payments may take 3-5 business days to process and that a Plastiq service fee will be applied. (a fee of up to 2.85% may apply to card payments.)
For all online/telephone banking payments, please pay 2-3 days prior to allow for processing in order to avoid penalties.
Please make cheque payable to: Town of Coalhurst, Box 456 Coalhurst, AB T0L 0V0
If you have recently acquired property and/or have not received a 2022 tax notice, please contact the Town Office at (403) 381-3033. Late payment penalties will not be waived for reason of non-receipt of Tax Notice.
TAXES PAID AFTER JULY 31ST WILL BE ASSESSED A PENALTY OF 12%
Alberta Health Services (AHS) is developing a long-term Provincial Service Plan for Emergency Medical Services (EMS). This service plan, which will be completed by September 30, will:
AHS completed its first phase of engagement in April 2022 and recently released a report. Feedback from the engagement process will inform the development of the plan.
On May 31, 2022, Council passed the finalized 2022 Operating and Capital Budget. Check out highlights: 2022 Operating & Capital Budget Highlights
The opening date of June 1, 2022 for the Coalhurst Spray park has been delayed due to contractor scheduling. Opening date will be posted soon.
The YWCA is now looking for energetic people who love to work with children in the Neighbourhood Play Program
Neighbourhood Play Program Leader- Job Posting May 2022