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November 2014


Council's Strategic Priorities

Mayor and Council are pleased to share the Strategic Priorities for this Council’s term from 2013 to 2017.

Based on community goals and objectives established in the 2011 Jasper Community Sustainability Plan, Council’s priorities will form Administration’s priorities in budgets and work plans.

While the Municipality will maintain focus on all areas of its responsibility, Governance, Organizational Health, Fiscal Health, Relationships and Communications will hold a slightly higher level of priority in order to achieve the long term vision of the Community Sustainability Plan. Progress will be reported to Council monthly at a regular meeting, and to the community in the form of an annual report.

Council will be asked to formally endorse the document at the November 18 meeting.

Municipality of Jasper Strategic Priorities, 2013 to 2017


Evergreens Foundation

The Municipality of Jasper is a member of the Evergreens Foundation, a non-profit organization providing affordable housing for seniors in the West Yellowhead region.

The Foundation is funded through a yearly financial requisition to participating municipalities, which appears on municipal tax notices along with the Alberta school tax requisition.

The Evergreens Foundation is developing proposals for the expansion of its Hinton and Edson facilities. At the November 4 regular meeting, Council received a letter from the Foundation outlining the challenges ahead and requesting Council support for the development of additional seniors’ housing in the region. Council will be discussing the matter further and voting on a resolution at the November 18 meeting.

Evergreens Foundation Letter to Council dated October 30, 2014


October 2014


Council Organizational Meeting
Tuesday, October 28


Municipal Council will be holding an Organizational Meeting on Tuesday, October 28, immediately following the Committee-of-the-Whole meeting (around 11:00am) upstairs in the Emergency Services Building board room.


As outlined in the Municipal Government Act, Council must hold an organizational meeting annually not later than two weeks after the 3rd Monday in October. At this meeting, Councillors confirm their meeting schedule, appointments to committees and boards as well as terms of office for the Deputy Mayor and Acting Mayor roles.

Questions? Concerns? 
Office of the Mayor, Beryl Cahill
780-852-6503 or bcahill@town.jasper.ab.ca


Remove Items from Cemetery

Winter is coming! Please remove any personal items from the plots or graves by the end of October; items left on monuments or winter crosses will not be disturbed.

Items left after November 1st will be removed and put in storage for 30 days, after which they will be disposed of. Thank you for your collaboration.

The Municipal Grounds Crew


September 2014


Parking Restrictions on Bonhomme Street
Caribou Creek Sidewalks Project


Sidewalk construction is scheduled to start the week of September 2; vehicle parking will be limited in the area until the end of September. 

Parking on the north side of Bonhomme Street will be prohibited for the duration of the project. Parking accommodations will be provided whenever possible, including evenings (after 6:00pm) and weekends. Concrete forming and pouring will affect access to driveways; affected residents will receive advance notice.

Residents on both sides of the affected area are encouraged to find alternative parking arrangements to avoid congestion during this period.

Questions? Concerns? 
Operations Department
780-852-3040 or operations@town.jasper.ab.ca


What's Happening at the Fire Hall?
The hose tower is getting a face-lift!


Contractors are repairing a leak in the roof of the hose tower, which involves roofing, stucco and interior work to be performed on the structure, all the way into Chief Van Tighem’s office.

The project is expected to last three to four weeks. Please use the provided pathway when walking in the area and watch out for workers and equipment.


August 2014


Council Approves Multi-Purpose Open Space on Exchange Lands

At the August 5, 2014 regular meeting, Council approved the proposed Multi-Purpose Open Space remediation plan for the Exchange Lands.

Council acknowledges the concerns brought forward by residents and will take into account considerations for the adjoining sports field, located on Grande Yellowhead Public School Division's land. Maintaining usability of the sports field will be part of the discussions on site rehabilitation.

The proposal features remediation elements defined in the 2011 Land Exchange Agreement: a fenced, irrigated and landscaped piece of land restored to a condition satisfactory to the Municipality of Jasper and similar to that originally in place on Parcel R11. The proposal is a contemporary interpretation of the spirit of the Bowling Green – a high-traffic, durable grassed area with trees around the perimeter of the park, providing the foundation for a versatile and central recreation area without compromising any future use of the parcel.

Read the Request for Decision   Extract from the July 15, 2014 Council meeting agenda

For more information, please contact:
Christine Nadon, Communications Manager
780-852-4724 or cnadon@town.jasper.ab.ca


July 2014


Library Capital Budget Increase

At the July 15 regular meeting, Council approved the increase of the Library and Cultural Centre project budget by $500,000 to allow for payment of outstanding invoices.

As per municipal policy, expenditures exceeding budget limits require approval from Council. The Municipality must continue to pay invoices until the project reaches substantial completion; only then will the mediation process for resolving disputes begin.

Despite rigorous cost control, the current projected cost of completing the project is $9.457M. Council’s recent decision to increase the budget from $8.5M to $9M allows administration to pay outstanding bills, but also allows Council to maintain transparency and political oversight on the project: expenses over the $9M budget will return to Council for approval.

 Request for Decision and Summary of Costs to Date   Extract from the July 15, 2014 Council meeting agenda

Library Project Page - Timeline and Budget Overview

For more information, please contact:
Christine Nadon, Communications Manager
780-852-4724, cnadon@town.jasper.ab.ca


Be a Good Neighbour - Pick Up After Your Pets

If you walk your pets in a community green space, remember to pick up after them!
  • Respect other park users; everyone uses our community green spaces, including kids who may not notice where they’re stepping!
  • Carry a bag with you, pick up after your pet and dispose of the waste appropriately.
  • Bylaw Enforcement Officers will be monitoring problematic areas to encourage responsible behaviour; under the Domestic Animal Bylaw (#126), you could receive a $75 fine for neglecting to pick up after your pet.
Questions? Concerns?
Bylaw Department
780-852-5514, bylaw@town.jasper.ab.ca


Canada Day Pancake Breakfast

The Municipality of Jasper would like to thank the following organizations for their support and donations in support of the 2014 Canada Day Pancake Breakfast:
  • Rocky Mountain Roasters
  • Mountain Park Lodges
  • Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre
  • Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
  • Evil Dave's Grill
  • Earl's Restaurant
  • Athabasca Motor Hotel
  • Sysco Foods
  • Spolumbo Fine Foods
  • Jasper Lions Club

June 2014


Council Announces New CAO

Jasper Municipal Council is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Mark Fercho as Chief Administrative Officer for the Municipality of Jasper. Mr. Fercho will be assuming the role starting September 1, 2014, following Mr. Peter Waterworth’s retirement.

Municipality of Jasper Announces New CAO   June 27, 2014


May 2014


State of the Municipality

On Wednesday, May 14, Mayor Richard Ireland presented the second annual State of the Municipality address at the Jasper Park Chamber of Commerce meeting.

State of the Municipality 2014


Exchange Lands

At the May 13, 2014 Committee meeting, Communications Manager Christine Nadon requested direction from Council with regards to public engagement planning for the Exchange Lands.

Request for Direction - Exchange Lands  May 13, 2014


Trailer and RV Parking

The Jasper Traffic Bylaw (#104) allows recreational vehicle parking on the roadway immediately beside the owner or operator's residence, from May 1 to October 31 of each year.

The time limit for parking any vehicle on the street is 72 consecutive hours. Recreational vehicles parked on the street must show registration to a Jasper address.

Trailers – either recreational or for carrying goods or equipment – must be attached to a vehicle. This includes tent trailers, fifth wheel trailers, boat trailers, utility trailers and campers not mounted on trucks.

Questions? Concerns?
Call 780-852-5514 or email bylaw@town.jasper.ab.ca.





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Media Releases

  Municipality of Jasper Announces New CAO   June 27, 2014

  Council Approves 2014 Capital Budget  April 3, 2014

  Council Approves 2014 Operating Budget  February 19, 2014

  Jasper Partnership Initiative  July 8, 2013

  Tree Removal at the Jasper Aquatic Centre  May 2, 2013

  Wickenburg, Arizona Is Jasper's New Sister City  October 10, 2012

  Municipal Library Project Budget Increase  June 27, 2012



 
 
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