Wadey House gets new name
Town council unanimously voted in favour of supporting administration’s recommendation to adopt Wadey Centre as the official name of the historic Wadey House, which was moved to All Star Park last fall.
The official opening will be on July 1 in conjunction with Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations. The Wadey Centre will be home to the Blackfalds and District Historical Society and Blackfalds and District Chamber of Commerce.
Blackfalds Town Council is overhauling its Business License Bylaw after receiving a number of requests for licensing mobile food trucks.
“Administration, upon starting the review of the Business License Bylaw realized the entire bylaw needed to be reviewed and updated with some major changes to the overall content of the bylaw,” Terry Topolnitsky Planning and Development Manager for the Town of Blackfalds told council during their regular meeting March 28.
The revised bylaw will include additional definitions that aren’t in the current bylaw and make definitions more consistent with provincial regulations. The revised bylaw also expands and reinforces when and how business licenses can be refused, revoked or suspended and provide clarity on fines and penalties if required.
Council gave the bylaw first reading and set a public hearing for May 9 at 7 p.m. in Blackfalds council chambers.
Council unanimously voted in favour of Elkay Developments (Blackfalds) Ltd. endeavor to assist period remain at 10 years in its development agreement.
The development agreement is part of the subdivision approval for Phase I of Blackfalds Crossing and covers the servicing and infrastructure for portions of Elkay’s parcel as well as the realignment of Broadway Ave. to Hwy 2A.
Elkay Developments had asked that the standard five year and 10-year provisions in the agreement be extended to a five year and 15-year period, Terry Topolnitsky, Planning and Development Manager for the Town of Blackfalds told council during its regular meeting March 28.
Contract awarded for Wadey House and Bike Skills Parking lots
Town council voted in favour of awarding the Wadey House and Bike Skills Parking lots to JT Setters and Sons Construction Ltd for $274,020.
The town received six bids and JT Setters and Sons was the lowest bidder for the project. Other bidders included Border paving ($283,412), DB Bobcat ($287,132), Central City Asphalt ($310,694), Kantrax Contractors ($344,773) and Tar-ific Construction ($347,580).
Awarding the project to JT Setters and Sons means the project comes in well under the $400,000 budget, Sean Barnes, Director of Community Services for the Town of Blackfalds told council.
He added that administration may use some of these funds to supplement the 2016 budget for the Wadey House to finish the sod, signs, fencing and other costs to finalize the project.
– Lisa Joy/Blackfalds LIFE