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Council Highlights; Slight Reprieve For Driveway Bylaw

Whitecourt town council met on Monday night and at length discussed the Gravel Pad-Driveway Enforcement Bylaw.

Around 90 residents were informed last year that their properties do not comply with that section of the Land Use Bylaw, and would be facing a 250-dollar fine at the end of this month if they did not rectify the issue.

Mayor Maryann Chichak says while the fines will go out at the end of the month, they will be delaying the payment deadline.

Fines will be deemed null and void should the properties meet compliance ahead of the deadline.

Chichak urges anyone who is unsure of the regulations to contact the town’s planning department.

Some more good news came out of Monday’s meeting for users of Graham Acres Field.

The area has already undergone somewhat of a face lift over the course of the summer with an upgrade to the current washoom facility and new shale being layed at the diamonds.

On Monday the town pushed ahead the date on the installation of a prefabricated washroom from next spring to this fall, something Chichak says she believes will be a welcomed addition.

The cost of the washroom is estimated at $73,000 with half being paid for by the town and the other half from the Community Facility Enhancement Grant.

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