Get ready to splash around this summer! Council and staff have finalized plans and secured funding for the new and improved Lions Splash Park. We really appreciate everyone who came out to the open house, to council meetings or sent in opinions regarding location and design options. Construction is scheduled to begin once the ground thaws in spring 2018. It has been decided that the location will remain the same to ensure adequate and safe parking as well as fully utilizing the recreation area along Henricks drive. This design concept allows us to add/remove features as we see growth or need down the road. Can't wait to see you all out there this summer!
The water from Kneehill is clearing up slowly. Our public works team has been testing the turbidity of the water and they did 3 bacterial tests last week and they have another regular test Monday morning. They all have come back absent of any bacterial contamination. In chatting with Kneehill County we discovered that the issue started when a company ran into issues when replacing a power line along the 567 - it ended up knocking out power to Kneehills water plant. When they got the power back up and running there was a massive surge that scooped up all of the minerals that settled at the bottom of the pipes and mixed it in with our water, they assured us that they are monitoring it closely. Seeing as Irricana is at the end of the line we are the last town to experience it and all others have cleared up so our time should come shortly and as you can see by the Kneehill turbidity numbers it is clearing up quickly. See below for turbidity test results: Saturday December 9th: Vol. dist: 279 Dist. Turbidity: 2.43 Kneehill Turbidity: 1.83 Lowest on graph: 1.50 L Dist. Col: 1.09 Sunday December 10th: Vol. dist: 302 Dist. Turbidity: 2.21 Kneehill Turbidity: 1.78 Dist. Col: 1.08 Monday December 11th: Dist. Turbidity: 1.82 Kneehill Turbidity: .31
Throughout Irricana & Area, there are dedicated volunteers who contribute their time and effort to making their community a better place to live. The Council of the Town of Irricana and Town Staff recognizes these individuals who demonstrate outstanding responsibility toward the community by presenting them with the Annual Rural & Urban/Youth Volunteer Recognition Award. We are looking to you and your group in locating these individuals. There are three separate awards and recipients of the awards are selected on the basis of outstanding volunteer contributions benefiting the community and commitment to volunteerism and community development either personally or as part of service club work. The Youth recipient may be from the Rural or Urban area. Please complete the nomination form and return it to the Town of Irricana, Box 100, Irricana, AB T0M 1B0, a drop off slot is available at the west door of the building or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for nominations is November 28th, 2017 by 4:30pm. Recipients will be announced and awarded at the Family Christmas Dinner on December 2nd 2017 We are excited to reestablish this program this year and look forward to many more years of volunteer appreciation! CLICK BELOW FOR NOMINATION FORM Volunteer Awards - Nomination Form Thank you!
Irricana Community Services Presents: 2nd Annual Family Christmas Dinner Saturday December 2nd @ 5:30pm Irricana Community Hall - 300, 1st Street An opportunity for families and neighbours alike to come together for the holiday season and enjoy a turkey dinner catered by Crystal Martens from Mammas Own Catering. This is a FREE event however, donations to the food bank will be graciously accepted. Special Guest Appearance: Santa Claus Whats on the menu: Turkey dinner, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, dessert and more!
LARGE GARBAGE COLLECTION Saturday November 4th You will be able to place a maximum of 5 (FIVE) garbage bags on your curbside or your regular garbage pickup location. Please have the bags placed outside by 7:00am. The Town Office will be open for extended hours from 4-7pm on Tuesday and Thursday starting tonight (Oct. 24th) and continuing next week to provide large heavy duty garbage bags for you if needed. All bags are limited to 50lbs each. Only 5 bags will be collected, any additional bags will be left onsite. If you are unable to make it on one of these days please contact the Town Office and we can arrange something further (403)935-4672. In addition to curbside waste pickup: Starting at 10:00am the collection center will be open. 3 (THREE) bins will be dropped off and monitored at the Irricana community hall at 300 1st Street. Bins at the hall will include: Metal Waste such as: fridges, stoves, lawnmowers, Snowblowers and any other metal items (residents will be required to roll these items in to the bins as the doors will be left open to allow this) Construction Waste such as: tiles, wood, boards, furniture, bed frames. Paint WILL NOT be accepted (residents will be required to place these items in bines themselves for safety purposes) Tires (without rims) Alberta Mental Health Connection will be hosting a bottle collection/drop off at the Community Hall as well starting at 10am For further information please contact the Town at 403-935-4672. If you are looking for clarification on specific items we will do our best to get the answer for you and appreciate your patience ahead of time.
Jim Bryson Jim comes from Ontario where he spent many years on his grandparent’s dairy farm. Upon graduating high school he served an apprenticeship to become a construction and maintenance electrician, eventually working through the ranks to become an electrical superintendent on various projects. In 2004 he accepted a position in Alberta with a large international engineering and development firm as an electrical estimator. In the following 12 years he had become a multi discipline estimating lead and a project progress coordinator working in northern Alberta, Saskatchewan and Calgary. Jim retired in Sept. of 2016. Jim has been married to his wife Jan for 36 years and their children are all grown with families of their own. Since retiring Jim likes wood and metal working, acrylic painting, riding motorcycle and playing the guitar. He and Jan were decided to move to Irricana in 2007 for its small town charm and close proximity to Calgary for work shopping and the airport. Ted Coffey Ted Coffey has been a resident of Irricana for 20 years. Ted worked in the oilpatch as a drilling consultant, and worked on road construction during the frequent oilpatch crashes Ted and his wife Debbie operate a BC Fruit stand during the summer months. Debbie Day Married- 38 years Husband- Bob Day No children 2 Dogs Worked in Insurance for approximately 30 years Nathanial Fleming My name is Nathanial Fleming and I am a 31 year old Irricana homeowner and resident who hopes to serve the community though counsel work. I graduated from George Brown college with honors and I have been a professional in the IT industry for over a decade. My work in the technology field takes me around the province visiting many towns and cities but am happy to return [...]
Official Nomination Day Results The following is a list of candidates for the upcoming election on Monday October 16th, 2017 for the (5) five council positions: Jim Bryson Ted Coffey Debbie Day Nathanial Fleming Frank Friesen Mavis Hallman Kim P. Schmaltz Tracy Shields Gregory Simpson Good luck to all of the candidates
As a small token of our appreciation for your patience this summer and because of the unfortunate collapse of our splash park there will be a supervised inflatable waterslide/park at Founders Park tomorrow Friday Aug. 24th from 12-4pm (weather permitting). are required upon arrival. We will have this up and running at various times until the end of the summer season and will update all social media, website, and electronic sign with those times - feel free to send suggested time frames to email@example.com
If you were unable to attend our Open House on August 22nd, please take some time to review the documents below which outlines both the NE Development Area Structure Plan and the Land Use Bylaw. For additional questions or concerns please contact the Town Office. Irricana Land Use Bylaw Open House Boards Aug 22 Irricana NE ASP Open House Boards Aug 22 Thank you
The Irricana Town Office is empathetic when it comes to the disappointment you have faced regarding the Splash Park. We were excited when we had the proper equipment to get it back up and running this year. Unfortunately to our demise, we had a pipe burst underground that ruined that excitement, upon meeting with contractors we were given the bad news and repairs will cost us thousands of dollars and will result in the closure of the splash park for yet another summer. At this stage we are contemplating whether or not the cost to repair the underground damage is worth it or whether it would be more beneficial to start fresh with a new and improved look. Please take a look at the three options we have been given to revitalize/renovate the splash park and provide us with feedback by filling out our Irricana Splash Park Survey and send it back to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off at the Town Office. This project will be funded through The Municipal Sustainability Initiative and the The Aviva Community Fund. We would also like your feedback on the 3 possible locations for the splashpark: 1. Irricana Lions Park on 1st Ave. 2. Founders Park Campground 3. Leave it at the current location Here is a comparison chart that shows water usage, timelines and costs for each proposal: Proposals and Price Comparison for New Splash Pad Proposal #1: Irricana Splashpad #1 - 2017 08 02 Proposal #2: Irricana Splashpad #2 - 2017 08 02-r Proposal #3: Playworks - IrricanaSplashParkAB_Mar0617 click on the following link: Proposal - Irricana Phase 2 - 18Jul2017 for a cost breakdown for proposal #3 with flow through system. THANK YOU IRRICANA FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND FEEDBACK - IT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED