In order to ensure that minutes remain as an objective and unbiased record of council actions, Section 208(a) of the MGA specifically requires that the minutes be recorded without note or comment.
Council of course always welcomes all comments at anytime.
Yes. Sidewalks must be cleared of all obstructions within a 24 hours period after a snowfall. See Bylaw # 6:95 Town of Irricana.
Business Licenses are required for Home based businesses, commercial businesses and all contractors who do business in Irricana. Business licenses are required to be renewed annually.
Yes. Dog and cat licenses are due annually. See Dog and Cat Licenses on our website.
Permits are required for any changes or additions involving electrical, plumbing/gas, and building.(including decks).
Have there ever been discussions of building a school in Irricana? If so, what were the end results?
Yes that is the long range goal of the town. Land has been allocated for this purpose on the south end of the town.
General Municipal information is available at Alberta Municipal Affairs Website.
Public information will be forwarded to residents via the Gateway Gazette accompanying water bills,or the Town’s Community Events Sign Board, or posters in the local businesses. Information will also be posted on the Town’s website and Facebook page.
To register for an Irricana mailing address and mail box contact Point of View Video/Canada Post at 935-4479.
The taxes rate bylaw is submitted to the Province annual and reviewed by staff at Municipal Affairs. Later the process is audited by our Financial Auditors. Also town staff are committed to providing information on how your tax bill is calculated, so anyone can check the calculation.
Owed in total
|Over 100 properties||Average is $0.24 owing|
|Under $50 in refund||20 properties||Average is $2.61 refund|
|Overpaid||Under $5000||Over 400 properties||Average $11 refund|
|Underpaid||$1,700||Over 60||Mostly supporters of the separate school board Ranges from $5 to extreme of $250|
|Combined Use Properties|| $1,800
Two properties over $500
Yes. After a snowfall, crews are often hampered by cars parked on streets, which block access for snow clearing equipment, this creates time delays and can be hazardous. From November 1st to March 31st, please ensure that vehicles on Madison Drive and 6th Street (Emergency Route) are parked in accordance with Section 9 of Traffic Bylaw 1:2010. Parking in contravention of this bylaw is subject to fines and/or impound at the owner’s expense. Additional temporary parking restrictions may be imposed to allow snow clearing to take place. Vehicles parked in contravention are subject to fine and/or impound at the owner’s expense.The Town cannot accept responsibility for damage to vehicles parked on streets or boulevards during snow removal operations.
In 2011, 2012, 2013 the minimum administrative fee as part of the tax rate bylaw was charged in excess and in May 2014 this was attempted to be corrected resulting in errors in billing. In 2010 (2011-2013) the tax files did not indicate such issues.
Council meets the first and third Mondays of each month (excluding July, August and December, meetings in those months are the second Monday of the month) at 7:00 pm in Council Chambers in the Centennial Centre (222, 2nd Street). The public is welcome to attend. Meeting agendas are posted on the Web site www.irricana.com. Approved minutes of the meetings are posted on the Town Web Site.
Taxes are due June 30th each year, or 30 days from date of issue.
Statements will be mailed out as soon as Council passes the mill rate for the current year’s taxes. If you haven’t received your statement by June 15th please contact our office to find out if they have been issued..
Utility bills are sent every second month at the beginning of January, March, May, July, September, and November and are due at the end of the month they are billed in.
Garbage Pick up is Mondays regardless of whether or not a holiday lands on the Monday. Four bag limit. See page 15 in the Community Resource Book for more information.
If possible, wait until the snowplows have made their passes on your side of the road. Tip: You may find it helpful to dump snow from your driveway towards your own property. In this way the snowplough will hit only road snow and will not redeposit your driveway’s shoveled snow back into your driveway. Please do not deposit ice, snow or debris, onto the street, which may obstruct and create hazards.
Starting with the 2013 elections, officials are elected for a four-year term, and municipal elections are moved to a four-year cycle.
When the snowplough goes by and clears my road, he also blocks my driveway with snow. Can I expect the Town to clear my driveway?
Unfortunately, the answer is no. Although the public works employees may, on occasion, try to assist, this is beyond the scope and resource capability of the Town. Various private contractors provide this service; please consult the Business Directory to locate these service providers.
Bylaw 9:2014 was passed October 6, 2014.
Payments can be made by: Internet, telebanking, cash, cheque, credit card (Visa or MasterCard) or direct debit at the Town Office. A drop slot is available for after hours use in the west door of the Town Office.
All snow should be placed within the confines of your property to avoid conflict with neighbours. Structure your snow storage early on by storing snow at the furthest points away from the areas you wish to keep clear.