Friday, April 25, 2014 Vol. 8 No. 17 | 8 pages
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Luckily, no one was home when a fire broke out late Wednesday night on 2nd Street East. Emergency services were alerted by an alarm at about 10:30 p.m., April 23, and responded to a structure fire of a single-family home beside the former CJDV Radio building. When they arrived, the front of the house was fully involved. Firefighters quickly doused the flames as utility crews shut off power and gas. It was learned that a young family and a dog lived in the house, but were not home at the time of the fire. There were no injuries. Police say the cause of the blaze is still being investigated but the incident does not appear to be criminal in nature. inSide photo by Patrick Kolafa
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OPINION Council sets 2014 mill rate Tax notices out shortly Michele Scott | inSide Drumheller
Town of Drumheller residential taxpayers may receive a slight drop in the Municipal portion of their taxes this year. Town Council approved the 2014 Mill Rate at their regular meeting of April 22, 2014. The residential mill rate for the Town is 10.19 per cent this year, down from 10.3317 in 2013.
That means on a home with an assessed value of $175,000, the tax bill will be $1,783.25. Acting Corporate Services Director Bill Wulﬀ said about 46 per cent of residential and nonresidential ratepayers for municipal taxes, district foundation taxes and education taxes, have a decrease of up to three per cent. The municipal portion of the tax bill is set
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Should you disagree with the assessed value of your property, the ﬁrst step the Town recommends is to compare the property to similar property. Town Hall staﬀ can also help with concerns and answer questions at (403)823-6300. If you require more information, contact Wild Rose Assessment Services Ltd. in Red Deer by phone at (403) 343-3357 or fax at (403) 343-3299. If you are still not satisﬁed with the explanation, your appeal must be ﬁled within 60 days of the issue date of the Tax Notice to the Assessment Review Board Clerk at the Town of Drumheller, 224 Centre Street, Drumheller AB T0J 0Y4. A fee of $55 per assessment for residential and farmland or $105 per assessment for other types of assessment must accompany the prescribed appeal form. This form is available at Town Hall or can be downloaded from the Town’s website at www. dinosaurvalley.com, Town Services menu, then select Taxes and Assessment. The appeal fee will be refunded if the appeal is withdrawn prior to the appeal being heard by the Board, or if the Board rules in favor of the appellant.
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at 7.1940, down from the 2013 rate of 7.2268. The school portion for residential tax bills is also down, from 2.7096 in 2013 to 2.5564 this year. The Seniors Foundation portion of Drumheller tax bills, both residential and commercial, is up slightly, from 0.3953 to a rate of 0.4396. Commercial ratepayers receive a drop in their school taxes to 3.7106 from 3.8132 last year. The Municipal portion of the mill rate rises from 2013’s 11.5074 to 11.7695. Total commercial taxes for 2014 add up to 15.9197, versus 15.7159 from 2013. Taxes are based on the assessed property value from 2013, so if property is worth less than in 2012, then a property owner’s taxes will go down. Bill Wulﬀ said the 2014 property tax bills will be going out “forthwith.” Taxes and municipal services can not be appealed to the Town, however, residents can appeal their assessment.
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Council Notes From the Regular Meeting of Drumheller Town Council April 22, 2014 Acting Corporate Services Director Bill Wulff provided information to Council to assist in determining the Mill Rate. Municipal revenues on the tax base are $7,940,999. He presented four scenarios for Council’s consideration. Bylaw 03.14 to approve the 2014 Mill Rate passed. ••••• Council approved Bylaw 04.14 to amend local improvement taxes for land that directly benefits from the Rosedale Cambria Water Distribution System. Chief Administrative Officer Ray Romanetz notes that Council approved this six years ago, but the bylaw must be recalculated and adjusted with an increase or decrease of lots. 11 additional lots were created plus two changes in Cambria, so ratepayers will see the rate lowered. •••••• Daniel Luymes and Alan Lister of the municipal accounting firm of BDO spoke to the 2013 Audited Financial Statements for the Town via speaker phone. Mr. Luymes said it was a clean audit report, they found no material errors in financial statements nor any adjusted errors. Errors found were
corrected during the audit. He notes the Town's cash is down but Accounts Receivable are up as the Town is waiting on reimbursement from the Province for 2013 flood costs. He further notes deferred revenue is down and the Town's net debt position has decreased, so the Town's financial position has improved from 2012 to 2013. He records a budgeted surplus of $29,000, noting the Town is in a fairly strong financial position. Motion to accept the 2013 Audited Financial Statements was carried. •••••• Mr. Ray Romanetz spoke to Bylaw 05.14 to amend Land Use Bylaw No. 1008. He said the detailed review of the Land Use Bylaw will probably be completed close to October of this year. After the first reading, the Town would need to hold a public hearing. Definitions would be added for communication structure, development commencement and completion, fabric covered building, work camp, and public utility and building. Definitions for utilities and boarding or lodging house would be deleted, and there are
amendments. There are proposed zoning changes for land to the south of South Railway Avenue. Councillor Zariski noted the issue of sea-cans (rectangular metal stroage container from a cargo ship) as permanent storage on properties has come up, as well as the issue of lack of housing for workers. Council passed first reading of the bylaw. •••••• Bylaw 06.14 is to allow individuals the opportunity to purchase land at the back of their property (off Newcastle Trail). The CAO notes the first reading would have to be advertised. Councillor Zariski notes the proposed new D.A.R.T.S. residence brought this issue to discussion (has to be longer, not wider, because of the land parcel). On a number of lots residents are already using the land. Council passed first reading of the bylaw, and a public hearing will be advertised. •••••• Council approved Bylaw 20-05, accepting the proposal from Wildrose Assessment Services for a five year term at the rates as outlined in their proposal, and appointing Rod
Vikse of Wildrose as the 'Municipal' Assessor'. Bill Wulff's scoring of the two companies that applied gave Wildrose a 95/100 and KCL Consulting a 78/100. The CAO noted the work was not sent out for tender but was a Call for Proposal, to which Wildrose and KCL were the only two companies that responded. Councillor Zariski noted three residents spoke with him that disagreed with their assessments, and where their property was reassessed, the value was lowered. He asked what residents do if they disagree with their assessment. Mr. Wulff said the first step is to call the assessor. Councillor Hansen-Zacharuk explained houses are assessed as a block of property, not as an individual property, which is why some assessments may change. Bill Wulff noted that during an assessment the assessor has no access to your house, unless you appeal. The CAO noted assessors try to perform individual assessments in a five year cycle. •••••• Council moved to an incamera matter.
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Take notice that the following development permits for the proposed uses listed below have been issued in accordance with Land Use Bylaw 10-08 of the Town of Drumheller. 1. Development Permit T00105-14H; Benny’s Bike Repair; Plan 8111554; Block 3; Lot 2; 810 – 1 Street SW, Drumheller – HOME OCCUPATION – Bicycle Maintenance and Repair – Classification Residential “R-1a” District 2. Development Permit T00106-14H; A & M Appliances; Plan 6979DB; Block 50A; Lots 9 – 10; 861 – 3 Avenue West, Drumheller – HOME OCCUPATION – Appliance Service and Repair (Office Use Only) – Classification Residential “R-3” District Further information regarding these decisions may be obtained from the Development/ Planning Department, Town Hall, 224 Centre Street, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y4 (403) 823-1310 or e-mail email@example.com Any person wishing to appeal these decisions may do so by submitting Form F and/or a written notice of appeal to the Secretary of the Sub-division & Development Appeal Board at 224 Center Street, Drumheller, Alberta, T0J 0Y4. A non-refundable fee of $127.25 must accompany the appeal. The “Notice of Appeal” and accompanying fee must be received no later than 4:30 p.m., May 9, 2014.
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NOTICE OF SUBDIVISION AND DEVELOPMENT APPEAL BOARD HEARING APPLICATION NO. T0002-14S This is to notify you that an appeal has been made to the SUBDIVISION AND DEVELOPMENT APPEAL BOARD against a decision in respect of Development Application T0002-14S which involves development described as follows: Applicant: Civic Address: Legal Description: Development: Zoning:
Geoff Bourrie 242 – 3rd Avenue West, Drumheller, Alberta Plan 2691BC, Block 22, Lot 7 Placement of Fascia Signs (Jurassic Ink Tattoo Studio) Hand Painted Sign on Wall of Building CB – Central Commercial District
The Municipal Planning Commission’s decision was to: REFUSE the application for placement of fascia signs as the exterior finish and construction of the signs are not of professional quality and appearance as per Land Use bylaw Part VII Section 81 which states; 1) General (j) The exterior finish and construction of all signs shall be of professional quality and appearance. Consideration should be made for orientation, climate, and environmental factors that may affect the sign appearance, condition or degradation over time; And; 3) Fascia Signs (c) The exterior finish and construction of all signs shall be of an appearance satisfactory to the Development Authority. A Public Hearing of the Subdivision and Development Appeal board has been scheduled, at which point the Board will hear arguments both for and against the above-noted appeal. PLACE OF HEARING: TOWN HALL, COUNCIL CHAMBERS 224 CENTRE STREET, DRUMHELLER, AB TIME OF HEARING: 4:00 PM DATE OF HEARING: THURSDAY, MAY 1ST, 2014 Any person affected by the proposed development has the right to present a written brief prior to the hearing and to be present and be heard at the hearing. Persons submitting the written briefs to the Secretary of the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board shall do so not later than May 1st at 2:00 PM. Direct any inquires to Linda at 403-823-1339.
Lifestyle amenities like newly constructed schools, state of the art recreation and banquet facilities add to the mystique of the Red Deer River Valley - haunted by visions of our coal-mining past and the great abundance of dinosaur discoveries that make Drumheller a true Canadian icon. The Economic Development and Communications Officer is an energetic contributor to a high-performance team environment and able to recognize emerging trends and take full advantage of the opportunities that currently rest on the horizon. A keen business sense and an ability to develop strong relationships guides our organization and leverages our community success. The incumbent would also act as the voice of the Municipality, with superior communication skills and an innovative approach to social media, website coordination and the leveraging of traditional media. The Town of Drumheller provides an attractive range of benefits for the right candidate, including a comprehensive medical / dental plan with flexible wellness spending and professional development education programs to ensure your success in the position. This is a Full Time, permanent position that requires flexibility for some evening and weekend work. The position is identified under the current CUPE 4604 collective agreement. Qualifications include a minimum of Grade 12 or equivalent with preference to those with a diploma, or degree in business, or related discipline including 3-5 years of directly related experience in business, public relations, or a government or not for profit sector. Deadline for Town of Drumheller employee applications is: Friday May 16, 2014 at noon Qualified candidates should submit electronic submissions only (PDF. Or DOCX. Format) to: Paul Salvatore, Director Community Services email@example.com A Complete job description is available contact the Community Services Department for more information. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those invited for an interview will be contacted.
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Town of Drumheller Senior Services is coordinating a VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX PROGRAM for seniors for the upcoming 2013 tax season. Services will be available to recipients of Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security with low income and simple tax situations. Participants must meet the specified income thresholds of $30,000 for single seniors and $40,000 for couples. If you need assistance completing your tax return, trained volunteers are available to help. Drop off service is available through the Seniors Office by appointment only. Please contact Rose Poulson, Senior Services, 403-823-1317 or rpoulson@ dinosaurvalley.com to make an appointment Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) Numberz Chartered Accountants have CVITP colunteers to prepare and electronically file your 2013 Income Tax Return for all low income individuals and families. This program is sponsored through the Town of Drumheller. Please contact Rose Poulson at 403-823-1317 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment. For eligibility, individuals must have low to modest income and a simple tax situation. Single person-up to $30,000, Couples-up to $40,000. One Adult with 1 child-up to $35,000 (additional dependants add $2,500 to family income)
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This 8 week training program is designed for beginner runners who want to build their distance. Learn valuable tips and strategies about getting started and staying motivated from Veteran Runners Lee-Ann Harrison-Jarrett and Jeff Hirsch. This Clinic is for the first 12 participants. Just in time for your first 5km Run, Tough Mudders and the Dinosaur Valley Half Marathon!! DATES: Wednesdays, May 7th – June 25th TIMES: 6:00pm – 7:30pm COST: Members: $20; Non-members: $30 WORKSHOP/CLINIC REGISTRATION: Please contact the Badlands Community Facility at 403-823-1370 or visit the Main Information Desk. Visit us on Facebook: Drumheller Badlands Community Facility
The Town of Drumheller has vacancies on the following Boards: Policing Committee – 1 vacancy ( One from Carbon, Munson, Morrin or Delia), Please contact Linda Handy 403-823-1339 if you are interested in serving in this capacity. DRUMHELLER LIBRARY 4 Tales Family Storytime is a half hour of stories and songs for parents and preschoolers to share every Tuesday from 2-2:30pm. Alphasaurus Preschool Storytime is packed with songs, stories, games and crafts for preschoolers every Friday from 10-11:00am. No preregistration is required for these programs, and both are free! William Boulton will be in the Library on April 26th from 1:30-3:30pm to talk about his book “I Miss Me.” Please mark your calendar and come hear William’s inspiring story about his journey with relapsing remitting Multiple Sclerosis. Write Way to Wellness Writing Workshop will run May 5th from 2-4:30pm. Ray McGinnis will lead participants through a variety of techniques for using writing as a tool for selfdiscovery and healing. You can register by calling the Library at 403-823-1371. For more information on programs, events and services at the library, please feel free to call us at 403-823-1371, or visit our website at www.drumhellerlibrary.ca. We’re also on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest! For up-to-date information, please feel free to call the library at 403-823-1371. Or, visit our web at www.drumhellerlibrary.ca or find us on Facebook on the web page.
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Pathfinders fundraising for Switzerland trip The First Drumheller Pathﬁnders are going to have a busy two years. The troop will be spending time fundraising for a planned trip to Switzerland in July of 2016. The group just received support in that regard - the local Order of the Royal Purple recently donated $1,000
toward the trip. The guide troop began fundraising eﬀorts in the fall with cookie sales. The guiding organization rules are that twenty-ﬁve per cent of the trip’s cost must come from cookie sales. The group has held four raﬄes, and have an upcoming Mother’s Day raﬄe. They also have a bottle drive planned for April 26, and they’re
busy continuing with cookie sales. Local campgrounds are also assisting, selling ﬁre starter kits the group is using to boost their funds. The girls will be working at events during the summer’s Quilting in the Badlands event to earn some money. Local guide leader Tara McMillan said there are two guide leaders and 11
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Drumheller Guide leader Noella Brisebois and daughter Olivia display some of those addictive girl guide cookies that seem to disappear quickly once you open the box. Cookies sales must make up twenty-five per cent of the funds raised for the group’s planned trip to Switzerland in 2016. Pathfinders are busy fundraising for their trip. inSide photo by Patrick Kolafa
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She said the girls are working diligently to do their part. “They’ve been excellent at participating in all the fundraising,” McMillan said of the Pathﬁnders. “It’s a lot of work and a big commitment for them.” Pathﬁnder Olivia Brisebois, who turns 14 this summer, has been busy fundraising for the trip.
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one of four world guide centres and open since 1932. “There’s 145 countries belonging to girl guiding, so we could meet anyone there,” Olivia said. The Drumheller Pathﬁnders will be doing community service work while there, learning about guides around the world, as well as hiking, camping and some sightseeing, said McMillan. “Christine (Pinter) and I, of course, have both been involved in guiding for a really long time. It was our desire to do an international trip with the girls, because it’s a great experience.” “The thought of it (the trip) - it’s a once in a lifetime experience,” said Olivia.
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Baker Hughes employees let go or relocated Patrick Kolafa | inSide Drumheller
Drumheller was only one of Baker Hughes’ bases which were closed on April 14. The Mail reported in its April 16 edition that the Drumheller oﬃce was shutting down some operations in Drumheller. Former base administrator Terry Zackrisson told inSide Drumheller that the shop foreman, one bulk plant operator and all of the bulk drivers working out of Drumheller were laid oﬀ. Her position was also eliminated. All operators and supervisors were oﬀered positions in the Central and Northern Divisions. She said base operations were closed in Drumheller, along with Medicine Hat, Estevan and Dartmouth. Medicine Hat media reported that a base in Lloyminster closed. She said the downsizing aﬀected about 400 people, with either job loss or relocation. Baker Hughes’ presence in Drumheller began when the company reacquired BJ Services in August of 2009, and operated out of a 14,000 square foot facility that sits on four acres in the Hygrade Industrial Park. The building, which was intended for about 60-80 workers, had just over 20 based there this year.
Sub station equipment failure causes Wednesday morning outage Patrick Kolafa | inSide Drumheller
It only took about an hour and 20 minutes for power to be restored to approximately 4,000 customers in the Drumheller area on Wednesday morning. Residents in Drumheller may have seen their coﬀeemakers shut down at about 8:55 a.m. on April 23. The outage aﬀected most of the valley, with the exception of Nacmine. A few rural customers north of town may have also been af-
fected. Sylvia Adams, ATCO customer service supervisor for the Drumheller area, said the cause of the outage was equipment failure at the Michichi sub station north of Drumheller.
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About 4,000 customer were without power Wednesday morning following an equipment failure at the Michichi Sub Station.
“They were able to find the inSide photo by Patrick Kolafa problem and get it fixed.” ﬁxed,” said Adams. “They adds she is grateful for Sylvia Adams
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just took an outage as long as it was needed to isolate the equipment and restore the power.” At 10:15 a.m., power was restored safely. She
the patience of area customers. The outage was not related to a planned outage in the Midland area.
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The Baker Hughes facility in Drumheller has reportedly closed its doors on April 14. The approximately 20 employees at the time were either let go or relocated.
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Drumheller’s grade nine students learned about the law of the land this past week. Wednesday, April 16 was Law Day at the Drumheller Courthouse for about 100 Drumheller Valley Secondary School and St. Anthony’s School grade nine students. Law Day is province wide, and the local day was organized by Tara McTaggart of Alberta Law Libraries. McTaggart said that Law Day goes with the Social Studies Curriculum in Alberta. The day started with presentations by Correctional Services of Canada K-9 unit, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Law Libraries and the Alberta Sheriﬀs. The afternoon ended with a mock trial that included the participation of Drumheller lawyers, court staﬀ, and was presided over by Judge L.R. Grieve. The trial was to prove
The Drumheller Courthouse was the scene of a mock trial April 16 for grade nine student’s provincial Law Day. Drumheller lawyers and courthouse staff staged a mock trial for the students. Left to right: Hugh Sommerville, Bill Herman, Sharon Clark, Andre Wilkins, Sarah Burksov, Ashley Goodbrand and Colin Kloot. Seated is Judge L.R. Grieve inSide photo by Michele Scott
ownership of a magical ring. In his remarks after the mock trail, the judge said he wanted to remind students the rules of law weren’t laid down by some dictator, they were created by all of us, and also to remind them to appreciate the freedoms we have in Canada. The judge invited students to come down and watch court, noting that’s how he got involved with the justice system.
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Summer MANCA Age: 39 Current Occupation: Restaurant Owner, McDonald’s How long have you lived in the valley? Three Years. We moved from Abbotsford, B.C..,where I was born and raised. What do you miss about living there? Green and flowers. (Tulips and daffodils are my favourite flowers.) Have you grown flowers here? I tried, I can’t. I planted a lilac tree and it died. What do you enjoy about living here? I love the small community feel. What are your favourite things to do here? We love the museum, the hoodoos, and the suspension bridge. The kids love the hoodoos - they like that they can climb in the hills behind. What do you do in your spare time? Not a lot of spare time. Activities with the kids
and the church. What is your favourite place you’ve travelled? Los Cabos, Mexico. I just loved everything about it. What is your favourite meal? Fajita or taco night at home. Or I just like to be taken out for dinner. How much are you on social media a day? Probably a half hour per day (checking Facebook a few minutes at a time.) Are you tired of Facebook? Yes. I feel like it can be a lot of negativity. If you could win a trophy for anything.... General organization. Then I could say “I did it’! What’s a favourite kind of music? Greg (husband) and I do like 80’s rock. Most consistent reminder to the kids? There’s lots of those because they’re 5 and 7. This morning it was “manners, please”. Final thought? You can never be too kind.
We experienced ﬁrsthand how important the neonatal intensive care units (NICU) are. On May 11, 2013 our twin boys, Marek and Cohen, were born extremely premature. They weighed 1 pound 8 ounces at birth. Sadly our oldest, Marek, passed away. We spent 131 days in the NICU with Cohen before we were able to take him home. We are forever grateful to the Foothills Medical Centre for the time we had with Marek and for giving us our baby Cohen. After being through this experience, we have heard many stories of local Alberta Families that have needed neonatal intensive care units. You never know when a family close to your heart will need the NICU. Lonnie and Korilee Farmer
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Volunteers work to provide a meaningful alternative to the formal justice process for some young people who have committed a less serious crime. A panel of volunteers meet with the young person, their parents and sometimes the victim, to determine an appropriate response to hold the young person accountable for their actions. This is a very rewarding opportunity to see the direct results of your work and know that you've made a difference in a young person's life.
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