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“a playground of opportunity”

CREEK CROSSING February 2013

The Town of Fox Creek Newsletter

Happy Valentines Day! Valentines day is approaching quickly and we asked you to share the love!

Annual Poker Rally!

Here’s what we found people love about Fox Creek: The Northland Sno-Goers will 

The people, the small town atmosphere, surround-

hold their Poker Rally on Febru-

ing lakes, trees and wildlife, the school, the activi-

ary 9th. Registration is at the

ties for the kids, the top notch fire department, the

Fox Creek Community Hall. For

sunsets, the sunrises—Brandi Bedson

more information on this rally contact Rod North at 780-622-

A 10 minute walk anywhere, always know what the

9373 or Terry Bellwood at 780-

kids are into and sense of community! - Melissa

622-7809.

Scobey 

The fact that everybody in this community works together to make this town the best it can be!! Daniel Cuzzetto

In This Issue 

News From The Town Office (2—6)

Employment (6—7)

Community Resource Centre: News & Events (8—14)

Advertising Opportunities (15)

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Town Meetings Monday, February 4th Council Meeting—6:30pm Tuesday, February 19th Council Meeting—6:30pm Wednesday, February 27th Committee of the Whole Meeting—4:00pm

Office Closures News From the Town Office

Please be advised that the Town Administration Office will be closed on the following days: Monday, February 18th Family Day

Notice to Dog Owners The 2013 tags are in and our policy has changed! We now have a one-time license as opposed to annual renewal. For renewal of a 2012 license the fee will be $20.00. For first-time license registrations, there will be a one-time licensing fee of $50.00 (or $40.00 if spayed/neutered). There is also the addition of the following for Pound Fees (24 Month Cycle): 

Fourth (4) and subsequent impoundment

$ 250.00

Tree Removal The trees behind the arena (10 acre site) will be cut down and decked by mid February in preparation for site servicing of a proposed Recreation Facility. Grubbing roots and stripping top soil may be done this winter as well.

Be sure to get your best friend a tag

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Town Administration Office at 780-622-3896.

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Mission, Vision and Values “We are a Playground of Opportunity, enhancing the quality of life by improving economic and social well being for all generations...the future is now” “Fox Creek will be a preferred community with stability, prosperity and family values.” “We value family, growth, environment stability and teamwork.”

Council Highlights January 21st Council Meeting 

Council gave first reading to the Utility Rate Bylaw Amendment 722-2013.

Motion # 038-13: Council directed Administration to enter into an agreement with Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development to purchase the land in application number PLS 120315 in its entirety (116 acres for industrial development), and to request that the Town be allowed to remove the trees prior to purchase.

Motion # 070-13: That Council direct Administration to proceed with tree removal from Millar Western at no cost to the Town of Fox Creek for Plan Area A, C, D, F & G subject to written approval from SRD.”

The 2013 Operating Budget for the Town of Fox Creek is $7,347,703.00 (a 14.8% increase) and Capital in excess of $2.1 million.

MLA Everett McDonald provided an update on Government initiatives including the Provincial Budget, ambulance service quality in Northern Alberta, the new hospital being built in Grande Prairie, the progress of the Highway 43 twinning, and their plans to invest in people through new hospital and education facilities.

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a friendly reminder... The Town of Fox Creek would like to remind you to please clear your sidewalks for pedestrians. During this snowy winter season our team is working hard to keep the roads clear. Please remember to keep your vehicles off the roads. This will allow us to do our job easier and quicker.

Snow removal map

News and Notices Snow Removal Policy After a snowfall of greater than 10 centimeters plowing, and sanding as required, will be performed on the remaining Priority “A” items. Within approximately 24 hours after a snowfall of greater than 10 centimeters all Priority “B” items will be addressed, provided Priority “A” items have been addressed. Within approximately 48 hours after a snowfall of 10 centimeters all Priority “C” items will be addressed, provided Priority “A” and “B” items have been addressed. Within approximately 72 hours, Priority “D” items will be addressed, provided Priority “A”, ”B” and “C” items have been addressed.

Waste Management Bylaw All garbage must be in a can or receptacle. Any waste that is not properly placed by the curb in a container will not be picked up. A garbage can when full must weigh no more than 18kgs /40lbs. When garbage is found on a property, regardless of who may have deposited the waste on the property, the owner or occupant of the premises shall be responsible for the proper removal and disposal of the said waste. 4.


Additional Water Supply

www.foxcreek.ca

Water Supply Well 3-80 In order to ensure that the Town of Fox Creek has a sustainable water supply, Council has determined that the Town will obtain additional water from a different aquifer than what is currently being used. This new aquifer has a higher fluoride content than what is normally found in our water. This new water source will be blended with our existing water sources and will result in our water supply having a fluoride content which is about one—half the maximum allowable content (MAC) allowed under the Canadian Water Quality Guidelines. The MAC is 3 parts per million, while our content should be about 1.5 parts per million or less. Furthermore controls will be installed such that the newest well will be automatically shut down as soon as one of our currently existing wells shuts down. In this way we can ensure a sustainable water supply while still maintaining an acceptable quality. If you have any questions, please contact Ivan Perich, Acting Director of Operations at 780.622.3896.

Water Conservation Program Our Water Conservation Rebate Program will continue in 2013! You may be eligible to receive up to a $100.00 rebate when replacing an old water guzzling toilet or shower head with water conserving bathroom fixtures. Some restrictions do apply. For more information stop by the Town Administration Office to pick up a brochure and an application form (or call 780.622.3896).

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Employment Opportunity Town of Fox Creek Casual Position—Office Worker The Town of Fox Creek is presently accepting applications for the position of a casual Office Worker. The successful candidate will possess the following: - High School Diploma - Strong computer skills in Microsoft and Excel spreadsheets - The ability to deal with the public in a courteous manner - High degree of interpersonal and communication skills - Must maintain strict confidentiality - Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently This position is casual in nature and therefore, there are no benefits attached. The position will provide staff coverage for the Town of Fox Creek Administration Office, Community Resource Centre, Employment Centre and the Fox Creek Medical Clinic. Town of Fox Creek Ken Gwozdz P.O. Box 149 Fox Creek, AB T0H 1P0 This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Stay tuned for more great employment opportunities coming up with the Town of Fox Creek!

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The Employment Centre Fox Creek Employment Centre is your service liaison for all things job related. We are here to help you with Career Planning, Resume building as well as your search for the best employment fit. Come in and check out our job board. Open Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm For more information call: 780.622.4486 The Fox Creek Employment Centre is getting social! Check out their page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FoxCreekEmploymentCentre

New to Town? Welcome to Fox Creek! Let us help you get settled in! Visit the Town Administration Office at 102 Kaybob Drive and pick up a Welcome Package. Our Welcome Package contains a list of essential services available to you, along with information on the Town and things to do here. You can also find an electronic version of our Welcome Package on our website at: foxcreek.ca/just-moved 7.


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ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES

The Town of Fox Creek has an entire list of great new opportunities for advertising! Discounts will be given depending on the amount of items chosen: 3 Items—10% discount 4 Items—15% discount 5+ Items—20% discount 

Website Business Directory

Banners—Kaybob Drive and Highway Avenue

Flower Baskets

Arena Signage—Wall Signs

Arena Signage—Ice Logo

Display Case Outside of Arena

Bench for Downtown Square or Storm Retention Pond—with plaque

Tree for Storm Retention Pond—with plaque

Contact the Town office at 780.622.3896 for more information, or to initiate your advertising with the Town of Fox Creek.

Now available! The Town of Fox Creek has brought in a whole bunch of fun new Fox Creek logoed items available to purchase at the Town Administration Office.

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Hours of Operation Transfer Site: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday Tuesday & Thursday Sunday, Monday & Stat Holidays

11:00am—4:00pm 12:00pm—4:00pm CLOSED

Municipal Landfill: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday Tuesday & Thursday Sunday and Holidays

11:00am—4:00pm 12:00pm—4:00pm CLOSED

Town Administration Office: Monday to Thursday Friday Saturdays & Sundays

8:00am—4:30pm 8:00am—1:00pm CLOSED

Contact Us Town of Fox Creek 102 Kaybob Drive Fox Creek, AB T0H 1P0 (780) 622-3896 executivesecretary@ foxcreek.ca

Visit us on the web at www.foxcreek.ca

If you are a non-profit group and would like to see your ad in an issue of the Creek Crossing, feel free to send it along to: executivesecretary@foxcreek.ca

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Creek Crossing - February 2013  

Creek Crossing - February 2013

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