Fall Registration & Info Night
Fall Registration and Info night 2018
The Town of Vegreville Recreation & Facilities Department is currently planning the annual Fall Registration and Information Night. Once again this year the event will be held in the Vegreville Social Centre on Sept. 6 from 5 - 7 pm.
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome back organizations who have previously used this night as their registration night, and to any and all organizations that may have events during the spring/summer/fall, or would like to get more information to the public. This is a great opportunity to showcase your organization and what it has to offer the community during the summer months.
The cost will be $25 per table. Payment can be made at the Vegreville Aquatic & Fitness Centre (Visa, Mastercard, Debit, Cash, Cheque) with cheques being made out to the "Town of Vegreville". Deadline to register is August 29, 2018 Each group or organization will be required to provide a sign that iden-tifies your group, placed prominently at your table. One table and two chairs will be provided. There will be only one organization allowed per table, though groups may purchase more than one table. Your organization will be able to begin setting up starting at 4:00pm.
Registration forms will be available online at www.vegreville.com or at the Vegreville Aquatic & Fitness Centre (4509 48St).
If you have any questions or require more information please contact the Town of Vegreville Aquatic & Fitness Centre at 780-632-6403
CN Crossing Concerns
The Town of Vegreville has recently reviewed the public’s concerns in regards to the train whistle blowing at crossings within Town limits. During consultation with CN in regards to this matter, the Town has confirmed the following:
CN has stated that engine whistling requirements are controlled through the Canadian Rail Operating Rules (CROR). A municipality may work with rail companies to install alternate safety measures at at-grade crossings which meet Transport Canada guidelines to eliminate the need for train whistling. These alternative measures are designed uniquely for each intersection depending on the specific requirements deemed necessary to replace the safety function of the train whistle.
This process of whistle cessation generally takes 3-5 years to implement.
The cost of the safety upgrades to the at-grade crossings are the responsibility of the municipality. The average cost of a suitable crossing for whistle cessation is $400,000, and the Town has 4 crossings which it is responsible for.
At this time, Town Council is not prepared to spend over One Million Dollars for this endeavor.
Black Knot Update
Thank you all the residents for addressing the Black Knot in our community.
We have been advised to halt the pruning at this time. The fungus is currently in a very active state and the pruning process will not be effective.
Town of Vegreville Municipal Enforcement will be revisiting the status of properties in the fall when the fungus is dormant.
Regional Recreation and Culture Master Plan Survey
Please take a moment to complete the Regional Recreation and Culture Master Plan Survey
To include your responses in the analysis it needs to be received by June 30.