Mayor Hailes, along with Council presented the 2018 Arne Vaadeland Volunteer of the Year Award to Stacy Hanlon. Stacy has played a pivotal role in bringing baseball back to Fox Creek and has lobbied for support of the revitalization of the central diamond. Along with coaching all levels of youth baseball, he has dedicated much time to volunteering and has helped make Fox Creek brighter.
Council approved Steamboat’s request for a 90-day extension on their development permit for the land by the pond. The permit includes the construction of a four-story mixed-use building, including spaces for retail, offices, and condos.
Council received an update on a previous motion to adopt a horse for the RCMP Musical Ride in support of Eagle Tower Victim Services. The Town of Fox Creek’s adopted horse Jingle is a 7-year-old mare, measuring 16.2 hands, and she has been with the Musical Ride since 2018. People can watch Jingle, along with her rider Cst. Kimberly Pressé, perform on August 29, 2019, at the Whitecourt Woodlands Rodeo Grounds.
In an attempt to reduce the number of collisions occurring at the intersection of Kaybob Drive and Highway 43, Town Administration has been directed to send a letter to the Minister of Transportation, the Premier, and our local MLA requesting an acceleration/deceleration lane, traffic lights and speed reduction be added. A letter was previously sent to the Minister of Transportation back in March 2019 to request reducing the speed at that intersection.