Posts for January, 2012

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JUL
05
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THORSBY TO APPLY FOR TOWN STATUS

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Following a year long engagement with residents, at the June 28, 2016 Regular Meeting, Council carried the motion to apply to the Minister of Municipal Affairs to change the status of Thorsby from Village to Town. Earlier this year Thorsby received confirmation from the government that the census undertaken in 2015 had been accepted and that the official population is now recognized as 1,025. Council believes that becoming a Town will be an important economic driving factor for the Thorsb... More...
JUN
17

Take Five

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TAKE FIVE
JUN
16

Town Status - Join the conversation

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Council has, and continues to work hard to move our community forward. The next step in this journey we share together, is to apply to the Provincial Government for Town Status. As we have engaged the residents of Thorsby over the past months, we have encountered a positive response to the conversation of becoming a Town. The questions asked most revolve around the financial aspects: Will it reduce taxes? Will we receive more grant funding? Will it cost us more? The answer to al... More...
JUN
09

Community Planning and Operating Budget

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Community Planning As briefly touched on in the 2016 Capital Budget post, we are putting the finishing touches into our updated Strategic Plan. Plans begin with a vision and our plans are our public declaration that that we intend to achieve that defined vision. They also are our practical statement to our residents and our businesses that we have a plan to get there. They provide the guiding principles for the work our joint community team will utilize to continue to build upon and enhanc... More...
JUN
09

2016 Capital Budget

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2016 Capital Infrastructure Project Locations Like the majority of Canadian municipalities, the fact that Thorsby also faces an infrastructure deficit will not come as a surprise to our residents. Above ground issues are easy for everyone to see while below ground issues are only bought to the attention of residents when they are usually directly impacted in their own homes. Last year, Council directed staff and our engineers to create a five year rolling Capital Plan that was achievable ... More...
MAY
30

Assessment Queries

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Following receipt of your combined Assessment and Property Tax Notice for Thorsby, you may have some questions regarding the assessed value of your property to which the tax rate is applied and which ultimately determines your portion of revenues raised through property taxation. Information and links are provided below to assist with any questions you may have. How is my property assessed? In Alberta, residential and most commercial property is assessed on the basis of a property&rsquo... More...
MAY
30

Tax Notices mailed out

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NOTICE OF MAILING 2016 Combined Assessment & Tax Notices Please be advised that as per Section 336 of the Municipal Government Act, the Combined Assessment & Tax Notices for the Village of Thorsby were mailed on May 27, 2016. As Per Section 337 of the Municipal Government Act, Tax Notices are deemed to have been received seven (7) days after mailing. Taxes are due in full on June 30, 2016 unless enrolled in the Tax Installment Plan. Should you have any questions regarding you... More...
MAY
20

FIRE BAN IN THORSBY LIFTED

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PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT FOLLOWING THE HEAVY RAINFALL THE FIRE BAN FOR THE VILLAGE OF THORSBY HAS BEEN LIFTED EFFECTIVE 4:30 p.m. FRIDAY MAY 20, 2016 PLEASE CONTINUE TO TAKE CARE & ENJOY THE LONG WEEK-END SAFELY
MAY
19

BEEF ON A BUN

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Join the conversation on becoming a Town. Did you know we are the 2nd largest village in Alberta and we're larger than 14 Towns. Come and chat with Council on becoming Albertas next Town Sunday May 22, 2016 Arctic Spas Recreation Complex 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  
MAY
07

FORT MCMURRAY ASSISTANCE

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Thorsby is working in with the Provincial Operations Centre (POC) along with other communities in the Capital Region, to bring updates to the local communities with ways in which they can assist evacuees from the fires in the Fort Mcmurray area. Key reception centres are Lac La Biche and City of Edmonton (Expo Centre) Additional local authorities will be directed to open further centres by the POC as and if they are needed. The POC is currently encouraging those who wish to assist &nbs... More...
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Did You Know?

Thorsby has a superb water management facility with membrane filtration and excess capacity.