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Pool Announcement 2020

The Magrath and District Recreation Committee and the Town of Magrath are beyond excited to announce that a grant application for the replacement of the Town’s swimming pool has been approved. The grant, applied for under the Province of Alberta’s Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) will contribute $472,500 to the project. Pictured are Kristyn Barfuss, Chair of the Committee, and Russ Barnett, Mayor of Magrath, holding the approval letter received from the Province.

Accompanying funding commitments in place from other partners, and the funds which have already been saved and set aside for the pool project, the Town believes that the project is ready to move forward this year. Town administration has started to develop its Request for Proposals (RFP) document for a design/build agreement for qualified contractors to review and bid on. This RFP will be released in the coming weeks once it is finalized, and we will be excited to see what the responses are. It is still very early in the process but Town residents can expect more updates as we make progress on the project.

Council Meetings during Covid-19

Town Council and administration are working to find ways that the public is able to listen to Town Council meetings during the COVID-19’s social distancing restrictions.  Recognizing that our Council Chambers only has space for a very limited number of public participants during these restrictions enacted by the Province’s Chief Medical Officer, administration will temporarily facilitate a teleconference line for community members to be able to call in to and listen to a meeting while these restrictions are in place. The Public are still welcome to attend the meeting at the Town Hall unless the gallery is at capacity.  The call-in number is 1-587-328-1099 and the meeting ID will be 701 301 497 for the Council Meeting on March 24th 2020, at 6:00PM.