Public Notice - Gregg Street Closure
Please be advised that starting May 24, weather permitting, Gregg St. will be closed from Lawton Ave to Broadway Ave for the completion of the new road alignment construction across the railroad tracks.Construction activities will include the removal of existing pavement and concrete, replacing deep utilities, and the installation of the new track crossing and new roadway surface.During this time, motorists are asked to use the detour route depicted below and use Waghorn, to Lawton Ave, to Gregg Street. East Avenue residents will have local access only but no access to Gregg Street.Gregg St is anticipated to be reopened to traffic on 6the new road alignment as of June 29, 2022.For additional information, please contact:Preston WeranDirector of Infrastructure and Property Services403.firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Works Week - Jenna Krause
Every year during Public Works week, we feature a member of the Public Works team so you can get to know the people behind yard waste pickup, wastewater services, snow removal, and much more.This year we would like to introduce Jenna Krause, who has been working with the Public Works team for 2 years.Jenna started out as a summer student but was hired on as a full-time staff member this past December. She says that her favourite part of the job is that no day is the same, and there’s lots of variety in her day-to-day.Before moving to Red Deer for college, Jenna grew up in Rolling Hills where she filled her days with camping and hiking, which she continues to do in her spare time today. After college, Jenna began sending our resumes and received a call from the Town of Blackfalds – the rest is history!Jenna said that her favourite memory working for the Town, so far, is when her team was filling cracks in the streets with tar when some kind members of the community brought them out hot dogs and pop.Thank you, Jenna, for all your hard work! We are so happy to have you as part of the team.
Blackfalds Days Returns!
Blackfalds, Alberta (May 11, 2022)–Blackfalds Days returns after a two-year hiatus, and the Town of Blackfalds invites everyone to come together on June 16-19 for the festivities!The Town will be hosting various events for all ages, including a double feature drive-in movie, Kids Zone, Community Market, concerts, and a firework show.According to Projects, Events & Eagle Builders Center Manager Sean Barnes, brand new elements will be coming to Blackfalds Days."We have created new events like the first-ever Eagle Builders Centre concert series, featuring headliner Aaron Pritchett, but we are also bringing back events like Youth Night Out and the Community Parade, which are always very popular," he added. "We can't wait to see everyone out and about after two long years."Mayor Jamie Hoover said that he is looking forward to celebrating with the community once again.“Blackfalds Days has long been a major event in town where we get to see so many of our residents taking in the fun sights and events, especially the families. This celebration of our community has been greatly missed, and I think I speak for everyone on Council and all Town staff by saying that this year might be the best and most exciting Blackfalds Days we’ve ever held,” said Hoover.Mayor Hoover and Blackfalds Councillors will be flipping pancakes and serving residents at the annual Councillors Pancake Breakfast, where proceeds will be going to the Optimist Club of Blackfalds' disk golf project.For a complete list of events and activities happening throughout Blackfalds Days, download our brochure here, or visit www.blackfalds.ca/eventsDon’t forget to use the event’s official hashtag: #BlackfaldsDays to share your moments!For additional information, please contact:Jamie HooverMayor of Blackfalds403.email@example.comSean BarnesProjects, Events & EBC Manager403.firstname.lastname@example.org