Maps, Meetings & More

Did You Know? . . . Maps, Town Council meeting minutes, agendas and more are available at the Town website.  New links are being added regularly.

Town website developing as a valuable source of local information

Maps, meeting minutes, agendas and more are now available at the Town of Athabasca website.

In a continuing effort to enhance the value and appeal of the Town website, new items and new links are being added regularly, helping to make the site a valuable source of information on the community.

Town maps to guide you

Look for the link to these handy, informative Town maps at the top of the Town website homepage:

- Town Map: basic diagram map that allows you to zoom in and identify streets, property locations and addresses

- Town Fun Map (provided by Athabasca Country Tourism): colourful caricature-style map that highlights the streets of Athabasca and many significant buildings and attractions

Town Council meeting agendas and minutes

Look for the link to Town Council meeting agendas and meeting minutes on the Town website homepage, left column under “QuickLinks”:

- Meeting Agendas: find out in advance what items are on the agenda for upcoming Town Council meetings. Agendas are posted on the website on the Friday before the meeting. Members of the public are welcome to sit in and observe regular Town Council meetings and meetings of the Municipal Planning Commission. Unless otherwise posted, Town Council meetings are held the first and third Tuesday each month at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the town office. The MPC meets only as needs arise and at 6:30 p.m. the same night as a council meeting.

- Meeting Minutes: read the minutes of Town Council meetings.  Once minutes are approved they are posted on the website.  Minutes do not get approved until the next regular council meeting.

Councillor Blogs (Web logs)

Several members of Town Council have jumped on the “blog bandwagon,” taking advantage of the opportunity to express ideas and share information through personal web logs. Find links to their blog sites on the Town website homepage:

- Mayor Richard Verhaeghe

- Councillor Paula Evans

- Councillor Mike Gismondi

Alberta First a great site for statistics

Interested in population statistics and demographic information for Athabasca? You can link to the Alberta First website via the Town website homepage. Look under QuickLinks, click on “Other Links,” then scroll down the list to find the Alberta First link. On the Alberta First Web page, search for the Athabasca profile under “Alberta community profiles” and you will be taken to a page filled with informative and insightful statistics highlighting Athabasca, including, but not limited to:

- population comparisons by census years, age and gender

- educational statistics

- labour force statistics

- income statistics

- family expenditure statistics

- building permits and housing starts comparisons by year

Town of Athabasca website a starting point for great discoveries

While just a few items from the Town of Athabasca website have been highlighted in this article to tempt your interest, much more is available. Take some time to tour the Town website to find out what treasures await your discovery. Some other links to look for on the Town homepage are:

- Events calendar

- Recreation

- Places to stay

- Rental Property

- Trails & Walkways

- Permits

- Athabasca Business Directory

Check it out now at www.athabasca.ca

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