Spring cleanup will be the week of May 6th - 10th. You MUST register online if you want any extra garbage or large items picked up during the cleanup.Read More
While burning may be the simplest way to clean up a site, you may be breaking the law.Read More
The Council of the Town of Cardston is advertising it’s intension to give further readings to Bylaw #1675 - Offsite Levies Bylaw.Read More
The Town is now accepting nominations online for Citizen of the the Year awards.Read More
The Council of the Town of Cardston requests applications from interested citizens to sit on two new ad-hoc committees.Read More
NOTICE: Municipal Enforcement - 2018 Pet Licenses
Municipal Enforcement is reminding the public that 2018 dog and cat licenses were due to be paid on or before January 31st, 2018. Failing to obtain a dog or cat license, pursuant to section 8 of the Dog bylaw and section 3 of the Cat Bylaw could result in a fine being issued. Please ensure that your pets tags are up to date, as this will allow for Animal Control Services to ensure the safe and efficient return of your animal, should it be found running at large.
Thanks for your assistance in this matter.
This year Chautauqua is hosting a short film contest to be known as Chautauqua Snippets. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three videos chosen by the Chautauqua committee that best address the theme: Southern Alberta Living. Visit www.albertachq.ca for contest details.
Lots of people perform J-turns to park on Main Street and other roads in Cardston. Although not specifically named under the traffic and safety act, J-turns are considered driving left of the centre of the road, which is illegal, and can earn you a large fine and demerits on your license.Read More
Controlling Bear attractants is the most effective method of keeping bears out of town, learn what you can do to help prevent future bear encounters.Read More
Heritage Days Schedule of EventsRead More
View the Schedules of Events for Stirling, Magrath, Raymond, and Cardston. Experience the revival of this unique, historic travelling roadshow! Explore new ideas. Embrace local culture. Enjoy interactive activities.Read More
The Historical Society is looking for volunteers to help at the Museum this summer.
They hope to be open Tuesday through Saturday from 12 to 5pm and to run from the end of June to the end of August.
If you are interested in helping out, even for an hour or two a week, please contact Daryl Hogenson with the Historical Society, or the Town Office.Read More
This month, I would like to touch on a few topics of interest.
Kudos: To Terah Thesen for having completed 10 years as a loyal employee of the Town. We appreciate Terah and her willingness to serve our citizens presently as FCSS Director and office staff. Thanks Terah for your good services!
Kudos: To Jill Heninger for having successfully completed the clerk course for Local Board of Appeal.
Kudos: To our Town Councillors, CAO , Operation Manager and Water and Waste Water Foreman for responding to the needs of Fort McMurray by sparing two employees to work on their Water Treatment and Sewer Plants.
Congrats: To the Cardston Cougars Boys Baseball Team for becoming the Provincial Champions. They were awesome and displayed wonderful sportsmanship!
Congrats: To the fine performance of our senior local dancers from Jodi’s Dance Academy for their outstanding performances at the competition level.
Congrats: To the School and Women's Cantrice choirs for their excellent year end performances.
Congrats: To the Lions Club for celebrating their 75th year anniversary as an organization. The Cardston Lions Club is a great Town partner that help us with grant funding for various projects. Thank you, Lions Club we appreciate your dedication to our Town and its citizens!
Taxation: By now you will have received your Property Assessment. You are now readily able to compare the assessed value of our property for 2016 with the 2015 assessed value.
· The story to be told - Cardston collective 2016 tax dollar amount is less that the collective tax dollars in 2011!
· The good news story – The 2016 Municipal portion of the Mill rate is the same as in 2015 for Residential and Non-residential Properties.
· The not-so good story- The Education Mill rate and the Subsidized Housing Mill rates did go up slightly. Council does not control these mill rates, but they affect your overall property taxes.
· This 2016 budget is very lean, but it has the necessary inflationary contingencies and reserves in place to fulfill our operational and capital needs and cover unforeseen expenditures.
· Many thanks to our Administrator, Jeff Shaw, and to our accountant Hakon Skoien for their excellent efforts in establishing our 2016 budget along with our 2017 and 2018 draft budget projections.
· Pow Wow. Change in dates: This year Pow Wow will take place in Lion’s Park on July 13 only. Incorporated in the program, we will also have our very own Southern Alberta Entertainers. Larry and Lloyd Kunkel and Cam Clark will perform at the 2016 Pow Wow in Lions’ Park. Brent Bevans with Russell Red Crow will be the announcers. They are quite an entertaining pair! A Chautauqua Vignette will be part of the show. Please invite your friends and families to see this beautiful display of pageantry, and share an appreciation for our Southern Alberta aboriginal culture. In the Spirit of Reconciliation, together let us build bridges.
· Chautauqua: A first in Southern Alberta! The week after Heritage Days…A many faceted cultural celebration event that will take place in Raymond, Magrath, Stirling and Cardston. Watch for more information to come soon from our Chautauqua’s Committee spearheaded by Cllr's. Bengry and Peavoy.
Safety and Security: A continuous reminder to be vigilant and to secure your property and belongings at all times. When away from home, take advantage of the RCMP Registry. Call the local detachment to register, and report unusual car or foot traffic in your neighbourhood.
Auction closes this Friday at noon. Place a bid now if you're interested in any of the items the Town is selling. Bids can be made online, high bidders will be contacted Friday afternoon.Read More
TAXES ARE DUE BY THIS THURSDAY
Tax notices have been posted and mailed out, payments are due by June 30th, after which an 8% penalty will be applied to all unpaid amounts.Read More
A letter from Deputy Mayor Bill Creed on belalf of Mayor and Council.Read More
Funeral Services for Jim Hillyer, Member of Parliament, will be on Friday April 1st in Raymond.
Our Member of Parliament, Jim Hillyer, has passed away.Read More
Graffiti is vandalism, and costs property owners to have it removed. Please help local authorities identify vandals, and report suspicious after-hours behaviour if you notice people loitering at night.Read More
Unlocked bikes are an easy target for opportunistic criminals. Always lock your bike. Each year the Town recovers a number of lost or stolen bikes, but has no way of retuning them to their rightful owners. Register your bike with the Town so it can be returned if found.Read More
Details about the the Town's Garbage Bylaw, what can be thrown away, and what must be recycled or composted.Read More