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Current Project Updates
In order to keep our residents informed, Didsbury Town Council is pleased to provide updates on current projects and initiatives. Please check this page frequently for our most up-to-date information. 
 

Project
Update Last Updated
Recreational Cannabis - Land Use Bylaw
At their September 11, 2018 Regular Council Meeting, Council held a Public Hearing to hear public comment on proposed Bylaw 2018-07 - Land Use Bylaw. These updates were specific to the forthcoming legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada and addressed setbacks for retail and production operations within the Town of Didsbury. Council approved third and final reading to Bylaw 2018-07 later in that same meeting. Sept. 25, 2018
23 Street Upgrades
The upgrades to a portion of 23 Street (Southridge Coulee to 15 Avenue) will see the installation of sidewalks, upgraded storm sewer infrastructure, upgrades to road base, paving, new curbs, gutter and asphalt. Phase I, which began earlier this month, focuses on the north section of this portion of road and is expected to be completed by mid-October. Phase II will begin in early November and focuses on the southern portion of the road. Detours are currently in place. Sept. 25, 2018
Butte Pumphouse Upgrades
This project will see new piping, valves, meters and pumps installed at the pumphouse located at the watertower in Didsbury. Construction for this project will begin in November and much of the work will be done off-site. It is an estimated one-month project that should have minimal impact on residents. Sept. 25, 2018
(Rosebud) Valarosa Lift Station

The (Rosebud) Valarosa Lift Station project, located at the corner of Highway 582 and 10 Street, will see the construction of a new lift station to service all future developments in the northwest portion of Didsbury. To date, the contractor has completed the tie-in to the old lift station and will now focus on the construction of a new, larger lift station building and its associated infrastructure. This project will continue for the next several months.
Sept. 25, 2018
 Developer's Meeting
Council hosted a Developer's Meeting on April 26, 2018 with good representation from local developers. The meeting was an opportunity for all current and potential developers in Didsbury to provide feedback to Council regarding the development process within the community. At their May 8, 2018 meeting, Council requested that Administration prepare a report with recommendations based on the feedback received for the June 26, 2018 Regular Council Meeting. May 8, 2018
Land Use Bylaw
Council approved some proposed changes to the Town of Didsbury's Land Use Bylaw in regards to Cannabis developments. At the February 13, 2018 Regular Council Meeting, Council granted second and third reading to amend the bylaw which would see new definitions added for both Cannabis Retail Sales and Cannabis Production Facilities.  February 14, 2018
2018 Operational Budget
Council approved the 2018 Operational Budget, valued at $11,239,797 at their February 13, 2018 meeting. Also passed was the 2018 Capital Budget, valued at $2,001,590, which will see several projects this coming year, including 23 Street improvements, Curling Rink roof repairs, purchase of a new Municipal Enforcement vehicle and a second set of solar lights installed near the schools.
February 14, 2018
Signage Project

The implementation of the approved Municipal Signage Project continues annually. Currently, the project is being updated to include the new location of the Didsbury Town Office and Didsbury Neighborhood Place. Council allocated $40,000 towards this project in 2018 as part of their budget approvals at their February 13, 2018 meeting.
February 14, 2018
2018 FCSS Funding
Council approved the 2018 Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) funding recommendations from the Community Services Board at their February 13, 2018 meeting. This grant program sees almost $62,000 being granted to community groups for preventative social programming that serves Didsbury and area residents. February 14, 2018
Chamber of Commerce

The Town of Didsbury is moving forward with a proposal from the Didsbury and District Chamber of Commerce to lease out space at the Train Station for businesses that may need office or meeting space. Interested businesses can contact either the Town Office or Chamber of Commerce for additional information.
January 10, 2018
Whistle Cessation
Council reviewed a comprehensive engineered study at the November 28, 2017 Regular Council Meeting, which outlined the costs associated with implementing whistle cessation in the community. At that meeting, Council decided to postpone the implementation until anticipated federal funding streams become available.  December 19, 2017