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City of Red Deer

Collicutt Centre adding a water slide!

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New water slide to open at Collicutt Centre this month

An exciting new addition will be arriving at the Collicutt Centre later this month: a new water slide. The Collicutt Centre Water Park will close from September 9-27, 2019 for regular annual maintenance and to allow for the installation of the slide.

The Water Park and the new water slide will open to the public Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 11 a.m. Red Deerians are invited to attend a celebration in the Water Park on opening day, which will feature fun games and activities for children and youth. Regular admission rates apply.

The City of Red Deer is hosting a contest for the opportunity to be the first person to ride the new slide. To enter, people are asked to submit their favourite memory from a City recreation facility or program on or before September 20, 2019. The winner will be selected randomly and notified on Monday, September 23. For more information on the contest, visit www.reddeer.ca/waterslide.

The slide, part of the original facility design, was approved for installation by City Council during the 2019 annual budget process. Required infrastructure, including support posts, were built during the original construction so 2019 expenses are limited to the purchase of the slide and installation costs. The total project budget is $282,000.

For more information on the Collicutt Centre and admission rates, visit www.reddeer.ca/collicuttcentre.

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Red Deer City Council needs these three things in next week’s provincial budget

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Justice, health and social infrastructure are priorities for Red Deer in the 2020 Provincial Budget

With the speech from the throne and provincial budget anticipated this month, Red Deer City Council and administration will listen closely for some key items around justice, health, social and general municipal infrastructure.

The City of Red Deer is specifically looking for commitment and investment in crown prosecutors for Red Deer, a 24/7 permanent shelter and hospital expansion, as well as a commitment to maintain Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) funding, which was reduced in 2019 impacting The City’s overall capital plan going forward.

“This provincial budget is unlike any other as we continue working to respond to critical social and economic challenges that we hope will be provincially prioritized,” said Mayor Tara Veer. “Investment in a 24/7 permanent shelter and funding for Red Deer Regional Hospital expansion are critical needs that must be addressed for the health and wellbeing of our city as a whole. An investment in justice, especially additional crown prosecutors for Red Deer, is also a top priority to strengthen the court’s ability to uphold charges and obtain justice for victims of crime.”

In addition, The City of Red Deer continues to be concerned about potential downloading of provincial responsibilities to municipalities resulting in potential local tax impacts.

“The impacts of provincial downloading can be significant, especially at a time when many citizens are already feeling the pressures of difficult economic times. While we support the provincial government’s efforts in furthering financial sustainability and efficiency, we are working locally to maintain service and program delivery that responds to the economic and social challenges we face today as a city, and as a province,” said Veer.

As part of the priorities highlighted at the City Council meeting today, The City of Red Deer noted its commitment to community safety and crime reduction with continued focused on advocacy for additional crown prosecutors, as well as a need for a province-wide needle distribution protocol and debris strategy, residential treatment and increased affordable housing in Red Deer.

“It is our responsibility, as local government, to build a safe community while providing stability to businesses and residents in our city, especially in times of economic volatility,” said Mayor Tara Veer. “Earlier this year, Red Deer City Council approved the 2020 budget based on the best information we have right now, and it is our hope that this provincial budget reflects and acknowledges the needs of our citizens and our community at a time when we are working to maintain services and infrastructure for 2020 and beyond.”

The speech from the throne will take place on Tuesday, February 25 with the provincial budget on Thursday, February 27. Upon release of the 2020 provincial budget, administration will conduct an in-depth review to fully understand its impact on Red Deer and its citizens.

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City of Red Deer introduces funding program to boost downtown development

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New incentive program for downtown development projects in Red Deer

A new funding program has launched in Red Deer to support downtown development projects. The program aims to increase activity and growth opportunities in the Greater Downtown Area while supporting The City’s overall Strategic Plan.

There are five funding opportunities in the program, including:

  • Facade and Storefront Improvement Rebate, intended to increase a sense of downtown pride through an investment in beautification, restoration, signage and improved security features.
  • Environmental Site Assessment Rebate, which supports owners of properties which require Environmental Site Assessments before redevelopment can occur.
  • Demolition of Vacant and Derelict Properties Rebate, which assists property owners with demolition costs to facilitate sale or redevelopment of their property.
  • Utility Connection Fee Rebate, which supports property owners required to replace or upgrade utility connections as part of developing or redeveloping on their property.
  • Residential and Mixed Use Development Grant, which promotes the development of newly constructed multifamily residential and/or mixed use units.
  • These opportunities will contribute to a healthy, successful downtown by improving aesthetic, encouraging developers to build residential units downtown, and reducing the costs of investing in our downtown.

“These economic development programs are taking intentional actions to incent development in our downtown,” said Tara Lodewyk, Director of Planning Services. ”We recognize that downtowns are the heart of our cities and play a vital role as our communities’ business, administrative, and cultural centres.”

Property owners and developers may apply for funding from all five opportunities for a single location, pending eligibility. The first intake occurs February 15 – March 15, 2020 and a second intake is planned for July 1 – August 1, 2020, pending available remaining funds.

For more information and to apply online, visit www.reddeer.ca/EconomicIncentives.

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