The Town of Strathmore Council and Administration are continually trying to improve our communication with the citizens of Strathmore. Part of the process is ensuring that the public has access to information presented to Council at Council meetings as well as access to the decisions made at Council meetings. Council and Administration recognize the importance of transparency and that is why efforts have been made to ensure that information is available to the citizens of Strathmore. We do this through many different avenues including the Town of Strathmore Website, the Town of Strathmore Facebook Page, The Town of Strathmore Twitter Page, and advertising in the local newspapers. Recently, Council directed Administration to provide a report on comments made on social media regarding the integrity of Town Council and Administration concerning the online posting of Council documents, the calling of Special Council Meetings, and the discussion of confidential items In Camera. At the February 1, 2017 Regular Council meeting, Administration addressed these comments in a report to Council. Please click here to access Administration’s response.
Welcome to the Town of Strathmore! The Town where quality of life is a way of life. The Town of Strathmore is a community of over 13,000 people located 40 km east of Calgary with convenient access to the picturesque Bow River. While agricultural developments cover large areas of the surrounding area, Strathmore provides its residents with the benefits of country living, town services and easy access to large city facilities while residing in an area combining heritage and modern amenities.
Strathmore offers wide choices in restaurants, accommodations, hospitality, local wines and shopping. With direct access to the Trans Canada Highway, travelers have been welcomed to use facilities that have now developed into a thriving country town.
The Strathmore Tourist Centre has compiled all the tourist information you’ll need to plan your trip to Strathmore or the surrounding area. The centre is located inside the Dairy Queen building which is located right along the Trans Canada Highway. Please drop by and see them for your Tourist Information needs or call them at 403-934-5661.
Council accepted Policy No. 7603 Memorial Bench & Tree Program in principle and refer the policy back to Administration for alignment with other community group initiatives.
That Coucil provide the Strathmore Overnight Shelter with a matching grant of $20,000 to come out of the 2017 budget with a condition that the shelter provide the Town of Strathmore with Financial Statements that have been approved and signed by the Shelter's Board of Directors.
Council proclaimed February 26-March 4, 2017 Freedom to Read Week in the Town of Strathmore.
Council gave first, second and third reading to Bylaw 17-03 as amended.
That council approve the signing of a non-binding memoradum of understanding with Chestermere, Cypress County, the Town of Redcliff, Brooks and Medicine Hat College and any other interested communities that will enable formal discussion with Electric Lightwave to purchase the right to two strands of fibre optic cable that run from the Saskatchewan border, through Strathmore, to Datahive's Data Centre in Calgary.
Council directed Administration to prepare a report aligning options for the following:
1. Options for retirement of the Strathmore & District Chamber of Commerce debt.
2. Options for providing financial stability to the Strathmore & District Chamber of Commerce.
And that Administration consider options provided by the Strathmore & District Chamber of Commerce.