COVID-19 and Council Meetings
Council Meetings Will be Moving to an Electronic Platform
Please be advised that due to COVID-19, Council meetings will now be held electronically, until otherwise posted. The next council meeting will take place Monday March 30 at 1:30pm. You can view the agenda here. The public is welcome to attend these electronic meetings, but must contact Abe Tinney via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (403) 331-8112 to get a link to the meeting. In order to facilitate an orderly meeting, we ask that those in attendance refrain from speaking until council has finished discussion on a particular item and the chair has explicitly asked if there are any questions or comments from the public. As we transition to a new form of electronic attendance, we ask for patience if we experience technical difficulties. Council appreciates public participation in municipal matters, including attendance at Council meetings, and I.D. 4 Council will make every effort to ensure public access and transparency are balanced with public health and safety.
At this time we would like to wish health and safety to everyone in the Waterton community.
THE 2020 BOATING SEASON IN WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK IS FROM MAY 9 - OCTOBER 4
- All watercraft is subject to a minimum 90-day quarantine prior to launch.
- The quarantine will be enforced through the use of lockable steel cables that will secure/seal the watercraft to the trailer.
- Motorboats in Waterton Lakes National Park are permitted only on Upper and Middle Waterton lakes. Boat owners must complete the 90-day quarantine and arrive at the lake with the steel cable/seal intact.
- Boat owners that choose to remove their vessel from the lake at any time during the season can have their watercraft re-sealed on egress, thus maintaining the quarantine.
- Boat owners who choose to move their watercraft to other lakes or otherwise fail to re-seal their vessel on egress will have to re-enter a 90-day quarantine period to access Waterton Lakes again.
- Public access and egress to the lake will be at the townsite marina boat launch only which will be locked at all times. Appointments must be made to have seals removed or reapplied.
- The program will be operated by Improvement District #4’s Clean Lake Initiative in conjunction with the townsite marina operator. The program will be cost-recoverable, with a fee charged for all users.
- Improvement District #4 is charging $35 for each seal, and $5 for each detachable gas motor. A 5-seal package is available for $150.
From October 14, 2019 to May 8, 2020 (inclusive), there is an out-of-season service charge in addition to the cost of the seal (Cash or cheque only).
- To make a sealing appointment or to have seals removed prior to launch, leave a message at Shoreline Cruises: (403)859-2362 or email email@example.com
Council follows a meeting agenda, and often has guest presenters. If you would like to be on the agenda of a Council meeting, please contact Abe Tinney in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks prior to the meeting. Council meets semi-monthly on the third Friday, but please check the website or contact Abe Tinney to confirm. From time to time the meetings have to be rescheduled.
If you are scheduled to make a presentation at a council meeting and you require IT and/or audio visual support, please make arrangements well in advance of the meeting through Maria Robinson at the WCC. She can be reached at (403)859-2042 or at email@example.com. The community centre has equipment which can be used, but it must be reserved in advance, as Maria is not in the office every day. On meeting day, please make all necessary arrangements to have equipment set up prior the commencement of the meeting. Council meets regularly the third Friday of alternate months beginning in January
If You Attend
You are most welcome to attend regular Council meetings. You may have questions or comments. After Council concludes their presentations and discussions for each agenda item, and if time allows, the Chairman will ask for questions from the floor. If the questions are for an invited guest, the Chairman will ask the guest if they wish to take questions. The acoustics are poor in the meeting rooms of the Community Centre, so being quiet and turning off devices is very important.
Waterton is a global treasure that enjoys a unique, triple distinction:
• International Peace Park
• UNESCO World Heritage Site
• UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
Today Waterton remains a spectacular natural wonder - a blend of unusual geology, mild climate, rare wild flowers and an abundance of wildlife. Waterton offers an "all natural" experience like no other place in the world.
This is due in large part to the people who live here that have worked to preserve and maintain its magnificence. We are passionate about our community, our wildlife, the glorious mountains and vegetation that surround us. We think you will share that passion from the moment you arrive.