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Redcliff considers boat launch, speed limits

Posted on October 5, 2023 by Ryan Dahlman

By Anna Smith

The end of the month is a touch quieter, but there is still plenty to get down for the Town of Redcliff at their Sept. 25 Council Meeting.

A budget submission was received by a resident regarding a boat/kayak launching area into the river down at River Valley Park. The resident suggested that the Town of Redcliff upgrade the area going down to the river.

This project was noted to likely to be expensive, though the numbers had not been confirmed by Town administration, but would represent a draw for the town due to tourism. The request was received for information.

There was some discussion surrounding the speed limit within town, a discussion that was carried over from the recent Governance and Priorities Meeting held on Sept. 14. It was noted that some residents believe that people drive much too fast in town, especially along the main road.

Ultimately, however, the motion was made to maintain the current speed limit. Discussion indicated an interest in investing in a radar speed display at a later date, however.

An email was received from the Office of MP Glen Motz with “better community connection” in mind through the “concept of having Town Halls with elected officials from federal, provincial and municipal governments in attendance.”

At this time, Redcliff confirmed they would not be able to host the event. They expressed some interest in attending should the MP host his own Town Hall.

The Town passed a motion to increase the level of service for the Redcliff Fire Department to include a modified service level of Medical First Response. It was noted that Fire Department members are largely in favour of participating in a Medical First Response program and responding to calls.

The intent is to permit members to respond to cardiac arrests and choking calls. The motion made also included applying for a grant available to help cover the cost of providing the Fire Department personnel with the required patient care-related training, and to aid in the procurement of the necessary medical equipment required to support the implementation of the MFR program in the Redcliff Fire Department.

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