The Town has started the process of re-opening facilities after the provincial government announced Stage 2 of the relaunch. The Municipal Centre is now open to the public (Council Chamber remains closed) with restrictions and safety protocols in place to maintain the health, safety & well-being of our patrons and staff. Learn more about... Read More
- Moving from face-to-face interactions to offering services virtually through phone, email and online
- closing buildings/facilities to the public, canceling programs, concerts, etc.
- closure of playgrounds & the skate park
- increased cleaning and disinfecting procedures
- providing staff with personal protective gear
- many staff are working remotely and/or working flexible shifts to maintain essential services
They are closed until July 2. This supports the directives from federal and provincial governments.
Golf courses are now open.
Yes, it is part of the Community Emergency Management Plan and we are following the specific provincial pandemic plan from the province. The Town communicates via its website, social media feeds @TownofOkotoks (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter); e-newsletters; phone; email and messaging through our local radio, the Eagle 100.9FM, Okotoks Online and newspaper, the Western Wheel
The Town reminds all residents that Town playgrounds, skateboard park, sport courts and outdoor fitness equipment areas are closed. Please do not use these amenities. The province has now given RCMP and Peace Officers the power to enforce these directions with fines starting at $1,000 for non-compliance. To submit a non-compliance complaint online, click here.
Thank you for your generosity, however, no one is accepting donations of clothing or other used items at this time. Please do not leave bags of clothing donations sitting on the pavement near bins. Please do not leave bags or other items outside of the Bibles for Missions Thrift store. Please hold on to your donations until organizations can safely receive them.
Council is offering deferred utility (water and waste services) bill payments for a period of 90 days for the next two billing cycles. Additionally, we will be waiving all interest and penalties for a minimum of 60 days.
No, Council meetings are no longer open to the public. Four Councillors will be in Council Chamber and three will attend electronically. Council meetings will occur one per month until the end of May, 2020. The next meeting is April 27. To live-stream Council meetings, and to submit hearing or delegation information online,.
The virus causing COVID-19 is not believed to spread through water systems. We want to assure residents that our water is safe to drink. The Town’s water treatment processes are of the highest standards. Regular daily processes include testing water samples in the lab. A video with more information is available Here
Yes, waste collection continues on a weekly basis. The Eco Centre remains open (Tues-Sat 9am-5pm) to help residents manage extra recycling and compost needs. Note that, at this time, there is a maximum of 4 people allowed in at once; please remember to maintain 2 metres of physical distance and to pre-sort your items prior to visiting. Special items like paint, Styrofoam, coffee K-cups, etc. are also accepted.
This temporary change will help families who need to use their RVs for self-isolation or to support extended family who are in self-isolation, and for those who are financially impacted and need to eliminate storage fees. Easing regulations around shipping containers will support businesses that have had to close storefronts or leave their locations due to the crisis and need somewhere to temporarily store materials, inventory and equipment.
It will be opened as usual this spring; please maintain physical distancing when in any public space.
Pet stores are an essential service; they are open and it is okay to go to them. Remember to maintain physical distancing.
Sports fields remain closed for all group bookings and gatherings. At this time, sports field use is only permitted for immediate family members following all Alberta Health Services public health orders. For example, playing catch with members of your own family is allowed.