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Please note that Empress itself may have a different fire ban level than Alberta Special Areas. See our Fire webpage for details.
- The guardrails need to be installed again.
- There are no lines painted yet.
- The speed limit is 50 km/hr.
|Monday, October 16, 2023
2023-10-16 Council Meeting Agendas, See Minutes page
3 Council Meetings:
6:00 pm: Special Council Meeting: CLOSED SESSION
6:30 pm: Special Council Meeting: Annual Organizational Meeting
7:00 pm: Regular Council Meeting
Some of the hazards that have caused fires:
🔥 Tiger Torches
🔥 Oily rags self-combusting
🔥 Damaged extension cords
🔥 Charging batteries
Keep your shop safe by:
✅ Don’t leave charging batteries unattended
✅ Don’t leave combustibles near charging areas
✅ Check extension cords for damage (don’t use, just throw them away)
✅ Store aerosols in a fire-proof cabinet
✅ Keep work areas clean of combustibles, especially when welding
If a shop fire does happen, exit the building immediately, close any doors and windows if possible and call 9-1-1.
🚧 Highway 899 Road Construction 🚧
From: Empress 3 Ave
To: Highway 41
Starting Wednesday, October 11, 2023, lasting approximately 10 days.
This stretch of highway is also considered Range Road 11 in the north, turning into Township Road 225 in the south, but it is easier just to call it Highway 899❗
⌛ Given potential delays of up to half an hour, common sense advice is that all drivers avoid the construction area, except those who live along that section of road.
🚧 Use the detour instead, which is Highway 562 (aka Empress north access).
In the construction zone:
🕖 Work will happen from 7 am-7 pm
🚙 The road will be one-way traffic controlled by flag-persons 👷
⌛ Delays can be up to half an hour
🛣️ Construction project is projected to take up to 2 weeks
🚧 Please obey all construction zone signage
For more information on this project, please call 5-1-1 toll-free or visit 511.alberta.ca
The Village of Empress Council made a unanimous resolution to terminate CAO Christiaan Liebenberg’s employment with the village effective October 4, 2023. Council also unanimously resolved to name Carrie Loose as Interim CAO October 4, 2023.
Council will update next steps at the Regular Council meeting on October 16th.
Please email Mayor Johnston with any questions you may have.