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What's Happening in Chestermere

The end of CUI as we know it

Last month, Chestermere’s City Council took back control of utility services. By choosing to bring utility services in house, they are expecting a utility rate reduction of up to 8%.

“We have been working at untangling our utility issues from the very first day we took our oaths of office and I am so proud to announce this new path forward for our community. We heard that our residents wanted relief from high utility rates and took action,” says Mayor Marshall Chalmers.

When elected in 2017, City Council vowed to get to the bottom of what could be done about the utility company, a corporation long embattled by complaints about rates and operations.

Of the many options examined, Chestermere’s City Council voted to maintain a legal ‘shell/hybrid’ of a corporation in order to hold the debt of CUI.

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City Council adopts new policies and proclamations to celebrate diversity and inclusion

There is a quote from Verna Myers that says “Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.” In that spirit, Chestermere’s City Council made strides to ‘host the party’ this week by adopting some new inclusivity legislation and proclamations for the lakeside community.

“One of Council’s pathways to amazing is to foster social and cultural inclusion and diversity,” says Marshall Chalmers, Mayor of Chestermere. “I am proud to say that this week, we now have legislation to formally guide our actions, programs, community festivals and events.”


Learn more about the recently-adopted Diversity & Inclusion Policy, Anti Bullying Bylaw...and more!

Reminder to residents and property owners to maintain yards and lawns

Chestermere can be counted among one of the most beautiful cities in Canada!

To keep it that way, the City’s Community Peace Officers are reminding residents and property owners that yards and lawns need to be maintained on a regular basis.

“If we all do our small part and work together to be good neighbours, we can all be proud of our community and enjoy our outdoor spaces,” says Community Peace Officer Shawn Press.

Peace Officers ask that yards are clear of garbage, bottles, building materials, vehicle parts and accumulations of pet droppings or other debris that might cause odours or attract pests.

“Grass and weeds also need to be taken care of regularly as any lawn that is longer than 15 cm is considered unsightly,” says Press.

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City to discontinue Commissioner for Oaths services

The City of Chestermere is continuously reviewing service levels with the goal of improving the Amazing customer service provided to residents.

In order to increase service levels to support more frequent customer inquiries, the City will be discontinuing its Commissioner for Oaths service as of September 1, 2019. Commissioner for Oaths Services are offered at no cost at the following community locations:

  • Chestermere Law LLP
  • Honourable Leela Sharon Aheer – MLA Constituency Office in Strathmore

The Chestermere Lake Registry office also offers the service for a small fee per signature.

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Chestermere Family Profile: Bea and Terry Germain

Bea and her husband Terry have lived in Chestermere for over 20 years.  They have seen many changes to our community, but they say that the people always remain constant. 

"We live in a lovely neighbourhood, where people look out for each another and everyone knows one another," says Bea. "Since we've retired, we have become involved with volunteering and the rewards are immeasurable."

One project that is very dear to Bea and Terry is the 'Veterans Banner Project', in which Terry's grandfather is featured on the prototype banner that is hanging at City Hall!
 
Interested in being profiled in our next edition? Contact us at comms@chestermere.ca

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