May 2013

Water Main Break UPDATE

UPDATE: The break has been isolated. The affected area is now limited to 4th Ave W. from 4th St. W to 7th St. W. Public Works anticipates having the break repaired and water pressure returned to normal by 4:30 PM today.

Water Main Break

There is a break in the water main which is affecting residences in the area of 12th St. W. to 5th St. W, from 3rd Ave to the Waterton Highway. This area will be affected with low pressure or no water availability until Public Works crews can isolate the break in the water main. Once they isolate the break, only one or two blocks will continue to be affected. Once we have more information we will post it on the Town’s Website and on Channel 32, so please stay tuned. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this situation.

2013 Southern Alberta Summer Games – Taber

This year the Summer Games will run from July 3rd -6th. To register, fill out the forms that are on the Town of Cardston’s website and return them to the Town Office by 4:30 PM on June 7th. For more information please contact Dave Pilling, Regional Director, at or 403-653-3982.

This year’s events include archery, athletics, badminton, ball hockey, 5/10km run, mini soccer, photography, cribbage, baseball, cycling, soccer, rugby, tennis, swimming, trapshooting, beach volleyball, equestrian, handgun, mini soccer, and golf.

2013 Town of Cardston Auction List

- Liquid Vacuum Tank (Honey Wagon) Year unknown, good shape, rebuilt PTO driven pump.
- GMC 3 ton, single axel truck with gravel box 1985, 366 C|U engine, low kilometers. Comes with pintle hitch and canopy for tarp. Ideal for landscaping and tree chipping.
- Detroit generator set.
- John Deere generator set.
- Light duty utility trailer 16’x80” tandem axle.
- Two white gas kitchen ranges.



6:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Town of Cardston Council Chambers

PURSUANT to sections 230, 606, 633 and 692 of the Municipal Government Act, Revised Statutes of Alberta 2000, Chapter M-26, as amended, the Council of the Town of Cardston in the Province of Alberta hereby gives notice of its intention to consider Bylaw No. 1559C, being a Bylaw to amend Bylaw 1559 being the West Cardston Area Structure Plan.

THE PURPOSE of proposed Bylaw No. 1559C is to modify the design concept plan for “Area C” of the West Cardston Area Structure Plan to accommodate the removal of a lane from the design concept as shown (generally) on certain lands identified on the map in Schedule ‘A’ attached hereto, and;

THEREFORE, TAKE NOTICE THAT a public hearing to contemplate the proposed bylaw will be held in the Town of Cardston’s Council Chambers at 6:00 p.m. on the 28th day of May, 2013.

A copy of the proposed bylaw may be inspected at the Town of Cardston office during normal business hours.

AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE THAT anyone wishing to make a presentation regarding the proposed bylaw should contact the Chief Administrative Officer no later than 4:00 p.m. on the 28th day of May, 2013. Both written and/or verbal presentations may be given at the public hearing.

DATED at the Town of Cardston in the Province of Alberta this 1 day of May, 2013.

Marian Carlson
Chief Administrative Officer
Town of Cardston

Cardston 5K/5M Family Fun Run/Walk

The 2013 Family Fun Run will be held Saturday, June 15th, 9 AM at the Reunion Centre. Medallions will be awarded to the top male and female finishers in each age division, with gift certificates awarded to the top three overall male and female winners in each event. Free t-shirts are given out with registration and participation prizes will be drawn following the race.

Registration deadline: May 31, 2013
Individual registration: $20
Family registration: $15
Age 10 & under registration: $10

For more information and registration forms visit or the town office.

Transfer Station Schedule Change

Starting May 7, 2013 the Transfer Station will change to a new operation schedule:

• Monday Closed
• Tuesday 10:00am – 6:00pm
• Wednesday Closed
• Thursday 10:00am – 6:00pm
• Friday Closed
• Saturday 9:00am – 7:00pm

This schedule will not change seasonally and will be permanent.

Community Garden Plots

Community garden plots are now available for the 2013 gardening season. These raised plots are 12x20 feet in size, and are located at 677 2nd Ave E. There is water available on site. Rent for one plot is $15 per year. For more information, or to rent a community garden plot, please contact the Town of Cardston Public Offices at 403-653-3366.

Call for Volunteers

The Town of Cardston is putting out a call for volunteers to fill positions on the Communities in Bloom Committee and to help with the committee’s projects. The committee meets monthly from March to October and is responsible for coordinating Cardston’s beautification projects. The committee is looking for new members who have ideas on how to beautify the Town and who want to participate in making those ideas a reality.
The Communities in Bloom Committee coordinates projects to improve the Town in the areas of tidiness, environmental awareness, heritage conservation, urban forestry, landscaping, and floral displays. The committee is also interested in pursuing ideas in the areas of recycling and environmental initiatives, town decoration, and resource conservation. The committee is gearing up to participate in a provincially judged competition between communities in 2014 making this call for volunteers of particular importance.
The Town is looking for individuals with a ‘green thumb’ to help with some small floral projects. Individuals wanting to volunteer for the committee positions or to help with the committee’s projects may contact:
• Carole Sommerfeldt, Committee Chair: 403-653-3040
• Terah Thesen, Administrative Support: 403-653-3366