May 15, 2020 – COVID-19 RELAUNCH
The boat launch will be open today, May 15, 2020, at 5:00 pm. The Waterfront Park playground, Spray Park and washrooms will remain closed. Parking/launching is free. Regular cleaning of surfaces does not occur. Please exercise caution.
Village of Wabamun playgrounds remain closed.
Coal Diamond Sports Park is closed to organized sports such as soccer and baseball. The campground, sani dump and the parking lot are also closed.
Walking trails remain open and people are reminded to follow social distancing protocols.
Jubilee Hall remains closed.
The Village Office remains closed to in-person services.
UPDATE – MAY 7, 2020
Due to COVID-19 Council, at their Regular Meeting of May 6, 2020, have made a decision to close the Waterfront Park and boat launch, along with the playgrounds and Coal Diamond Sports Park. These facilities will stay closed until further notice.
SOCIAL SERVICES SUPPORT – TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED – APRIL 22, 2020
Effective April 21, 2020, the Government of Alberta will be temporarily suspending applications for the $30 million in emergency social services funding to charities, not-for-profits and civil society organizations to support their COVID-19 response. Government has received over 600 applications. Current applications are being reviewed, and approvals for urgent requests will occur before reopening intake of applications.
SOCIAL SERVICES SUPPORT – APRIL 2, 2020
The Government of Alberta has announced that emergency funding may be available to charities or non-profit organization to support COVID-19 response by those stakeholders in their communities. To be eligible, the support must address the social well-being of those most affected by the pandemic and the measures implemented to limit the spread of the virus. Those impacted may include seniors, individuals with chronic medical conditions, caregivers, families with children at home and individuals with limited access to supports. For full details, please refer to the “Social Services Funding Criteria” document attached. The Village of Wabamun will be accepting applications on behalf of organizations providing services throughout the Village and surrounding areas. The completed “Social Service Funding Application” will flow through the Village of Wabamun FCSS program, funding will be provided directly to the organization by the Provincial FCSSAA (Family & Community Support Services Association of Alberta). Approvals for all funding requests will be at the discretion of the Government of Alberta.
Questions can be directed to Sarah Nipshank, FCSS Coordinator, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 780-892-2699.
COVID-19 update – March 25, 2020
As of March 25, all Village of Wabamun facilities are closed to in-person services; however phone and email support continues to be available.
Alberta declared a state of emergency under the Public Health Act on March 17.
New public health measures are now recommended to limit the time Albertans spend in large crowds and crowded spaces. Visit alberta.ca/covid19 for more information.
Utility bills may be paid by using any one of the following ways:
- Using credit cards by calling the Village Office at (780)892-2699,
- E-transfer through your bank to email@example.com
- Via personal cheque using the drop box located outside at the Village Office,
- Bill payments may also be paid at Servus Credit Union ,
Please note that credit card information is not kept on file by the Village.
Thank you for your understanding as all Albertans do their part to limit the spread of the virus during this global pandemic.
If you require any further information please contact the office at 780-892-2699
Message from the Mayor: March 17, 2020
On behalf of Council, I would like to take this opportunity to update our community on Wabamun’s activities concerning COVID-19.
If you have been in the office you may have noticed we have hand sanitizer and wipes readily available for our staff. However, our supply is limited and will not last long. That said, the proper and frequent washing of hands is a simple and effective response to help minimize the spreading of the virus. While our office remains open for now, the library is closed and all nonessential committee meetings are being canceled. Council is also exploring options available to hold Council Meetings electronically.
Our programing action/response is being coordinated with the school system. As such, all programing has been suspended until further notice.
Water and Sewer services remain our critical service to the community and therefore business continuity is critical. We have back up planning in place should our staff become ill to ensure these services continue.
Parkland County provides fire services to the Village of Wabamun under agreement and they have taken the necessary steps to ensure service continuity.
Alberta Health Services has their protocols to ensure service continuity across Alberta.
As a matter of public safety, we are asking people to minimize direct contact. While for now our office remains open, utility payments can still be made using a number of options: at the local credit union, using an e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org or using a credit card over the phone or by using the drop box at our main office. Receipts will be sent by mail or via email if an email address is provided.
We continue to monitor what Alberta Health Services (AHS) and others are doing as actions involving containment remain the primary objective at this time. As such, we are also limiting face to face meetings externally and at our office. We are also asking the public to minimize visits to the Village office as we all do our part to assist in this global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Charlene Smylie, Mayor
To view the latest updates on the Corona Virus, check out the Alberta Health Services website – click on the link below
For Financial Assistance, check out the Government of Alberta Site – click on the link below
Visit https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx for the most recent Government of Alberta updates,
Support for Albertans – https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-supports-for-albertans.aspx
Support for Employers – https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-support-for-employers.aspx
New Public Health measures – https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx#p22780s5
Government of Canada updates can be found at https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html