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Town Council Requests Review of Alternate Downtown Dike Designs Following Riverside Drive Public Hearing

Posted on Apr. 27 2022

DRUMHELLER, April 27, 2022 – On April 19, 2022, a Public Hearing was held to give members of the public impacted by proposed Bylaw 05.22 (Riverside Drive East) the opportunity to address Council directly and have their opinions heard.

Residents submitted both written and verbal feedback on the proposed closure of Riverside Drive East and many questions on flood mitigation and traffic management, which will be summarized and published in a Q&A response package in the coming weeks. Once finalized, the package will be available on both www.drumheller.ca and www.floodreadiness.drumheller.ca

We heard your concerns. As a result of your feedback, Council has asked the Drumheller Resiliency and Flood Mitigation office to look at alternate design options for the Downtown Dike – Phase 2. As alternate options are being explored, the Downtown Dike – Phase 2 project will be put on hold until a review is complete.

The recording for the April 19 Regular Town Council Meeting & Public Hearing for Bylaw 05.22 is available to watch on YouTube.

For more information, please contact the Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Office at floodreadiness@drumheller.ca or (403) 823-4878.

About the Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Office
The purpose of this office is to protect the people and property in Drumheller from loss due to flooding through a sensible model for a small community to adapt to the perils of changing climate. The Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Office will manage the Flood Mitigation and Climate Adaptation System through to its completion in 2024. To learn more, visit www.floodreadiness.drumheller.ca.

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