Health and recreation facilities atop town’s priority list for 2013

Improvements to health-care facilities and services in Stettler top the list of priorities town council determined as part

Improvements to health-care facilities and services in Stettler top the list of priorities town council determined as part of its strategic planning for 2013.

Council confirmed the list during its regular meeting last Tuesday.

Efforts to enhance the Stettler Hospital and Care Centre were stressed by council when Drumheller-Stettler MLA Rick Strankman of the Opposition Wildrose party met with council earlier this month.

A new indoor sports facility and fieldhouse was confirmed as the second priority, followed by upgrades to Stettler Recreation Centre and plans to enhance the outdoor rink.

Setting plans for a new seniors’ centre in the SRC upstairs is No. 5 on the list, along with an ambassador program and a water-meter replacement program.

Further enhancements to West Stettler Park, a green policy for composting and anaerobic landfill, a strategy to attract new residents and improved relations with the County of Stettler round out the top-10 priorities.

Just below the cut of the top-10, the town listed:

Improved service road and highway access.

Regional training officer.

Neighbourhood party program.

Not-for-profit centre.

Business leader input under economic development.

Rounding out the list is a skate park, town communication strategy, digital records, ready-town industrial land, sidewalk improvements and east-end pathways and employee succession planning.

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