Town maintains business-licence fees

Town of Stettler fees for business licences are slated to stay the same as they have for more than 10 years.

Town of Stettler fees for business licences are slated to stay the same as they have for more than 10 years.

At its regular meeting last Tuesday, town council approved a staff recommendation to maintain the fees at the current level of $125 for resident licences and $235 for non-resident licences.

Those fees were set in 1999.

Estimated to be $87,000, all revenue from the latest collection of fees will be directed to the Stettler Regional Board of Trade and Community Development, said Rob Stoutenberg, the town’s chief administrative officer.

Car wash irks neighbours

Since the new car wash on 61 Street opened last month, residential neighbours have expressed their concerns about the noisy equipment and bright lights at night that they say have disrupted their lifestyle.

Council plans to meet with the business owner and neighbours David and Karen Bromley, who wrote a letter to the town to voice their displeasure.

Town council and administration also intends to discuss the issues and try to mediate a resolution for the hours of operation, internal lights after hours, noise concerns and the business owner’s inaction to create a berm and landscaping, as the town had ordered.

With trees planned for the site, Coun. Leona Thorogood suggested pyramid trees would help muffle the noise.

“We could also encourage homeowners to plant some trees, too,” Stoutenberg said.

He said concerned residents were most disturbed by the sporadic periods of noise from the car-wash equipment.

Coun. Al Campbell said he spoke with the car-wash owner, “who is reasonable and wants to accommodate the neighbouring residential homes.”

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