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2019 Phase I Recreation Funding

The Sedgewick & District Agriculture Society, in partnership with the Town of Sedgewick’s Recreation Funding Committee, is now accepting applications for 2019 Phase I recreation funding.

At the beginning of each year, Flagstaff County distributes $750,000 in recreation funding to the 10 Agricultural Societies within the region including the Sedgewick and District Ag Society.  The Recreation Funding Committee is then responsible for distributing the funds to deserving recreation and culture groups for operational or capital projects. In 2019 the Sedgewick Ag Society received $121,807 from the County.

Applications for Phase I are due no later than May 1st, 2019. Application forms can be found at www.sedgewick.ca or can be picked up from the Town Office.

Please note that all applicants must have registered non-profit status and must include their most recent financial statements with their application.

Applications can be sent to:

Recreation Funding Committee, Box 129, Sedgewick, AB T0B 4C0

Notice of Special Council Meeting – April 2, 2019 @ 6pm

Notice of a Special Meeting of Sedgewick Town Council is hereby given under the authority of section 194 of the Municipal Government Act.

The Special Agenda has been posted to the Meetings and Agenda page.

The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers at Sedgewick Town Office at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019.

One Councillor will participate in the meeting through electronic means.

February 26, 2019 Council Meeting Highlights

Council addressed the following items in the February 26, 2019 Council meeting:

Borrowing Bylaw 552

Council endorsed final reading to Borrowing Bylaw 552 that authorizes the Town of incur indebtedness by the issuance of debentures in the amount of $1.5 M for the purpose of revitalizing Main Street (4800 Block of 47th Street) which is to include sanitary sewer mains, pavement, sidewalks, light fixtures and other landscaping items.

Sedgewick Public Library Bylaw 553

Council endorsed Sedgewick Public Library Bylaw 553.

Records Retention Bylaw

Council endorsed Records Retention Bylaw 554.

Flagstaff Intermunicipal Partnership (FIP) 2019 Budget

Council approved the 2019 FIP budget which results in a $5,653.93 requisition for the Town of Sedgewick.

Public Works – Joint Employment Opportunity

Council directed Administration to move forward in a partnership with the Town of Hardisty to jointly hire a third Public Works employee with the Town of Sedgewick being the lead employer and a 2019 budget of $30,000.

Lot Prices on New 54th Avenue Residential Subdivision

Council endorsed a motion that the 54th Avenue Phase I residential subdivision lots be priced at $5/square foot and that as an incentive Council agrees to cancel all property taxes owed to the municipality in 2019, 2020 and 2021 for individuals who purchase a lot before December 31st, 2019.

March Council Meeting Postponement

Council rescheduled the March 21st Regular Council meeting from a 6:00 pm start to 7:00 pm.

Overdue Taxes – Avoid January 1st Penalty!




All Tax Accounts with overdue Taxes for 2018  were already levied a 10% penalty on August 1st. If 2018 Taxes remain unpaid past December 31, 2018, an additional penalty of 18% is levied against ALL arrears on account, including the August 1st 10% Penalty.

Therefore, it is very advantageous to pay any outstanding taxes prior to January 1, 2019. Contact the Town Office (780-384-3504)  if you have any questions or concerns regarding overdue taxes.

Clay Walker Exporting the Lone Star Lifestyle to Sedgewick

The Town of Sedgewick is pleased to announce that multi-platinum selling American country music artist Clay Walker has committed to a performance at the Wild Rose Co-op Recreation Centre on Saturday, April 6th, 2019.  One of the most successful country acts of the past decade, Walker is known for doing whatever it takes to please an audience and combines a dedicated work ethic with God-given talent to regularly bring crowds to their feet.

After exploding onto the Texas honky-tonk scene in 1993 with back-to-back #1 hits “What’s It To You” and “Live Until I Die”, Walker went on to place 31 titles on the Billboard’s singles chart including other chart toppers such as “Dreaming With My Eyes Wide Open”, “If I Could Make A Living”, and “Rumour Has It”.  Throughout his career, Walker’s smooth, evocative voice and energetic stage presence has helped him score four platinum and two gold albums along with legions of dedicated fans and national acclaim.  After achieving total album sales of over eleven million and eleven #1 hit singles, he has recently released his highly anticipated newest single “Working On Me” featuring what is being coined as addicting grooves and tender-hearted lyrics.

Growing up in the Lone Star State, Walker knew early that he wanted to be a country recording artist and follow in the footsteps of friends Mark Chesnutt and Tracy Byrd.  At 16-years-old while working the night shift at a Super 8, he convinced a radio station to play a song he self-recorded on a cassette tape despite being against corporate policy.  This moment changed his life forever as a lengthy string of hits followed throwing him into the national spotlight.

Walker is making Alberta stops in Sedgewick, Brooks and Penhold. Tickets go on sale December 12th.

Despite his success, Walker has never strayed far from his Texas roots and lone star lifestyle.  In 1996 he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and was told by his doctor that he would likely be in a wheelchair within four years and facing death in eight.  More than 20 years later, through a combination of hard work in managing his symptoms along with timely medical breakthroughs, Walker has become an inspiration to his fans and continues to be one of the hardest working country artists in the business.  “I think the best years of my recording career are ahead of me,” claims the country crooner.  “I believe if the good Lord wants it, who’s going to stop it?”

Walker takes to Campbell-McLennan Chrysler stage at 9pm on April 6th, with a to-be-named supporting act kicking off the show at 8pm.  The concert will be the third such show hosted in Sedgewick within the last 9 months with Canadian party-band Trooper rocking the venue in July and country singer Brett Kissel attracting a capacity audience in early November.  “We’ve had a couple of really successful shows already in 2018 that really exceeded our expectations,” said Town of Sedgewick CAO Jim Fedyk.  “Right now our plan is to space out two shows over the course of the year and try to continue with the current momentum.  We feel our area is craving this type of entertainment and so far, thanks especially to the tremendous corporate support, we’ve been able to deliver.”  Tickets for the show go on sale on December 12th at 10am and can be purchased at the Town of Sedgewick’s administration office, Sedgewick or Killam Co-op grocery stores, or at ticketmaster.ca.

Rockzilla Show & Dance Invitation!

The Town of Sedgewick invites Everyone to a rocking Christmas Show and Dance at the Sedgewick Community Hall December 8th!


Flagstaff Waste – Recycling Program Changes

New/Revised Recycling Program Rolling Into Sedgewick!

Flagstaff Waste is hoping to deliver all the new bins required for the new Recycling Program by October 15th. A Marketing Campaign to highlight the program changes has been appearing in the Community Press the last few weeks. You can read them here: Community Press Published Recycling Information

The success of the Recycling Program is dependent on the Users. Residents are encouraged to explore the information provided, in order to be more informed and to have a better understanding of the program.

Flagstaff Waste has produced several graphics to assist residents. Please feel free to download, print and use these graphics as you see fit.

Bin Graphics
Office Paper Bin
Rigid Plastics Only Bin
Newsprint Only Bin
Tin Cans Only Bin
Cardboard Boxes & Boxboard Only Bin

Public Hearing: Amending LUB Bylaw 544/18

Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Town of Sedgewick will hold a Public Hearing before the second reading of Bylaw 544, Amendment #6 to Land Use Bylaw 461 on Thursday, September 20 at 6:00 PM.


Town Passes New Outdoor Watering Bylaw

After spending most of the summer studying the issue, Sedgewick Town Council gave first, second and third reading to Bylaw 542, The Outdoor Watering Bylaw on August 23rd.  The new bylaw replaces Bylaw 473 which was known as the Watering Restriction Bylaw.

The original Bylaw 473 was created to tackle the issue of low reservoir levels at the water treatment plant and although still a concern, loosens the restrictions somewhat and attempts to remove confusion regarding when residents can or cannot water.

“Bylaw 473 served its purpose for a number of years, but we’re now trying to evolve to a simpler and somewhat less restrictive bylaw that will hopefully be more convenient for our residents, yet still allow for protection of our potable water reservoir,” said CAO Jim Fedyk.  “The previous bylaw had different numbered addresses being allowed to water on different days of the week and we found that there was a lot of confusion about when you could or couldn’t water.  We’ve gotten rid of those limitations and have just tried to take a common sense approach to the subject by limiting watering of lawns during the hottest part of the day and limiting our regular restrictions to that.”

The new bylaw allows residents to water every day of the week, regardless of their house address.  It does require them to not water their lawns with a hose, pipe, sprinkler or irrigation system between the hours of 10am and 5pm (from June 1st to October 1st) which is when the heat of the day leads to much water loss through evaporation.  Watering from a watering can, hose with nozzle or a drip irrigation system would be allowed at any time of the day.

To protect the important water reservoir levels, the bylaw allows for further restrictions to be imposed by the Town at the discretion of the Public Works Foreman.  A Special Outdoor Water Restriction could further restrict the watering of lawns, usage of garden hoses, filling pools or hot tubs, using water dispensing recreational toys or other outdoor water usage.

In the event of an emergency, the bylaw gives room to declare a Total Watering Ban which would include the closure of the bulk water station.

Special restrictions or bans would be relayed to the public through notices on the Town’s social media sites as well as posters at the Town office and at the post office.  In addition, depending on the circumstance, the Town may also decide to place out street signage, make door-to-door visits or advertise in the local newspaper to make residents aware of such a declaration.

To review Bylaw 542, click on ‘Government>Governance>Bylaws’ at the top of this page.


Brett Kissel to Steamroll into Sedgewick

The Town of Sedgewick has announced that the Canadian Country Music Association’s reigning “Male Artist of the Year”, Brett Kissel, will be playing the Wild Rose Co-op Recreation Centre in Sedgewick, Alberta on Saturday, November 10th as part of his “We Were That Song” Tour. (more…)