In September 2023, the Town received a petition advocating for the implementation of a 'Crosswalk and Flagpole Bylaw.'
Following the legislative procedures, this petition was formally verified on October 30, 2023, in accordance with the guidelines established by the Municipal Government Act (MGA).
In compliance with MGA protocols concerning public petitions, a bylaw reflecting the statements made in the petition was drafted and subsequently introduced to the Council during the Regular Meeting of Council on November 27, 2023.
As mandated by the MGA, Council was bound to give the bylaw first reading. After this, Council was required to either proceed with the second and third readings of the bylaw or take the decision to ratepayers in a municipal vote.
When is the vote?
The vote for 'Crosswalk and Flagpole Bylaw' is scheduled for Thursday, February 22, 2024.
Where do we vote?
Westlock & District Community Hall, Legion Room, 10711 - 104 Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Do you agree that:
- Only Federal, Provincial and Municipal flags may be flown on flagpoles on Town of Westlock municipal property.
- All crosswalks in the Town of Westlock must be the standard white striped pattern between two parallel white lines.
- The existing rainbow coloured crosswalk in the Town of Westlock be removed.
Who is eligible to vote?
- You must be at least 18 years old
- You must be a Canadian citizen and
- You must reside within the Town of Westlock on the day of the vote.
Local Authorities Election Act, Section 47
PUBLIC NOTICE: BYLAW SCRUTINEER APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES
The Returning Officer hereby informs all electors regarding the appointment of scrutineers for upcoming votes on bylaws or questions under the relevant Act.
Appointment Request: Scrutineers will be appointed upon written request by two or more electors. These scrutineers will represent either the interest in promoting the passing of the bylaw or the affirmative on the question, or the interest in opposing the passage of the bylaw or the negative on the question.
Requirements: Scrutineer Appointment Forms are available from the Returning Officer. Once completed, the forms must be submitted to the Returning Officer by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.
Eligibility: Must be 18+ years old and not convicted under relevant election laws in the past 10 years.
At Voting Stations: Only one scrutineer per side allowed at a time with designated areas for observation. Scrutineers must have the completed Scrutineer Appointment Form on their person to remain within the designated areas.
For further details or to submit a request, please contact the Returning Officer’s office at 780-350-2101.
RSA 2000 cL‑21 s70; Amendments from 2003
c27 s22; 2006 c22 s34; 2020 c22 s10