The Planning & Economic Development staff publish articles in the Taber Times under the Town section regarding discretionary development, subdivisions, road closures, land sales, etc. Currently the ads are published in the paper, and people within 100m2 of the development area are notified via a letter in the mail. Administration would like to make the ads easier to find by adding it to our Town of Taber website. Below are the published Taber Times ads:
The Planning & Economic Development staff have started a new news letter that will be sent out via email on the 1st of every month. After the email, each news letter will be published below for viewing.
It is important from the perspective of the Town of Taber to support both the Food Truck industry and the traditional restaurant industry by providing rules and regulations that provide balance. This is becoming increasingly more important as food trucks have become a popular way to provide and procure food service for residents of a community in a different format than the traditional restaurant.
The Town has compiled Food Truck rules and regulations from other municipalities around Alberta into a Food Truck Report. This report will help administration evaluate current and proposed rules and regulations for the Town of Taber.
A survey on the current and proposed regulations was circulated with anyone willing to participate to help administration finalize their proposal to Council. The survey was open from July 4th to July 10th and received a total of 284 participants. You can read the detailed comments in the link below:
An open house regarding food trucks was held at the Taber Civic Centre in the "Green Room" on July 12th at 4pm - 6:30pm. A total on 10 people showed up with questions regarding the proposed recommendations to Council. You can read the detailed comments in the link below:
In the continuation of undertaking initiatives encouraging a vibrant downtown and creating conditions for business success and economic development in the community, Taber Economic Development (TED) partnered with a student from the University of Lethbridge’s Applied Studies Program to complete a study on the impacts of pop up shop style businesses in Taber.
Building off of this project, TED also partnered in a pilot project with some local home based businesses to open up a week long pop up shop in a vacant downtown store front (4702 52 Street) from December 13th to the 17th, 2017.
There were multiple businesses in one building selling anything from home décor, soaps, and signs to jewelry, clothing and paintings. On Saturday the 16th the pop up shop even hosted Santa Claus between 6-8pm while serving hot chocolate and cookies.
Through an online and paper survey for all shoppers and vendors, TED gathered important insight from the community on the initiative.