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Posted on: March 8, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Open house sheds light on 2016 projects

The underground world of Banff is yours to discover at Connect 2016, the Town’s annual open house on major projects and initiatives. A demonstration about Banff’s wastewater system and the odd, un-flushable things that clog it, is just one of the many interesting and informative displays at the event, Wednesday, March 16 at The Fenlands.

Connect is a unique opportunity for residents to learn about what’s happening in the community, provide feedback, meet with councillors and connect with neighbours and friends. Town staff will be on hand to answer questions. Light refreshments will be served.

New this year, Mayor Karen Sorensen will give a State of the Town address at 6 p.m. about progress made in 2015 toward achieving priorities and what’s planned for the future.

Back by popular demand, the Town will once again give away free Greenlid compost bins at the food recycling program booth. Greenlids, popularized on the TV show Dragon’s Den, can be used for kitchen scraps, sealed, and tossed into one of the white food waste bins in town to be recycled. Since the Greenlids themselves are compostable, they break down and don’t contaminate the food recycling bin like plastic bags or other garbage does.

You can also find out about affordability program for residents called Access, try some new sports at the Try It station, learn the details about the 2016 solar incentive program, find out what trails will be upgraded this year, and get the latest information on the new, below-market housing development currently being planned. Discuss neighbourhood design and density with the planning staff and see what’s next for the Banff Heritage Corporation.

Connect 2016 will be held Wednesday, March 16 from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at The Fenlands, 100 Norquay Road. The State of the Town address is at 6 p.m.

The open house is free and everyone is welcome.

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