The Town of Drumheller has put forth a new bylaw regarding a certain area of town most seen by tourists. The Tourism Corridor Bylaw will help keep the town looking attractive and welcoming to visitors of the valley.
"We are introducing a new bylaw, which is the tourism corridor bylaw. The Town of Drumheller is a major tourism destination and we want to maintain the tourism corridor to the highest standard, making it attractive to citizens and visitors," explained Communications Officer for the town of Drumheller, Julia Feilding.
The bylaw will be set in place for businesses following Highway 9 to the Museum and then also out to East Coulee. The town gathered a work group together of all the businesses along the route to discuss the best ways to make the area looking it's best and brightest.
"It is kind of one level higher than the Community Standards Bylaw. So things like fixing broken windows, the time frame for addressing those issues is less. Businesses that are no longer there are required to take down their signs quicker. It is just like the Community Standards Bylaw but more strict," continued Fielding.
According to Fielding, the Highway 9 road through town sees more that one million vehicles drive through it in a year.
"A lot of it is the main route on highway 9 on to the museum. A lot of it is attracting visitors and making them feel comfortable in our community. We want to show them how attractive and tourism friendly this town is," concluded Fielding.
A Tourism Corridor Bylaw open house will be held on February 28th at 6:30 pm at the Badlands Community Facility for anyone who wishes to voice their opinion about the new bylaw.