The results are in!

Town Council recently put forward a public participation survey for Drumheller residents.

"All this originates from the provincial government telling all municipalities that they must have a public participation plan in place by this year," said Drumheller CAO Darryl Drohomerski.

The survey, which asked a number of questions, was to help exchange information between Drumheller citizens and Town Council.

"Basically, it is just a written document that says how we are going to ask the public about a variety of topics such as budget discussions, strategic planning or a dog park," continued Drohomerski.

The survey, which is now closed, was open for a week and had 210 people participate.

"Part of it was to ask the public how they wanted to be informed: through the website, through social media, through open houses or through forums. How do they want to be engaged and how do they want to be told the results of those outcomes," said Drohomerski.

In summary of the survey, most Drumhellerites would prefer to be informed of public consultations, upcoming consultations and the results through digital media such as online work books, social media or the town website.

The participants are most interested in receiving information on services the town offers and the identification of council priorities.

The highest amount of participants were from the age group 45-55. Over 90 percent were from the Drumheller area (Nacmine to East Coulee).

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