- 2017 Organizational Meeting – All Day October 24, 2017
- Regular Council Meeting – All Day October 24, 2017
- Agricultural Services Board Meeting – All Day October 25, 2017
- DeBolt Public Service Building Grand Opening – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm October 28, 2017
- Breakfast With The Guys – 7:00 am – 8:30 pm November 1, 2017
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News & Announcements
The results from the 2017 Municipal Election are now official. The following Councillors represent each ward within the MD of Greenview.
- Ward 1 “Grande Cache” – Winston Delorme
- Ward 2 “Little Smoky” – Dale Gervais
- Ward 3 “Valleyview” – Leslie Urness
- Ward 4 “Sunset House” – Shawn Acton
- Ward 5 “New Fish Creek” – Dale Smith
- Ward 6 “DeBolt” – Tom Burton
- Ward 7 “Crooked Creek” – Roxie Rutt
- Ward 8 “Grovedale” – Bill Smith
Greenview’s Organizational Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 24, 2017.
Greenview and Transcanada would like to remind everyone working in the vicinity of pipelines to take extra caution and to get the appropriate agreements and approvals in place before commencing work. Brushing and ditching poses a significant risk to pipelines as it removes topsoil. Brushing equipment is also a potential risk to pipelines due to the substantial weight. Extending from either side of the pipeline centerline is a space, formerly known as a safety zone, called the prescribed area. Within this zone excavation using mechanical equipment requires approval which can be arranged by contacting Transcanada. For further information on working in the vicinity of pipelines visit albertaonecall.com, Download the Dig Info AB app or call 1.800.242.3447.
Clubroot, a disease of canola, has been found in the neighbouring jurisdiction, Big Lakes County. As a precautionary measure, the Agriculture Services Department is conducting clubroot surveys on canola within Greenview.
As er the Alberta Agricultural Pests Act (RSA 2000 cA-8, Section 22) Pest Inspectors have the ability to enter onto a field to conduct these inspections. If we are able to contact the landowner, we will attempt to.
We appreciate landowner cooperation in this matter. We follow all sanitation and inspection protocols as established by Alberta Agriculture. For Further information, please contact the Agriculture Services Department at 780.524.7621.
Discretionary Development Permits have been issued in accordance with the Greenview Land Use Bylaw No. 03-396.
Greenview will be hosting DeBolt’s Public Service Building Grande Opening on October 28th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. The public service buildings in Greenview provide a home to our local fire departments as well as equipment, offices and meeting rooms for staff. There will be refreshments, tours and the DeBolt Fire Department will have their equipment on display as well as fire fighting demonstrations!
As per the Regular Council meeting held on June 13, 2017, Council directed Administration to update Bylaw 17-784 with a fee of $2,000 for gravel approaches and $5,000 for asphalt approaches Relocation or upgrade to any approach is an additional $500 to the above costs. A non-refundable application fee of $175 is required per application. All costs reflect the Schedule of Fees Bylaw 17-784.
If you have questions please call the Administration Office in Valleyview at 780-524-7600 for assistance.
On Monday Greenview partnered with several groups of volunteers to respond to an overgrowth of Common Tansy along the Smoky River. The first Common Tansy Clean Up took place in 2016 and some of the groups involved participated in last year’s tansy control project at the same location. The Grande Prairie River Rats, 7 Generations Energy and Canadian Natural Resources Limited are returning volunteers. This year Greenview also welcomed the Alberta Invasive Species Council which joined in the efforts.
Greenview Agricultural Services became aware of the Common Tansy problem on the Smoky River during a routine inspection in 2015. Last year’s work was postponed to late summer due to changing water levels and Greenview targeted an earlier start date in 2017 to reach the plants before they begin to seed. Common Tansy can spread by seed, regrow from existing roots and is rhizomatous; meaning it can grow from separated flowering stems. With the overgrowth located along the water, the tansy is being controlled through manual labour by digging out the plants one by one and burning them to minimize opportunity for it to re-establish next year. Due to Common Tansy’s invasive nature and tendency for seeds to spread with spring runoff, this plant has the potential to infest and out-compete native vegetation anywhere downstream. Watersheds that could potentially be impacted include the Peace River, Slave River, Great Slave Lake and beyond. By being proactive now, Greenview hopes to save large areas of native vegetation along the water’s edge. This method of controlling Common Tansy and other invasive species is a labour intensive process which relies on the help of the community.
Reeve Dale Gervais acknowledged the importance of the volunteers: “We want to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the Grande Prairie River Rats, 7 Generations Energy, Canadian Natural and the Alberta Invasive Species Council for being part of the Common Tansy control project. A project of this magnitude wouldn’t be possible without the dedicated work of many people and we are so pleased that these community focused organizations and businesses were able to join us again this year.”
Along with the control efforts, Greenview’s goal is to bring awareness that Common Tansy is spreading along the Smoky River between municipalities in our region. It’s anticipated that the Common Tansy problem will need to be addressed over multiple growing seasons but with increased awareness of the plant and its potential harmful effects, Greenview looks forward to moving control efforts to the source of the infestation in years to come.
Please see the Development Guidelines and Municipal Standards that are available.
If you require further information please don’t hesitate to call the Administration building at 780-524-7600.
Last week Greenview launched a new economic development and tourism brand. Thanks to all of the stakeholders who participated in the process of developing the brand. Check out the details on our media releases page.
Greenview is currently in the process of revising two planning documents – the Land Use Bylaw, which controls and guides the use and development of all land and buildings within the municipality; and the Grovedale Area Structure Plan, which provides a detailed framework for subsequent subdivision and development for a specified area of land. Please feel free to take a look at the recent drafts of these documents.