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    Accepting Board & Committee Member Applications

    The MD of Greenview is seeking applications from MD residents for members to serve on various boards and committees as outlined below. Remuneration and coverage for expenses will be provided in accordance with Greenview policies.
    Your role will be to act in an advisory or decision-making capacity (depending on the board or committee) for the board or committee.
    All appointments below will serve until the next Organizational Meeting which will be held in October 2019. Appointees may apply annually to have their appointment extended.
    Council may appoint the same person to more than one board, so please indicate all boards and committees you would be interested in serving on.
    Applications accepted until all positions are filled.

    Board or Committee Name

    Agricultural Services Board
    Cemetary Committee/Grovedale
    Cemetery Committee/Little Smoky
    Cemetery Committee/New Fish Creek
    Cemetery Committee/Sunset House
    Greenview Family & Community Services
    Greenview Regional Multiplex Board
    Greenview Regional Waste Management Commission
    Valleyview & District Recreation Board

    If you are interested in serving on any of the noted boards or committees, please complete the “Application Appointment to a Municipal Board/Committee” form that is available on our website at http://mdgreenview.ab.ca/reeve-council/boardscommittees/

    Please send your application to the MD of Greenview (Attention: Lianne Kruger)

    By mail:     MD of Greenview, Box 1079, Valleyview, AB T0H 3N0

    By e-mail: lianne.kruger@mdgreenview.ab.ca or

    By fax:        780-524-4307

    For more information, please contact Lianne Kruger, Executive Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Tel: 780-524-7600 | Toll Free: 888-524-7601 | Direct: 1-780-524-7627

    Notice of Decision – Josh Finster

    Notice is given that on September 10, 2019, Josh Finster was issued an Approval to remove silt from an existing ditch on the NW 35-72-22 W5M to improve the channel capacity.  

    Further information may be obtained here.

    Notice of Decision – ATCO Electric Ltd.

    Notice is given that on September 11, 2019, ATCO Electric Ltd. was issued an Approval to disturb wetland for the purpose of installing a new overhead power line within SW 12-062-19-W5M, SE 12-062-19-W5M, NW 01-062-19-W5M, SW 07-062-18 W5M, and SW 07-062-18-W5M.

    Further information can be obtained here.

    Council Meeting Highlights – September 9, 2019

    PUBLIC HEARING 
    Bylaw 19-824 IDP MD of Greenview/MD of Smoky River 13 
    A Public Hearing was held.  The Municipal District of Greenview No. 16 and the Municipal District of Smoky River No. 130 initiated a project to develop an Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) between the two municipalities. The project was driven by the new Municipal Government Act legislation that requires IDPs to be developed between neighbouring municipalities to ensure cooperation and communication when considering servicing, land use, environmental protection and future development. 
     
    BYLAWS 
    Bylaw 19-815 Tri-Municipal Industrial Partnership Area Structure Plan 32 
    Council gave second and third reading to Bylaw 19-815, for the Tri-Municipal Industrial Partnership Area Structure Plan. The Tri-Municipal Industrial Partnership (TMIP) is a collaboration between Greenview, the County of Grande Prairie and the City of Grande Prairie to establish a heavy industrial district. 
     
    Bylaw 19-824 IDP MD of Greenview/MD of Smoky River 71 
    Council gave second and third reading to Bylaw No. 19-824, an Intermunicipal Development Plan between the M.D of Greenview and the M.D of Smoky River. 
     
    Bylaw 19-830 ICF MD of Smoky River/MD of Greenview 75
    Council gave first reading to Bylaw 19-830, an Intermunicipal Collaborative Framework between the MD of Greenview No. 16 and the MD of Smoky River No. 130.
     
    Bylaw 19-832 Re-Designate from Agricultural One District to Country Residential One District 97
    Council will schedule a Public Hearing for Bylaw No. 19-832, to be held on October 15, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. for the re-designation of a 3.72 hectare ± area from Agricultural One (A-1) District to Country Residential One (CR-1) District within SE-10-71-23-W5.
     
    BUSINESS 
    DeBolt RV Sani-Dump 105
    Council accepted Administrations update on the DeBolt RV Sani-dump for information, as presented.
     
    Bottle Depot Letter of Support
    That Council direct Administration to provide a letter of support to Mr. Kulwant Seehra, supporting his application to the Beverage Container Management Board (BCMB) to open and operate a beverage container recycling facility in the Hamlet of Grande Cache.
     
    Road Closure Request 
    Council directed Administration to continue the Road Closure process for the Sturgeon Heights Community Club on the south side of SE 25-70-25 W5 with the $1,500 application fee waived and to allow a variance on portion SE 25-70-25 W5M for the purpose of fencing adjacent to Sturgeon Heights Cemetery.
     
    Violence Threat Risk Assessment Training – Sponsorship Request 
    Council authorized Administration to host Level one Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) Training on October 1 and 2, 2019 in Valleyview, Alberta at a cost of upset limit of $20,000.00, with funds to come from Community Services Miscellaneous Grants.
     
    Grande Spirit Foundation’s Harvest Dine & Dance – Sponsorship Request 
    Council approved sponsorship in the amount of $550.00 to the Grande Spirit Foundation for the Annual Harvest Dine and Dance to be held October 5, 2019 in Grande Prairie, AB., with funds to come from Community Services Miscellaneous Grants.
     
    Fox Creek Chamber of Commerce 2019 Small Business Awards Gala – Sponsorship Request 
    Council approved sponsorship in the amount of $500.00 to the Fox Creek Chamber of Commerce for the 2019 Small Business Awards Gala to be held October 18th at the Fox Creek Community Hall, with funds to come from Community Services Miscellaneous Grants.
     
    MD of Greenview Organizational Chart 
    Council accepted the MD of Greenview Organizational Chart for information, as presented.
     
    UPCOMING EVENTS AND MEETINGS
    • Greenview Clay Shoot Tournament at the Shot Shell Sporting Clays near Valleyview:  September 12, 2019
    • Committee of the Whole: September 16, 2019 in Grande Cache
    • Green View FCSS Board Meeting: September 18, 2019  
    • Agricultural Services Board (ASB): September 25, 2019
    • Regular Council Meeting September 23, 2019
    Unless otherwise specified, all meetings (except FCSS meetings) take place in the Council Chambers at the Administration Building in Valleyview beginning at 9:00 am. Committee of the Whole Meetings begin at 10:00 a.m. ASB and FCSS meetings begin at 9:30 a.m. FCSS meetings take place at the Green View Community Resource Centre. 
     
    Please note that agenda item schedules may be subject to change. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
     
    Media inquiries may be directed to: 
    Stacey Sevilla, Manager, Communications and Marketing
    Stacey.sevilla@mdgreenview.ab.ca  or 780-524-7625

    MD Offices & Facility Closures for September 17 & 24, 2019

    Please be advised that the following Greenview offices and facilities will be closed during the following times for Staff functions:
     
    Tuesday, September 17, 2019
    ■ Grande Cache Administration Office - Closed 12:00 - 2:00 pm
    ■ Green View FCSS, Grande Cache - Closed 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    ■ Grande Cache Landfill - Closed 12:00 - 2:00 pm
    ■ Grande Cache Operations Office - Closed 12:00 - 2:00 pm
    ■ Grande Cache Recreation Centre 
          ▫ Fitness & Facility Centre - Closed 12:00 - 2:00 pm 
          ▫ Hot Lunch Program  Facility - Open for Hot Lunch Program only
          ▫ Aquatics Lane Swim & Family Swim - Cancelled from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    ■ Grande Cache Tourism & Interpretive Centre - Closed 12:00 - 2:00 pm
     
    Tuesday, September 24, 2019
    ■ Greenview Administration Building - Closed 12:00 - 2:00 pm
    ■ Green View FCSS, Valleyview - Closed 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    ■ Operation Building, Valleyview - Closed 12:00 - 2:00 pm
    ■ Field Services Office -Closed 12:00 - 2:00 pm
    ■ Grovedale Sub Office - Closed 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
    ■ Greenview Regional Landfill - Closed 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
              
    For more information, contact:
       Phone:      780.524.7600
      Toll Free:   1.888.524.7601
     
    For emergencies contact: 
       24/7 Dispatch: 1.866.524.7608

    Notice of Decision – Ducks Unlimited Canada

    Notice is given that on August 30, 2019, XTO Energy Canada Ltd. was issued a licence renewal to use 1,250 m3 of water annually for the purpose(s) of industrial (camp) use.

    For more information please click here

    Speed Change on Highway 666

    We wanted to inform residents of the upcoming speed change from O’Brien Park to the top of the hill on Highway 666.  As per Alberta Transportation, the speed will be reduced to 50 km/hr within the next week or two.

    Please be aware of the upcoming speed reduction and obey the posted signage for your safety, and others.  If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to Alberta Transportation at 780-538-5310.

    Join Us! Register for the 2nd Annual Charity Clay Shoot!

     The event will take place on September 12, 2019, at Shot Shell Sporting Clays in Valleyview, AB.  Your $80.00 registration fee will include lunch, the shoot, and a supper and prize ceremony.  All monies raised during this event will be donated to the Fox Creek Food Bank, Valleyview Food Bank, Grande Cache Food Bank, and Grande Prairie Food Bank.  Must have pre-registered for the event.

    For more information on this event, or to RSVP please contact communications@mdgreenview.ab.ca

    Click here to download the Clay Shoot Invitation and Registration Form

    Council Meeting Highlights – August 26, 2019

    PUBLIC HEARING
    Bylaw 19-815 Tri-Municipal Industrial Partnership Area Structure Plan
    A hearing for Bylaw 19-815 Area Structure Plan for the proposed Tri-Municipal Industrial Partnership (TMIP) was held.

    BYLAWS
    Bylaw 19-827 ICF County of Grande Prairie/ MD of Greenview 419
    Council gave second & third reading to Bylaw 19-827 County of Grande Prairie-M.D of Greenview Intermunicipal Collaborative Framework.

    BUSINESS
    Policy 4022 Commercial Waste Bins
    Council approved the Commercial Waste Bins policy as presented. 

    Grande Cache Business Retention and Expansion Action Plan – Internet Service Delivery
    Council authorized Administration to work with interested internet providers to develop a report outlining the options available for potential internet service delivery to the MD of Greenview.

    Proposed Recreation Area at the Narrows
    Council directed Administration to investigate the feasibility and cost of upgrading the existing facility at NE 33 70 24 W5M.  Council directed Administration to investigate the feasibility of all recreation potential on Greenview lands within the Narrows.

    Boss Bridgeworks Inc.
    Council approved Administration to award BF71667 to Boss Bridgeworks Inc. in the amount of $144,450.00, with funding to come from the 2019 Capital Budget.

    Conditions of three-digit provincial roads
    That Council direct Administration to investigate, with Alberta Transportation, the conditions of three-digit provincial roads in Greenview and possible solutions.

    Grande Cache Minutes
    Council accepted the minutes of the December 12, 2018 Grande Cache Council Meeting for information as presented. With the dissolution of Grande Cache as of January 1, 2019, the final meeting minutes of the Town of Grande Cache have not been adopted or approved. To rectify this, Administration contacted municipal affairs for direction. A member of the viability review team recommended that Council accept the minutes for information.

    Philip J Currie Dinosaur Sponsorship
    Council approved to sponsor three tables of eight of $3,500 per table, with funds to come from the 2019 Community Services Miscellaneous Grants.

    Louis Delorme Memorial Sponsorship
    Council approved a donation of $5,000.00 to the Louie Delorme Memorial Committee, with funds to come from the 2019 Community Services Miscellaneous Grants.

    Hide-A-Way Camp
    Council will take no action with regard to purchasing Hide-A-Way Camp.

    Upcoming Events and Meetings
         • Agricultural Services Board (ASB): September 25, 2019
         • Greenview Clay Shoot Tournament at the Shot Shell Sporting Clays near Valleyview:
            September 12, 2019
         • Green View FCSS Board Meeting: September 18, 2019  
         • Municipal Planning Commission Meeting:  September 10, 2019
         • Regular Council Meeting September 9 & September 23, 2019 
         • Committee of the Whole: September 16, 2019 in Grande Cache

    Unless otherwise specified, all meetings (except FCSS meetings) take place in the Council Chambers at the Administration Building in Valleyview beginning at 9:00 am. Committee of the Whole Meetings begin at 10:00 a.m. ASB and FCSS meetings begin at 9:30 a.m. FCSS meetings take place at the Green View Community Resource Centre.

    Media inquiries may be directed to:
    Stacey Sevilla, Manager, Communications and Marketing
    Stacey.sevilla@mdgreenview.ab.ca  or 780-524-7625

    Media Release: MD of Greenview announces Northwestern Alberta’s First Commercial-Scale Geothermal Facility Project.

    For Immediate Release
    August 23, 2019

    MD of Greenview announces Northwestern Alberta's First Commercial-Scale Geothermal Facility Project.

    [caption id="attachment_17528" align="alignleft" width="480"] From Left; Roger Keglowitsch - PCL, Dale Smith - Reeve, MD of Greenview, Honourable Amarjeet Sohi - Minister of Natural Resources, Sean Collins - Terrapin, Dr, Catherine Hickson - Terrapin[/caption]

    The MD of Greenview Council proudly announces the Greenview Geothermal Power Project to develop Northwestern Alberta's first commercial-scale geothermal facility. This innovative project includes the construction of a (5 MW net) geothermal power plant and will be located wholly within Greenview in the Gold Creek area, south of Grande Prairie, AB.

    The facility, upon completion, will be the first in the province and the first of its kind in Canada.  Generating five megawatts of electricity annually and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 20,000 tonnes per year, Alberta's first commercial-scale geothermal facility will generate clean energy and create jobs. It will be located close to planned large scale industrial development and will offer its future tenants a renewable energy supply to assist in their electrical needs.

    Greenview partnered with Terrapin Geomatics to research and review the viability of the project in 2017. Terrapin, an end-to-end project development and engineering firm, specializes in the identification of latent waste heat recovery opportunities and potential geothermal energy developments in communities through economic analyses, heat assessments, and engineering feasibility studies.

    As a result, the project applied for and has been awarded an Emerging Renewable Power Program (ERPP) through Natural Resources Canada for 25.4 million dollars.

    This project continues MD of Greenview Councils' vision to promote and diversify the Municipalities' economy by including energy generation thru renewable sources to better meet the future needs of residents and industry.  “Greenview is excited to see this Geothermal project move forward in our municipality,” said Reeve, Dale Smith.  “Securing federal funding and building the partnerships necessary to launch this innovative project has been a collaborative effort of many.  On behalf of Greenview Council, and as Reeve, I am pleased to see this ground-breaking, diverse energy source that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and assist our existing and expanding industries to meet their energy demands far into the future.”

     

    The Greenview Geothermal project will create long term stable employment, growth, and opportunities for residents, communities and industry in the region.

    For more information, please contact Greenview's Manager Economic Development & Tourism, Kevin Keller at 780.524.7623 or invest@mdgreenview.ab.ca.

    Download the full media release.

     


    Media Contact:
    Stacey Sevilla
    Manager, Communications and Marketing
    MD of Greenview
    780-524-7600
    stacey.sevilla@mdgreeview.ab.ca