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Alberta Environment and Parks has provided a high streamflow advisory for the Little Smoky River and all its tributaries.
Heavy Rainfall Warning
Slow moving thunderstorm and rainfall activity is expected to affect parts of west-central Alberta beginning tonight (Thursday July 19th) through to Sunday (July 22nd). Widespread areas of 80 mm of rain is expected in some areas. This system is expected to bring slow moving thunderstorms, which may result in heavy downpours in localized locations, and local areas may see amounts in excess of 125 mm by Sunday (July 22nd).
A New High Streamflow Advisory has been issued for the Smoky River and all its tributaries. 80mm of widespread precipitation is expected in this area from Thursday to Sunday (July 19-22nd), with local amounts exceeding 125 mm possible.
Water levels in these areas are expected to rise, and although flooding of low-lying areas adjacent to the rivers may be possible, no widespread out-of-bank flooding is expected at this time. Due to the uncertainty of the location of the higher precipitation amounts the River Forecast Centre will monitor the rainfall throughout the event and upgrade advisories as necessary.
You can download the ‘Alberta Rivers: Data and Advisories’ app for Android and iOS devices, https://open.alberta.ca/interact/alberta-rivers-data-and-advisories. They send out push notifications to users of the app when advisories are upgraded, and you can track in near-real-time precipitation amounts as well as water levels.
This information can also be found on the https://rivers.alberta.ca/ website.
Discretionary Development Permits approved July 10, 2018, are effective August 3, 2018, and have been issued in accordance with Greenview’s Land Use Bylaw No. 17-779.
This week Council received a report on Drainage Project Management from SamEng and approved Bylaw 18-796 which redesignates property near the Greenview Regional Multiplex to Institutional District to allow for the future building of a new K to 12 school in Valleyview. Council also agreed to fund 50 per cent of the new Grande Cache Fire Hall and approved the program plans for the 2018-19 Youth Squad.
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The July 16, 2018 Committee of the Whole meeting in Grovedale next week is cancelled because there are no items on the agenda. A future meeting in Grovedale will be rescheduled at a later date. All ratepayers are welcome to attend meetings in any of our locations on the dates that are advertised on our website. Greenview Council holds meetings in DeBolt, Grande Cache and Grovedale several times per year to make it easier for individuals from other parts of the municipality to participate. Community groups and stakeholders that would like to make presentations to Council are encouraged to contact Council’s Executive Assistant at 780-524-7600 to schedule time at an upcoming meeting and discuss which date and location would work best for their delegation.
The July 16th Grovedale Ratepayer’s BBQ will continue as scheduled from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Grovedale Public Services Building.
Calling all photographers! The Municipal District of Greenview is now accepting entries from all photographers for its 2018 Annual Greenview Photo Contest.
Share your best Greenview images before 4 p.m. on September 14th for your chance to win!
At the regular council meeting on May 14, 2018 the Municipal District of Greenview No. 16 approved an increase to the Community Aggregate Payment Levy from $0.25 to $0.30 per tonne.
The Operations Department set the effective date to October 1, 2018 to give producers an opportunity to adjust to the new rate.
The following bylaws are scheduled to receive second and third reading by council at a public hearing on Monday, July 23, 2018, beginning at 10:00 a.m., in the Greenview council chambers.
Bylaw No. 18-794 within SE-21-69-06-W6 and Plan 0525741, Block 1, Lot 1 – Kiven Kettyle, Agricultural One (A-1) District to Agricultural Two (A-2) District.
Bylaw No. 18-795 within NW-11-70-07-W6 – Curtis Ritchie, Agricultural One (A-1) District to Country Residential One (CR-1) District.
Students at Son Rise and Susa Creek Schools in Grande Cache and St. Stephen’s in Valleyview had a special visitor this week. Greenview staff were on hand in Grande Cache on June 19th to announce the winners of the mascot naming and colouring contests. Jaely Moberly of Son Rise School suggested the winning name of Moberly Moose. Colouring contest winners were Mira El Hakim of Son Rise School in the Grades 1-2 category and Wannetta Karakuntie from Susa Creek for Grades 3-4. Moberly and Greenview Communications staff also surprised the students at St. Stephen’s School in Valleyview today for the final assembly of the school year. The colouring contest prize for Grade 5-6 was awarded to Grade Six student Princess Elisha Salvador from St. Stephen’s.
Moberly Moose’s name was selected in an online vote of names suggested by students across the municipality. There were 50 entries in the contest from students throughout the region including Grande Cache, Valleyview, Grovedale and Jasper. The mascot’s name is a tribute to Greenview’s history and the many hard working families who have built our communities. Archaeological studies show that people have been living, working and travelling through the land we now call Greenview for thousands of years. The Moberly family began working as fur traders and trappers along the eastern slopes in the 1860’s and are among the first recorded settlers in the Grande Cache area. Descendants of Henry John Moberly still live in the Grande Cache area today and the winning name was suggested by Grade Two student Jaely who is part of the Moberly family.
The process of designing and naming Moberly included public input on the themes that best represent Greenview’s communities. Hoofed animals like moose can be found in rural areas throughout the municipality and ungulates were chosen as our most representative animals with support from over 75 per cent of respondents. Other symbols and features were added to capture unique aspects of our region. Moberly Moose wears green glasses, which give him a “Green View” and play on the tagline “Expand Your Vision”. His glasses also feature an evergreen tree as a nod to the forestry industry and Moberly’s home in the forests of Greenview. Moberly proudly wears Greenview’s tourism logo and is dressed in hiking gear, ready to explore this incredible region.
Moberly joined the Greenview team in the summer of 2017 and was warmly welcomed by crowds at parades and events across the municipality. Taking shape from our wildlife and surroundings, Moberly is a larger than life creature embodying the adventurous and friendly nature of Greenview’s residents. If you see Moberly and his team at public events please come by to say hello! He especially likes taking selfies with his favourite people at scenic places around Greenview. Follow Moberly’s adventures online @mdofgreenview on FaceBook, Instagram and Twitter.
Greenview Council presented a cheque to Big Horn Golden Age Clubs’ President Albert Alexander, Secretary Anna Davidge and Activity Director Louise Krewusik at Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting in Grande Cache. Greenview provided $50,000 for operating expenses for 2018.