Council Highlights June 25, 2018

Council Meeting Highlights 2018.06.25

Delegations
Staff Sergeant Carolin Respet of the RCMP Valleyview Detachment provided an annual update regarding crime statistics in the Valleyview area of the municipality. There are nine general duty members working out of the detachment. Greenview has funded an enhanced policing position out of the detachment that is currently under recruitment. There were 392 people charged with Criminal Code offences in the area in 2017, a 33.8 per cent increase over 2016. Youths charged with Criminal Code Offences were down 27 per cent from 2016 with 46 total incidents.

Corrine Goodvin provided a presentation to Council regarding Bylaw 17-785 the Grovedale Area Structure Plan. The Goodvins own property that is adjacent to the new Grovedale Water Treatment Plant site and would like to make residential subdivisions out of their remaining property or possibly use it for light industrial subdivisions. Third reading of Bylaw 17-785 was tabled for further discussion by Council following the presentation.

Bylaws
The Council Code of Conduct (Bylaw 18-797) was approved following second and third readings. The bylaw must be adopted by all municipalities following changes to the Municipal Government Act which came into force in 2017. The Code of Conduct outlines principles of transparent, accountable government. Each Councillor will receive a copy of the bylaw and must sign a Statement of Commitment at the beginning of their term in office.

Bylaw 18-794 to re-designate a 26 hectare ± (64.2 acre) parcel from Agricultural One (A-1) District to Agriculture Two (A-2) District within SE 21-69-6-W6 and Plan 0525741, Block 1, Lot 1 received first reading.

Bylaw 18-795 to re-designate a four hectare (10 acre) parcel from Agricultural One (A-1) District to Country Residential One (CR-1) District within NW-11-70-7-W6.

Public Hearings for Bylaw 18-794 and Bylaw 18-795 will be held on July 23, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers.

Road Construction
Council approved the application to construct 1.7 km of roadway on Range Road 201 to the north to connect with Township Road 710 with funds to come from the 2018 Connector Road Block funding. The estimated project cost is $500,000 for brushing, design, hydrology, wetland and a traffic impact assessment. Construction of this connector road will reduce the amount of agricultural equipment that is being transported on Secondary Highway 669.

Farmland Access Applications were approved for SE 17-71-22-W5M, SW 1-17-25-W5M and SW-12-72-26-W5M with funds to come from the 2018 Farmland Access Road Block Funding. The total costs of the projects will be $389,500.

A proposed Residential Access Application road realignment for 1.4 km on Range Road 60A for a resident located at NE 2-69-6-W6M was tabled. Council requested further information regarding the costs of the residential road realignment options.

Policy
Greenview’s new Scholarships Policy was returned to the Policy Review Committee by Council to refine the selection criteria and look at options for making the scholarship distribution more equal based on population. The goal of the policy is to encourage Greenview residents to be leaders, pursue advanced education and be involved in their communities. The draft policy proposes two levels of funding: $1,000 for students in apprenticeship or trades programs and $2,500 for students entering a four year college or university program. The scholarships would be offered at all High Schools within Greenview, Valleyview, Grande Cache, Fox Creek and Grande Prairie where Greenview residents are in attendance. The scholarship award decisions would be made at the school level and students would need to provide proof of payment of tuition before the funds are released.

Tri Municipal Industrial Partnership
A motion to expand the Tri-Municipal Industrial Partnership (TMIP) Area Structure Plan boundary was defeated by Council. The TMIP Area Structure Plan identifies geographical, historical, and wildlife constraints within the proposed development area. An area immediately north of the TMIP boundary has been identified as favourable for development. Council recommended that the TMIP Committee continue to work with the area that has already been approved prior to any plans for further expansion of the boundaries.

Recreation
A revised Ridgevalley Walking Trail Plan was accepted for information as presented. Council authorized Administration to exchange 0.76 acres of Greenview Municipal Reserve located at Lot 7MR, Block 5, Plan 0625581 in the Hamlet of Ridgevalley for 0.76 acres of land from William and Rhonda Toews located at the trailhead of the Ridgevalley walking trail at SE 22-71-26-W5M for the purpose of establishing a staging area. Council also approved the purchase of 0.43 acres of land for a cost of $1,032 for the trailhead. Funds will be transferred in the amount of $6,032 from contingency reserves to the Recreation Services Budget, including $5,000 in legal fees.

Sponsorships and Donations
Greenview will sponsor the supper for the 2nd Myles and Marie McDonald Memorial Round Dance by providing up to $8,000 in costs for the meal. The funding is contingent upon the provision of a budget and receipts confirming the meal expenses. The Round Dance is planned for September 8, 2018 at the Grande Cache Recreation Centre. Greenview provided $4,375.00 in 2017 for the meal at the first McDonald Memorial Round Dance. Organizers anticipate that this year’s event will be even larger than last year, attracting up to 650 people from the co-operatives and enterprises surrounding Grande Cache, and other indigenous communities in our region.

Environmental Services
To follow up on the motion from the last meeting regarding the 2018 Solid Waste Clean Up Council authorized Administration to transfer $10,500 from utility reserve to the Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Operational Budget to host litter clean ups at the nine transfer stations.

Events and Meetings
• Regular Council Meetings: July 9 and 23, 2018.
• Committee of the Whole: July 16, 2018 at the Grovedale Public Services Building at 10:00 a.m.
• Municipal Planning Commission: July 10, 2018.
• Agricultural Services Board (ASB): July 18, 2018 at the Community Resource Centre (FCSS) Board Room.
• Green View FCSS: September 19, 2018.

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. ASB and FCSS meetings begin at 9:30 a.m. FCSS meetings take place at the Green View Community Resource Centre. The public and media are welcome to attend our meetings in person or view the agendas and minutes online at www.mdgreenview.ab.ca/governance.

Media inquiries may be directed to Diane Carter, Communications Officer, at 780-524-7625 or 780-524-6584 (mobile).