Council Highlights October 22, 2018

Council Meeting Highlights 2018.10.22

Budget Reviews

Council reviewed and provided input to Administration regarding the proposed 2019 to 2021 Family and Community Support Services 2019 – 2021 Operational Budget Review. Council accepted the proposed Budget for information as presented.

Environmental Services

Council approved Administration to award the Grovedale Water Supply System Contract #2 to Clarke Builders in the amount of $9,655,765.00, funds to come from Environmental Services 2018 Capital Budget. The total budget for this project is $14,600,000.00.

Protective Services

Bylaw 18-799 Animal Control Bylaw received third reading. The new Bylaw encompasses dogs, cats and other animals that may be running at large or causing nuisance in Greenview. It establishes a fee schedule for offenses under the Bylaw. Administration based the proposed Animal Control Bylaw on the County of Grande Prairie’s current bylaw to align it as closely as possible with the County to ensure enforceability, while meeting the needs of Greenview residents. The Animal Control Bylaw was adopted following third and final reading.

The Firefighter Levels of Service Policy No. 3010 is needed in order to meet the requirements under Alberta OHS legislation and the Alberta Firefighters Code of Practice. This policy outlines the level of service that Greenview firefighters will provide to ratepayers. The purpose of this policy is to outline the expected levels of services and ensure that these are adhered to and that the personnel providing these services are deemed competent. As a result, Greenview will implement training programs for all personnel to ensure that the service levels established by Council can be met. Council accepted the Firefighter Levels of Service Policy as presented.

The Grovedale Fire Department has recently expressed concern regarding contractors working within the building accessing the kitchen/lounge and truck floor areas of the Grovedale Public Service Building. They requested additional door locks be installed to restrict access to these areas. Council accepted the Grovedale Public Service Building use plan as developed by Administration and the Grovedale Fire Department Chief for information, as presented. Council directed Administration to transfer $20,000.00 from the Protective Services budget to cover the cost of the electronic locks and swipe card system.

Planning and Development

Land Use Bylaw 18-800 received second reading. Bylaw 17-779 was adopted by Council on February 26, 2018. The intent of the Land Use Bylaw was to provide a “user-friendly” document that is easy to use and increases clarity and certainty for landowners. After using the Land Use Bylaw for several months, Administration has identity areas that could be refined to provide simple, easy to find information and clarify requirements and expectations. Council accepted the second reading and directed administration to make further changes before the third and final reading.

CAO Services

Council authorized the Reeve and Chief Administrative Officer to sign the Little Smoky Recreation Area Governance Board Agreement as presented. The central features of the Agreement include a cost sharing of 1/3 for all signatories of capital and operating costs. In addition, the agreement establishes an ownership interest of the parties. The agreement also establishes a governance Board made of 2 Councillors from each municipality. This governance Board will establish capital and operating plans that will be presented to the respective Councils of the Signatories. Council appointed Dale Smith and Les Urness to the Little Smoky Recreation Area Governance Board, and Shawn Acton as alternate.

Infrastructure and Planning

The Road Allowance Restrictions policy was initially presented to the Policy Review Committee (PRC) on April 17th, 2018 and was subsequently recommended for Council approval. The policy has been updated to Greenview’s current standards. Revisions include but are not limited to, further details regarding the removal and/or replacement of trees, the installation of temporary approaches and requests to Council from adjacent landowners. In addition, a definition of Temporary Structures was added to provide increased clarity. Council tabled the revised Road Allowance Restrictions Policy to the next Regular Council Meeting.

Operations

Council approved the disposal of a pick-up truck by auction.

Community Services

The Alberta Junior High School Rodeo is made up of three districts and the District 3 Rodeos are held in Northern Alberta which includes a vast area that stretches from Barrhead to Hinton and north to High Level. Alberta Junior High School Rodeo. The Alberta Junior High School Rodeo Association members are extending Greenview with an invitation to sponsor and present one of the awards at the Season Leader Awards for District #3. Greenview has previously sponsored the Single Event. The Association facilitates family bonding and emphasizes the importance of education and school work. Council approved Single Event Sponsorship in the amount of $500.00 to the Alberta Junior High School Rodeo Association, with funds to come from Community Services Miscellaneous Grant.

The 35th annual Peace Firefighters Fun Hockey Tournament will be held in Valleyview on October 19th and 20th, 2019. The main purpose is to raise funds for the Edmonton Fire Fighters Burn Treatment Society. The Fire Fighters Burn Treatment Unit located in the University of Alberta Hospital specializes in providing care and equipment for victims and families whose lives have been devastated by fire-related trauma. Council provided a donation to the Valleyview Fire Department in the amount of $300.00 for the 2019 Peace Firefighters Fun Hockey Tournament in Valleyview Alberta, with funds to come from the Protective Services, Fire Protection Valleyview Budget.

The Teen Challenge Alberta Men’s Centre is partnering with the Golden Triangle to host the first annual Teen Challenge Snow Rush, March 2nd and 3rd, 2019. The 350km Golden Triangle Trail connects the communities of Whitecourt, Fox Creek and Swan Hills and the goal is to have 200+ snowmobilers take part in the challenge in an effort to raise funds. Funds raised will be used to support men and women in Alberta communities overcome substance abuse to lead full and productive lives. Council provide a sponsorship in the amount of $750.00 to the 2019 Teen Challenge Snow Rush event, with funds to come from the Community Services Miscellaneous Grant.

Administrative Items

Events and Meetings

  • Regular Council Meeting: November 13, 2018.
  • Committee of the Whole: January 21, 2019 at DeBolt Public Service Building
  • Municipal Planning Commission: January 15, 2019
  • Agricultural Services Board (ASB): November 21, 2018.
  • Green View FCSS: November 21, 2018 at the Community Resource Centre (FCSS) Board Room.

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 Greenview’s Communications on 780-524-7600.