Council Highlights February 25, 2019

Council Meeting Highlights 2019.02.25

Bylaws

Bylaw No. 18-806 received second and third reading. The application for land use amendment A18-005 has been submitted by Michael Kovacs and Sharon Riendeau to re-designate a 4.06-hectare ± (10.03 acre) area from Agricultural One (A-1) District to Country Residential One (CR-1) District area within NE-2-69-6-W6, in the Grovedale area, Ward 8. Council passed both motions after the public hearing.

Bylaw 19-807 2019 Operating Credit – Borrowing Bylaw received third reading. Administration requested approval from Council to renew the Alberta Treasury Branch (“ATB”) borrowing agreement at the Regular Council Meeting on February 11, 2019. The agreement gives permission to Administration to borrow up to $1,000,000. Greenview must have a borrowing bylaw in place to access an “Operating Line of Credit”. Council passed the motion unanimously.

Bylaw 19-808 Road Ban received third reading. Administration recently discovered that Bylaw 16-774 Road Ban Bylaw had received first and second reading in 2016, but did not receive third reading. As per the Municipal Government Act Section 188; the previous readings of a proposed bylaw are rescinded if the proposed bylaw (a) does not receive third reading within 2 years after the first reading. Administration brought the Road Ban Bylaw for Council’s consideration at the Regular Council Meeting on February 11, 2019. Council passed the motion unanimously.

CAO Services

Greenview received Intermunicipal Development Plan Exemption requests from Woodlands County and Birch Hills County. Greenview agreed to request the exemptions from the Government of Alberta under MSL: 047/18, in each case the boundary of the municipalities is comprised entirely of provincial crown land. These requests are similar to our requests for IDP Exemptions with the County of Grande Prairie and Yellowhead County, as well as our Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework Extension requests with the M.D of Smoky River. Council instructed Administration to apply for the exemptions from Section 631 of the Municipal Government Act, under Ministerial Order MSL: 047/18.

Foothills Forest Products Inc. (Foothills) has sent a request to Council for a letter of support to put its beehive burner back into operation for a limited time. Due to a fire which took place on February 11, 2019 at the Entwistle Facility, the company is expecting that it will take many months before the Entwistle Facility is ready to take wood waste from Foothills. Council directed Administration to provide a Letter of Support to Foothills Forest Products Inc. stating Greenview’s support to renew the operations of its beehive burner.

Infrastructure and Planning

Infrastructure and Planning received invoices for brushing from local contractors for work completed in 2019. Invoices will be paid from the operational budget with the cost to be relocated to capital block funding upon approval of the

2019 budget. Capital block funding is not carried over from the previous year (2018). Council approved the payment of the block funding invoices received prior to the 2019 Capital Budget approval.

The original Request for Decision for Bridge file BF75356 was presented on August 27, 2018 and Council directed administration to re-tender in 2019. Bridge File 75356 is a tributary to Sturgeon Creek and is located at the SE 4-71-24-W5M, a large diameter centreline culvert under Young’s Point road. Administration retendered the bridge file, which closed on February 8, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m. An assessment completed on December 2017 and identified that BF75356 was in need of replacement due to deterioration and failure along the inlet invert of the culvert showing signs of settlement at the surface. Council approved Administration to award BF75356 to Mainline Construction Ltd. (2014) for $637,199.69, with the funds to come from the 2019 Capital Budget.

Corporate Services

Council directed Administration to mail the 2019 Assessment and Tax notices for the Hamlet of Grande Cache as one combined notice, thus maintaining uniformity throughout Greenview. Administration was also directed to change the Property Tax due dates for the Hamlet of Grande Cache for Non-Residential Taxes to June 30th of each year and Residential Taxes to November 15th of each year to maintain uniformity amongst Greenview ratepayers. Council passed both motions unanimously.

On February 12, 2019; Policy 1029 Records and Information Management was reviewed by the Policy Review Committee and recommended to Council for approval. The policy will set direction for managing Greenview’s corporate information in a consistent manner throughout the organization. Council approved new Policy 1029 “Records and Information Management” as amended.

Community Services

The Grande Prairie Ski Patrol Association’s purpose is to promote safety, advanced first aid and rescue services to guests of the Nitehawk Year Round Adventure Park. As well as, promoting safety and providing advanced first aid at other community events. The Grande Prairie Ski Patrol Association is requesting $2,500 for assistance with operational expenses as required. Council approved an operational grant of $2,500 to the Grande Prairie Ski Patrol Association, with funds to come from Community Service Miscellaneous Grant.

The Grande Prairie Royal Canadian Legion Branch #54 is now into its 91st year of operation as an organization in Grande Prairie and the surrounding areas. Over the years, the organization has contributed greatly to the many veterans, RCMP, seniors, youth and other community groups with funds and many volunteer hours to help the community grow and build. The Legion is embarking on a major fundraising campaign with the goal of raising 1.5 million dollars over the next three years in order to complete renovations to their facility. The organization submitted a grant application requesting $50,000 annually over the next three years. Council approved a $50,000 grant for the next three years to the Grande Prairie Royal Canadian Legion No. 54 with funds to come from the Community Service Miscellaneous Grant.

The Valleyview Band Parents have submitted a grant application requesting $8,000 to attend the National Music Festival in Ottawa, May 14 to 19, 2019. Band participation at the festival is by invitation only, and the group qualified by winning the regional music festival. Council directed Administration to make the band aware that they are eligible for up to $2,000 through the Achievement Policy. Council accepted the Valleyview Band Parents grant application for funds to attend the National Music Festival in Ottawa for information, as presented.

Council approved a funding request from Heart River Housing for $2,000,000 to construct a common area as part of a senior housing apartment development attached to the Iosegun Manor located in Fox Creek with funds to come from the Operating Contingency Reserve.

Events and Meetings

  • Regular Council Meeting: March 11 & 25, 2019.
  • Committee of the Whole: April 15, 2019 at Eagle’s Nest Hall, Grande Cache.
  • Municipal Planning Commission: March 12, 2019.
  • Agricultural Services Board (ASB): March 27, 2019.
  • Green View FCSS: March 20, 2019 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 Officer at 780-524-7600.