Council Meeting Highlights – October 15, 2019

 
Bylaw 19-825 Big Lakes County and Municipal District of Greenview Intermunicipal Development Collaboration Framework 
Council gave second and third reading to Bylaw 19-825 Big Lakes County and Municipal District of Greenview Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework.  This agreement reflects both the common and shared programs and services of the two municipalities. 
 
Public Hearing 
Bylaw 19-832 Re-Designate from Agriculture One District to Country Residential One District 36 
Council gave second and third reading to Bylaw No. 19-832, to re-designate an 3.72-hectare ± area from Agricultural One (A-1) District to Country Residential One (CR-1) District within SE-10-71-23-W5. 
 
Hook Bin Truck Replacement Tender Award 
Council awarded the one (1) New Tandem Truck Chassis and Multi-lift Attachment tender to Western Star & Freightliner Trucks of Grande Prairie, AB in the amount of $206,710 excluding GST with funds to come from the 2019 Solid Waste Capital Budget.
 
Grande Cache Lease Holder Agreement
Council directed Administration to extend the existing agreement, up to one year, pending further negotiations with Grande Cache Rockies Association.
 
Shallow Gas Tax Relief Initiative 
Council directed Administration to reduce by 35% the 2019 property tax invoices for all Shallow Gas Producers noted on the list provided by Alberta Municipal Affairs, equalling $64,523.07, as per section 353(2) of the Municipal Government Act, which includes municipal property taxes, requisitions detailed in section 326(1)(a) and 359(1)(2), as well as special taxes levied under section 382(1), where the tax rate is based on assessment.  In return for the 3 %, reduction in the 2019 property taxes charged against each of the properties noted on the Provinces’ list, the province would reimburse the municipalities through the education property tax requisition.
 
Big Horn Golden Age Club – Additional Named Insured List 
Council authorized Administration to add the Big Horn Golden Age Club facility located at 9702 104 Avenue, Grande Cache, Alberta, to Greenview’s Additional Named Insured List, under Greenview’s insurance policy.
 
Town of Fox Creek Greenview Multiplex – Donation Request 
As per the three-way partnership with the Town of Fox Creek, The Fox Creek Oil and Gas Association and the MD of Greenview, Council approved to provide up to $197,000 (1/3 of the total cost of $588,948), for the 500KW emergency backup generator to be installed within the Fox Creek Greenview Multiplex, with funds to come from the Community Services Miscellaneous Grants.   However, this price did not include a contingency fund which is considered approximately $100,000.00, and therefore Council approved to provide $34,000 towards the contingency fund for the Fox Creek Greenview Multiplex emergency backup generator, with funds to come from the Community Services Miscellaneous Grants.  Council authorized the final construction payment in the amount of $4,750,000 to the Town of Fox Creek for the Fox Creek Greenview Multiplex, with funds to come from the Community Service Department Budget.  Council accepted the $248,129.52 credit from the Town of Fox Creek for the Fox Creek Greenview Multiplex.  
 
Greenview Regional Multiplex
Council directed Administration to prepare to assume operations of the Greenview Regional Multiplex, effective January 1st, 2020.
 
Peace Firefighters Hockey Tournament – Sponsorship Request 
Council to provide 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 Community Services Miscellaneous Grant.
 
Review of Development Permit Application Fee for Prairie Lights Power Project 
Council directed Administration to advise Prairie Lights Power GP Inc. that development permit application fees for their proposed development are to be paid in accordance with the Schedule of Fees Bylaw 19-816, in the amount of $75,000.
 
Grande Spirit Foundation – Agreement 
Council authorized Administration to enter into an agreement with Grande Spirit Foundation for the development of infrastructure services on NW-12-72-1-W6M to establish seniors housing in the hamlet of DeBolt.
 
Heart River Housing Reserve 
Council authorized the transfer of $2,000,000 to a Heart River Housing Reserve Fund for the future Fox Creek Heart River Housing project with funds to come from the 2019 Operational Budget.
 
Nose Creek Community Engagement Report 
Council accepted the Nose Creek Community Engagement Report for information, as presented.
 
Hosting Hospitality Suite Growing the North Conference
That Council co-host a hospitality suite at the 2020 Growing the North Conference with the Saddle Hills, Birch Hills and County of Grande Prairie.
 
Upcoming Events and Meetings
• Committee of the Whole: October 21, 2019, in Valleyview
• Organizational Meeting: October 28 at 9:00 am and Regular Council Meeting to follow 1:00 pm
• Agricultural Services Board (ASB): October 30, 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 am.
ASB and FCSS meetings begin at 9:30 am FCSS meetings take place at the Green View Community Resource Centre. 
 
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