Council Highlights – July 27, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Council Highlights – July 27, 2020

Public Hearing Held for Partial Road Allowance Closure Requests

Bylaw 20-848 – Greenview received a road closure request from Arne and Merle Johnson on February 20, 2020, to close Road Plan 2761 PX, being an area consisting of approximately 2.59 acres. The area will subsequently be consolidated with the existing title to their agricultural quarter. No opposition was heard, and Council approved the request.

Greenview Council Approves New Policies

Council moved to approve Policy 2011 Respect in the Workplace and Policy 2012 Violence Prevention. These policies, which apply to employees, contractors, and members of Council, aim to prevent and manage inappropriate workplace behaviours and outline complaint processes. They also govern reporting, investigations of complaints or instances of discrimination, and violence or harassment in the workplace.

Greenview to Continue Membership with Peace Regional Economic Development Alliance

Greenview has been a long-standing member within the Peace Region Economic Development Alliance

(PREDA), along with regional municipalities from Northwest Alberta. A resolution passed at the 2020 PREDA AGM to increase Municipal membership fees by $0.25 per Capita will help to offset the higher cost of annual operations of the alliance. Council moved to continue membership with funds to offset the increase in fees to come from the Economic Development Budget.

Narrows Subdivision Infrastructure Improvements Discussed

Residents of the Narrows have engaged their local Councillor and Administration in recent years to express their desire for upgraded municipal infrastructure as well as concerns with parking congestion and drainage issues. As a result, Administration conducted multiple reviews and actioned various items in an attempt to address the concerns. A large no parking sign was placed at the entrance of the subdivision along with 40-55 no parking signs, and the Community Peace Officer has been conducting regular patrols in the area with enforcement action taken when necessary. The Recreation department reviewed potential infrastructure projects such as a parking lot, playground and walking trails to the lake.  A plan to address infrastructure concerns has been developed, to include ditching and culvert replacement/installations as needed. However, when working on flooding issues within this subdivision, options to remedy problems can be restricted. A Community Hall meeting planned for early 2020 was postponed due to COVID-19. This meeting is set to be rescheduled in the early fall of 2020 if COVID-19 conditions permit. 

Council Recommends Seniors Housing Requisition Resolution Review for RMA Zone 4 District Meeting

After careful review of the current Housing Act, Council recommended that the Seniors Housing Requisition Resolution be brought forward to the next RMA Zone 4 District meeting for approval to propose that the Government of Alberta review the Act to provide greater clarity in the requisition powers of Housing Management Bodies and in the responsibilities of municipalities.

Grande Cache Institute Pedestrian Path Plan Reviewed

Council directed Administration to respond to her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada (as represented by Prairies Regional Deputy Commissioner, Correctional Service Canada), indicating Greenview’s willingness to enter into an agreement, in principle, for the Grande Cache Institute Pedestrian Path Plan.

Upcoming Events and Meetings

  • August 7 & 8, 2020 – Drive-in Screening Canadian Premiere of Movie “Silo”: Grain Entrapment Safety Awareness
  • August 9, 2020 – Grain Entrapment Rescue Training Simulation – Public Event: DeBolt Public Service Building
  • August 24, 2020 – Council Meeting
  • August 26, 2020 – Agricultural Services Board
  • September 10, 2020 – Greenview 2020 Sporting Clay Shoot Stakeholder Event

Media inquiries may be directed to:
Stacey Sevilla, Manager, Communications and Marketing
Stacey.Sevilla@mdgreenview.ab.ca  or 780-524-7625