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Council Highlights – June 22, 2020
Public Hearing Set for Partial Road Allowance Closure Request
Council gave first reading to Bylaw 20-848 to close 1.05 hectares ± within Road Plan 2761 PX lying west of NW-9-69-21-W5 and directed Administration to schedule a Public Hearing on of July 27, 2020, to allow the public to comment in accordance with legislative requirements. Details will be shared closer to that date.
Greenview Greenlights the Purchase of Plow Trucks
Administration has requested quotes through RMA for two new plow trucks. Both are equipped with the same equipment and rigging as prior units, with Neway suspension. These new units will be direct replacements for existing units. Council moved to award the 2020 plow trucks purchase to Viking Cives Ltd. utilizing RMA Sourcewell Capital Purchasing Program with an upset limit of $631,800, with funds to come from Operations 2020 Capital Budget.
Council Considers Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Advisory Committee Seat
In the fall of 2019 Administration began researching Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure within Greenview. Since then, a relationship has developed with the Community Energy Association (CEA) through Energy Futures workshops. Greenview Economic Development staff attended Energy Futures hosted events seeking research for a potential Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure initiative for Northwestern Alberta that parallels the “Peaks to Prairies” Electric Vehicle Charging project in Southern Alberta.
Council moved to approve Administration to assist in the development of the Advisory Committee for the Northwestern Alberta Electric Vehicle Charging Station Project, and occupy a seat on the committee once it is active. Greenview also approved $10,000 to go to the advisory committee to conduct further studies with funds to come from the Economic Development budget.
Shuttler Flats Provincial Area to be Operated by Greenview
As per Motion 19.05.359, Administration has obtained a lease through Alberta Parks for Shuttler Flats Provincial Recreation Area (PRA). This site, located approximately 45 minutes Southwest of Grovedale, has traditionally been operated as a reservation-only, group-use campsite. Due to the current infrastructure and stakeholder feedback, Administration recommends that the site continue to be operated as a group use site, and Council voted to direct Administration to maintain the operation of Shuttler Flats Provinicial Recreation Area as such.
Greenview Awards 2020 Scholarships
The College, Trades and Apprenticeships College Program Scholarship Policy was created in February of 2020. Administration reviewed the applications to determine the student’s financial need, community involvement, work experience or other work placement program, apprenticeship program, GPA or course average, residency and applicable application status from the previous year. Students from within Greenview were evaluated and financial need was based on student loans and whether the student was self-financing.
Greenview awarded 5 Trades and Apprenticeships Program Scholarships for a total of $7,500 and ten University 4 Year College Scholarships for a total of $25,000 with funds to come from the Community Services Budget. The Scholarship recipients list will be posted to the Greenview website.
Public Sale of Lands
Council moved to set the reserve bid terms and conditions that apply to the public sale of land for 10 parcels as per the tax recovery process in accordance with Section 418, 419 and 428(1) of Municipal Government Act. Land parcels up for bid will be advertised on the Greenview website.
2020 Greenview Sporting Clay Shoot
Council moved to proceed with the 2020 Greenview Sporting Clay Shoot on Thursday, September 10, 2020, at Shot Shell Sporting Clays as a stakeholder event and set the registration fee as $80 per person.
Grant Awarded to Town of Valleyview for Canada Day 2020
Council moved to grant $1,000 to the Town of Valleyview for their 2020 Canada Day Fireworks display, with funds to come from the Community Service Miscellaneous Grants.
Upcoming Events and Meetings
- July 1, 2020 – Canada Day
- July 13, 2020 – Council Meeting
- July 20, 2020 – Committee of the Whole – Grande Cache
- July 29, 2020 – Agricultural Services Board
Media inquiries may be directed to:
Stacey Sevilla, Manager, Communications and Marketing
Stacey.Sevilla@mdgreenview.ab.ca or 780-524-7625