Council Meeting Highlights – March 9, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Council Highlights – March 9, 2020

Ward Boundary Deliberations come to a close

After careful deliberation and discussion on the potential changes to electoral boundaries following the amalgamation of Grande Cache into the MD of Greenview, Council has reached a decision. A draft bylaw will come forward to Council followed by a public hearing for Greenview to move to an 11 member council in the upcoming 2021 elections, with a second elected official being added in Ward 8 (Grovedale). All remaining wards will remain as is.

Public Hearing – Bylaw 20-837

Council approved the second and third reading of Bylaw No. 20-837, which will allow rezoning of a 2.28-acre lot within the hamlet of DeBolt from Agricultural One District (A-1) to Institutional District (INS). This change will allow for the acquisition of a development permit by proponents for the Grande Spirit Senior Housing project for Supportive Living Accommodations.

Farmland Access Road Build

Council voted unanimously to build approximately 1.6 km of new road to allow access to two-quarters of farmland east of range road 242 that currently has none. This project will be completed as part of the 2020 Capital Block Funding Program as scheduling permits.

Greenview Builds Inter-municipal Relationships

Greenview Council approved an inter-municipal collaboration framework with Birch Hills County establishing a framework for future collaboration and outlining shared services.

Greenview Supports Neighbouring Municipality Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Big Lakes County will once again host its Annual Charity Golf Tournament in 2020. This 7th Annual event will be held on Thursday, August 6, at the High Prairie Golf and Country Club. Council has generously agreed to a bronze sponsorship of

$1000.00 with funds to come from the Community Services Miscellaneous Grants.

Council gives a leg up to Alberta Junior High School Rodeo Association

Council approved a single event sponsorship of $500 to the Alberta Junior High School Rodeo Association. AJHSRA facilitates family bonding and emphasizes the importance of education and school work – values that align with those of Council. We wish the best of luck to all participants in the District 3 rodeos this season!

Greenlight for PARTY Program

Council believes in the importance of educational opportunities such as the PARTY program and unanimously voted in support of the $500 donation request to help in the hosting of this event. The “Prevent Alcohol & Risk-Related Trauma in Youth” program is being held on May 22, 2020, in Valleyview. Grade 9 students from Hillside Junior High & High School, St. Stephens, Ridgevalley and Sturgeon Lake will attend this event. The fire department will be hosting a live accident simulation in conjunction with EMS, RCMP, and ATCO. This simulation will help educate students on the dangers of drinking, smoking cannabis, or texting while driving. Hats off to the Peace Officer from the Town of Valleyview for doing the work in bringing this workshop to local students.

Upcoming Events and Meetings

  • Greenview Council Regular Meeting – March 23, MD of Greenview Administration Building, Valleyview
  • Agricultural Services Board – March 25, at the MD of Greenview Administration Building, Valleyview

 

Media inquiries may be directed to:

Stacey Sevilla, Manager, Communications and Marketing

Stacey.Sevilla@mdgreenview.ab.ca or 780-524-7625