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April 19, 2023
Council Highlights – April 11, 2023
Greenview Supports Community Responders Against Student Harm (CRASH) Committee
Greenview Council directed Administration to provide a sponsorship of $5,000.00 to assist in covering the costs of a guest speaker to speak at an education program for students in grades 9 to 12 at the Grande Cache Community High School. The CRASH Committee is a new community committee based in Grande Cache that consists of local First Responders, which includes RCMP, EMS, Grande Cache Fire-rescue, Greenview Enforcement Services, Victim Services and the Grande Cache Community High School.
Odyssey House GrandeCon 2023 Gets Greenview Support
Council approved a sponsorship in the amount of $5,000.00 for the 2023 “GrandeCon” event July 14-16, 2023, in Grande Prairie, AB. The Second Annual “GrandeCon” event is a comic book showcase that aims to fund Odyssey House.
Greenview Council Sponsors Grande Cache Memorial Icebreaker Tournament
Greenview Council approved a sponsorship of $7,540.00 to help cover the recreation centre rental fees for the annual tournament set to run April 14-16, 2023. Originating back in 1998, a committee of volunteers formed to keep this year-end wrap-up tournament an annual event with proceeds going back into the community and surrounding indigenous communities.
Valleyview Regional Emergency Services Complex Lease Extension Approved
Despite best efforts and an ambitious construction schedule, the construction of the new EMS facility in Valleyview will be ready for occupancy in late fall. The original lease had previously been extended by six months, which will expire at the end of June 2023. In the best interests of providing the same level of EMS/Ambulance service to our community and surrounding areas, Greenview Council approved the extension of the lease to October 31, 2023.
Health Professional Retention and Attraction Committee
With recent information showing that the Valleyview area will go from 5 to 3 doctors in the near future, the Town of Valleyview is proposing to establish a Health Professional Retention and Attraction Committee. This committee is health professional-focused, not a healthcare service focused on a community-based approach to attraction and retention to fill vacant positions. Greenview Council appointed Councillor Dale Smith & Councillor Jennifer Scott to sit on this committee.
Greenview Proclaims May 8-12, 2023, as Economic Development Week
Economic Development Week runs from May 8-12, 2023, and recognizes economic development organizations and professionals who work in their communities. It promotes and raises awareness for local job creation programs, advances career development opportunities, and improves communities’ quality of life everywhere. Greenview’s Economic Development department will provide residents with information and resources this week. Stay tuned for more information to come.
Athabasca Stockpiling Tender Awarded
Council awarded the Athabasca Stockpiling Tender to A.B. Hollingworth and Son Construction Ltd, in the amount of $1,228,700.00 plus GST, with funds to come from Operations’ 2023 Road Maintenance Budget. The RFP was posted to the Alberta Purchasing Connection on February 10, 2023, and closed on March 10, 2023. Administration received and evaluated nine tenders, two of which were disqualified for missing/illegible documents. Seven remaining proposals meeting mandatory requirements ranged from $1,228,700.00 to $1,707,000.00.
Westview Gravel Crushing Tender Cancelled
During the March 14, 2023, Regular Council meeting, Administration brought forward the Westview Gravel Pit Crushing Tender results, which were over budget. Council directed Administration to re-tender this project with a new scope in hopes of acquiring bid pricing to fit within the 2023 allocated budget.
Upcoming Events and Meetings
- April 18, 2023 – Committee of the Whole Meeting, Grande Cache Public Service Building
- April 25, 2023 – Regular Council Meeting, Valleyview Council Chambers
- April 26, 2023 – Agricultural Services Board Meeting, Valleyview Council Chambers
- May 9, 2023 – Regular Council Meeting, Valleyview Council Chambers
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