September 1, 2023

Council Highlights – August 22, 2023

Valleyview, Alberta

Grande Cache Commercial and Industrial Preliminary Lands Assessment Report
In 2022, Council directed Administration to investigate commercial land opportunities in Grande Cache for economic development. A preliminary outlook of the commercial and industrial lands within the Hamlet of Grande Cache was done and identified commercial and industrial parcels that are vacant or occupied, MD-owned or privately owned, and developed or undeveloped. The assessment also identified commercial and industrial lands with reasonable access to services within Grande Cache that can be further developed for commercial or industrial development. Council accepted the report and directed Administration to initiate the process to purchase land from the Province of Alberta, shown as Roll Number 7200 in the Hamlet of Grande Cache east of Memorial Drive.

New Fish Creek Community Hall Capital Grant Approved
The New Fish Creek Community Hall is utilized by the community throughout the year for various events including an annual yard sale, weddings, reunions, local 4-H etc., and the outdoor arena at the New Fish Creek Hall is also used significantly throughout the winter months. The New Fish Creek Community Hall roof is in dire need of repair and has been discussed at board meetings attended by Administration over the last year. Council approved a capital grant up to $175,000.00 to the New Fish Creek Association for a new roof for the New Fish Creek Community Hall, with funds to come from the Community Grants & Sponsorships budget.

Greenview Supports STARS Foundation Fundraiser Event in October
STARS is hosting the first inaugural “Rescue in the North” event in Grande Prairie on October 4th. The area’s Industry leaders will collectively come together to raise funding and will participate in a well-site mission simulation alongside STARS Pilots and the Air Medical Crew. This year, a local Valleyview representative from Caron Measurement and Controls will be a participant in the rescue event. Allen Caron will be one of the six (6) participants to be flown out to a secret location to compete in a variety of medical and aviation challenges, all while raising funds to support STARS operations. Council moved to approve a sponsorship of $1,200.00 for six (6) tickets for the STARS Foundation’s Night with the STARS Gala on October 4, 2023, in Grande Prairie, Alberta, with funds to come from the Community Services Grants & Sponsorships budget.

Grande Cache ATCO Franchise Fee to Remain at Zero Percent for 2023
Section 45 of the Municipal Government Act allows municipalities to enter into agreements with utility providers to provide a service to all or a part of the municipality. In 2021, the Hamlet of Grande Cache franchise fee was set to 0%, which is in line with the other Hamlets within Greenview and rural areas. Prior to 2021, the fee remained unchanged at 5.5%. Council voted unanimously to have the franchise fee for the Hamlet of Grande Cache ATCO Electric Ltd. remain at 0% for 2023.

Greenview to Proclaim the Week of September 18-24, 2023, as Rail Safety Week
Administration received correspondence from Canadian National Railway (CN) requesting Greenview Council proclaim September 18-24, 2023, as Rail Safety Week in the Municipal District of Greenview, as this initiative aligns with the National Rail Safety Week across Canada. Council approved Greenview to proclaim the week of September 18-24, 2023, as Rail Safety Week.


  Upcoming Events and Meetings

  • September 4, 2023 – Labour Day Statutory Holiday, All Administration Offices Closed
  • September 7, 2023 – Annual Greenview Charity Clay Shoot, Shot Shell Sporting Clays, Valleyview, AB
  • September 7, 2023 – Regular Council Meeting, Valleyview Council Chambers
  • September 19, 2023 – Committee of the Whole Meeting, Grande Cache Public Service Building

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Stacey Sevilla | Manager, Communications & Marketing | Direct: 780-524-7625

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