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February 22, 2023
Council Highlights – February 14, 2023
Bylaw 22-889 Tax Payment Plan to be Updated
Current delays in processing land titles for property ownership changes has presented challenges for new property owners to enroll in Greenview’s Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP). Council has directed Administration to complete changes to the Bylaw to allow for new property owners to apply for the TIPP program throughout the year.
Mountain Metis Nation Association Grant Approved
Greenview Council approved an operating grant in the amount of $50,000 to the Mountain Metis Nation Association for the Youth Connections and Youth Summer Camp Programs, with funds to come from the Community Services Grants and Sponsorships budget.
Greenview to Support Fishing Education Program at the Peace Wapiti Academy
Council directed Administration to support the Peace Wapiti Academy Fishing Program in the amount of $1500.00 with funds to come from 2023 Community Services Grants and Sponsorships budget. The Peace Wapiti Academy will purchase a class set of fishing rods to provide students with hands-on experience local fishing spots, including the Grovedale Fish Pond.
Heart River Housing Seniors Housing Project in Falher Gets Greenview Support
Heart River Housing presented at Committee of the Whole on December 20, 2022. At that time, they presented the plans for construction in 2023 to address seniors housing in Falher. Greenview is assisting HRH with securing a loan up to 10 million.
Councillor Appointed to the Grande Cache Medical Clinic Corporation Board
The Grande Cache Medical Clinic Corporation is a non-profit organization run by volunteers with the goal of setting up a sustainable medical clinic for Grande Cache and area residents. Council appointed Councillor Duane Didow to the Grande Cache Medical Clinic Corporation Board for a 2-year term ending at the 2024 Annual Organizational Meeting.
Greenview Opposition to Federal Bill C-21
Council accepted a report outlining options to show their opposition to the federal Bill C-21 Firearms Act and directed Administration to proceed with a letter to Alberta’s Chief Firearms Officer, Teri Bryant, expressing Council’s displeasure with Bill C-21 and offering Greenview’s support in ensuring Albertan firearm independence. They further directed Administration to write to the three Members of Parliament that represent portions of Greenview, Gerald Soroka, Arnold Viersen and Chris Warkentin to express Council’s opposition to Bill C-21.
Upcoming Events and Meetings
- February 28, 2023 – Regular Council Meeting, Valleyview Council Chambers
- March 1, 2023 – Agricultural Services Board Meeting, Valleyview Council Chambers
- March 14, 2023 – Regular Council Meeting, Valleyview Council Chambers
- March 28, 2023 – Regular Council Meeting, Valleyview Council Chambers
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