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Greenview Adopts Bylaw 21-867 Greenview Industrial Gateway Area Structure Plan
On November 23, 2020, a name change from Tri-Municipal Industrial Partnership Area Structure Plan to Greenview Industrial Gateway (GIG) Area Structure Plan was proposed by way of Bylaw 21-867. The Greenview Industrial Gateway (GIG) will better represent a direct connotation between the MD of Greenview, the picturesque landscapes, and the “Gateway” to the Montney. This further incorporates the linking of infrastructure, including the CANAMEX Corridor, CN Rail to the West Coast, and pipeline corridor in the area to future LNG Canada development.
Lease Agreements with Alberta Parks for Two Recreation Areas Authorized by Council
Administration presented information regarding the ‘Optimizing Alberta Parks’ document at both the September and November Committee of the Whole Meetings in 2020. This document outlined the proposed removal of recreation sites from the Alberta Parks system and identified that the Province would be looking for partners to continue operating the sites. Following the presentations to the Committee of the Whole, Administration sought out drafted leases for Sheep Creek Provincial Recreation Area and Smoky River South Recreation Area from Alberta Parks. Council authorized Administration to enter into lease agreements for both sites.
Greenview to Enter into Agreement with the Province for Recreation Partnership Grant Funding
In the late fall of 2020, Administration was approached by Alberta Environment and Parks to co-chair a proposed working group in Grande Cache that was to be focused on trail use and outdoor recreation opportunities on vacant crown land. Council authorized Administration to enter into an agreement with the Province of Alberta to receive grant funding in the amount of $300,000.00 to be allocated for the improvement of recreational trails in the Grande Cache area.
Teen Challenge Snow Rush Virtual Event Sponsorship Request Gets the Greenlight
Teen Challenge Canada operates a 12-month in-residence alcohol and drug addiction rehabilitation programs for men and women ages 18 and over in centres in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Atlantic Canada, with the centre for Alberta currently located in Calgary. Council moved to provide a sponsorship in the amount of $750.00 to the 2021 Teen Challenge Snow Rush Event, with funds to come from the Community Services Miscellaneous Grant Budget.
Greenview Gets Access to Art Collection of the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie
Greenview is a significant funder of the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, donating $35,000.00 in 2021. The Art Gallery would like to recognize Greenview and has provided the opportunity to select an art piece from a Greenview artist or a work of a Greenview location and to select the display location for the art piece on loan from the Gallery. The Art Gallery would also like to gift Greenview with a framed image from the COVID Commemorative Art Series by local artist Chris Beauchamp. Council moved to direct Administration to select the art pieces and arrange a presentation to Council.
Construction Project for Range Road 260 Awarded
Council moved to award the construction project on Range Road 260 (Swan Lake Road) to Wild West Dirtworks Ltd. for $1,091,418.20 with funds to come from the 2021 Roads Capital Budget.
Upcoming Events and Meetings
- March 9, 2021 – Regular Council Meeting, Valleyview Council Chambers
- March 23, 2021 – Regular Council Meeting, Valleyview Council Chambers
- March 24, 2021 – Agricultural Services Board Meeting, Valleyview Council Chambers
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