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Council Highlights – January 11, 2022
Wastewater Screening Equipment Contract for Grande Cache Awarded
As part of the larger project to upgrade the Grande Cache Wastewater Treatment Facility in 2022, Council has granted Zima Corporation the equipment supply contract for wastewater screening equipment in the amount of $404 622.00 excluding GST with funds to come from the approved Capital budget.
Grant Awarded to Grande Cache Community Events Foundation
The Grande Cache Community Events Foundation is a non-profit society dedicated to providing large-scale community events in the hamlet of Grande Cache while providing youth with volunteer/employment opportunities/mentoring in the special events field and attracting tourists to the community. Council approved a sponsorship in the amount of $2,000 for the annual Winter Wonderland event to be held at Bird’s Eye Park with funds to come from the 2022 Community Services Miscellaneous Grants budget.
Water Point Proposed for Nose Creek
In September 2021 Administration contacted a representative from Nose Creek and asked if the residents would be receptive to a trickle fill water system in their area and received positive correspondence from the community. Administration presented a cost report for a combined estimated cost of $250,000. Council directed Administration to provide a preliminary design with an estimated build date set for 2023.
Council Approves Support for Evergreens Foundation Elders Lodge in Victor Lake Cooperative
Evergreens Foundation is a non-profit housing management body that strives to provide affordable housing options for seniors, individuals, and families. In partnership with Victor Lake Cooperative, Evergreens Foundation is developing a 12-unit, supportive living, SL1 – SL3, Indigenous Elders Care Facility in the Victor Lake Cooperative land adjacent to Grande Cache. The new Elders Lodge intends to address the indigenous population’s specific care and cultural requirements in the Grande Cache area. Lack of supportive living options in the area leaves indigenous Elders with limited choices. Often Elders have to relocate outside of the community they have resided in for decades, away from friends and family, or choose to remain at home without access to required supports. Council recognizes this need and directed Administration to negotiate a funding agreement with Evergreen Foundation for an Elders Lodge at the Victor Lake Cooperative by the January 25, 2022, Council Meeting.
Greenview Approves Land Purchase for Greenview Industrial Gateway
The Province of Alberta has conducted an appraisal of the lands required for the Greenview Industrial Gateway project. Greenview will be required to purchase the land at the established valuation per acre. Council moved to approve the land purchase of 1943.28 acres, all located within Township 67, Range 5, W6M for the Greenview Industrial Gateway project as per the appraised assessment value per acre established by the Government of Alberta, with an upset limit of $3,000,000.00, with funds to come from the Economic Development Reserve.
Canadian Hydrogen Convention Sponsorship Approved to Promote Greenview Industrial Gateway
Canada is playing a critical role in developing the global hydrogen economy with innovators in production processes and pioneers in fuel cell technology. An inaugural Canadian Hydrogen Convention is scheduled to demonstrate Canada’s leadership in hydrogen, April 26 – 28th, 2022, in Edmonton, with approximately 500 delegates expected to be in attendance. As the largest event in Canada showcasing hydrogen as a key enabler to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, the Canadian Hydrogen Convention will position Canada as a global hydrogen superpower. Council moved to approve a sponsorship for the event in the amount of $22,374.00 plus GST for the Canadian Hydrogen Convention, with funds to come from the Greenview Industrial Gateway budget.
Upcoming Events and Meetings
- January 18, 2022 – Committee of the Whole Meeting, DeBolt Public Service Building
- January 25, 2022 – Regular Council Meeting, Valleyview Council Chambers
- January 26, 2022 – Agricultural Services Board Meeting, Valleyview Council Chambers
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