Council Highlights – January 25, 2022

Valleyview, Alberta

Greenview to Enter into Agreement with West Yellowhead Regional Waste Management Authority
In 2019 it was determined that the Grande Cache Landfill was nearing its capacity, and due to land restraints, Administration has been exploring the conversion of the landfill into a transfer station, but in doing so, Greenview would be required to truck waste to a nearby landfill. Multiple alternatives have been looked at, and this option has been deemed the most cost-effective. The draft waste study also supported this option and determined that West Yellowhead Regional Landfill in Hinton would be the closest and most economically feasible. Council directed Administration to enter into an agreement with the West Yellowhead Regional Waste Management Authority to facilitate the diversion of solid waste from the Hamlet of Grande Cache with a capital investment of $270,000.00, funds to come from the 2022 Capital Budget.

Sale of Surplus Fire Truck to Help Rebuild Fire Brigade for Foothills Forest Products
Greenview Fire-Rescue Services has a surplus Fire Truck that has been identified for disbursement. Unit F9 is a 1997 GMC Pumper that has not been in service for five years. An expression of interest letter was received from the Foothills Forest Products regarding Unit F9, as Foothills is currently rebuilding their fire brigade and they don’t have a functional fire truck. This fire truck would be an essential resource for their newly formed fire brigade and could also serve as a mutual aid resource for Grande Cache Station #33. Council authorized Administration to sell surplus Fire Truck F9 to Foothills Forest Products, located in the Grande Cache area, for the appraised value.

Greenview Appoints Members to the Intermunicipal Weed and Pest Appeal Board
Greenview is a member of the Intermunicipal Weed and Pest Appeal Board, whose primary function is to allow for prompt, impartial appeal hearings to producers wishing to appeal a weed or pest notice. The board consists of municipal partners that include Greenview, Big Lakes County, County of Northern Lights, and Northern Sunrise County. Each respective municipality would put forth candidates appointed annually to be on the appeal board. In order to be compliant with the related legislation, all members of the Intermunicipal Appeal Board must be appointed by each of the participating municipalities. Council appointed the following individuals as members for the 2022 calendar year:

  • Richard Brochu
  • Shelley Morrison
  • Mark Pellerin
  • Larry Smith
  • Warren Wohlgemuth
  • Doug Meneice
  • Duane Nichols
  • George Blackhurst
  • Brianne Brault
  • Terry Ungarian,
  • Linda Halabisky
  • Kayln Schug
  • Gary These
  • Brenda Yasinski
  • Brent Reese
  • Gloria Dechant

Alberta North Sport Conference Gets Greenview Support
The Grande Prairie Regional Sport Connection is a non-profit organization representing and serving the Grande Prairie and Area sport community and hosts signature events including the Northwest Alberta Sport Excellence Awards, Try It Day and the Alberta North Sport Conference. The Grande Prairie Regional Sport Connection is hosting The Alberta North Sport Conference on March 18-19, 2022, in Clarkson Hall at Evergreen Park. This conference will be bringing together a team of professionals offering interactive sessions addressing the theme of ‘Building Healthy Communities Through Sport.’ This conference will help volunteers, coaches, parents, and teachers better support athletes and create a safe, healthy, and fun sporting environment in our region. Council approved a sponsorship in the amount of $1,200.00 to the Grande Prairie Regional Sport Connection to host this valuable event, with funds to come from the 2022 Community Services Miscellaneous Grants Budget.


Upcoming Events and Meetings

  • February 8, 2022 – Regular Council Meeting, Valleyview Council Chambers
  • February 15, 2022 – Committee of the Whole, Grovedale Public Service Building
  • February 21, 2022 – Family Day Statutory Holiday, All Administration Offices Closed
  • February 22, 2022 – Regular Council Meeting, Valleyview Council Chambers
  • February 23, 2022 – Agricultural Services Board Meeting, Valleyview Council Chambers

Media inquiries may be directed to:
Stacey Sevilla
Manager, Communications and Marketing
Direct: 780.524.7625


To download a copy of the Council highlights please click here: Council Highlights – January 25, 2022