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Council Highlights – July 12, 2022
Greenview College, Trades, and Apprenticeship Scholarships Awarded for 2022
The College, Trades, and Apprenticeship College Program and four (4) year University Program Scholarships provide an opportunity for students enrolled in secondary studies to apply for a scholarship. Council awarded six Trades and Apprenticeships Program Scholarships for a total of $9,000 and ten University four (4) year College Scholarships for a total of $25,000 with funds to come from the Community Services Budget. The Scholarship recipients list will be posted on the Greenview website.
Letter of Support Approved for Grande Spirit Foundation Seniors Needs Assessment
The Grande Spirit Foundation Board of Directors has discussed local and regional needs assessments for affordable housing development of elder, community, and seniors housing. They have agreed that working together as a collective and unified board is important to the success of the region and have requested that each municipality provide a letter of support that speaks with one voice to the Province for regional needs. Council moved to direct Administration to provide a letter of support to Grande Spirit Foundation for conducting a regional needs assessment survey.
Greenview to Support the County of Grande Prairie for Highway 40X Development
The proposed Highway 40X expansion between Highway 43, west of Grande Prairie to Highway 40, south of Grande Prairie will be a key piece of road infrastructure allowing heavy truck traffic more efficient access to the industrial regions of Greenview, south of the Wapiti River. The County of Grande Prairie has requested a letter of support as they continue to work diligently to ensure this key infrastructure project advances through Alberta Transportation and the Provincial government. Council moved to direct Administration to provide a letter of support for this development.
DeBolt and District Agricultural Society Grant Request Approved
Greenview Council moved to approve a grant of up to $22,000 to the DeBolt & District Agricultural Society for the municipal water connection fee and installation of water to the property line at the DeBolt Sports Field for the DeBolt outdoor skating rink, with funds to come from the Community Services Miscellaneous Grant Budget.
Greenview in Agreement with Grande Spirit Foundation to Provide Grant for DeBolt Senior Housing Project
At the June 14, 2022, Council meeting, Administration was directed to work in conjunction with Grande Spirit Foundation to bring back the costs of finalizing the DeBolt Senior Housing Project. Council authorized Administration to enter into an agreement with Grande Spirit Foundation to provide a grant to a maximum of $930,000.00 for two additional senior housing units adjacent to the new senior housing development near DeBolt, with funds to come from the Community Services budget.
Land Sale Agreement Approved for Mountain Metis Nation for Cultural Centre
After discussions with Council and working with Mountain Metis Nation Association (MMNA) on their vision to build a cultural centre, Administration reviewed land zoning and underground utilities and endorses the parcel located at Block 9722089, Lot 34, Plan 14, within the Hamlet of Grande Cache as being the most favourable location for the future development of a Mountain Metis Cultural Centre. Council moved to enter into an agreement for the sale and further directed Administration to tender the proposed reconstruction of a section of roadway including underground utilities from 94 Avenue and 97 Street intersection, east to Memorial drive.
Forestry Trunk Road Phase 6 Engineering Awarded
Council approved $733,000.00 for the Forestry Trunk Road Phase 6 Project in the 2022 Capital Budget deliberations. Phase 6 is between KM 139 to KM 142.5 for re-alignment and construction of the commercial/industrial roadway. Council moved to Council award Forestry Trunk Road Phase 6 Engineering to Beairsto & Associates in the amount of $194,091.49 with funds to come from the 2022 Capital Budget, Project RD22001.
Grande Cache Phase Six Walkways and Approaches Contract Awarded
Council approved the Grande Cache Phase 6 Sidewalks and Approaches in the 2022 Capital Budget for $845,000. Phase 6 is the last subdivision located at the end of Hoppe on the west side of the road that requires an upgrade of the walkways and approaches that are within the road right-of-way. Council awarded Phase 6, Grande Cache Walkways and Approaches to Knelsen Sand & Gravel Ltd. for the sum of $930,205.27, with funds to come from the 2022 Capital Budget, Project PV22004.
Upcoming Events and Meetings
- July 19, 2022 – Committee of the Whole, Grande Cache Public Service Building
- July 19, 2022 – Town Hall: Proposed Legislation in Grande Cache to Restrict the Use of Firearms, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Eagle’s Nest Hall
- July 19, 2022 – Ratepayers BBQ, Grande Cache Recreation Centre from 5 pm – 7 pm
- July 26, 2022 – Regular Council Meeting, Valleyview Council Chambers
- July 27, 2022 – Agricultural Services Board Meeting, Valleyview Council Chambers
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