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June 22, 2023
Council Highlights – June 13, 2023
Greenview Supports Town of Valleyview Fireworks on Canada Day
The Town of Valleyview has submitted a sponsorship request to Greenview, seeking a sponsorship to support the expenses associated with the Canada Day fireworks display. This annual display is widely attended by Greenview residents in the Valleyview area. Council approved sponsorship in the amount of $1,500.00 to the Town of Valleyview for the Canada Day Fireworks Display, to be held July 1, 2023, in Valleyview, Alberta, with funds to come from the Community Services Grants and Sponsorships Budget.
Teepee Creek Stampede Sponsorship Gets Greenview Support
The 2023 Teepee Creek Stampede is scheduled for July 13 to July 16, 2023, and consists of various rodeo events, including chuckwagon races and musical entertainment. Council approve sponsorship in the amount of $2,500.00 to the Teepee Creek Stampede Association for the 2023 Teepee Creek Stampede event, July 13 to July 16, 2023, with funds to come from the Community Services Grants & Sponsorships budget.
Firefighters to be Honoured with Recognition
The recent wildfires in Greenview have been devastating, causing extensive damage and stressful times for our communities. In this time of crisis, we were fortunate to witness the incredible bravery, dedication, and selflessness displayed by our own fire crews of GFRS Station 31, 32 and 33, our regional crews of Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation, Town of Valleyview, Town of Fox Creek and firefighters from across the globe who stepped in to assist us. Their unwavering commitment and tireless efforts deserve to be acknowledged and celebrated. Council directed Administration to proceed with the development and implementation of a digital recognition campaign and season-ending appreciation BBQ to acknowledge and honour the exceptional service of firefighters during the 2023 Greenview Wildfires with a budget of $5,000.00, with funds to come from Council’s Hospitality Budget.
DeBolt Senior Housing Project Update
The objective of the DeBolt Seniors Housing Project was to replace the two four plexes located in the Hamlet of Debolt that were closed due to slope stability issues. The project is to construct up to (8) apartments to operate under the Province of Alberta Senior Self-Contained Apartment Program. This program offers subsidized apartment-style housing designed for seniors who can remain in their homes and do not require day-to-day care. Council accepted the report for information and approved additional funding to a maximum of $179,580 to Grande Spirt Foundation to complete the Debolt Senior Housing project in 2024 with funds to come from the Unrestricted Reserve.
Westview Gravel Crushing Tender Awarded
Operations posted a request for tender on April 19, 2023, with an updated scope of work to Alberta Purchasing Connection (APC) & Buildworks, which advertised for crushing, stockpiling, and other work to be completed at the Westview Gravel Pit (SML030053) for 100,000 tonnes of gravel and closed on May 24, 2023. The material to be manufactured is 4:25 (1-inch crush), meeting Alberta Transportation’s specifications and is to be stockpiled on-site. Administration received and evaluated two tenders meeting mandatory requirements ranging from
$985,000.00 to $1,479,000.00. Council directed Administration to award a contract for crushing 100,000 tonnes of gravel at Westview Gravel Pit (SML030053) to 2128222 Alberta Ltd. o/a Paragon Custom Crushing, in the amount of $985,000.00 plus GST, with funds to come from Operations 2023 Forestry Trunk Road Maintenance Budget.
Ice Surface Tender Awarded
Council moved to award the tender for one new Ice Resurfacer to Industrial Machine Inc. in the amount of $126,595.00 plus GST, with funds to come from the 2023 Recreation Services Capital Budget, project number RE23009. The Request for Tenders was posted to the Alberta Purchasing Connection on April 13, 2023, closing on May 8, 2023. Administration received and evaluated two proposals meeting mandatory requirements, with amounts ranging from $136,397.00 to $126,595.00.
Upcoming Events and Meetings
- June 27, 2023 – Regular Council Meeting, Valleyview Council Chambers
- June 27, 2023 – Ratepayer BBQ, Valleyview
- July 3, 2023 – Administration Offices Closed in lieu of Canada Day Statutory Holiday
- July 11, 2023 – Regular Council Meeting, Valleyview Council Chambers
- July 11, 2023 – Ratepayer BBQ, DeBolt
- July 19, 2023 – Committee of the Whole – Grande Cache Public Service Building
- July 19, 2023 – Ratepayer BBQ, Grande Cache
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