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June 16, 2022
Council Highlights – June 14, 2022
Greenview Awards Crack Sealing, Spray Patch, and Line Painting Contract for 2022
Line painting in the Hamlet of Grande Cache is completed through the Operations Department annually and includes crosswalks, stop lines, parking lines and bullnoses and curbs and the parking lot lines at the Tourism Centre, Central Park and the Recreational Centre. In the past, overlays and chip seals were completed on some of the roads through the capital budget when deemed necessary. Although this has been working, it is not an effective maintenance practice for yearly crack sealing. Every year cracks get larger and are unable to be successfully filled by crack sealing. Therefore, Administration felt it was warranted to include spray patching to maintain our infrastructure feasibly within operational means. Council moved to award the 2022 Crack Sealing, Spray Patch and Line Painting Project to AAA Striping & Seal Coating Service with funds to come from the 2022 Operational Budget in the amount of $931,666.95.
2022 Bridge Maintenance Contract Awarded
A contract is required to maintain four bridge files brought forward through the Bridge Maintenance Inspection program as per Alberta Transportation requirements. Annual maintenance extends the lifespan of these structures. These maintenance items include breastwall repairs, partial depth repairs, headslope repairs, grout replacement, heavy rip rap, and replacement of piles. The bridges that are included in this maintenance are listed below:
- BF74383 – NW 31-72-21 W5M located on Range Road 220 over the Clouston Creek
- BF74433 – NW 3-71-26 W5M located on Range Road 263 over Cornwall Creek
- BF75041 – NE 21-67-22 W5M located on Township Road 673A over Asplund Creek
- BF76752 – SW 7-69-8 W6M located on Range Road 90 over the Tributary to Iroquois Creek
Council moved to award the 2022 Bridge Maintenance Contract to Bridgemen Services for $368,000.00 excluding GST to come from the 2022 Bridges Professional Services Operational Budget.
Grande Cache Institution Pedestrian Pathway Project to Move Forward
Greenview Administration has finalized an agreement with Correctional Services Canada representatives and will proceed with constructing a Grande Cache Institution Pedestrian Path in the 2022 construction season. The Grande Cache Pathway project is a project that is managed by Greenview but will be fully funded by Correctional Services Canada, an agency of the Federal Government. The project will consist of a 2m (6.5feet) asphalt walking path that will start from Berge Drive along Hoppe Avenue to the Correctional Centre. Council awarded the Grande Cache Pathway Project to Knelsen Sand & Gravel Ltd. with funds to come from the 2022 Operational Capital Budget.
Grovedale Township Road 701A Overlay Project Awarded
Township Road 701A is located north of Grovedale, west of Highway 666. This project is approximately eight km of overlay and was approved at $3,200,000.00 in the 2022 capital budget. Council moved to award the Township Road 701A Overlay Project to Knelsen Sand and Gravel for $2,246,276.28 plus GST with funds to come from the 2022 capital budget PV22002.
Councillors Ratzlaff and Berry Appointed to the Fox Creek Greenview Joint Economic Development Board
The Town of Fox Creek provided a letter on May 13, 2022, requesting that Greenview appoint two Councillors to sit on the Fox Creek Greenview Joint Economic Development and Tourism Board. This committee was also discussed at the joint meeting with Fox Creek Council held in May. This board will have a specific focus on the geographic area within and directly surrounding the Town of Fox Creek. Partnership on this board allows for collaboration on regional economic development projects that affect business development, industry attraction and tourism initiatives in the immediate Fox Creek area. Council moved to appoint Councillor Ryan Ratzlaff and Councillor Dave Berry to serve on the Fox Creek Greenview Joint Economic Development and Tourism Board.
Greenview to Enter into a Fire Service Agreement with the Town of Fox Creek
Greenview maintains fire protection and rescue services to ensure the safety of its ratepayers and visitors and to protect property within Greenview via Policy 3010 for Fire-Rescue Levels of Service. To meet the requirements of the Policy, the MD of Greenview is divided into 5 Fire Districts, with Fox Creek responsible for the Fire District directly adjacent to the Woodlands County border. Council authorized Administration to enter into a new 3-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Town of Fox Creek for the provision of the joint use of firefighting equipment and firefighting services to the Town and the Municipal District of Greenview No. 16 in the Fox Creek Fire District.
Upcoming Events and Meetings
- June 21, 2022 – Committee of the Whole Meeting, Grovedale Public Service Building
- June 21, 2022 – Ratepayers BBQ, Grovedale Community Hall from 5 pm – 7 pm
- June 28, 2022 – Regular Council Meeting, Valleyview Council Chambers
- June 28, 2022 – Ratepayers BBQ, Greenview Regional Multiplex from 5 pm – 7 pm
- June 29, 2022 – Agricultural Services Board Meeting, Valleyview Council Chambers
- July 1, 2022 – Canada Day Statutory Holiday, All Administration Offices Closed
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