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Council Compensation Review Committee Established with Bylaw 21-877
Council Committees are required to be established by bylaw. The Council Compensation Review Committee is a temporary committee whose mandate is to review the Council compensation package and related policies and compose a list of recommendations for Council consideration prior to the 2021 General Election. The Council Compensation Review Committee comprises 3 Members at Large who have served on Greenview or Grande Cache Council in the past. Council has already appointed members to this committee in a manner consistent with the bylaw and moved to adopt Bylaw 21-877.
Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation Key to Care Capital Campaign Gets Greenview Support
The Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization whose primary goal is to enhance patient care for residents in Grande Prairie and the surrounding region. In addition, the Hospital Foundation works with Alberta Health Services to identify additional equipment required to enhance patient care and recruit more specialized physicians. Council approved grant funding in the amount of $500,000.00 to the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation for the Key to Care Capital Campaign, with funds to come from contingency reserve if required.
Greenview Approves Barbeque Unit Purchase for 100 Caring Hearts Association
In 2020, Greenview provided grant funding in the amount of $30,000.00 to the Grande Cache Community Friends (100 Caring Hearts) to aid in designing & manufacturing a commercial barbeque. Upon completion of the unit, the community group has experienced hardship with obtaining affordable insurance coverage for the barbeque. Council approved a motion to purchase 100% ownership of the barbecue for one dollar ($1.00) from 100 Caring Hearts and authorized Administration to enter into an agreement with the group for the operation and management of the barbeque.
Greenview Approves 2020 Audited Draft Financial Statements
Metrix Group LLP is the appointed auditor for the Municipal District of Greenview and Phil Dirks, CPA, CA (Partner) of Metrix Group LLP lead the presentation of the audited 2020 Draft Financial Statements to Council. Council moved to approve the Draft Financial Statements as presented by Metrix Group for submission to the Minister of Alberta Municipal Affairs. The approved submitted Financial Statements will be uploaded to the Greenview corporate website when they are received.
Spring Grant Requests Funding Approved
On May 18, 2021, the Committee of the Whole reviewed and recommended that Council disburse the 2021 Spring Community Grants as indicated on the 2021 Approved Spring Grant Listing. The Committee of the Whole reviewed each of the grant applications during the meeting and made recommendations accordingly with the resulting 2021 Approved Spring Grant Listing. As a result, Council authorized funding to the Amended 2021 Spring Community Grant recipients in the amount of $224,547.00, as presented, with funds to come from the Community Services Miscellaneous Grant Budget.
Greenview Relinquishes Smoky River South Provincial Recreation Area to Aseniwuche Winewak Nation
Administration has obtained the lease from Alberta Parks for the operation of Smoky River South Provincial Recreation Area and assumed operations of the site as of April 1, 2021. The Aseniwuche Winewak Nation (AWN) made a presentation at the May 18, 2021, Committee of the Whole meeting about their planned indigenous tourism vision for the Grande Cache area. Council authorized the relinquishing of the Smoky River South Provincial Recreation Area lease subject to the Aseniwuche Winewak Nation of Canada obtaining all the required authorizations/approvals from the Province of Alberta.
Greenview Appoints Interim Chief Administrative Officer
Chief Administrative Officer Denise Thompson has tendered her resignation effective June 30, 2021. Council moved to appoint Stacey Wabick as Interim Chief Administrative Officer effective June 30, 2021
Upcoming Events and Meetings
- June 15, 2021 – Committee of the Whole Meeting, Grovedale Public Service Building
- June 22, 2021 – Regular Council Meeting, Valleyview Council Chambers
- July 1, 2021 – Canada Day Statutory Holiday. All Greenview Administrative Offices Closed
- July 13, 2021 – Regular Council Meeting, Valleyview Council Chambers
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