West Industrial Park Area Structure Plan Open House

 

The County of Minburn has prepared a land use planning document called the West Industrial Park Area Structure Plan and will be holding an open house to discuss the highlights.  Access the document here: http://minburncounty.ab.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/WestIndASP-draft20191007s-first-reading.pdf

Open House information is as follows:

West Industrial Park Area Structure Plan Open House

Date:          Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Time:          4:00-7:00 p.m.

Location:  Royal Canadian Legion Branch 39
                     5037-52 Avenue
                     Vegreville, Alberta

 

Council Meeting Highlights September 16, 2019

 

Council Meeting Highlights September 16, 2019

Council Meeting was held on Monday, September 16, 2019 at the County Administration office in Vegreville.  Council approved the following resolutions:

 Installation of Signs

Council approved the following signs be installed:

▪  “Checkerboard” in SW 20-51-9-W4M

▪  “School Bus” in NE 12-51-10-W4M

Uncollectable Invoice

Council approved that the uncollectable receivables account in the amount of $1,415 for emergency services be cancelled as per Collection of Outstanding Receivables Policy No. AD 12.

Transfer to Fire Reserves

Council approved to transfer $25,000 from fire revenues to reserves for future capital purchases.

Council Procedural Bylaw No. 1290-19

Council approved first, second and third readings to Council Procedural Bylaw No. 1290-19 that regulates the proceedings of Council and Council Committee meetings and other bodies established by Council.

Rescind Policies CC 1, CC 2, CC 4 and CC 5

Council approved to rescind the following policies:

▪  CC 1 – County Council Procedures

▪  CC 2 – Public Access to Meetings

▪  CC 4 – Meeting Schedule

▪  CC 5 – Councillor Absenteeism

Lease Agreement – Rotary Peace Park Society

Council approved the updated Lease Agreement between the County of Minburn and Rotary Peace Park Society for the ongoing operation and development of the proposed Rotary Peace Park.

County Holiday Hours

Council approved December 24, 2019 as a holiday for employees.

Rotary Bike and Skate Park Project

Council approved to provide a $10,000 in-kind contribution to the Vegreville Rotary Bike and Skate Project in the form of gravel to assist them in the construction of the proposed park.

Next Meeting:

Monday, October 21st, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Road CLOSED

Range Road 141 between Township Roads 520 and 514 in Division 5 is now closed for construction.

Road OPENED

RR 120 between Twp Road 515A and Twp Rd 522 in Division 4 is now open.

MAJOR WATER OUTAGE – Lavoy Residents – Tuesday, August 27, 2019

 

Hamlet of Lavoy Residents:

In addition to temporary water outages in the Hamlet of Lavoy over the next six weeks or so, a major outage will occur on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  This outage will include all water services within the hamlet.  Smaller outages contained to individual blocks or streets will also be experienced over the next six weeks.  These outages are a result of valve and hydrant replacement work taking place.

During these outages, discoloration of water will most likely be experienced upon restoration of water service.  This discoloration is simply mineral buildup from the pipe walls which is being dislodged from agitation caused by high flow volume.  Upon restoration of water service, run your water until this discoloration subsides.

PLEASE KEEP FRESH DRINKING WATER ON HAND FOR COOKING AND DRINKING PURPOSES.

The County of Minburn asks that residents remain patient during this valve replacement project and apologizes for any inconvenience during this time.

For inquiries or further information, please contact Darwin Ullery, Director of Agriculture & Utility Services at 780.632.4033.

Thank you.

Roads OPENED

Township Road 502 between Range Roads 100 and 101 is now open. 

Range Road 93 between Township Roads 500 and 502 is now open.

Range Road 150 between Township Roads 514 and 520 is now open.

Range Road 95 between Township Roads 513 and 514 is open.

Council Meeting Highlights August 19, 2019

Council Meeting Highlights

August 19, 2019

Council Meeting was held on Monday, August 19, 2019 at the County Administration office in Vegreville.  Council made the following resolutions.

External Financial Audit

Council approved that Wilde and Company Chartered Accountants conduct the 2019, 2020 and 2021 annual audits and prepare the consolidated financial statements.

BF 79688 Temporary Repair

Council approved to proceed with the temporary repair of BF 79688 located on Range Road 100 north of Township Road 502.  Tender opening for the permanent bridge culvert installation is scheduled for August 29, 2019.

CAO Evaluation Process Policy CC 18

Council approved Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Evaluation Process Policy CC 18 in accordance with the Municipal Government Act (MGA).

CAO Performance Evaluation Committee

Council established a CAO Performance Evaluation Committee consisting of the Reeve and two Councillors.  Deputy Reeve Ogrodnick and Councillor Kuzio were appointed to the Committee.

MSI Capital Application – Purchase of 50,000 Tonnes of Crushed Gravel

Council approved to submit a grant application under the MSI Capital Program for the purchase of 50,000 tonnes of crushed gravel in 2020 with unallocated MSI funds.

Signing Authority Policy CC 7

Council approved Signing Authority Policy CC 7 that establishes signing authorities for agreements, contracts and other municipal documents.

Rescheduling of Committee of the Whole Meeting

Council approved to reschedule the Committee of the Whole meeting from September 13, 2019 to September 16, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

Recreation Grant – 2019 Funding Allocations

Council approved to allocate the 2019 recreation grant funds as follows:

 

Mannville & District Agricultural Society $109,300
Innisfree & District Agricultural Society $  43,300
Minburn & District Agricultural Society $  23,300
Ranfurly & District Recreation & Agricultural Society $  23,300
Town of Vegreville Recreation, Culture & Facilities $309,500
Lavoy Action Society $  18,300
Rotary Peace Park $  61,355
Wapasu Park $  45,000
Total $633,355

 

Next Meeting:

Monday, September 16, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

WATER INTERRUPTIONS IN HAMLET OF LAVOY

NOTICE

WATER INTERRUPTIONS

Due to valve repair and replacement, water service could be intermittent or shut off for periods of time.

We would like to apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

Please keep fresh drinking water on hand to meet demand during a period of shut down.

When:   August 20, 2019 to approximately September 15, 2019

From:    8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Effected Area:   All of Hamlet of Lavoy

 

For further information contact:

Darwin Ullery, Director of Agriculture & Utility Services

Ph:  780.632.4033

 

Council Meeting Highlights July 15, 2019

COUNCIL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS JULY 15, 2019

A regular Council Meeting was held on Monday, July 15, 2019 at the County Administration office in Vegreville.  Council made the following resolutions.

 Gravel Stockpile Site

Council approved to allow the continuation of the gravel stockpile site located on the north-western portion of Lot 1, Block 9, Plan 062 1770, zoned Direct Control (DC) district, for a period of five years, effective July 15, 2019 and expiring on July 5, 2024.

BF 79688 Replacement – Accept Lowest Tender

Council approved to authorize the County of Minburn CAO to accept the lowest tender bid for the replacement of BF 79688 located on Range Road 100 north of Township Road 502 at the tender opening on July 29, 2019.

Records Management Bylaw No. 1289-19

Council approved first, second and third readings to Records Management Bylaw No. 1289-19 to provide for the maintenance, storage retrieval, retention and disposition of County of Minburn records, as well as a corresponding policy.

Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) Capital Applications

Council approved to submit a grant application under the 2019 MSI Capital Program for the 2019 Road Gravelling Program in the amount of $543,778 (former Basic Municipal Transportation Grant (BMTG) portion, and 2019 Gravel Purchase for the amount of $780,005.  Exact 2019 MSI funding allocations will be confirmed after legislative approval of the program budget in November 2019.

 BF 79688 Replacement

Council approved to fund the replacement of BF 79688 located on Range Road 100 north of Township Road 502 through the 2019 Gas Tax Fund (GTF).

Letter of Support to Vegreville Rotary Club

Council approved to provide a letter to the Vegreville Rotary Club supporting their Skate and BMX Park development to assist them in their grant application submissions.

Cancellation of Bad Debt Expense/Apply for the PERC Program

Council voted to expense as bad debt $2,129,922.72 from outstanding oil and gas tax arrears and direct Administration to apply to the Province of Alberta for the Provincial Education Requisition Credit (PERC) Program to recover previously remitted education taxes for these properties.

Next Meeting:

Monday, August 19th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

2019 Roadside Mowing Program

The County of Minburn No. 27 Agricultural Service Board would like to announce that we will be commencing our roadside mowing program in 2019. The program will consist of mowing all road allowance with up to a fifteen foot cut from the shoulder into the ditch.  Persons wishing to cut hay on a road allowance need to complete all cutting prior to the mowing contractor’s arrival. If hay has been cut and is in swath, mowers will go around that particular swathed ditch however all standing grass will be mowed with absolutely no exceptions. No mowing will take place under this program prior to July 15, 2019.

For further information, please contact Director of Agriculture and Utility Services Darwin Ullery at 780-632-4033

Tax Installment Payment Plan Beginning January 2020

The County of Minburn No. 27 will be offering a Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP) to County residents with the first payments being accepted January 2020.  In order to be eligible for the plan, residents must have all tax arrears paid in full and their application submitted by November 30, 2019.  Please review the “Terms and Conditions” of the application before submitting.  Find the application form here or pick up at the County Administration Office, 4909-50 Street, Vegreville, Alberta.

Vegreville & District FCSS Survey

The Vegreville & District Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) would like to determine what social needs the Town of Vegreville and the County of Minburn residents are experiencing.

This information will be used to determine what programs, projects services and events FCSS could provide.

Complete the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3FN7FQX.

You will be entered into a draw to win multiple gift cards with a total value of $100 to local businesses.

Town of Vegreville, Town of Mundare and County of Minburn Regional Recreation & Culture Master Plan

The Town of Vegreville, Town of Mundare and County of Minburn have formed a partnership for a Regional Recreation and Culture Master Plan.

A quick reference summary of findings is found here:

http://minburncounty.ab.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Regional-Recreation-and-Culture-Master-Plan.pdf

 

Please provide your feedback by completing a quick survey:  https://ca.surveygizmo.com/s3/50049443/MP-Feedback