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From Meadows to Mountains Greenview, Alberta

Spring 2017


Highlights Meet Your Councillors............................................ 2

Construction Maintenance................................. 16

Reeve’s Message................................................... 3

Grovedale ASP..................................................... 17

Upcoming Events................................................... 4

Facility Maintenance........................................... 17

Grant Recipient: Rising Above............................. 5

Updated Land Use Bylaw.................................... 18

Grant Recipient: Grande Prairie Hospice Palliative Care Society........................... 6

2017 Land Use Bylaw Changes........................... 18

AAMDC Fall Convention with Minister Larivee... 7

Dust Control Application..................................... 20

2017 Community Grant Funding.......................... 8 Greenview Celebrates Sod Turning Ceremonies............................................... 8 Environmental Services........................................ 10 2017 Greenview Roadside Vegetation Control.............................................. 11 2017 Greenview Wildlife & Pest Control............ 13 Valleyview HEART Team Hosts Breakfast with the Guys....................................... 14

Explore Greenview’s Mountain Playground...... 19 Roadside Ditch Clean-Up Agreement.............. 23 Greenview Regional Recreation Facility........... 26 Signs of Spring Around Greenview..................... 27 Council Highlights................................................. 28 Acceptance of Burning Barrel Ashes at Greenview Transfer Sites...................................... 30 Landfill & Transfer Station Hours.......................... 31 Canda 150 Grant Funding.................................. 32

Notice Of Mailing................................................. 15

Cell: 780.827.6401

Reeve Dale Gervais WARD 2, Little Smoky

Cell: 780.524.7714

Councillor Leslie Urness WARD 3, Valleyview

Home: 780.524.4036 Cell: 780.524.8477

Councillor Dave Hay WARD 4, Sunset House

Cell: 780.558.9163 Cover Image Credit: Lloyd Dykstra


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Operations Building: 4802 - 36 Ave., Box 1079 Valleyview, AB. T0H 3N0 Ph. 780.524.7602 Fax 780.524.5237 Engineering & Environmental Services: 4806 - 36 Ave., Box 1079 Valleyview, AB. T0H 3N0 Ph. 780.524.7600 Fax 780.524.4432 Family & Community Support Services: 4707 - 50 Street Box 1079 Valleyview, AB. T0H 3N0 Ph. 780.524.7603 Fax 780.524.4130

Meet Your Councillors Councillor George Delorme WARD 1, Grande Cache

Administration Building: 4806 - 36 Ave. Box 1079 Valleyview, AB. T0H 3N0 Ph. 780.524.7600 Fax 780.524.4307

Councillor Dale Smith WARD 5, New Fish Creek

Home: 780.524.2790 Cell: 780.558.9337

Councillor Tom Burton WARD 6, DeBolt

Home: 780.957.3601 Cell: 780.512.1558

Councillor Roxie Rutt WARD 7, Crooked Creek

Cell: 780.558.9640

Councillor Bill Smith WARD 8, Grovedale

Home: 780.831.9533 Cell: 587.343.5463

Grovedale Sub-Office: Lot 9, Block 1, Plan 0728786, Box 404 Grovedale, AB. T0H 1X0 Ph. 780.539.0863 Fax 780.539.1875 Grande Cache Sub-Office (Eagle’s Nest Hall): 10028 - 99 St., Box 214 Grande Cache, AB. T0E 0Y0 Ph. 780.827.5155 Fax 780.827.5143 Office hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please note that all of our offices are closed from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. daily.

Reeve’s Message Greenview was a platinum sponsor of Growing the North 2017 in February. Together with City of Grande Prairie Mayor Bill Given and County of Grande Prairie Reeve Leanne Beaupre, I was proud to announce at the conference that we are embarking upon a partnership that will provide economic benefit to all three municipalities. The Municipal District of Greenview, County of Grande Prairie and City of Grande Prairie will explore opportunities for developing a worldclass heavy industrial park located in Greenview near Grovedale.

pilot and make recommendations to the province. There are 28 members of the PBR panel members “including municipal government, Alberta Environment and Parks, AER, Industry, first nations, water sheds, wildlife, and land owners”. Despite the large group and diverse perspectives a strong consensus emerged quickly from the committee. We are hopeful that the PBR pilot study recommendations will be implemented long term in the Fox Creek area to ensure we are developing our natural resources efficiently with the least possible impact on the environment and surrounding communities. Learnings from this pilot can be applied to industrial development throughout Greenview and in other parts of Alberta.

A viability study and formalization of the partnership began earlier this year. The steering committee has been formed and is comprised of four Greenview Councillors, two City of Grande Prairie Councillors and two Councillors from the County of Grande Prairie. Greenview’s committee members are Councillors Tom Burton, Les Urness, Bill Smith and myself. As Reeve of Greenview I have been appointed chairperson, Mayor Given and Reeve Beaupre have been appointed co-chairs.

Greenview’s new Public Service Buildings in DeBolt and Grovedale are now in use by Greenview staff and the local fire departments. Official grand openings for the buildings will be scheduled in the early summer. Information will be advertised when the dates are confirmed. The Greenview Regional Multiplex in Valleyview construction is also progressing, the targeted completion date is fall 2017. Pictures of the work in progress are available on page 13.

Through collaboration the three municipalities will ensure our region derives the maximum benefit from the world-class natural resources that exist here and help focus regional efforts to attract world-class industrial investment and value added processing. At the Spring 2017 AAMDC Convention, several Greenview and Fox Creek Councillors met with Alberta Minister of Energy Marg McQuaig-Boyd to discuss the Alberta Energy Regulator’s (AER’s) Play Based Regulation (PBR) Pilot Project that is underway in Greenview near Fox Creek. We asked Minister McQuaig-Boyd to endorse recommendations AER is bringing to Alberta Energy on behalf of the PBR panel. Councillor Les Urness is Greenview’s representative on the panel.

I hope that you come out to celebrate the great accomplishments of our volunteers on April 26 in Valleyview and April 27 in Grovedale at the annual appreciation banquet hosted by Green View Family and Community Support Services. To learn about other upcoming events in Greenview, check out the events calendar on our website, sign up for our website e-news, or follow MD Greenview on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn. Best wishes, Reeve Dale Gervais

The PBR pilot consolidates the regulatory requirements and application process for unconventional oil and gas development, taking a full life cycle view of industrial impacts. The pilot focused on the Duvernay play in the area surrounding Fox Creek and continuing north to Little Smoky, and to the south into Yellowhead and Woodlands Counties. PBR allows an opportunity for developers and stakeholders to remain in contact throughout the project, rather than requiring consultation at various stages of each project with companies consulting independently on work that is taking place in the same area. In PBR industry is expected to minimize surface disruptions in the pilot area and collaborate on surface development plans. Representatives of industry, municipalities, first nations and other stakeholders have been meeting with AER to assess the PBR

Reeve Gervais joined Reeve Beaupre & Mayor Given to announce the trimunicipal industrial development project being developed in Greenview’s Grovedale area.

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Upcoming Events Regular Council Meetings

Agricultural Services Board

April 11 & 25, 2017 May 9 & 23, 2017 June 13 & 27, 2017

April 26, 2017 May 24, 2017 June 28, 2017

Committee of the Whole

Unless otherwise specified, all meetings take place in the Council Chambers at the Administration Building in Valleyview beginning at 9:00 am. Green View FCSS meetings take place at the Community Resource Centre. ASB and FCSS meetings begin at 9:30 a.m. The public and media are welcome to attend or observe our Council Chambers live stream via the Internet. To view our live feed please visit our website at and click on the Live Stream link.

April 18, 2017 May 16, 2017 June 20, 2017

Green View FCSS April 19, 2017 May 17, 2017 June 21, 2017

FCSS Information Summer Day Camp Dates July 4-6


10:00 am – 4:00 pm

July 11-13


9:30 am – 4:00 pm

July 18-20


9:30 am – 4:00 pm

July 25-27

Valleyview (Art)

9:30 am – 4:00 pm

August 1-3

Grovedale (Art)

10:00 am – 4:00pm

August 15-17

New Fish Creek

9:30 am – 4:00 pm

August 22-24

Little Smoky

9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Valleyview Memorial Hall

April 26

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Grovedale Hall

April 27

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Volunteer Appreciation Dinners

Nomination forms are available at the Green View FCSS Office.

Green View FCSS Grants The Green View FCSS Board has made revisions to the guidelines and eligibility criteria for the Grants Program. The Board will be accepting grant applications for 2018 between July 1 and August 31 of 2017. If your organization wishes to apply for funds to be used in 2018, please ensure the application form is submitted in the period outlined. If your organization wishes to apply for 2017 funding, please submit the application form prior to June 1, 2017. Any funding requests of $2500.00 will require a presentation to the Board. Scheduling for presentations will commence in the fall of 2017. Currently the Board is accepting presentations for 2017 funding requests in April and June of 2017. Guidelines, eligibility criteria and application forms can be found on the MD of Greenview website.


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Grant Recipient: Rising Above Greenview has provided $25,000 in Community Grant Funding to Rising Above Ministry. The funds will provide IT equipment for their new location in the former Young Offender Centre in Grande Prairie. The new facility has classroom space, counselling rooms, and hosts their office staff. It will have capacity for 19 male residents. There are also three Rising Above houses in Grande Prairie which host 13 female residents and they are building an additional 3 women’s bedrooms in the existing houses. Between their locations, Rising Above will have a total capacity of 35 residents in 2017. They also support 150 community members who access life skills classes and counselling through the organization. Counselling at Rising Above focuses on inner healing, uncovering the sources of pain that are at the root of destructive behaviours. The Rising Above treatment model sees residents as full partners in their recovery and the organization is dedicated to helping break cycles of defeat in all forms. They use the acronym H.E.L.P.S. to describe their multi-faceted approach to treatment: housing, employment, life-skills, personal development, and spirituality.

and alcohol use, no visitors and random drug tests help to ensure accountability. The program establishes a solid foundation for ongoing recovery and healing with access to continued supports. Construction volunteer Bob Stern has taught Industrial Arts at the Grande Prairie Composite High School for many years. It doesn’t matter what shape people are in when they arrive Bob emphasized, “In many ways, the work that Rising Above does is like these unfinished boards. Participants come to the program in one form, then through their work, care and attention something new and beautiful emerges.” Rising Above offers participants, volunteers and our community signs of hope. To learn more about Rising Above, including how to seek support, volunteer or donate, go to their website

To participate in the program, residents must be sober for two weeks and be able to provide their first month’s rent of $500. Rising Above is the only long term treatment facility in northern Alberta. The new location is close to the Northern Addictions Treatment Centre which provides 21 days of treatment and detoxification, many residents transition to Rising Above once they have completed an initial stay there. Program costs are covered by donation and monthly rent is maintained at a rate that qualifies as affordable housing for residents who need government supports. Each week there are six hours of life skills classes and one on one case management sessions to facilitate goal setting provided on site. Residents also need to attend three meetings per week, which may include Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, outside counselling or church services. As part of the program, each resident volunteers at least 10 hours in Rising Above’s retail outlet Second Chance Furniture per week. Throughout their time with Rising Above, participants earn credits for their volunteer work at Second Chance and often have enough store credit available at the end of their stay to help furnish an apartment on their own.

Two features of Rising Above’s new residential facility are beds and window frames that the residents built with help from Bob Stern (pictured).

Rising Above is structured to enable successful transition to life after residents move on from the program. Participants live independently and take care of their own meals and laundry. Limits such as an 11:00 p.m. curfew, zero tolerance policy for drug

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Grant Recipient: Grande Prairie Hospice Palliative Care Society The Grande Prairie Hospice Palliative Care Society was founded in 2006 to provide services to patients and families in the Grande Prairie region. Their mission is to establish and maintain expert end of life care for community members and to provide support for their families. Their vision is that expert end of life care will be available when needed in our community. In 2012 a hospice in Grande Prairie was established through an agreement with Points West Living and Alberta Health Services. Ensuring seamless service delivery for patients through all points of care as they transition into end of life is a key focus of the Society. A palliative care team, including a physician specializing in palliative care, nurses and social workers provide patient care through Alberta Health Services. The Society supports the hospice to deliver programs which assist patients and their families, they also provide and maintain specialized equipment for the hospice. Each patient room features an air bed which offers the greatest possible comfort. Welcoming furniture is provided in rooms and common areas. To encourage patients and their families to spend as much quality time together as possible family members are welcome to take part in care giving, stay overnight and eat meals with their loved ones. No small detail is overlooked, including the art on the walls, alcoves for visiting, quiet spaces such as the chapel and library filled with books for patients and families. In response to family requests the library is expanding its offerings of children’s books to help kids in the grieving process.

Greenview has provided $20,000 in operational funding from the 2017 Community Services Grants Program to the Grande Prairie Hospice Palliative Care Society which will be dedicated to their outreach efforts. A program manager has recently been hired by the Society and they have developed a new volunteer manual and training package. Their staff and volunteers provide bereavement and grief support in the community, link families to existing services, and act as a conduit of information and support while navigating end of life experiences. They are building links with Alberta Health Services, one of the projects in the works with home care will support individuals in the rural communities outside of Grande Prairie, including Greenview and the County of Grande Prairie. This will include a respite support program for families caring for their family members at home. Volunteers will spend time with patients while family members run errands, go for supper, or attend community events. Encouraging self-care of all members of the family throughout end of life and maintaining community connections help to improve quality of life for both patients and their families. The Society also provides public presentations to community groups and seeks input from the public help to enhance existing services. On March 28, 2017 they hosted a forum which was open to everyone in the Grande Prairie Region. At the forum they gathered information and iStock photo


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recommendations for future services and supports for palliative and end of life care in the Grande Prairie and surrounding area. The forum began with a facilitated session focusing on what services are currently available for people and families in the community who need palliative or end of life care. Participants identified what gaps exist in the supports and services that are currently offered and what can be done to improve what is already in place without duplication. An evening drop in session was also offered on the same day for individuals who were unable to attend the full day session. They are also receiving input and recommendations directly from the public and stakeholders. Top priorities gathered through this process will guide the Society’s work in the coming years. If you would like to share your thoughts on palliative and end of life care in Greenview and the Grande Prairie area please contact Brenda Finch, Program Director, at 780-518-1174. To learn more about their services, volunteer, or invite the Society to provide a public presentation check out their website, contact the Society by phone at 780-897-0066 or follow their FaceBook page at GP Hospice and Palliative Care Society.

Grande Prairie Hospice Palliative Care Society Mission To establish and maintain expert end-of-life care for community members with a terminal illness and to provide support for their families. • • •

palliative care that includes management of pain and other symptoms and provision of psychological, social, spiritual and practical support; •

We are a voice for the community We are an ear to public need We are a hand in action

– address their physical, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual needs;

Beliefs We believe •

 members of our community have the right to expert all end-of-life care that aims to relieve suffering and improve the quality of living and dying;

palliative care helps all those with advanced, progressive, incurable illness to live as well as possible until they die;

the needs of both the patient and family need to be identified and met throughout the last phase of life and into bereavement;

all members of our community should have access to

all members of our community who are diagnosed  palliative and their families should have access to services and supports that:

 prepare them for the final stages of life and life’s closure;

– help them cope with the loss and grief during the illness and bereavement; •

 eople have the right to die with dignity and support where p they choose to be whether it is at home, in acute care, or in continuing care or private facilities;

it  is the community’s responsibility to care together for people who are palliative by loving and bearing the weight of others;

in living and dying well.

AAMDC Fall Convention with Minister Larivee

Greenview Council met with former Municipal Affairs Minister Danielle Larivee at the AAMDC Convention in Fall 2016.

Councillor Tom Burton was recognized by Minister Larivee and AAMDC President Al Kemmere at the 2016 AAMDC Fall Convention. Thanks to Councillor Burton for 15 years of service representing DeBolt and Puskwaskau! Councillor Burton is also active on the AAMDC provincial board serving as the Director for District 4 Northern Alberta.

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2017 Community Grant Funding Total Approved

Total Approved

DeBolt and District Pioneer Museum Society


Grande Prairie Hospice Palliative Care Society

Metis Nation of Alberta Association Local Council #1994 - Youth Connections


QEII Hospital

New Fish Creek Community Association


Summitview School Council Fundraising Committee

Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum Sandy Bay Community Association Rising Above

$100,000 $4,800 $25,000

Little Smoky Community Cemetery Rosedale Cemetery (owned by the Rosedale Mennonite Church)

Red Willow Players Theatre Association


Sunset House Cemetery Committee

Red Willow Lodge


Valleyview and Districts Ag Society

Reel Shorts Film Festival


DeBolt Outdoor Recreational Society

Teepee Creek Stampede Association Valleyview Band Parents

$50,000 $5,000

Evergreen Park


Fox Creek for the Children Fundraising Society


Grande Cache Seniors Minibus Society


Grovedale Senior Citizens Club


Grande Prairie Motocross Association Fencing Grande Prairie Ski Patrol Association

$20,000 $100,000 $20,000 $20,565.50 $9,618 $31,858.05 $40,000 $192,767.75 $27,500 $2,500

Metis Nation of Alberta Association of Local Council #1994 - Hide a Way Camp


Town of Grande Cache Death Fest


Greenview Celebrates Sod Turning Ceremonies Fox Creek, Alberta, February 28, 2017 Reeve Dale Gervais, Deputy Reeve Roxie Rutt, Councillor Tom Burton and Councillor Dale Smith from the Municipal District of Greenview joined Mayor Jim Ahn, Fox Creek Councillors, and the Fox Creek Fire Department to celebrate a sod turning event for Fox Creek’s future fire hall and multiplex. The facilities are a partnership between the Town of Fox Creek and the Municipal District of Greenview. The Fox Creek Fire Hall will be located by the RCMP detachment and the Fox Creek Multiplex will be located by the Fox Creek Arena. Greenview will contribute a combined $23 million to the two projects. The total estimated cost of the fire hall is $8 million and Greenview has committed to paying 50 per cent of the capital costs up to $4 million. The total estimated cost of the multiplex project will be $32 million, with Greenview contributing up to $19 million (59.37 per cent).


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Each facility will contribute to quality of life for residents and ratepayers in Fox Creek and Greenview. The Fox Creek Fire Department responds to emergencies in the town and surrounding areas, including incidents on Highway 43. Industrial activity in the southeast area of Greenview surrounding Fox Creek provides many benefits to the entire region. With continued support to the local fire department and enhanced recreation opportunities, Greenview is contributing to the quality of life for those who call the area home and encouraging long term investment. The fire hall is anticipated to be complete in November of 2017 and the multiplex is planned to be open to the public in June 2018.

GREENVIEW CANADA 150 COMMUNITY GRANT Creating an opportunity for Greenview residents to participate in activities that contribute to building a sense of pride and attachment to Canada

Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017 is a historic moment with the power to bring people and places together as we dream big about our communities and our country. It’s a chance to encourage all Canadians to contribute to their communities in a way that will foster a greater sense of belonging, support meaningful reconciliation and leave a lasting legacy now and for future generations. It allows us to connect with our past, celebrate who we are, honour our exceptional achievements, and build a legacy for tomorrow.



Provides Greenview residents with OPPORTUNITIES to actively participate and/or celebrate together, promoting and building a deeper understanding of Canada, its people, and what it means to be Canadian.


Encourages PARTICIPATION in community initiatives, activities and events to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation.


RECOGNIZES and PROMOTES exceptional Canadian people, places, and events that shape our communities, Greenview, and our country.


BUILDS vibrant and healthy communities with the broadest possible engagement of all Canadians, including indigenous peoples, official language minorities, and youth.

Timelines: There will be 2 intakes for applications: • First intake: April 10, 2017 ($100,000 available) • Second Intake: July 10, 2017 ($50,000 available) • Funding notifications will be provided within 3 weeks of monthly deadline application submitted • Greenview Canada 150 projects must be completed before December 31, 2017

Funding Available: A total of $150,000 will be available to eligible groups and organizations within Greenview (including the Towns of Valleyview, Fox Creek, and Grande Cache).

Eligible projects: • • • • • • • • • • • •

Projects must support at least one of the four objectives Celebratory or commemorative activities and events Community building activities and events Sport and active-living activities and events Plaques, monuments, and permanent installations Ceremonies for site dedications Interpretive programming and tours Learning materials and activities Large-scale artwork projects New Canada 150 fairs and festivals Specific Canada 150 programming added to regular or recurrent fairs and festivals Project eligibility will be based on the standards set out in the Grant Application Instructions

Ineligible projects: • • • • • •

Projects that do not demonstrate any of the four objectives Ongoing projects Infrastructure projects Projects designed as fundraising purposes, or that generate a profit Any activity taking place outside of Greenview Ineligible projects as listed in the Grant Application Instructions

Canada 150 presents a unique opportunity for Greenview to join all Canadians as we recognize this national milestone For More Information or To Apply: Greenview Canada 150 Grant Program ATT: Tara Zeller, Grande Cache Community Coordinator, Grande Cache Sub Office Phone: 780-524-6029 Email:

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Environmental Services The Ridgevalley Water Treatment Plant upgrade is currently under way. In November 2016, Greenview started construction on the reservoir and building for the water treatment plant. The building will house a new reverse osmosis treatment system. When the upgrades are complete, the water line that had been constructed this past summer will connect the Ridgevalley Water Treatment Plant to the Crooked Creek Water Point. The results of this project will make it possible for the Hamlet of Ridgevalley, Crooked Creek Water Point, and all points in between to have potable reverse osmosis treated water for the residents. Completion has been targeted for the fall of 2017. The second water test well for Grovedale was drilled just before Christmas, and based on preliminary data we are optimistic that the project may meet the community’s needs in the long term requirements. Greenview performed water pumping tests on both wells to confirm the water quantity and quality. Following the tests, Greenview will begin the design for the water treatment plant. This plant will be used to distribute water to the communities of Grovedale and Landry Heights and a truck filling station.

The Septic Receiving Station in Grovedale has now been completed and will be fully operational in early 2017. The station is designed for trucks to dump sewage from residential and commercial residents. The Industrial Wastewater Lagoon project is on schedule, tree clearing is currently underway with construction to follow in June. The lagoon site is located between the Hamlet of Little Smoky and Town of Fox Creek. Greenview has been upgrading the Sturgeon Heights Transfer Station. The upgrade will provide a more user friendly site to help residents dispose of household waste efficiently. The project is planned to be complete in early 2017 with additional bin ramp space.

In 2016 the Hamlet of Little Smoky had a water distribution system installed and now all lots are serviced with potable water for the residents. Grovedale Septic Receiving Station

Ridgevalley Water Treatment Plant Upgrade

Grovedale Septic Receiving Station

Grovedale Water Treatment Plant Test Well #2


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Sturgeon Heights Transfer Station

2017 Greenview Roadside Vegetation Control Greenview’s Agricultural Services Department will be spraying roadsides within Greenview starting in late May. The weed control season will continue until mid/late September depending on weather conditions and length of the growing season. Herbicide applications such as spot treatment and broadcast treatment (Wards 3, 4, 5 and 8), and other integrated management practices will be used throughout Greenview.

should use caution when using roadside soil or plant material in garden and crop areas.

Selective herbicide application on roadsides is done to control the spread of noxious and prohibited noxious weeds and re-growth of small brush. The Alberta Weed Control Act dictates which species of weeds are to be controlled by the municipality and on private property. Most weed species are very prolific seed producers and can produce as many as 300,000 seeds per plant. These seeds can then germinate the following growing season or lay dormant in the soil for a number of years until growing conditions are favorable for germination. Many deep rooted perennials spread via the root system, therefore a single plant left alone can result in a heavy infestation in a relatively short period of time.

Weed inspections will be taking place throughout the spring, summer and fall months of 2017 in Greenview. Please be advised that the weed inspectors based in Greenview’s Valleyview and Grovedale offices will be documenting invasive plants on municipal and private lands. You may see a white Greenview vehicle near your property and an inspector in a high visibility vest performing weed inspections, please be considerate of their safety.

Weed infestations can invade and become the dominant plant species on any given parcel of land causing a number of problems: 1.

Limited light and moisture availability to cereal and hay crops reducing yields and resulting in dockage.


Invade and choke out beneficial and native species.


Poison livestock.


Serious fire hazard due to dry plant material.


Obstruct visibility along roadsides and intersections.

Brush left to grow along roadsides also poses various problems: 1.

Obstructs visibility along roadsides and intersections  creating a situation which allows wildlife to jump onto the roadway unseen


Roads retain moisture longer, staying muddy longer and require more maintenance.


Increased fire hazard.


Create a snow removal problem

The herbicides which will be used this upcoming season (Clearview PCP #29752, Escort PCP #23005, Milestone PCP #28517, Overdrive PCP #30065, Arsenal PCP #23713, and Navius PCP # 31382) are the same which we have used over the past several years. Some of these herbicides have residual characteristics, so ratepayers

Residents who have any concerns or questions with respect to the vegetation management in their area are urged to contact the Agricultural Services Department at 780-524-7621.

Weed Inspections to Begin in Greenview

Please keep in mind that the Weed Control Act grants an inspector right of entry onto private land during reasonable hours (Alberta Weed Control Act W-5.1, Part 3, section 12(1)). Greenview’s Agriculture Services Department wants to let land owners know what is happening on their property. Each weed inspection season we use a door knocking program to attempt to make contact with land owners during the weed inspection season, while weed inspections are taking place. We inform the landowners of approximate date and time of when an inspection will take place, the results of the inspection(s), and possible control options of noxious and prohibited noxious plants found. Information packages are left for landowners who are not home when weed inspectors are door knocking in their area. If you would like more information regarding the Weed Inspection Program, please visit or telephone the Agriculture Department at 780-524-7621 (toll free 1-888-5247601). For more information about the Weed Control Act and Regulations, they can be found at the Queens Printer website at

Spray Exemption Deadline Please be advised that the spray exemption deadline is April 28, 2017. Spray Exemption Agreements can be filled out in person at the Grovedale Office or at the Field Service Office in Valleyview. A few points to remember with Spray Exemption Agreements are: 1.

 agreement only pertains to the ditch, or right-of-way, The adjacent to the landowner’s property.

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2017 Greenview Roadside Vegetation Control continued 2.

If  a landowner does not follow the guidelines within the exempted area set out within the agreement (i.e. noxious/ prohibited noxious weeds and/or tall vegetation present), the MD shall immediately take steps to control vegetation (which may include herbicide application).


Agreements are valid only for one calendar year.


 Only the registered landowner may apply for a Spray Exemption Agreement.

Greenview Rental Fleet Acreage Sprayers 3 Point Hitch Estate Sprayer (50 gal) with 10’ coverage

If you have any further questions, please call the Agriculture Services Department at 780-524-7621.

Weed Bins Greenview has set up weed bins for residents to dispose bags of noxious and prohibited noxious weeds. Please ensure that the weeds are completely enclosed in the heavy duty black garbage bags, so as to prevent the spread of weed seeds. The weed bins are at the following locations: •

 Valleyview – Greenview Field Services Office yard (3605-46 Street) in the NW corner.

Grovedale – In front of the Greenview Sub-Office

 Creek – Waste Transfer Station (324-1st Avenue) along Fox Hwy 43

Pesticide Container Collection Sites Greenview has collection sites at the following locations: •

 Valleyview – Greenview Field Services Office Yard (3605-46 Street). The shed is located on the south side of the yard.

Sweathouse Landfill – bin provided (SW-4-70-19-W5)

Puskwaskau Landfill – bin provided (NE-36-74-26-W6)

 New Fish Creek Transfer Station – bin provided (NW-16-7221-W5)

DeBolt Transfer Station – bin provided (SE-2-72-1-W6)

Grovedale Transfer Station – bin provided (SW-22-69-06-W6)

Reminder VSI (Veterinary Services Incorporated) Greenview Agriculture Services Department requests all V.S.I. Members contact our office to ensure memberships are current and information is accurate and up to date. Call Agriculture Services at 780-524-7621 to confirm.


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Pull Type Estate Sprayer (30 gal & 50 gal)

2017 Greenview Wildlife & Pest Control Greenview Rental Fleet has Rodent Traps Greenview Agricultural Services has rodent traps for rent. There are two types; full plastic and wire. The rental charge for these are $10.00 per day with $100.00 deposit. If you would like to rent one of these traps, please contact 780.524.7621.

Does Greenview charge a fee for this service? • Currently there is no fee charge for this service. What types of problem wildlife can I get help with? •  The PWO can offer assistance with predator problems (coyote, fox, wolf), beaver and muskrat problems, and assorted other vertebrate pests (i.e. rats, weasels, etc.) •

T  he PWO can offer assistance with ungulates (moose, deer, elk) damaging crop or stored feed.

 Greenview does have traps available to rent for skunks, squirrels, and porcupines

When do I call Fish and Wildlife Officers if I am having predation problems? • If the predation involves bears, cougars, wolves and eagles please call your local Fish and Wildlife office. When do I call Fish and Wildlife Officers if I am having ungulate depredation problems? • If moose, deer, or elk are consuming your crops or other resources please call your local Fish and Wildlife office. Can I get more information on problem wildlife education sessions and materials? If you would like more information on educational materials or sessions please call our office.

Community Bear Smart Attention Grovedale Residents, volunteers are needed to spearhead and drive the creation of a Grovedale and District Community Bear Smart Program. Please Contact Quentin Bochar at 780.524.7615

Greenview Problem Wildlife Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) Does Greenview have a Problem Wildlife Officer? • Yes Greenview does have a Problem Wildlife Officer (PWO). •

If you are having wildlife concerns, please call 780.524.7621 or 1.888.524.7601 toll-free, Monday to Friday 8:00 to 4:30 pm. After hours call 1.866.524.7608

Did you know? Green View FCSS provides employment search support services to job seekers. Stop by their office at 4707 50 Street in Valleyview to use the computers and Internet, work on your resume or consult the job board. Call FCSS at 780-524-7603.

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Valleyview HEART Team Hosts Breakfast with the Guys The Health, Education and Action in Relationships (HEART) Team hosted Valleyview’s first Breakfast with the Guys on January 26, 2017. The Valleyview Memorial Hall was filled to capacity as attendees enjoyed a breakfast catered by Green View Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Home Support Staff. Breakfast with the Guys brings together male leaders from all sectors to increase understanding and inspire action to help end domestic violence. Eighty men from the Valleyview region attended the event. ATCO, the Valleyview Ministerial Association, Town of Valleyview and M.D. of Greenview were well represented. Pembina Pipelines had several tables filled with their staff. Pembina Operations Foreman Fred Jensen highlighted the importance of the event to his company, “Pembina supports the local community and this is a topic that really matters for our area, so it was important to be here today.” Also in attendance were representatives of family violence prevention organizations from as far away as Whitecourt and Grande Prairie. Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters (ACWS) helps bring Breakfast With the Guys to urban and rural communities throughout the province. “It’s amazing to be here to a packed room. To see more chairs being brought in to accommodate all the guys who showed up today is really exciting.” commented Tuval Dinner Nafshi, ACWS Leading Change Community Developer.

starting a conversation. Maybe it’s giving a ride to someone so they can get somewhere safe or access services, or offering your couch for the night so that a co-worker can cool off before going home.” “It is also small actions that help to make a safer community such as letting people know you don’t think a certain comment is ok or a joke is funny. Too often we are the bystanders, and think that it takes huge actions to address violence, or perhaps we don’t want to get involved. It takes a community to shift the culture and provide a safer place for everyone.” Statistics from the federal government’s Rural and Northern Community Response to Intimate Partner Violence shows that the Valleyview and High Prairie areas are among the top three places with the highest rates of intimate partner violence in the province. Attendees agreed that the topics are important and need to be addressed. Services are available in Valleyview and throughout Greenview for all genders and include programs for men, women, parents, children and seniors. There are supports available for men who have experienced abuse and need a safe place, and those who

Nafshi provided insight into the work that is being done around the province to shift perspectives and help communities support each other. “It may be something as simple as reaching out to a co-worker who you know is having a hard time, be it someone who is angry and may be violent or someone who is living through domestic violence. This isn’t about placing blame, instead we are Pembina Pipelines had several tables of staff in attendance.

Pat Brothers from the Town of Valleyview and other attendees sample the meal provided by Green View Home Support for Breakfast with the Guys.


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want to learn about healthy communication and managing their emotions. Programs are structured to build confidence and motivate lasting change for all participants. Information on services available in Valleyview and Greenview, or referrals to services in neighbouring communities such as Grande Prairie, are available by contacting Green View FCSS or any of the HEART partners. Green View Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is a partnership between the Alberta Government, Greenview, and the Town of Valleyview that provides support for children, families, and retirees in Greenview’s communities. Health, Education and Action in Relationships Team (HEART) Valleyview began in the spring of 2014 to address the high rates of domestic violence in the town and surrounding areas. The team consists of a wide variety of people, local institutions, and organisations; Valleyview Victims Assistance, Child and Family Services, RCMP, Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation and, Green View FCSS. HEART hosts a number of community education events and preventative initiatives including this January’s Breakfast with the Guys.

Kevin Sklapsky, Grant Gyurkovits and Reeve Dale Gervais from MD of Greenview.

Pictured left to right: Todd Loewen, MLA Grande Prairie-Smoky; Councillor Les Urness, Greenview; Mayor Vern Lymburner, Valleyview; Tuval Dinner Nafshi, ACWS; Reeve Dale Gervais, Greenview; Geoff Cornelsen, Alberta Health Services; Councillor Dale Smith, Greenview.

Notice Of Mailing 2017 COMBINED PROPERTY ASSESSMENT & TAX NOTICE MD OF GREENVIEW No. 16 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the combined Property Assessment & Tax Notices for the Municipal District of Greenview No. 16, made under the provision of the Municipal Government Act, Section 309(1), will be mailed in early May 2017. In accordance with Section 460(1) of the Municipal Government Act any person(s) wishing to object, must, file his/her complaint using the Government of Alberta “Assessment Review Board Complaint Form” number LGS1402 or Form number LGS1405 for Tax Agents within sixty (60) days from the date of the Combined Property Assessment & Tax Notice. The Assessment Review Board Complaint Forms may be obtained from the Municipal District of Greenview No. 16 Administration Office or online from the Municipal Affairs website at A complaint must also be accompanied by the current fee set by Council, if the appeal is successful the fee will be refunded. Completed forms and complaint fees are to be forwarded to:

Clerk of Assessment Review Board Municipal District of Greenview No. 16 4806 36 Avenue, Box 1079, Valleyview, Alberta T0H 3N0 during the business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Appeal period: within 60 days from the Notice date By appointment only, the Assessor will be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding your Assessment. To arrange an appointment please call 780 524-7600 Complaint Fees: Residential (3 or fewer dwellings) & Farmland $50.00 per tax roll number Residential 4 or more dwellings & Non Residential $650.00 per tax roll number Non Residential $650.00 per tax roll number Dated this 10th day of March 2017 Marilyn Jensen, Finance Coordinator, Taxation & Assessment

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Construction Maintenance 2017 will be a busy year for construction and maintenance in Greenview. Improvements on the Forestry Trunk Road continue with plans for ongoing stabilization through the 2017 construction season. On the Simonette Hill at kilometre 9.5 grade adjustment and realignment construction will conclude. Range Road 230, between Township Roads 704 and 712 will be base/paved following road widening in 2015/2016. The Township 672 connector road will also commence.

DeBolt Fire Hall Access Road, Township Road 721A

Greenview will also be commencing on a few residential and farmland access roads. The repairs to BF74433, a tributary to the Cornwall Creek, and BF77070, Sweathouse Creek, will commence in 2017 in a tendered contract. Simonette Hill, KM 9.5

The repairs and road realignment for the Economy Creek kilometre 20 slide will be tendered this year. Likewise, repairs to BF74433, a tributary to the Cornwall Creek, and BF77070, Sweathouse Creek, will commence in a tendered contract.

Ridgevalley Connector Road

Forestry Trunk Road, KM 50-70 Stabilization

The DeBolt Fire Hall access road, Township Road 721A has been started, and completion will be during this year’s construction season. The Grovedale Fire Hall access on Range Road 64 will similarly be starting in 2017.


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Grovedale ASP We are currently preparing a revised Grovedale Area Structure Plan (ASP) with an eye toward the future. In upgrading the current plan, we have looked to create a more comprehensive document with greater definition and foresight. The ASP introduces a 50-year vision for the growth and development of the area; the ultimate goal being to maintain the character of the area while managing and responsibly facilitating its long-term, sustainable development, both socially and environmentally. Along with this vision, guiding principles on housing and infrastructure, culture and society, economy, and environment will be found throughout the plan. The Centralized Living Area and the Rural Area are the two major aspects of the plan. The former will focus on future residential and compatible non-residential growth. It will cater to a variety of individuals and allow for a greater variety of housing styles. Higher density, mixed-use developments – with commercial uses on the bottom floors and residences on the upper stories – will be promoted to increase commercial and residential opportunities. A new village centre and street network have been added to ensure a walkable, small-town feel while allowing an ease of access and movement of vehicles on the periphery. Keeping in mind all residents, young and old, we’ve added more parks and open space for leisure. Furthermore, a trail network will connect future development, parks and open spaces with existing community spaces within the plan area. The Rural Area will address all the lands outside of the

Centralized Living Area. These include the Aspen Grove Country Residential area as well as farmsteads and other rural residences. These will all continue to play an important role in the plan area and be supported by the ASP. Finally, regulations and plans for commerce and industry will be addressed in the Grovedale ASP. A few of the topics to be covered include Agriculture, Light & Heavy Industry, and Business Industrial. The intention is to provide greater clarity and support for residents as well as industry. We hope to promote a healthy, safe and enjoyable community in which you all play a part in building Grovedale’s future. Keep an eye out for notices advertising the public hearing for the Grovedale ASP in the newspaper and on our website. As always, community involvement is encouraged so feel free to share your questions and comments by calling or sending emails to one of our Development Officers. Lindsey Lemieux, Development Officer Direct Line: 780.524.7643 Leona Dixon, Development Officer Direct Line: 780.524.7639 Price Leurebourg, Development Officer Direct Line: 780.524.6078

Facility Maintenance Greenviews’ Facility Maintenance team are dedicated to keeping Greenview’s grounds and buildings in beautiful shape. Working together they have nearly 33,000 kilometers of the municipality to cover, which includes the communities of Valleyview, Fox Creek, DeBolt, Crooked Creek, Ridgevalley, Grovedale, Grande Cache, and their surrounding areas. There are administration offices and shops in Valleyview, Grovedale, and Grande Cache where our crew tends to landscaping and regular maintenance. The M.D. of Greenview also participates in maintenance of Green View F.C.S.S., the

Valleyview Medical Building, the Valleyview Fire Hall and the Valleyview Veterinary Clinic. Other sites the Maintenance Department takes care of include transfer stations, water points, lagoons, lift stations, water treatment facilities, and the regional landfill. Hamlet map signs, boundary signs, and fire pumps are also tended to by Greenview. This year the Maintenance Department is also looking forward to the groundskeeping and maintenance of the new Public Service Buildings in DeBolt and Grovedale.

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Updated Land Use Bylaw Something new is coming.


Greenview is in the process of finalizing the update to the Land Use Bylaw and we would love your input. The current bylaw was adopted in 2003, and it’s time for a new version. We’ve all changed a little since 2003, so with your help we would like to hit the refresh button on our regulations. The updated bylaw will address new challenges related to subdivision, development and land use while providing you with a straightforward and easy-to-read document. We hope to increase clarity and certainty for landowners as well as provide fairness and procedural clarification for residents. Redefined and comprehensive land use districts are just some of the updates in the new bylaw. Properties needing to be rezoned so to align with the new land use districts will be mailed notices, but it’s a good idea to check with Planning and Development to learn of any changes which may impact your projects.

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Community involvement is always welcome and appreciated. A Citizen Panel made up of members of the community has been an important part of the review of the existing bylaw and provided comments that helped shape the draft bylaw. What’s more, Greenview Staff have visited community events to allow citizens to learn more about the proposed changes and voice their opinions. We encourage you to share any questions and comments with Greenview’s Planning Staff.

Clarity and certainty for land owners Predictability for Greenview Clear guidelines Additional environmental protections Fairness Easy to use Modernized Clear easy to find mapping

Watch for notices advertising the public hearing for the Land Use Bylaw in the newspaper and on our website. Feel free to share your questions and comments by calling or sending emails to one of our Development Officers. Leona Dixon, Development Officer Direct Line: 780.524.7639 Lindsey Lemieux, Development Officer Direct Line: 780.524.7643 Price Leurebourg, Development Officer Direct Line: 780.524.6078

2017 Land Use Bylaw Changes The following chart identifies some of the key changes to the Land Use Bylaw. Additional details can be found in the Draft Land Use Bylaw. KEY CHANGES 1.



 Addition of second Agricultural District Agriculture One (A-1): the uses allowed in Minimum parcel size: 1.2 hectares (3 acres) to accommodate less extensive this District are those which are compatible agricultural uses with extensive agricultural operations, and which minimize the loss of agricultural lands to non-agricultural uses Agriculture Two (A-2): the uses allowed in Minimum parcel size: 8.1 hectares (20 this District are those which are compatible acres) with smaller agricultural operations


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2. Addition of Light Industrial District to differentiate between “small scale industrial land use� and industrial uses which produce significant nuisances projecting beyond the parcel

Industrial Light (M-1): provide for light industrial uses that do not produce significant nuisances that project beyond the parcel

Maximum parcel size: 4.0 hectares (9.9 acres). Permitted uses include: - Animal Care Service (Major)/(Minor) - Auto Body and Paint Shop - Office (Trade) - Storage

Industrial General (M-2): provide for industrial uses that require relatively large tracts of unserviced land

Maximum parcel size: 8.0 hectares (19.8 acres). Permitted uses include: - Bulk Fueling Station - Compressor Station - Trucking Operation - Vehicle Wash (Commercial)

Recreational (REC): to provide for the development of recreational facilities and uses

Permitted uses include: - Campground - Concession Stand - Hotel - Recreation, Outdoor Passive

Recreational Accommodation (RA): to accommodate and regulate the development of private, leisure residences for leisure time use/non-continuous occupancy

Maximum density: 1 habitable building per acres plus one dwelling unit (leisure). Permitted uses include: - Dock, Community & Private - Dwelling Unit (Leisure) - Dwelling Unit (Single Detached)

4. Addition of the Institutional District to accommodate and ensure land is available for both Municipal and Private institutional Uses

Institutional (INS): to accommodate lands that are used for, held or otherwise best suited for public and institutional uses, which service the governmental, educational, religious, cultural and recreational needs of the community

Minimum parcel size: 1.0 hectares (2.5 acres). Maximum parcel size: 4.0 hectares (9.9 acres).

5. Regulations regarding secondary suites and additional dwellings on lots

Suite (Attached): a second self-contained living unit within the principal dwelling unit which is an accessory use. An attached suite has cooking, food preparation, sleeping and sanitary facilities.

In considering if an additional dwelling may be allowed on a parcel of land, the Development Officer must be satisfied that: 1) A suitable building site exists, preferably in the same yard as the first or principal residence; 2) Suitable access can be provided; 3) Suitable services can be provided; 4) The development will be compatible with existing and planned land uses in the vicinity; and, 5) Other applicable provisions in the Land Use Bylaw and other Greenview bylaws can be met

3. Addition of Recreational Accommodation District to accommodate future recreational development such as part time occupancy dwellings

Suite (Detached): a dwelling unit located on the same parcel as the principal dwelling, but separate from it.

Permitted uses include: - Arts or Cultural Centre - Hospital - Place of Worship - School

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Explore Greenview’s Mountain Playground Located in the south-west corner of the MD of Greenview are spectacular panoramic vistas of the Canadian Rockies. This quiet, yet amazing place offers endless opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast, and is only a 2-hour drive south of Grande Prairie. With hundreds of kilometres of trails in the Grande Cache region, hikers, bikers, and equestrian users can all find a challenge. Grande Cache is gateway to the Willmore Wilderness Park, a pristine unspoiled mountain wilderness, covering over 4,500 square kilometres. The park has an abundance of trails, and no motorized vehicles are allowed. It’s an outdoor paradise waiting to be explored. Outside of Willmore Wilderness Park are countless cut-lines, old exploration, and logging roads, all offering a variety of terrain from easy to challenging for quadding enthusiasts. There are many campgrounds and day use areas throughout the region, and for those who love the water there are beautiful lakes, rushing rivers, quite creeks, and exclusive waterfalls.


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The Town of Grande Cache features a 9-hole golf course with mountain views from every hole, as well as a unique Labyrinth Park, a walking meditation with a 360 degree mountain-view. One of the most popular attractions and must see spots of the region is Sulphur Gates. This spectacular view-point overlooks the confluence of the Smoky and Sulphur rivers, showcasing dramatic cliff edges, and amazing views. To learn more about Greenview’s mountain playground visit the Grande Cache Tourism and Interpretive Centre. Here you will learn all about planning your mountain adventure, no matter what you’re looking for. And make sure to take some time to browse the centre, which also showcases the fascinating history of the area through exhibits and displays featuring ice age artifacts, dinosaur tracks, Aboriginal heritage and fur trading, full animal mounts, tree and geological descriptions, and local industry. Photos courtesy of the Town of Grande Cache.

MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF GREENVIEW NO. 16 DUST CONTROL APPLICATION FOR RESIDENTIAL USERS APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 18, 2017 NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED *Option 1 : $150.00 for the first 200 m, plus $5.35 per lineal meter for any distance over 200 m *Option 2 - $100.00 for 100 meters (for multi-parcel subdivisions only)

Please note there is no G.S.T. on residential Dust Control application

Please include payment with your application. Cheques to be made payable to the Municipal District of Greenview No. 16

Return to: Direct Inquiries to:

Municipal District of Greenview No. 16 M.D. Operations Building Box 1079, 4802 – 36 Avenue Valleyview, AB T0H 3N0 (780) 524-7602 or toll-free at 1-888-524-7601

Name:________________________________________________________________________ Address:______________________________________________________________________ Postal Code: ____________________ Phone #: ____________________________________


Location: 1/4 _______ Sec _______ Twp _______ Rge _______ W _______ M Rural Address #: _______________________________________________________________ Length of roadway requiring treatment: ________________________________________

Please indicate location of driveway above

Special Instructions: ___________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________

By signing below I acknowledge and agree to the following conditions: • The Municipal District of Greenview No. 16 does not in any way guarantee effectiveness of the dust control agent. Once the agent has been applied, no refunds will be made. • The Municipal District of Greenview No. 16 reserves the right to maintain or rework the application as required. • The primary dust control agent to be used is calcium chloride. Date:____________________________________

Applicant Signature:________________________________________________________

For Multi-Parcel Residential Applications with Adjacent Landowners please complete reverse side (page 2) of application.

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DUST CONTROL APPLICATION FOR RESIDENTIAL USERS - page 2 Adjacent Landowners (for multi-parcel subdivisions only) • All adjacent landowners must be in agreement with this application and must sign below before application will be accepted. • W  here a single application will serve adjoining residences, it is the responsibility of the landowners to work out the distribution of costs. We will only accept one payment.

An agreement has been reached with adjacent landowners for the distribution of costs and approval of the dust control agent application.

Name:______________________________________________________________________ Phone #: ___________________________________ Location: 1/4 _______ Sec _______ Twp _______ Rge _______ W _______ M, Rural Address #: ___________________________________


Applicant Signature:________________________________________________________

Name:______________________________________________________________________ Phone #: ___________________________________ Location: 1/4 _______ Sec _______ Twp _______ Rge _______ W _______ M, Rural Address #: ___________________________________


Applicant Signature:________________________________________________________

Name:______________________________________________________________________ Phone #: ___________________________________ Location: 1/4 _______ Sec _______ Twp _______ Rge _______ W _______ M, Rural Address #: ___________________________________



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MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF GREENVIEW NO. 16 ROADSIDE DITCH CLEAN-UP AGREEMENT Any personal information that the Municipal District of Greenview No. 16 may collect on this form is in compliance with Section 33 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The information collected is required for the purpose of carrying out an operating program or activity of the Municipality, in particular for the purpose of our Transportation/Public Work Department. If you have any questions about the collection, please contact the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Coordinator at 780.524.7600.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 18, 2017 THIS AGREEMENT MADE THIS ____________ DAY OF _________________________, A.D., 2017. BETWEEN: THE MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF GREENVIEW NO. 16 (hereinafter called the “Municipality”) OF THE FIRST PART - and ___________________________________________________________ (hereinafter called the “Organization”) OF THE SECOND PART WHEREAS, the Organization desires to provide clean-up services along ditches within The Municipal District of Greenview No. 16 Road Allowances on Township and Range Roads. AND WHEREAS, The Municipal District of Greenview No. 16 is willing to pay for clean-up services provided. THE ORGANIZATION AND MUNICIPALITY AGREE: 1. The Organization represents and warrants that it is a Non-Profit Organization. 2. The Organization shall provide cleaning services by picking up garbage in the ditches along the Roadways as assigned by a Municipal representative and as listed under section 9 of this agreement. Cleaning services shall be completed on the second Saturday in May (May 13, 2017), weather permitting. 3. Subject to the terms of this agreement, the Municipality shall reimburse the Organization for its services at the rate of one hundred dollars ($100.00) per ditch kilometer (one-side) cleaned, with a maximum of $1,000.00 per Organization. The Municipality shall determine the total amount payable to the Organization based on the total number of kilometers of roadside that are cleaned to the satisfaction of the Municipality, such determination to be made at the sole discretion of the Municipality.

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 Organization shall abide by the program rules as established by the Municipality and be fully responsible for the activities The of its workers. Failure to comply with the program rules shall result in the immediate termination of this agreement.


 Municipality will supply garbage bags, disposable gloves, and safety vests for each member of a crew as well as safety The signage for the Organizations to post at either end of their working area. The Municipality will provide a traffic control plan to ensure signage is properly placed and a pre-commencement safety orientation will be performed by the Municipality staff. Municipality staff will pick up and dispose of bags upon completion.


T  he Organization shall ensure that prior to taking part in clean-up day activities, its participating members have completed the required safety orientation.


The Organization shall provide transportation, supervision and medical first aid services for its participating members.


The Organization shall indemnify and hold harmless the Municipality, its employees, and agents from any and all damages, demands, claims and expenses (including legal expenses on a solicitor and own client basis) whatsoever that may arise directly or indirectly out of any acts or omissions of the Organization under this Agreement. This provision shall survive the termination of this Agreement. Organizations are advised to maintain Comprehensive General Liability insurance coverage to protect itself from third party claims, demands or actions.

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The following sections of roadway ditch are to be cleaned under this agreement. Road Section


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Total kms to be Cleaned

10. Identification of the Organization: Organization Name: __________________________________________________________ Contact Person:


Phone Number:


E-mail Address:


Mailing Address:


Cheque Payable to: __________________________________________________________

11. The Organization shall return all vests and signage to the MD Operations Building within one week of having completed its section of roadside cleanup. 12. This  Agreement represents the entire agreement between the parties. No amendment to this agreement shall be effective unless it is in writing and executed by the parties. The Organization Representative acknowledges and agrees that he/she has READ and UNDERSTANDS THE TERMS of this Roadside Clean-up Agreement. __________________________________________ Organization Representative

__________________________________________ Municipal District of Greenview No. 16 Representative

Signs and vests were returned to MD Operations Building on this ________________________________ 20________.

_____________________________ Organization Representative Initials

_____________________________ MD Representative Initials

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Greenview Regional Recreation Facility Ceilings in the new multiplex have been painted, exterior glazing done and interior stud steel work is ongoing. The pool was poured at the end of February.


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Council Highlights: December 2016 to March 2017 Grants and Sponsorships


In support of the Grande Cache Community Christmas Dinner, $5,000 was provided to the dinner’s organizing committee. The dinner was open to all members of the Grande Cache community and took place at the Royal Canadian Legion on December 19, 2016.

The Town of Fox Creek provided presentations regarding the Fox Creek Fire Hall and Fox Creek multiplex. The Fox Creek Fire Hall is estimated at $8 million with Greenview and Fox Creek each contributing $4 million and having a 50 per cent ownership of the facility. Greenview is contributing $19 million to the total multiplex project cost of $32 million. Ownership of the facility will reflect this funding ratio (59.37 per cent Greenview and 40.63 per cent Fox Creek). The multiplex facility construction began in late 2016 with a tentative completion date of December 2017.

Greenview provided a $500 sponsorship to the 2017 Women in the North Conference on April 5, 2017. Community Futures hosts the conference annually as a capacity building opportunity for women entrepreneurs in the Peace region. Greenview will be a silver sponsor of the 13th Annual North West Regional Skills Canada Competition in Fairview April 27 to 28, 2017. Council authorized $3,000 in funding for the event which showcases the talents of students in trades and technology, competing in 16 categories from carpentry and culinary arts to robotics and video production. Winners will compete in the provincial skills competition. Council approved the delivery of 200 tonnes of aggregate valued at $2,550 to the DeBolt Pioneer Centre, a local non-profit museum, to assist the group in providing a safe parking area. This will enhance the property and help provide a quality user experience for museum visitors and the DeBolt community. Council approved the 2017 Community Grant Funding listing in December and applicants have been contacted in writing regarding the funding decisions. Annually Greenview provides $3.8 million to local community groups. A list of the miscellaneous community grants is provided on page 8.

The Town of Grande Cache also met with Council. Greenview provides 50 per cent of the operating costs for the Grande Cache fire hall and has $3.5 million in reserves to fund 50 per cent of a new fire hall. The infrastructure audit for the Town of Grande Cache is being completed and the Viability Review Committee will be formed when the audit is closer to completion. Nitehawk Year Round Adventure Park provided an annual update regarding their activities. They finished making snow for the year on December 18, 2016 and have adapted their procedures and equipment to use less water and work with warmer temperatures than in past seasons (-5C instead of -10C). Hill lighting is being converted to LEDs to increase efficiency and reduce operating costs. For the summer season they are developing other activities including tubing and biking. Public participation in the tube park area has doubled this year. There will be eight summer bike camps run with GPRC in 2017. The RV campground area is also being developed further. CARES Socio-economic Study Analysis Greenview has partnered with Devco


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Developments to investigate the economic potential of a heavy industrial site in the Grovedale area. The study is a recipient of the Government of Alberta’s Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES) program. DevCo is contributing $41,000 to the CARES application, with the province funding $51,000 and Greenview contributing $10,000. Stantec provided a report to Council on the results of the CARES study. The study focused on three potential industrial projects: methanol production for use in chemical manufacturing, urea fertilizer production, and amine processing to remove carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide from natural gas. To view the full presentation, go to the Council Agendas & Minutes page of Greenview’s website. Key findings of the study include 1,470 person years of additional employment that could result from the three potential projects. Council approved the Tri Municipal Industrial Development Area Terms of Reference and appointed four Councillors to the steering committee. Reeve Dale Gervais, Councillor Bill Smith, Councillor Tom Burton, and Councillor Les Urness will be members of the committee with Deputy Reeve Roxie Rutt as an alternate. Greenview’s council will form fifty per cent of the steering committee with the County of Grande Prairie and City of Grande Prairie each appointing two members. Council appointed Reeve Dale Gervais as the Committee Chairperson for a term concluding on the date of the 2017 municipal election. Greenview will follow up on correspondence from the Grande Cache Physician Group regarding the Grande Cache Medical Clinic. Greenview has recommended that a joint advisory committee consisting of elected officials from Greenview and the

Town of Grande Cache be established to review the concept of building a new medical clinic. Alternate sites, including the renovation of the existing site, should be explored and reasons for their suitability or unsuitability be determined before further decisions regarding the proposed facility are made. A key consideration will be ensuring that Greenview is stewarding public funds appropriately. The facility would need to be financially self-sustaining with long term lease agreements and a fee structure to ensure municipal costs are covered. If a new facility were to be constructed it would be solely owned and operated by both local governments at a percentage that is equal to the funding contribution. This July 1st is Canada’s 150th Anniversary. Council will participate in the Canada 150 Community Leaders Network to get involved in the 150th anniversary of Confederation with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Furthermore, Greenview will allocate $150,000 towards a special municipal Canada 150 Grant Program. The grant program is focused on supporting local communities, groups and organizations create opportunities for Greenview’s residents to celebrate Canada’s anniversary throughout the year. This grant is in line with similar programs in Canada. See page 9 for more details. The Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum board provided a presentation to Council regarding their accomplishments in the first year of operations and plans for the future. In budget discussions, Council agreed to provide $100,000 to the Currie Museum in 2017. Deputy Reeve Roxie Rutt has been appointed as Council’s representative to the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum Board.

Recreation Agreements Greenview approved the Grande Cache Recreation Centre Agreement. Greenview contributed $12,000,000 to the total capital budget for the Grande Cache Recreation Centre Expansion. The agreement has been developed to identify and clarify ownership, land titles, and funding of the facility. Greenview will develop and operate a municipal day use area, campground and boat launch, called Moody’s Crossing on a 106 acre site near the Big Smoky Bridge along Highway 43 by Goodwin. The estimated project costs are $242,000 capital and $20,000 operating. Funds will be allocated for the project in the 2018 Recreation Capital Budget. The proposed name is in recognition of the local history and contributions of the Moody family who operated the ferry and ice road prior to the bridge being constructed in 1949. Greenview will enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Clearwater County for the Sasquatch & Partners Initiative. Since 2013, Clearwater County has utilized Sasquatch & Partners to promote responsible recreation awareness with the slogan “Welcome to our Backyard! Please enjoy it with respect.” Current partners in the Sasquatch project are Brazeau and Yellowhead Counties, and it is supported in principle by the Alberta government. The program’s positive messaging and awareness efforts throughout the eastern slopes have made a difference in keeping natural areas used for recreation cleaner and safer. Locally, Sasquatch & Partners will help to address potential issues that have been identified through Greenview’s Recreation Inventory, resulting in increased safety and minimizing the environmental footprint of outdoor recreation. Greenview

will allocate $40,000 to the program to fund signage and promotional materials to be used within this municipality.

Tenders and Contracts Council approved the Economic Development and Tourism brand developed by Image Design. The new logo and tag line were developed in consultation with stakeholders. The brand will be used for economic development and tourism marketing opportunities with local businesses, national and international audiences and will not replace Greenview’s corporate brand. Promotional marketing materials will be developed to build awareness and will be featured at tourism and industry trade shows starting in spring 2017. The Range Road 230 Base Pave Contract has been awarded to Knelsen Sand & Gravel for an upset limit of $3,373,077.88. The project will include subgrade preparation and pavement on 7.4km of Range Road 230. Road construction on TWP 672 will be completed with day labour sourced from local contractors.

Organizational Updates Implementation of Bill 21 Greenview will provide input to the Government of Alberta regarding the implementation of the Modernized Municipal Government Act. Municipal access to information used to prepare assessments of Designated Industrial Property is necessary to understand how the assessment was prepared, while confidential information remains protected. Council also requests that the Government of Alberta appoint an independent auditor to inspect the Provincial Assessor when preparing assessments on Designated Industrial Property.

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Council Highlights: December 2016 to March 2017 Council directed Administration to send a Letter of Support to Generating for Seven Generations Ltd. (G7G) to assist in their efforts for a proposed Alberta to Alaska Railway. The proposed 2,400 km railway would open a trade route to the North Pacific tidewater port in Valdez, Alaska and is expected to be an economic driver for the northern Alberta region.

Greenview’s Special Projects Coordinator, was appointed as the Returning Officer.

Greenview will apply to the 2017 Minister’s Awards for Municipal Excellence for the Regional Community Development Funding Program.

Council was briefed on recommendations from the Citizens’ Panel for the Greenview Land Use Bylaw Refresh. The panel identified several aspects of the current Land Use Bylaw (LUB) and enforcement procedures which they recommend changing. Cumbersome bylaw wording and the need to enhance the current method of forwarding LUB information to newcomers were identified as particular challenges. Addressing these issues would help ratepayers be aware of the need to obtain appropriate development permits. Council noted using additional media

Bylaws In preparation for the municipal election in October 16, 2017, Election Bylaw 17-776 received first reading. The bylaw outlines procedures for the 2017 election including nominations, voter eligibility, advance voting, voting station locations and hours, and vote counting. Election Bylaw 17-776 was approved by Council and Craig Barry,

Bylaw 16-755 (SE 14 & SW 13-73-21 W5M) road allowance license application received a public hearing and was approved subject to a favourable wet land assessment report being completed by the applicant.

avenues to inform the public of land use issues and developments are being considered for the LUB Refresh. Council accepted the Citizen Panel’s report as information, acknowledged the concerns that were raised and thanked the panelists for the time they have dedicated to help update the LUB. Bylaw 17-777 Greenview Golf Resort (Lagenecker) has applied to rezone an area of 4.62 hectare area near Sturgeon Lake (W1/2-33-70-24-W5) from recreational to residential property. The application would include the subdivision of 12 residential lots requiring the reversion of 48 recreational sites at a 4:1 ratio in accordance with the Sturgeon Lake Area Structure Plan (SLASP). A public hearing regarding Bylaw 17-777 will be held on May 23, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in Council Chambers, pending receipt of satisfactory plans and reports to be provided by the owner/developer to meet Greenview’s legislative requirements.

Acceptance of Burning Barrel Ashes at Greenview Transfer Sites


Ashes from burn barrels can be a potential hazard to employees, customers, and facilities. Although barrels may be cool to the touch, hot material may still be contained deep within the layers of ash. When the container is dumped, the ash is disturbed and mixed with unburnt debris where any hot embers exposed to the air and wind can result in a fire. It is important to note that burn barrels that have been out for as long as fourteen days may still contain hot embers that can potentially reignite.

amongst the ashes not only causes a litter problem at the sites, but also attracts wildlife such as birds, coyotes, and even bears, making it unsafe for employees and customers.

Several municipalities in Alberta only accept ashes in bags or cardboard boxes at the transfer stations, which are then disposed of directly into the domestic garbage bin. This virtually eliminates the risk of a fire and helps ensure that there is not debris among the ashes as well. Having debris such as cans, jars and food in

At times customers choose to leave the barrels at the sites, which is acceptable but please dispose of them in the designated metal area.

Spring 2017

The MD of Greenview would like to continue having a designated burning barrel ash disposal site at each of our transfer stations. Please help us ensure that the barrels you are dumping contain ashes only.

We would like to thank everyone for helping to keep our sites safe and clean for our employees and residents.

Landfill & Transfer Station Hours of Operation SITE NAME



Little Smoky Transfer Station SW 34-69-08 W6M

Monday, Thursday, Saturday

11:00 am to 6:00 pm


Legend Household waste

Sturgeon Heights Transfer Station NW 13-70-25-W5M

Metal Monday, Wednesday, Sunday

Wire Cable

11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wire Fencing South Wapiti Landfill SW 34-69-08-W6M

Appliances Wednesday, Friday, Sunday


11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Cement Sunset House Transfer Station NW 23-70-21-W5M

Grovedale Transfer Station SW 22-69-06-W6M

DeBolt Transfer Station SW 02-72-01 W6M

New Fish Creek Transfer Station NW 16-72-21-W5M

All Batteries Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday


11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Computers Printers

Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday


11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Paint Household Hazardous

Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

Waste Containers

11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Waste Oil Containers Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

Used Oil Containers

11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Empty Pesticide Puskwaskau Landfill NE 36-74-26-W5M



11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Commercial Industrial Sweathouse Transfer Station SW 04-70-19-W5M

ONLY Friday, Sunday

11:00 am to 6:00 pm Bagged Household

Sandy Bay Transfer Station NW 09-71-23-W5M

Greenview Regional Landfill SW 18-67-20-W5M

Garbage ONLY Walk-in access available all hours

Monday to Friday

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

All locations are closed on statutory holidays.

Consult our website for more information: Greenview, Alberta


GREENVIEW CANADA 150 COMMUNITY GRANT Creating an opportunity for Greenview residents to participate in activities that contribute to building a sense of pride and attachment to Canada

Canada’s 150 th anniversary of Confederation in 2017 is a historic moment with the power to bring people and places together as we dream big about our communities and our country.

Greenview is offering $150,000 in grant funding to celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary. There are 2 intakes for applications: April 10 and July 10, 2017 For more information:

e: ph: 780-524-6029

Greenview, Alberta, Canada


From Meadows to Mountains - Spring 2017  

Spring 2017 issue of Greenview's From Meadows to Mountains newsletter. Cover photo by Lloyd Dykstra

From Meadows to Mountains - Spring 2017  

Spring 2017 issue of Greenview's From Meadows to Mountains newsletter. Cover photo by Lloyd Dykstra