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Sobeys Customer Fulfillment Centre Coming to the County

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Empire and Sobeys Inc. has announced plans to build a state-of-the-art customer fulfillment centre in Rocky View County to support the company’s online grocery home delivery service set to launch in Alberta in 2023. The new centre will create 1,500 jobs in the County and will feature world-leading Read More...

Council Approves 2021 Budget

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Rocky View County Council has approved a one-half percent increase for the 2021 operating and capital budget, following on this year’s 3% tax decrease.The impacts of COVID-19, downloaded costs from the province, and continuing challenges in Alberta’s oil patch will see County revenue drop by an Read More...

County Ends Current Cost Sharing Agreement with School Boards

Monday, November 30, 2020

Rocky View County is ending a 1998 agreement with area school boards that saw the boards automatically benefit from the proceeds generated from County municipal reserve land.Under Alberta’s Municipal Government Act, a portion of the land in a development, or an equivalent cash payment, must be given Read More...

Rocky View County Council Makes Annual Appointments – Electing New Reeve and Deputy Reeve

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Rocky View County Council held its annual organizational meeting to elect a Reeve and Deputy Reeve, and make appointments to positions on a number of boards and committees.The meeting began with the selection by Council of Division 7 Councillor Daniel Henn as Reeve and Division 2 Councillor Kim Read More...

Rocky View County Council Approves New Electoral Bylaw

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Rocky View County Council has passed a new bylaw that reduces the number of councillors from nine to seven, and redraws electoral divisions to better balance the number of people in each.The Electoral Boundaries and Council Composition Bylaw takes effect for the October 2021 municipal election. Read More...

New Land Use Bylaw Cuts Red Tape

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Rocky View County Council has adopted a new Land Use Bylaw that streamlines and clarifies how lands can be used and developed in the County.“Our old Land Use Bylaw was created in 1998, and underwent numerous piecemeal amendments over the years. It became outdated, hard to understand, easy to Read More...

Council to Decide on South Conrich Conceptual Scheme and Re-designation at July 14 Meeting

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Rocky View County Council voted on June 25 to consider second and third readings of Bylaw C-7957-2019 (Conceptual Scheme Amendment – South Conrich Conceptual Scheme) and Bylaw C-7959-2019 (Re-designation Item – Ranch and Farm Two to Business/Business Campus and Public Services District – South Read More...

Rocky View County Welcomes New Lowe's Distribution Centre

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Home improvement giant Lowe's Canada announced today that it will open a new bulk distribution centre in Rocky View County. Ground breaking for the new facility is expected in mid-June.The new 1.23 million square-foot facility has an estimated cost of $120 million, and is anticipated to open in the Read More...

Calgary Police Training Exercise Upsets Bragg Creek

Friday, June 5, 2020

Rocky View County is deeply concerned over upset calls from Bragg Creek residents due to a lack of communication over a City of Calgary Police Services training exercise that left parts of the community unnerved from the sounds of explosive devices and firearms on Thursday.“Sending Calgary Police Read More...

Rocky View County Signs SR-1 Agreement

Friday, May 29, 2020

Rocky View County has signed an agreement with the Alberta Government that compensates the municipality for lost revenue should the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir project (SR-1) be completed.If SR-1 proceeds, Rocky View County will receive $10 million from the Province to address the future loss of Read More...

Audited Financial Statements Show Strong Financial Position

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Rocky View County Council today received a clear report on its 2019 financial statements from its independent external auditors.The 2019 Audited Financial Statements show the County is in a strong financial position due to careful fiscal management, expense savings, and revenue from investments. Read More...

Rocky View County Council Approves 3% Property Tax Decrease

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Rocky View County Council has unanimously approved a budget that represents a 3% tax decrease for business and residential properties in the County.“Given the challenges presented by COVID-19, and the impacts of historically low energy prices, Council wanted to make a substantial statement in our Read More...

Rocky View County’s Business Continuity Plan in Place

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Rocky View County continues to maintain core services in this unprecedented time of disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.“This is a stressful time for residents and business owners in the County, and we want to thank people for their patience. After closing County Hall, we initiated both work Read More...

Council Approves 2020 Master Rates

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Rocky View County Council has voted to approve the 2020 Master Rates Bylaw that outlines the user fees charged for services.The County charges user fees for services ranging from purchasing a bat box to a planning application to water utilities. Rocky View County does not profit from these fees, but Read More...

Amendment to Bylaw for Code of Conduct Complaints

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Rocky View County Council has approved changes to its Council Code of Conduct Bylaw to clarify the process for dealing with potential violations and introduce checks against frivolous complaints.Council changed the Informal Complaint Process to make it specific to matters witnessed by councillors, Read More...

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