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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...

Agriculture Producers Exempt from 2020 Road Ban

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

In an effort to mitigate the impact of a difficult 2019 harvest season, Rocky View County Council has voted on a one-time road ban exemption for agricultural producers.Farmers who need to remove unharvested crops from their fields are asked to contact the County by emailing or Read More...

Minister Rejects Municipal Inspection

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Alberta Municipal Affairs Minister Kaycee Madu has refused to order a municipal inspection of Rocky View County, and has found a petition calling for such a move to be insufficient.In a letter to County Reeve Greg Boehlke, Minister Madu said a petition he received has failed to demonstrate any Read More...

Tax Debts Prompt Second Call for Councillor’s Removal

Monday, January 20, 2020

Rocky View County Council is calling for Samanntha Wright to be disqualified as a County councillor, following her failure to pay property taxes. Under Alberta’s Municipal Government Act and Local Authorities Election Act, a councillor is ineligible for office if they owe a debt to the municipality Read More...

Rocky View County Joins Canadian Badlands Tourism Partnership

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Rocky View County is pleased to announce it is joining the Canadian Badlands Tourism partnership. As a member municipality, the County gains access to funding opportunities and regional marketing initiatives that will promote Rocky View County as a tourism destination for local, national, and Read More...

Council Seeks Disqualification of Councillor Wright

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Rocky View County Council has voted to apply to the Court of Queen’s Bench to have Samanntha Wright disqualified as a County councillor, following a legal opinion that she violated the pecuniary interest rules contained in the Municipal Government Act and should no longer serve as a councillor.Under Read More...

Council Approves 2020 Budget

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Rocky View County Council has approved a 2020 operating and capital base budget that will see the County keep taxes low while maintaining a high quality of life for residents.The operating budget for next year is expected to be $147.5 million, while $58 million is slated for capital projects. The Read More...

County Prepared to Meet Provincial Budget Challenges

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

After careful analysis of last week’s provincial budget, Rocky View County is confident it will be able to adjust to changes without a major impact on municipal property taxes.“There’s no question the new provincial budget will have an effect. But Rocky View County starts from a position of low Read More...

County to Allow Chestermere Recreation Centre to Remain Open

Friday, September 27, 2019

Rocky View County Council has voted to allow the Chestermere Recreation Centre to remain open after receiving new information on the stability of the structure.On Tuesday, September 25, County Council voted to close the facility after an engineering report questioned the structural integrity of Read More...

Chestermere Recreation Centre to Close Over Safety Concerns

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Rocky View County is taking steps to affect the closure of Chestermere’s recreation centre on Friday at 5 p.m. due to safety concerns with the building.A recent structural analysis warned a portion of the facility’s roof was at risk of failure if it was subjected to a heavy snow load. With wet, Read More...

Economic growth stifled by regional protectionism

Friday, September 20, 2019

Rocky View County officials are concerned about the economic viability of the Calgary region after minor amendments to the County’s municipal development plan were voted down by a group of urban municipalities led by the City of Calgary.In January of 2018, the NDP provincial government, responding Read More...

County CAO Elected President of ARMAA

Monday, September 16, 2019

Rocky View County’s Chief Administrative Officer, Al Hoggan, has been elected president of the Alberta Rural Municipal Administrators’ Association (ARMAA).For 98 years, ARMAA has been advocating for the interests of municipal government, and providing a forum for sharing information among Read More...

Commercial Auto Mall Application Tabled

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

An application for a land use re-designation that would allow the construction of an auto mall on Springbank Road in Rocky View County has been tabled by Council pending the completion of the Springbank Area Structure Plan.Any land use re-designation application must respect the appropriate planning Read More...

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