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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 It became outdated, hard to understand, easy to Read More...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...

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...

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