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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...

County Fire and Flood Home Protection Program Launches

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Rocky View County is offering free home protection assessments for fire and floods to help people stay safe and sound.This innovative program, funded by a $1.4 million grant through the Canadian Red Cross Society, will help people identify and reduce their fire or flood risk through home Read More...

County Presents 2019 Master Farm Family Award

Thursday, July 25, 2019

The Hurt and Ireland families with Councillor Daniel Henn (left) who serves as the Agricultural Service Board Chair.Rocky View County has named Ron and Donna Hurt as the Master Farm Family Award recipients for 2019.“We are honored to present the award to the Hurt family,” says Daniel Henn, Read More...

County Sells Old Administration Building

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Rocky View County has sold its former administration building complex to the City of Calgary.The County moved to a new County Hall in the east Balzac area in October of 2018, and put the old buildings and land in northeast Calgary up for sale. The County fielded a number of inquiries, including an Read More...

Council Rejects Costly Voter Pre-registration Concept

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Rocky View County Council has voted to reject the idea of creating a voter’s list for the 2021 Municipal Election. The County will instead maintain the existing process where each voter provides identification and signs a legal voter registration form on election day.A voter’s list would have seen Read More...

Rocky View County Awards $46,000 in Community Grants

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Rocky View County has awarded eleven community grants totaling $46,000 as part of the Community Benefits Initiatives Grant program.The grants support programs and projects in the categories of heritage awareness, volunteer development, culture and events, community beautification, and cultivating Read More...

Council Details Censuring Action

Friday, June 21, 2019

Rocky View County Council is providing details on its censure and sanction action against three councillors now that the matter has become the subject of public debate.The original intent of Council was to give the censured and sanctioned councillors a fairly low-key rebuke, with the hopes that Read More...

County Comments on Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Update

Friday, June 14, 2019

Following today’s Provincial government update on the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir project (SR-1), Rocky View County is praising the Alberta government for opening the lines of communication, but continues to call for a full analysis of potentially superior options.“I want to sincerely thank Read More...

Major Milestones Reached for Bragg Creek Flood Mitigation Project

Friday, June 14, 2019

Rocky View County has reached two major milestones in efforts to protect the Hamlet of Bragg Creek from flooding along the Elbow River.On June 11, the County received approval from Alberta Environment and Parks under The Water Act, which will allow the Bragg Creek Flood Mitigation Project to move Read More...

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