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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...

Councillors Censured for Code of Conduct Violations

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Rocky View County Council has censured and sanctioned three councillors for a number of violations of Council’s Code of Conduct Bylaw.At their June 11 meeting, Council voted to censure and sanction councillors Kevin Hanson, Crystal Kissel, and Samanntha Wright for providing privileged County legal Read More...

County Repeals Firearms Bylaw

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Council today voted to repeal Rocky View County’s Firearms Bylaw, effective immediately.Council passed the Firearms Bylaw in September of 2018. Since that time, the document has created questions on the need for a County bylaw, the boundaries of no-shooting zones, and the broad use of the term Read More...

Council Lowers 2019 Property Tax Increase

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Rocky View County Council has voted to reduce the 2019 property tax increase from 3 percent to 2 percent. The reduction is possible due to an anticipated budget surplus, resulting from lower spending by the County and revenues from investments and fees, plus the withdrawal of $34,525 from the Read More...

Rocky View County Partners with Marginal Land Use Agency

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

A new agricultural program is now available through Rocky View County.The County has partnered with ALUS Canada, a Weston Family Initiative and national charitable organization that provides Canadians with the opportunity to play an active role in building a healthier environment for their local Read More...

Canada’s Largest Solar Farm Proposed for Rocky View County

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Rocky View County has passed land use changes that will pave the way for the creation of the largest solar farm development in Canada.At full operation, it is estimated the proposed 954-acre solar farm development by RealPart Canada will generate about 150 megawatts of power, which is equivalent to Read More...

County Begins Compliance Action at Compost Operation

Friday, March 1, 2019

Rocky View County is proceeding with enforcement compliance measures against a composting operation that has failed to meet required deadlines and conditions for a development permit application.At a public hearing on December 11, 2018, County Council voted to approve a land use change for the Read More...

County Helps Fund Improvements to Stressed Highway 566 Intersection

Monday, February 25, 2019

Rocky View County Council has approved $900,000 to help fund improvements to the intersection at Highway 566 and Range Road 11, just west of Balzac.The County and Alberta Transportation have agreed to a cost-sharing plan that would see the current four-way-stop intersection replaced with a traffic Read More...

Decisions Issued on Omni Area Structure Plan

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Rocky View County and the City of Calgary have received a ruling from the Municipal Government Board on the future of commercial lands on the border of the two municipalities.The lands are located on Calgary’s eastern boundary, northwest of the hamlet of Conrich. The area is covered by the County’s Read More...

Rocky View County Council Opposes SR-1

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Rocky View County Council has voted to formally oppose the Springbank Dry Reservoir project and ask the Province to conduct a full and comprehensive analysis of all the available options for flood mitigation.The County strongly supports the need for flood mitigation in the Calgary region, but Read More...

Council Approves 2019 Budget

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Rocky View County Council has approved the 2019 operating and capital budget.The average residential property owner will pay $5.95 a month extra in 2019, based on an average property value of $948,000. That represents a three percent rise. The actual amount each landowner’s taxes will increase or Read More...

2018 Roads Program Draws to a Successful Close

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Rocky View County is bringing its 2018 road construction season to a successful close, with $16.59 million in rehabilitation and improvement projects undertaken.“Rocky Viewers rank our road network as their number one priority,” says Reeve Greg Boehlke. “Council has listened, and we’ve put an Read More...

Rocky View County Council Makes Annual Appointments

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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 6 Councillor Greg Boehlke as Reeve for a second consecutive term, and Read More...

Council Appoints New Chief Administrative Officer

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Rocky View County Council has announced the appointment of Al Hoggan as the new Chief Administrative Officer. Mr. Hoggan will assume the role on December 17.Al Hoggan has spent the past five years as the County Manager for a neighbouring municipality. Since 2013, he has also been managing the Aqua 7 Read More...

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