Grand Opening of the MD Regional Fire Station

Station 7 Grand Opening Flyer

The Village of Barnwell and the Municipal District of Taber Invite you to the Grand Opening of the MD Regional Fire Station located in the Village of Barnwell

Thursday, July 19, 2018 • 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. • Ribbon Cutting at 6 p.m.

18 – 6 Avenue East Barnwell (just east of the “Barnwell Seniors – Plus 55 Club”)

Come join us and enjoy BBQ pulled pork, chips and refreshments!

The Village of Barnwell completed construction of the Barnwell Fire Station in early 2018 and ‘Station 7’ became operational on February 1, 2018.

The community of Barnwell and Station 7 are part of the MD of Taber Regional Fire Service which provides fire and rescue services to the Village of Barnwell, the Town of Vauxhall and the Municipal District of Taber. The MDT Regional Fire Service has a compliment of near 125 professionally trained volunteer firefighters and a fleet of modern and well equipped response vehicles ready to answer a call for fire or rescue services in our region.

VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS

The Municipal District of Taber Regional Fire Services is seeking motivated and committed individuals who live and work within our communities to join our dedicated Volunteer Firefighters.

We are seeking both men and women candidates who:

  • Are available to respond during the day time or at night time
  • Are interested in learning new skills including Standard First Aid and CPR certificate and fire fighter certifications.
  • Reside or work within close proximity of your local Fire Department and must be able to attend meetings and training courses.

ARE YOU PREPARED TO CONSIDER A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR COMMUNITY? THIS ISN’T ABOUT JUST FIGHTING FIRES.

HERE ARE A FEW OF THE FUN THINGS WE DO WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY:

  • School Tours
  • Fire Prevention Week (October)
  • Volunteer Fire Fighter Week (May)
  • Fundraising for worthy community

THE MD OF TABER REGIONAL FIRE SERVICE IS NOW RECRUITING MEMBERS FOR OUR NEW JUNIOR FIREFIGHTER PROGRAM

The Junior Firefighter Program is a training program for young men and women, ages 16 -18, interested in serving their community and preparing to become active Firefighters upon reaching the age of 18. At age 18, the Junior Firefighter may be eligible to switch over to full volunteer member status. The best way to see what it’s like to be a volunteer firefighter is to hear the perspectives of people who do it each day. Meet a few folks who serve their community in this unique way and learn what their work is really like. Being a volunteer firefighter is about a lot more than just putting out fires. It’s an opportunity to learn cutting edge skills that prepare you to help members of your community when they need it most.

Being a volunteer firefighter is not about what you look like, what degree you have, or where you come from. It is about one thing: heart. Do you have what it takes to serve your community?

APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT ANY OF OUR 5 FIRE HALL LOCATIONS.

  • ENCHANT
  • HAYS
  • GRASSY LAKE
  • MD TABER
  • VAUXHALL

Apply today! Visit www.mdtaber.ab.ca/jobs

2013 Pioneer Days in Barnwell

This fun filled week-end is quickly approaching!  We have a number of family friendly functions happening all weekend.  For more details, visit the Barnwell Pioneer events page.

Village Financial Statements are Now Available

The Village of Barnwell Financial Statements for the year ending December 31st, 2012 are available for viewing at the Village office.

2013 Tax Notices Will Be Issued

Your property tax notices will be issued by June 15th, 2013 and are due by July 31st, unless you are on our Tax Monthly Installment Plan.

Spring Cleanup Dates and Info

Mark these dates on your Calendar:

May 25 – Spring Clean up Day – no bagged garbage limits.  (See note below)

May 17-31 – Village will pay your tipping fees for unbaggable household garbage. Please note that construction or commercial garbage is not included.  You will be required to give your name and street address for ID.  You must sort your garbage at the site.  If you do not, you will be billed for the penalty incurred.

Spring & Fall Clean-up is a program to help you get rid of excess garbage, not compostable materials such as grass, weeds, leaves etc.  The Taber Transfer/Landfill Site has a compost pile which is free of charge just before you go on the scales at the Transfer site.  We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this site and be environmentally responsible.  This pit is there for your use.  Please note that your bags of compostable must be dumped out at this site. Do not mix garbage with compostables.

Information on Cemetery Price Increases

Council has approved the following rates for the Cemetery, effective June 1st, 2013:

Plot Purchase:

  • $ 110.00 (Resident)
  • $ 220.00 (Non-Resident)

Open/Close Fee:

Weekday:

  • $ 500.00 (Resident)
  • $ 700.00 (Non-Resident)

Week-end/Holiday

  • $ 750.00 (Resident)
  • $ 900.00 (Non-Resident)

Note:  You are considered to be a resident if you currently live in the Village of Barnwell or have ever lived in the Village of Barnwell, or you have immediate family (Parents, children, siblings) buried in the Barnwell Cemetery.

Information on Utility Rate Increases

In order to keep our water and sewer systems on a user-pay system, Council has approved the following new rates for Water and Sewer services, effective May 1st, 2013:

Residents of the Village:

  • Basic Water Charge: $34.00/month
  • Water Consumption Charge: $.70 per cub. Meter
  • Basic Sewer Charge: $16.00/month

Residents of the M.D. of Taber

  • Basic Water Charge: $54.00/month
  • Water Consumption Charge: $1.00 per cub. Meter
  • Basic Sewer Charge: $20.00/month

Bulk Water at Truck Fill Station

  • Charge per cubic meter: $2.75

Municipal Development Plan Public Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

VILLAGE OF BARNWELL IN THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA

BYLAW NO. 02-13
VILLAGE OF BARNWELL
MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN

To be held at 7:00 p.m., April 18th, 2013 in the Village of Barnwell Council Chambers [Read more…]

Municipal Development Plan Public Input Request

The Village of Barnwell Municipal Development Plan (MDP) information board is now posted in the Village office lobby and will remain there until March 14, 2013.  We encourage all residents to take the time to review this display and give your ideas and recommendations on the available comment cards.

Are you cleaning your recycle containers?

The Curbside Recyclers have noticed an increase in unclean cans and jars being recycled.  Last pick up they discovered mice in the bottom of some household bins!!  Please note that they are not required to pick up dirty containers, or flatten your cardboard.

Please be certain to clean, flatten and sort your recyclables as required.

Information cards are available at the Village office if you do not understand how to sort your recyclables. For your information the Village of Barnwell recycled over 2,200 KG of material.  GOOD JOB!!!

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