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



BYLAW NO. 02-13

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.

Dog & Business License Renewals

All dog licenses and business licenses are to be renewed as of January 1, 2013.  Please feel free to come in and renew your licenses at any time for the 2013 calendar year.

Christmas Garbage Pick-up

Garbage Pick-up will be on December 22nd & December 29th as regularly scheduled.

Please note that garbage bag limits will be removed on the December 29th pickup to help accommodate excess Christmas garbage, however, please remember to recycle your wrapping paper and boxes to eliminate unnecessary garbage in our landfill.

Recycling Pick-up Services in December

In order to help facilitate your recycling needs for the month of December please note that the pick-up dates for this month ONLY will be on  December 15th and December 29th (the 3rd and 5th Saturdays of the month).

We hope that this change will help accommodate the excess cardboard and paper that you may accumulate over the Christmas week.

Pick-up dates will resume as normally scheduled on January 12th, 2013.

Property Assessment and Tax Notices

Pursuant to the Municipal Government Act, Revised Statutes of Alberta 2000, Chapter M-26 and amendments thereto, the Village of Barnwell hereby gives notice to all property owners within the Village of Barnwell that the Combined Property Assessment and Taxation notices for the taxation year 2012 have been prepared and mailed as of June 11, 2012.

The Assessment roll will be available for inspection at the Village Office (612 – Heritage Road) during office hours (8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.).  Should an assessed person or taxpayer wish to appeal any assessment, please refer to specific process details outlined on the Assessment and Taxation Notice.  Property taxes are due and payable on or before July 31, 2012.

2012 Tax Notices

A brief reminder that your property tax notices will be issued by June 15th, 2012 and are due by July 31st, 2012 unless you are on our Tax Monthly Installment Plan.

No Garbage Pick-up on Saturday December 31, 2011

The Taber Transfer Station is unable to transfer their garbage to any landfill sites due to the strong winds, and therefore they are unable to allow the Village of Barnwell to dump any garbage this Saturday, December 31st. Therefore, there will be NO GARBAGE PICK-UP THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31ST.

Garbage is expected to resume pick up Saturday, January 7th and limits will be removed for this day. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, however this is a situation beyond the Village of Barnwell’s control.

Please also note that no burning is allowed within the Village of Barnwell limits due to the extreme dry and windy conditions until further notice.

Village Tax Instalment Plan

All taxpayers who have enrolled in the tax instalment plan must have their taxes paid in full by December 31. It is the taxpayers responsibility to ensure that your final payment is sufficient to cover the balance owing.
Letters will be sent in December to verify your instalment payment amounts commencing in January. If you do not receive a letter, please check with the Village office to verify your payments. Any taxpayers who would like to enroll in this plan, please contact the Village office for details and for payment calculations.

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