News and Public Notices

May Regular Meeting of Council

May Regular meeting of Council will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2020. Meetings are at 6:00pm.
Meetings are at 6:00pm in Council Chambers located at 612 Heritage Road. All meetings are open to the public but we are strongly encouraging public to practice their social distancing. We thank you for your consideration. Any changes to meeting times or dates will be posted in the Village office and on the Village website.

Development Permits

As we are all spending so much more time at home, a lot of us are doing some home improvements or making plans for renovations. You should be aware that if you are planning on adding a shed or deck or addition to your property, you will need to apply for a Development Permit with the Village of Barnwell. Any accessory building that is over 100 square feet requires a permit. If you want to add more than one accessory building you will need a permit. If you have already built or added these structures, you still need to get a permit. You can refer to the Land Use Bylaw No. 01-19 to make sure your plans meet the requirements of the Village bylaw. Any further questions can be directed to the Village Office for further clarification.


At the regular meeting of Council on April 16, 2020, it was decided that Barnwell Days 2020 will be cancelled. After considering the current socialization restrictions and the likelihood that these restrictions may not be lifted by summer, it would be very hard to put on any type of normal celebration like we do each year. We will look forward with hope that we can all get together for this celebration in 2021.

Job Opportunity

The Village is now accepting applications for two Full Time Summer Help positions. The position will commence May 19, 2020.
All applicants must be at least 16 years of age, currently attending high school or a post-secondary institution and returning to school full time in the fall (must be enrolled). They must be self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision. Duties will include but are not limited to mowing, weed pulling and whipping, painting and general clean up around the Village. The successful applicant will be expected to work regular weekdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit resumes by May 4, 2020 to the Village of Barnwell office, Attention: Rachel Schortinghuis, 612 Heritage Road, Barnwell or email to [email protected] . The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

April Regular Meeting of Council

April Regular meeting of Council will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2020. Meetings are at 6:00pm.

Update to Temporary Changes to Council and Council Meetings due to COVID-19.

At this time the Village of Barnwell may be conducting its Council and Council Meetings through teleconferencing technology. If this is the case, then an audio link will be available to the public.
The minutes will be publicly accessible at a later time.

Easter Hours

The Village of Barnwell Office will be closed on Friday April 10, 2020 and Monday April 13, 2020. We will open again Tuesday April 14, 2020 at 10am.


In response to the current COVID-19 situation in Alberta the Village of Barnwell is following the recommendations of Alberta Health Services and will be temporarily closing all Village playgrounds effective immediately.

New Covid-19 Office Hours


Monday – Friday 10am – 12pm, 1pm – 4pm
*Please respect our efforts to dedicate the first hour of the day to Senior Citizens and people with disabilities (10am – 11am)

Village of Barnwell Office Procedures

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic that is currently affecting our province, the staff and Council of the Village of Barnwell will be implementing changes to the operation of the office in order to keep both the staff and public safe from the spread of the virus. Our government officials have asked that everyone stay home and out of the public whenever possible. As our facility shares the office with Canada Post, we cannot completely shut our doors at this time but would like to limit the number of people coming into the office.
We encourage you to make all payments to TAXES AND UTILITIES online through your banking institution or through the Paysimply option, this link has been added to our website. If you need to pay by cheque, please put this through the mail slot at the office so we can limit the number of people coming into the building. PLEASE NO CASH PAYMENTS IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.
To our BULK WATER customers, you will still have access to water! To limit the users coming into the office, we are now allowing online payments through your banking institutions or through Paysimply. You will select the Barnwell Village Utility option and use your access number as your account number, this is very important to ensure the credit gets applied to the right account. If you wish to continue to pay by cheque, you can drop the cheque through the mail slot at the office and the payment will be processed and a credit added to your account. Please make sure that you have enough on your account to allow a couple days to process payments in the office.
Our staff will remain at the office as long as it is prudent to do so and are happy to assist you with any questions you have to get the online payments set up. You can call us at 403-223-4018.
Please take the advice of Alberta Health Services seriously so we can avoid this virus spreading through our community. Stay home if possible, no social gatherings, WASH YOUR HANDS! We have many people within our community that are very vulnerable to this virus and we would like to keep them safe. Thank you for your efforts in helping us do this.

A few reminders for Social Distancing

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