News and Public Notices

Time to Clean up our Act

Garbage Collection Notice
Due to numerous contraventions of the Garbage Collection and Disposal Bylaw 1-98, and the increased amount of garbage placed for collection, please be reminded of the following Bylaw restrictions which will be strictly enforced:

• The garbage collector shall not be responsible for picking up bags that weigh in excess of 13.6 kg (30 lbs). The Village of Barnwell garbage collector now carries a scale with him and if bags are in excess of the allowable weight, they will be left on the curbside for the homeowner to dispose of. (Recently there have been bags as heavy as 50 to 75 lbs)

• The garbage collector shall have the right to refuse to remove any garbage bags where the bag is dilapidated, torn, unsafe or unsanitary. Many bags that have been placed for pick up are of a very poor quality plastic and tear or break easily. If this is the case, the bags and garbage will be left on the curbside for the homeowner to dispose of. The garbage collector does not have time to spend shoveling garbage that falls out of cheap, torn or dilapidated garbage bags.

• All residential dwellings shall only be permitted to place three (3) garbage bags (no larger than 30” x 36”) for collection, unless a garbage tag (purchased at the Village office for $1.50/tag) has been placed on each extra bag. Garbage tags must be securely placed in a visible place for the garbage collector to see them. Extra bags placed for collection without tags will be picked up and the penalties listed below will be imposed.

• All owners or occupants of a property are to ensure that garbage is not allowed to spill over or accumulate on any land or street and to keep the front and the rear of their premises to the centre line of the street in a clean and tidy condition and free from refuse and garbage.

• Any contraventions of the Garbage Collection and Disposal Bylaw 1-98 will result in the following penalties which will be added to Utility bills:
First Offence $25.00
Second Offence $100.00
Third Offence $250.00

Thank you for your attention to this notice.

Council Meeting

May Regular meeting of Council will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Meetings are at 6:00pm in Council Chambers located at 612 Heritage Road. All meetings are open to the public. Any changes to meeting times or dates will be posted in the Village office and on the Village website.

2019 Property Taxes

Property Tax and Assessment Notices for 2019 will be issued by June 15, 2019 and will be due by July 31, 2019 unless you are on the Tax Monthly Instalment Plan. If you do not receive your Tax and Assessment Notice by June 20, 2019, please contact the Village of Barnwell office.

Water & Sewer Rate Increase Effective May 1, 2019

In an effort to keep our water & sewer services on a user pay basis, and due to increased operating costs, Council has approved an increase in Water & Sewer service rates, effective May 1, 2019. (The last rate increase for Water & Sewer services was February, 2015)
New rates to be charged on a monthly basis for users of the Village of Barnwell Water & Sewer System whose residence is within the corporate limits of the Village of Barnwell will be as follows:
* Fixed charge of $36.00 per month for Water Services (from $34.00)
* Monthly consumption charge of $.90 per cubic meter of water (from $.77)
* Fixed charge of $20.00 per month for Sewer Services (from $16.50)
New rates to be charged on a monthly basis for users of the Village of Barnwell Water & Sewer system whose residence is within the corporate limits of the Municipal District of Taber:
* Fixed charge of $56.00 per month for Water Services (from $54.00)
* Fixed charge of $25 per month for Sewer Services (from $20.60)
*Monthly consumption charge of $1.25 per cubic meter of water (from $1.10)
Bulk Water purchase rates at the Truck Fill Station at the Water treatment Plant will be increased to $3.05 per cubic meter (from $2.90)

Council Meeting

April Regular meeting of Council has been changed to Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Meetings are at 6:00pm in Council Chambers located at 612 Heritage Road. All meetings are open to the public.

Barnwell Days 2019

Our increasingly popular Barnwell Day Celebrations are scheduled to be held Friday, July 19th and Saturday, July 20th, 2019. In order to be able to continue with this very large scale event, WE NEED YOUR HELP. We appreciate those who have volunteered in previous years, but we need more volunteers to plan, organize and run our celebration. SO, please, please, please email the village office at barnwell@barnwell.ca or phone at 403-223-4018 or contact one of your Village Council members if you would be willing to help out in any way. We simply cannot continue to run this event without your help.
As plans progress, details of the Barnwell Days Celebrations will be published and posted on the Village website (www.barnwell.ca), and around town.

Summer Employment Opportunity

The Village of Barnwell is now accepting applications for two Full Time Summer Help positions, commencing May 1, 2019 and ending August 30, 2019.
All applicants must be at least 16 years of age, self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision. Duties will include, but not limited to, mowing, weed whipping and pulling, painting and general maintenance and clean up around the Village. The successful applicants will be required to work regular weekdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with some minimal weekend duties. Due to the conditions of the STEP Grant, preference may be given to applicants who are currently attending High School or a Post-Secondary Institution and are enrolled in school full-time for September, 2019.
If you are interested in applying for one of these positions and meet the above qualifications, please submit resumes to the Village Office, Attention: Wendy Bateman, 612 Heritage Road, Barnwell or email barnwell@barnwell.ca. The positions will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Council Meeting

March Regular meeting of Council will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Meetings are at 6:00pm in Council Chambers located at 612 Heritage Road. All meetings are open to the public. Any changes to meeting times or dates will be posted in the Village office and on the Village website.

Water Line Break

Due to a large water main break east of the Village Office water services have been shut off for many residents on the south side of highway 3A. More residents on the south side may still be affected so be prepared with a supply of water in case.
We expect that services will be shut off for most of the day and we apologize for the inconvenience. Crews will work to repair the line as quickly as possible however freezing temperatures will affect the time frame. Please avoid the construction area. Thank you for your patience.

Council Meeting

February Regular meeting of Council will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2019. Meetings are at 6:00pm in Council Chambers located at 612 Heritage Road. All meetings are open to the public. Any changes to meeting times or dates will be posted in the Village office and on the Village website.

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