News and Public Notices

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.

Notice of Public Hearing – Proposed Bylaw No. 01-19

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING VILLAGE OF BARNWELL IN THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA

PROPOSED BYLAW NO. 01-19

To be held at 6:00 p.m., February 21, 2019 Barnwell Council Chambers – 612 Heritage Road

PURSUANT to sections 230, 606, and 692 of the Municipal Government Act, Revised Statutes of Alberta 2000, Chapter M-26, the Council of the Village of Barnwell in the Province of Alberta hereby gives notice of its intention to consider proposed Bylaw No. 01-19 being a new land use bylaw.

THE PURPOSE of the Proposed Bylaw No. 01-19, a new Land Use Bylaw, is to update and establish standards and procedures regarding the use and development of land within the municipality; incorporating new development standards for uses within the Village; add new land use districts, Business Park and Direct Control, to the bylaw; incorporate changes to the bylaw as required by the amended Municipal Government Act; and to amend the existing Land Use District Map to reflect land use redesignation of municipal owned lands and new districts.

THEREFORE, TAKE NOTICE THAT a Public Hearing to consider the proposed Bylaw No. 01-19 will be held in the Barnwell Council Chambers, 612 Heritage Road at 6:00 p.m. on February 21, 2019.

AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE THAT anyone wishing to make a presentation regarding the proposed Bylaws should provide written comments to the Municipal Administrator no later than 12:00 noon on February 19, 2019. Council may hear from persons who did not indicate in writing to the Municipal Administrator their intention to make a submission.

Those persons making submissions will be limited to ten (10) minutes in duration and if need be longer, as council deems necessary.

Copies of the bylaw are available to the public for viewing during regular office hours and copies will be provided at cost.

DATED at the Village of Barnwell, in the Province of Alberta, this 28th day of January, 2019.

Wendy Bateman Municipal Administrator Village of Barnwell Box 159 Barnwell, Alberta T0K 0B0

Village Tax Installment Plan

Paying your taxes in 12 monthly installments is an easy way to avoid paying a large property tax bill in July. If you are interested in participating in our Tax Installment plan, please contact the Village office by January 15, 2019. In order to be eligible for this program, all tax arrears must have been paid by December 31st, 2018.

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