News and Public Notices

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 2019 have been prepared and mailed as of June 7th, 2019.

The Assessment roll will be available for inspection at the Village Office (612 – Heritage Road) during office hours. 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, 2019.

Council Meeting

June Regular meeting of Council will be held on Thursday, June 20, 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. 05-19

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

PROPOSED BYLAW NO. 5-19

To be held at 6:00 p.m., June 20, 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. 5-19 being the Torrie Porter Development Area Structure Plan for lands legally known as Lot 13, Block 1, Plan 071 3622 and that portion of the SW ¼ 28-9-17 W4M which is located within the Village of Barnwell.

WHEREAS the purpose of proposed Bylaw No. 5-19 is to establish a framework and standards and requirements regarding the future development of an 18 lot residential development on the lands Residetnial land use designation.

AND WHEREAS the municipality wishes to provide for orderly growth and development to occur while minimizing land use conflicts;

THEREFORE, TAKE NOTICE THAT a Public Hearing to consider the proposed Bylaw No. 5-19 will be held in the Barnwell Council Chambers, 612 Heritage Road at 6:00 p.m. on June 20th , 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 June 17th, 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 May, 2019.

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

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.

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