News and Public Notices

Notice of Public Hearing – 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.

Council Meeting

January Regular meeting of Council will be held on Thursday, January 17, 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.

License Renewal

Please remember all dog licenses and business licenses are to be renewed as of January 1, 2019.

Dog Licenses
$25 – spayed/neutered
$50 – not spayed/neutered
$100 – restricted

Business Licenses
For Residents
$ 25 per year – Single business, trade, calling or occupation
$ 25 per year – Home Occupations
Non Residents
For all or any type of business, trade or occupation:
$ 100 per year
$ 10 per day
Hawkers, pedlars: $ 10 per day

Village Vandalism

The Village of Barnwell would like to bring attention to a number of incidents that occurred on December 16th, 2018 and we are requiring your assistance in preventing future occurrences.
There were multiple houses that fell victim to their Christmas decorations being vandalized. This is not the first time that residents have reported stolen decorations or vandalized items.
The Village as well as the people effected by this have reported it to the RCMP and they are aware of the situation.
If you observe any acts of vandalism or have any information regarding the incidents noted above, please contact the Taber RCMP at 403-223-4446.

December Garbage Pick-Up

In order to help accommodate excess Christmas Garbage, all households will be allowed up to Six (6) regular size garbage bags for pick-up on the December 29th Garbage pick-up day only.

December Recycling Pick-Up Date Change

Recycling Pick-up will be changed to DECEMBER 29th (instead of December 22nd) in order to better accommodate the excess amount of recycling after Christmas.  Please note that Christmas wrapping paper is not recyclable due to its extreme dye content.

Village of Barnwell Christmas Office Hours

The Village Office will be closed from December 24, 2018 through December 28, 2018.
Please ensure that all bill payments are up to date before this period.  Online payments may still be made during this period and will be posted on December 31st.

(The Post Office will continue to be open as posted)


The Village of Barnwell has removed a row of trees at Willow Park and would like to offer them, free of charge, to any residents that are looking for firewood.- on a first come first serve basis. They are located on the NE corner of Willowpark (Corner of 2nd Street W and 7 Avenue W). Please note the logs are large and will need to be split. If you need assistance loading them on a trailer, please contact the Village Office at 403-223-4018. Any logs remaining as of December 1st, will be discarded.

These trees were removed for safety reasons because of their age and deteriorating state. The Village will be planting new younger trees in their place in the Spring.

Village and Post Office Closed November 12, 2018

The Village of Barnwell and Post Office will be closed on Monday November 12, 2018. Both offices will be open again on Tuesday November 13. 2018.

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