Village of Girouxville notebook

Following are notes from the Village of Girouxville council meeting Oct. 14:

Electric bills are increasing

Girouxville residents and businesses will pay a little more for electricity.
Council approved a motion to increase the Village of Girouxville ATCO Electric franchise fee to six per cent from four per cent starting Jan. 1, 2021.
An advertisement was published in the South Peace News for the week of Sept. 23 to notify customers about the increase.
“No concerns were received,” CAO Estelle Girard says.

New auditor selected for Girouxville

The Village of Girouxville has a new auditor.
Council approved a proposal from Bergeron & Co. Chartered Professional Accountants in the amount of $15,340.
The contract is for a three-year period beginning with the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2020.

Snow removal policy updated

Council approved an updated policy for snow removal and disposal.
Residents and contractors are reminded that snow cleared from private property shall not be deposited on other private property but may be pushed on the boulevard immediately abutting the property owner’s residence.
Prior approval must be obtained from administration to haul excess snow removed from private and commercial properties.
Back alley snow removal will occur after snow on main streets is removed.
For more information about the Village’s policy on snow removal and disposal, phone the village office at [780] 323-4270.
Please contact village office for complete snow removal and disposal policy.

Remembrance Day Ceremony

A small outdoor Remembrance Day service will be held in Girouxville to comply with restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ceremony will be held at the Musée Girouxville Museum, led by the McLennan branch of the Royal Canadian Legion.
Anyone attending the outdoor ceremony will be asked to wear a mask.
The ceremony will tentatively start at 10:55 a.m. the two minutes of silence at 11 a.m.
Usually, a regional service is held at the McLennan Community Elks Hall.

Council completes policing survey

Council completed a Municipal Survey on RCMP Police Services in Alberta, presented by the Interim Alberta Police Advisory Board.
In part, the survey asked council to list its top policing priorities.

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