Emergency Management Survey
The Town of Vegreville’s Emergency Management team is conducting a public survey in the month of March. The purpose of the survey is to gather data on the knowledge that citizens of Vegreville have in relation to disasters and emergency management.
Director of Emergency Management Phil Rowe states, “It is very important that people take time to complete the survey. As a team we cannot deliver effective educational information or communicate to the public without a base knowledge of the audience.”
Notice of Public Hearing
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Land Use Bylaw No. 11-2019
The Public Hearing for the Land Use Bylaw will be held on April 8, 2019 at 6:30 pm in the Council Chambers at the Town Administration Building located at 4829 – 50th Street.
For further inquiries and information on the Land Use Bylaw, prior to the hearing, please contact the Infrastructure, Planning & Development Department at 780-632-6479.
The Draft Land Use Bylaw No. 11-2019 is available for review online at: www.vegreville.com or a hard copy is available to review at:
Infrastructure, Planning & Development Department
Town Administration Building
4829-50th Street, Lower Level
Monday to Friday 9am – 12pm & 1pm – 4:30 pm
Town Council will do first reading of the Land Use Bylaw No. 11-2019 on March 25th, 2019.
An Open House was held on March 6, 2019 from 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm at the Vegreville Centennial Library.
We value your input and encourage you to contact the Infrastructure, Planning & Development Department with any questions you may have.
Please submit any formal comments in writing to the Infrastructure, Planning & Development Department by noon on April 4, 2019, to:
Attention: Kerina Sorochan
Drop off at: 4829 – 50 Street, Lower Level
Mail to: Box 640 Vegreville, AB T9C 1R7
Town of Vegreville Issues Thin Ice Advisory
Vegreville, Alberta, March 13, 2019 – The Town of Vegreville is urging its citizens to be extremely cautious of the water bodies in and around Vegreville. With the upcoming warming temperatures, ice conditions on the river, Elks Pond and South Reservoir, can change rapidly putting people at risk.
“Thankfully we have not had any significant ice related incidents in the past few years, and we would like to keep it that way,” said Fire Chief/OHS Manager Phil Rowe. “Walking on and operating any vehicle, including a snowmobile or ATV on the ice could be a life-threatening risk." The warming temperatures will also be melting ground cover snow and sending it to the river. This water creates a hazardous condition on the river, even if the river looks low. “Don’t find yourself on thin ice!” stated Rowe. This is for all surrounding water bodies including those that people are venturing out to snowmobile and ice fishing.
Parents and caregivers should teach children to stay away from thin ice and they should closely supervise children when they are near any body of water including rivers and ponds. Animal owners should keep their pet on a leash this time of year and remember not to put their safety in jeopardy by walking on thin ice to retrieve a pet.
Contact: Fire Chief Phil Rowe, Director of Emergency Management
Town of Vegreville
Offers to lease farm lands
The Town of Vegreville hereby invites offers to lease farm lands owned by the Town of Vegreville for a 5 year term as follows:
Part of BLOCK A PLAN 762-0421
Approximately 66 cultivated acres
Proposals shall be prepared and considered in accordance with the following general conditions:
- Proposals will contain the name and address of the proposed tenant(s);
- Proposals will clearly state the gross rent offered, as well as the parcel(s) of land to be leased;
- The Town may, in its complete and unfettered discretion, consider any or all proposals on the basis of criteria other than price and reserves the right to select a proposal and negotiate a binding agreement on the basis of what the Town considers to be in the best interests of the Town;
- Any lease of the lands noted above shall be evidenced by, and completed on, the basis of the Town's standard lease agreement executed by the parties; and
- This is not an invitation for tenders, proposals are not required to be irrevocable, and any proposal submitted shall not bind the parties unless or until the parties negotiate and execute a contract.
- Proposals shall be accepted on or before 2:00 p.m. March 29, 2019.
Please note that lessees will be responsible for all taxes associated with the leased lands, including property taxes. For more information call the Corporate Services Department at 780-632-2606.
A copy of the Town's standard farm lease agreement and map of locations will be available upon request. All proposals and inquiries should be directed to the Town of Vegreville at the following address:
Town of Vegreville
Attn: Paul Casey, CPA, CA - Corporate Services Director
4829 50 Street | Postal Drawer 640
VEGREVILLE, ALBERTA T9C 1R7
AHS to provide direct EMS service to Vegreville
AHS to provide direct EMS service to Vegreville
VEGREVILLE – Alberta Health Services (AHS) announced today it will begin providing local-and-area ambulance services within the next six months.
The Town of Vegreville officially notified AHS last week of its decision to divest itself as the ambulance service provider for the region.
“I’d like to thank the Town of Vegreville for its partnership in delivering EMS care since 2009 and the Vegreville EMS team for all the work it does, and has done, to support care for Albertans,” says AHS Chief Paramedic Darren Sandbeck.
“We look forward to continuing our long-standing tradition of working together as we transition to a new service model provided directly by AHS.”
AHS will work directly with the community and current EMS staff to ensure a seamless transition and continued access to high-quality ambulance care.
“All Albertans deserve access to high-quality public healthcare. When patients are in a medical emergency, dedicated EMS professionals ensure they get the care they need quickly and safely,” says Sarah Hoffman, Minister of Health.
“We’re committed to continuing to work with the community and EMS professionals throughout this transition and into the future as we fight to protect the public health services that Albertans can count on.”
Adds Sandbeck: “Patient care remains our highest priority as we work through this transition in order to maintain access to ambulance care and ensure there is no disruption to service.”
Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.
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