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Notice of Public Hearing

View and Download the Village of Hill Spring Municipal Development Plan DRAFT below:
Village of Hill Spring Municipal Development Plan DRAFT -  for Public Hearing March 16, 2021

 

Internet Speed Test Survey

Your assistance is needed.
Tough Country Communications is preparing a grant application under the "Universal Broadband fund" for improved fire internet services for the community. As part of the requirements they need to obtain internet speed tests from residents. They would like to have all tests completed by February 10th, 2021.
Please visit:
www.toughcountry.ca/internetsurvey in order to take the survey.
The survey takes only a couple of minutes, but will provide valuable information about the community internet speeds. Everyone that participates will be automatically entered to win one of two Visa gift cards for $50.00 each.   Your participation is greatly appreciated.   For more information please call 403-627-4126 ext. 505

2021 Municipal Election

The nomination period for the 2021 general municipal election began January 1, 2021 and runs until 12:00 noon on Monday, September 20, 2021. You may pick up a nomination package at the Village Office.
Candidate Eligibility:
A person may be nominated in any election under the Local Authorities Election Act if the person is eligible to vote in an election, has resided in the municipality for 6 consecutive months, is not otherwise ineligible.
A person is ineligible to be nominated as a candidate in any election under the LAEA if the person is auditor of the local jurisdiction, if the person is an employee of the local jurisdiction, if the person is indebted to the municipality for taxes in default exceeding $50.00, if the person is indebted to the local jurisdiction for any debt exceeding $500.00 and in default for more than 90 days, and if the person has been convicted of an offenses under the LAEA, Election Act, the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act, or the Canada Elections Act.
Candidates who seek nomination for office must complete Nomination Paper & Candidate’s Acceptance Form. Nominations must be signed by a minimum of 5 electors. In addition candidates must file Candidate Information Form.

Path forward starts February 8

Alberta is bending the curve to protect our health system, but we must be careful not to lift restrictions too quickly.

A roadmap was developed to help Albertans understand how restrictions will be eased in steps over the coming months. A Path Forward outlines the sectors that will see gradual restriction changes at each step based on hospitalization benchmarks.

Step 1 changes come into effect February 8. All other restrictions remain in effect.

Potential easing in these areas:

  • Restaurants
  • Indoor fitness
  • Indoor and outdoor children's sport and performance (school-related)

 

Why restrictions are needed

Albertans have a responsibility to slow the virus's spread and make sure the health system can continue supporting patients with COVID-19 and many other needs.

There is a time lag between when people get infected and when new cases are identified. This means the cases we see today were infected up to 2 weeks ago.

We must work together to protect each other. The greater the community spread, the more likely it will infect our loved ones most at-risk of severe outcomes, including death.

 

What else you should do

Continue following existing public health measures to keep everyone safe:

  • Stay 2 metres apart from others
  • Wear a mask in public spaces, indoor workplaces and places of worship
  • Practice good hygiene: wash your hands often and cover coughs and sneezes
  • Monitor your symptoms every day
  • If sick, stay home, get tested, and follow mandatory isolation requirements while waiting for results:
    • if positive, isolate for 10 days or until symptoms are gone, whichever is longer
    • if negative, stay home until you're better
  • Download and use the ABTraceTogether contact tracing app when out in public

 

Mandatory Masks:

Mask use is now mandatory across the province (with some exceptions for farming or ranching operations when not interacting with the public, as well as for certain individuals an activities).
Public Meetings:
Business meetings remain excluded from social gatherings so municipal councils may continue to meet in public if they can adhere to social distancing guidelines and ensure measures are in place to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.
Places of Worship:
Faith services are limited to 15% of fire code occupancy for in-person attendance:
  • Physical distancing between households must be maintained
  • Mask use is mandatory

Enforcement

If you violate a public health order, you may be subject to a $1,000 fine. Additionally, you can be prosecuted for up to $100,000 for a first offense.

*For more information and details of various aspects of the Stronger Public Health Measures and Additional safety measures, click the link below:

Canada Census - Spring 2021- Now Hiring!

 

Canada’s next Census of Population will take place in spring 2021. Statistics Canada will be hiring across the country in every community, big and small, in preparation for the 2021 Census. In the current context of COVID-19, we are committed to hiring locally and ensuring the safety of our employees and your community members at all times.

 

To assist you in promoting local jobs available in your community, please find attached recruitment material that you can post on social media accounts or print and post at your convenience.  Please let me know if you are able to help us amplify our recruiting message or who I should connect with.

 

Please tell your friends and family about census job opportunities, and encourage them to apply online.

 

Applications are being accepted at census.gc.ca/jobs

 

New year, new opportunities!
Apply today to become a #2021Census enumerator. Check out this video to learn more about the job:  http://ow.ly/jFpo50D5k7e

Community Centre

The Community Centre will be Closed for any use, per the current Enhanced Measures effective 27 November 2020 as part of the Alberta State of Public Health Emergency released 24 November 2020 by Premiere Jason Kenney.  Cardston County, including the Village of Hill Spring, is under the Enhanced Status (purple) areas.  Cilck on Link below to view more details.

  • Businesses closed for in-person service

    Mandatory restriction – Enhanced status (purple) areas – Effective Nov. 27

    Businesses that are closed for in-person service include:

    • Banquet halls, conference centres, trade shows, auditoria and concert venues, non-approved/licensed markets, community centres

    24 November 2020 New Measures

Village of Hill Spring completes solar project August 2020

The Village of Hill Spring Council began inquiring and entertaining the idea of installing a municipal solar PV system in 2018. Generating solar energy locally would provide savings on electricity which is a benefit to all tax payers as it helps to reduce Village expenses.

 

On April 28, 2020 council approved the construction of  a 120KW solar energy array, to be built by Solar Seekers Inc on a small parcel of land on the east side of the Village. The project was completed in late August of 2020 and is now producing electricity. It is expected to generate as much electricity as is used by municipal operations over the course of a year and save the Village approximately $30,697 on electric bills, at current utility rates, in the first year.

 

The solar project was partially funded by the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC). The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association and Rural Municipalities of Alberta, through the MCCAC, offer the Alberta Municipal Solar Program that provides funding to install grid-tied solar PV systems on municipal facilites or land to save on energy costs and reduce the environmental impact of electricity use. You can visit the website for more information at:  mccac.ca/programs/alberta-municipal-solar-program

 

 

"The Village of Hill Spring is very excited for the completion of the 125 KW solar project. The Municipal Climate Change Action Center has been very helpful during the course of this project and without their support, this project would not have been possible.  Due to the cost of electricity and transmission fees, being able to install solar will greatly reduce electricity costs to Village owned buildings which in turn benefits the local  residents and allows tax dollars to be utilized on other priorities in the Village.  Thank you to all who helped to make this happen!"

~ Village of Hill Spring Mayor, Dwight Davis

Hill Spring is a small, quiet little village nestled in a picturesque setting, between the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and the prairie land of Southwestern Alberta. Residents here enjoy the country like relaxed life style and surrounding scenery.
Hill Spring is located on Secondary Highway 800 just off Highway 505 and along the gateway to Waterton National Parks – just a mere 25 minutes away.
Hill Spring – PRAIRIE TO PEAK PERFECTION

Original Hill Spring School Bell

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