Tree and Shrubcare All Day Workshop
Tuesday, October 27th 2020, Hill Spring Community Centre
This is an all day seminar/workshop on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 and will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. Will have some hands on pruning so you will need to dress accordingly for the weather as you will be going outside. Masks will not be mandatory but recommended. Social distancing will be in place. Bagged lunches will be provided as well as drinks. Numbers are limited so you will need to call and reserve a spot. You can register at the Village office firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-626-3876 or you may text Janet at 403-394-6915.
This seminar is sponsored by the Village of Hill Spring, Cardston County and Hill Spring Ag Society
The community hall is open for select bookings. There will be a cleaning fee added to the rental fee and refundable damage deposit fee. Call the office 403-626-3847 for more booking information.
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