Notice of Plan Preparation & Public Hearing
Cardston County and Village of Hill Spring
Opportunity for Landowner Comment on the Proposed Intermunicipal Development Plan
Water Restriction Issued on all Potable Water: 1 July 2021
To all water users from the Village of Hill Spring. There is a potable water use restriction issued on all potable water. There is absolutely to be no household water used for outside watering and domestic use is to be monitored. The excessive water use is putting a great strain on the water system. If you have any questions or concerns or if you need help with your irrigation please call the village office 403-626-3876
Alberta Stage 3 of the Open for Summer Plan
Alberta's Open for Summer Plan safely eased restrictions in 3 stages as vaccination targets were reached and hospitalizations declined.
Alberta entered Stage 3 on July 1. All public health measures have now been lifted except for isolation/quarantine requirements and masking requirements in health care settings and public transit.
General guidance is available to assist Albertans and businesses in following best practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Mask use in public indoor settings is no longer required except for some specific situations:
- working in or visiting any continuing care facility, as well as any facility operated by AHS, Covenant or their contracted service providers
- using public transit, including ride share vehicles, taxis, motor coaches and shuttles
Note: Municipalities and businesses are free to set masking requirements as they see fit. For example, businesses may require staff and/or customers to wear masks inside their place of business.
While masking is no longer required in most situations, it is important to support those who may wish to continue wearing masks while adjusting to Stage 3.
Learn more about masking, including how to wear and care for your mask.
Isolation and quarantine requirements
Alberta’s requirements for isolation (if you have symptoms) and quarantine (if you have been exposed to COVID-19 through a close contact) remain in place.
For more information, see isolation and quarantine requirements.
Provincial quarantine rules for returning international travellers have been lifted, but federal requirements remain in place.
For more information, see COVID-19 travel requirements.
Health Care and congregate care settings
Alberta’s move to Stage 3 does not change requirements in the existing public health orders for licensed supportive living, long-term care and hospice settings. Stage 3 will impact activities off-site, but existing on-site restrictions will remain in place at this time.
For more information on current restrictions in these settings, see protecting residents at congregate care facilities.
All other public health measures have been lifted. This includes all restrictions on:
- social gatherings – there are no longer capacity limits on either indoor or outdoor gatherings
- recreation, performance and entertainment activities
- business closures and capacity restrictions
- large events, including concerts, sporting events, exhibitions and festivals
Get your shot at a million dollars
Enter once for 2 more shots to win! All Alberta residents 18+ who have had 2 doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine can enter now for a chance to win $1 million or other summer prizes this August and September.
Registration for the second draw closes August 24 at 11:59 pm.
If you're not vaccinated yet, book your shot today so you can enter the Open for Summer Lottery.
The Hill Spring GIS can be found by Clicking Here.
(GIS = Geographical Information System) This Link may be found permanently in the Footer Menu, down below.
Financial Reports are now listed in the Menu: Council Meetings
This includes the Village Budgets, Budgets - Mill Rate, and Audited Financial Reports
2020 Village of Hill Spring Audited Financial Report
Click here to view the 2020 Audited Financial Report for the Village of Hill Spring.
2021 Assessment Tax Notice Memo
Click here to open the Memo, to read, download or print.
Property Assessment Complaint & Appeal Information:
Forms website Click on "Assessment Review Board Complaint Form"
Alberta Health Services COVID-19 Vaccine roll out
Community immunization clinics in the South Zone have been confirmed and are now open for booking throught the online tool. Individuals can also call health Link at 811 to book their appointment.
South Zone community COVID-19 immunization clinics will be available in the following communities: Blairmore, Bow Island, Brooks, Cardston, Coaldale, foremost, Fort Macleod, Lethbridge, Magrath, Medicine Hat, Milk River, Oyen, Picture Butte, Pincher Creek, Raymond, and Taber. The addresses and specific information about your appointment are provided once the appointment is booked.
We are encouraging a community approach to transport. In addtion to encouraging family and friends to support a senior needing transportation to receive the vaccine, seniors who do not have a means to get to a vaccination centre, can contact 211 for available transportation supports.
For help connecting with available transportation supports, please have the time and location of your booking before contacting 211.
In addition to masking and physical distancing practices, here's what individuals can expect at the clinic:
- When arriving at the clinic, we encourage everyone to wait in their cars until five minutes before their appointment time.
- Each appointment is booked approximately 10 minutes apart.
- It is anticipated that each individual will be at the vaccine clinic for approximately 20-25 mintues which includes the monitoring time after the vaccine is given.
- A waiting room is available for individuals to sit after their vaccination.
- Our clinics are wheelchair accessible and staff will be on-hand to assist individuals that require help.
- Each vaccine clinic has a wheelchair accessible wasahroom onsite.
- Please ensure you have government-issued identification, and your Alberta Health Care number/card with you at your appointment.
All Albertans are reminded to stay at home if they are not feeling well, even if symptoms are mild.
For more information on COVID-19 vacicine booking, please visit the AHS website.
2021 Municipal Election
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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