Welcome to Mountain View County
Situated where the foothills of the Canadian Rockies meet the fertile plains, Mountain View County is in the heart of Alberta's Calgary - Edmonton corridor.
Councillor Al Kemmere Elected President of AAMD&C
Posted: 2014 November 19th
Division 7 Councillor Al Kemmere was elected as President of the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties (AAMDC) on Wednesday, Nov. 19 during the annual fall convention in Edmonton.
Kemmere most recently has been the Central Zone director on the AAMDC Board.
The AAMDC is an independent association comprising Alberta's 69 municipal districts and counties. The association provides advocacy and aggregated business services to its members.
The AAMDC executive consists of a president and vice president, along with five district directors elected to staggered two-year terms. The directors are elected by the municipalities within the district they represent, while the president and vice president are elected at large.
Council Approves Amended Moratorium Bylaw
Posted: 2014 November 14th
At its November 12 regular meeting, Mountain View County Council gave second and third reading to a bylaw for a redesignation, subdivision and development moratorium in the McDougal Flats area southwest of Sundre.
The approved bylaw was amended from the original proposed bylaw and set the moratorium area as the portion of the draft McDougal Flats Flood Hazard Study area designated as Floodway (see map in the bylaw link below). The moratorium on this area will remain in place until February 28, 2015 unless otherwise extended or rescinded by council.
Council's decision to amend the original bylaw was based on the flood hazard mapping contained within Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development's draft flood hazard study. The draft study was released to the public last month. ESRD is accepting written comments on the draft study until December 5, 2014.
Please follow the below ESRD link and click on the McDougal Flats study link. Within that is the form and process for submitting comments to the province.
Council held two public hearings (October 9 and November 12) on the bylaw to gather input from the affected community.
Burning? No Permit Needed But Call Fire Dispatch
Posted: 2014 November 3rd
With the arrival of November 1, residents of Montain View County no longer require permits to conduct burns on their property.
However, residents conducting burns need to contact fire dispatch at 1-877-507-7011 to report their plans. This will help avoid an unnecessary call-out of fire department resources and the possibility of landowners being invoiced for the call-out.
Having your burn known to fire dispatch will mean it won't result in a fire department call-out should your neighbours or passers-by mistake your burn for an out-of-control fire.
For more information regarding fire permits, please contact Pam Thomas at 403-335-3311 ext 125.
If you live in the Fire Protection Area portion of Mountain View County, permits are also no longer required, but like the rest of the county, please call fire dispatch to report your planned burn.