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Mountain View County is a rural municipality in Alberta located north of the City of Calgary in the heart of the vibrant Queen Elizabeth II Highway corridor.

 

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Proposed Land Use Bylaw Changes

Posted: 2016 June 28th

Changes to the Land Use Bylaw No. 15/15 have been proposed and are intended to address issues encountered over the past months and to provide clarification on uses within the LUB and provide more open and effective communication.

The below links are to the amending bylaw and a track-changes version of the affected portions of the LUB.

For more information please contact Planning and Development at 403-335-3311.

Wild Boars Prohibited in MVC

Posted: 2016 June 20th

Mountain View County Council has approved amendments to the Animal Control Bylaw that make wild boars a prohibited animal within Mountain View County, even in an agricultural operation.

The move was made during the regular Council meeting on June 8 in response to an unlicensed wild boar hunting operation that opened in the county and began promoting its business.

Reeve Bruce Beattie explained that while any risk posed by that operation has been dealt with by administration, the potential for another operation - whether hunting or raising for meat - to set up shop in the county is enough to call for a local prohibition on the animal.

"Council felt that this was the best solution," he said.

Wild boars have been declared pests by the Agriculture and Forestry Ministry, but they are also considered legal livestock if properly contained by the producer. The animals earned the pest designation because they are not native to Alberta but also because they are very aggressive and damaging to agricultural land if they get outside their confined areas.

In recent years, wild boars became a problem in Alberta when they escaped or were released from their pens. There have been few reports of wild boar activity in Mountain View County in the past several years since they were designated pests.

Provisions in the Municipal Government Act also allow the municipality to ban certain types of animals and livestock if it deems it necessary.

In addition to prohibiting wild boars, Council also revised the related fine schedule to $4,000 for a first offence, $6,000 for a second offence and $8,000 for a third and any subsequent offence.

Summer Meetings Schedule

Posted: 2016 June 20th

With the summer months upcoming, Mountain View County will alter its regular meeting schedule for Council.

In July, the Policies and Priorities meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 6th and the first and only regular Council meeting for the month will be held on July 13th.

In August, there will not be a Policies and Priorities Committee meeting while regular Council meeting will be scheduled for Wednesday, August 10th and Wednesday, August 24th.

Municipal Planning Commission meetings are schedule for their regular first and third Thursdays of the months and the Ag Service Board currently has scheduled meetings for July and August. Typically, ASB meetings are the third Monday of the month.

Links to agendas can be found online by visiting the agendas page.

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