Welcome to Mountain View County
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.
Our Vision: A community that fosters agriculture, balanced growth, rural lifestyle, and a healthy environment.
Operating Budget Approved - Tax Rate Bylaw Given 1st Reading
Posted: 2015 April 10th
MVC Council approved the County's 2015 operating budget of $49,625,000 during its regular meeting on April 8.
In addition to approving the budget that covers the day-to-day operations of the municipality, Council also gave first reading to the Tax Rate Bylaw, which sets the tax rates for all the assessment categories in the county.
A 1% increase in the tax rate for residential and farmland; and a 2.5% increase for commercial/industrial, machinery & equipment, and linear has been proposed in the bylaw with second and third readings scheduled for the April 22 meeting.
The tax rate bylaw allows the County to raise funds through taxation for municipal uses and for requisitions, including the Alberta School Foundation Fund, Opted Out School Boards, Mountain View Senior's Housing and Mountain View Regional Waste.
The proposed rates mean the 'average' residential or farmland property owner with no improvements to their property will see a 1% increase over their 2014 taxes. Some property owners could see a reduction in their taxes and some could see an increase greater than 1% based on their assessments.
Council decided on the tax rate increase to address a projected $690,000 budget deficit. According to the Municipal Government Act, municipalities must have a balanced budget.
With the proposed tax rate increase will not generating enough revenue to cover the entire budget deficit, Council decided to fund the remaining $39,000 from the Working Capital Reserve.
Other highlights of the 2015 budget include:
- School Foundation requisition of $11,598,600
- Senior's Housing requisition of $635,000
- Regional Waste requisition of $465,000
- $2.2 million increase in overall operating expenses
- Of the operating expenses increase, $1.857 million is one-time expense for access to water
More information will be posted following final adoption of the Tax Rate Bylaw. Check back for more updates!
Council News & Notes
Posted: 2015 March 31st
Mountain View County Council held a regular council meeting on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.
For highlights of council decision see Council Notes below:
Council Open Houses - Spring 2015
Posted: 2015 March 31st
Join Mountain View County Councillors for one (or both) of two Open Houses.
- When: Monday, April 20 & Tuesday, April 21
- Where: County Office (Apr 20) & Sundre Legion (Apr 21)
- Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Both Open House events will features updates and information from Council with a Q&A session followed by an informal meet and greet session.
Refreshments will be available and all Mountain View County residents are invited and encouraged to attend to session best suited to your schedule.
MDP Monitoring Report: Less Ag Land Lost
Posted: 2015 March 23rd
Mountain View County's Planning and Development Services has issued their MDP Monitoring Report for the years 2012 to 2014.
Read the synopsis of the monitoring report here: Monitoring Report Narritive
View the full report here: 2012-2014 MDP Monitoring Report
Contact Planning and Development Services at 403-335-3311 for more information or to discuss the report.