Bruce Beattie was re-elected on Wednesday, October 25th by his fellow councillors to serve another year as Reeve of Mountain View County. Beattie was nominated by councillor Angela Aalbers during the annual organizational meeting and there were no more nominations from the floor. Meantime, council selected Aalbers to be the County's new Deputy Reeve.
The roles of Reeve and Deputy Reeve for the next year were determined during Mountain View County's annual organizational meeting on Wednesday, October 25th..
Division 4 councillor Bruce Beattie has served as the County's Reeve since October of 2011 and he will continue on in that capacity.
Reeve Beattie says it is an honor to be supported by his new council.
His priority items for council include finalizing the County's master collaboration agreements with the Town of Sundre.
Beattie was nominated by Division 5 councillor Angela Aalbers and there were no other nominations from the floor.
Meanwhile, councillor Aalbers is the new Deputy Reeve. She will serve the County in that role for the next year after being nominated by new councillor Peggy Johnson.
Deputy Reeve Aalbers is in her second term on MV County council.
The annual organizational meeting also saw councillors sworn in with the official oath. Aalbers is excited about working with their newly elected group.
The four Mountain View County incumbents sworn in include Duncan Milne in Division 3, Bruce Beattie in Division 4, Angela Aalbers in Division 5, and Al Kemmere in Division 7. County council newcomers also took the oath - Division 1's Dwayne Fulton, Greg Harris in Division 2, and Peggy Johnson in Division 6.
According to Calgary Economic Development, the leading investment corridor for agri-food in Canada will be established this week. A special event is planned for 1:30 until 2:30pm on Wednesday, January 17th for Calgary Economic Development and Olds College to sign the memorandum of understanding (MOU) to create the Calgary-Olds Smart Agri-Food Corridor.
The winners of Alberta Farm Animal Care's 2018 awards of distinction will be honoured on March 15th at the Livestock Care Conference in the town of Olds. Among the past winners are the Calgary Stampede and Red Deer County. The deadline to submit nominations is February 15th.
Mountain View County council has heard a presentation regarding the development of the Rosebud Business Park. It is located in the northeast corner of Didsbury overpass at the intersection of Highway 2 and Highway 582. A delegation from Magna Engineering Services made a presentation to develop the Rosebud Business Park during the Policies & Priorities committee meeting on Wednesday, January 3rd.
The 2016 census shows a population of 4,077 residents in Carstairs, but Mayor Colby expects that to be around 4,600 now because of the town's continued growth. He and council are hoping they will hear some good news back from Chinook's Edge School Division to expand the elementary school. As for the 2018 budget, council is in the reviewing process. Colby says they are not looking at any increases at this point and the budget should be finalized shortly.