Village of Gadsby residents vote to become hamlet in County of Stettler

Definitive vote to dissolution of the village

By Jessica Jones

For the Independent

Residents of the Village of Gadsby have overwhelmingly voted in favour of becoming a hamlet in the County of Stettler on Nov. 13th, 14th.

The Village of Gadsby, located 20 minutes east of Stettler, is known for being the smallest village in Alberta with an approximate population of just 40 people.

Twenty-seven residents voted in favour of becoming a hamlet, while one person voted to remain a village.

Municipal Affairs chose to oversee the vote following the Village of Gadsby Viability Review Report, which was expedited following the resignations of the village’s CAO and three-member council in early May.

The report provided an analysis on the state of the village, details of an infrastructure audit, as well as a description of what could be expected if the village dissolves.

County of Stettler Director of Communications Niki Thorsteinsson says the Minister of Municipal Affairs will recommend the “dissolution of the Village of Gadsby” to the Provincial Cabinet.

“It will ultimately be Cabinet’s decision whether or not they dissolve the Village of Gadsby,” she said.

“At this time we are not aware of the timeline associated with these next steps,” Thorsteinsson said, adding that there is more information to come.

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