Village of Gadsby residents will vote on possible dissolution of village

Municipal Affairs conducts vote on Nov. 13th, 14th

By Jessica Jones

For the Independent

Residents of the Village of Gadsby will once again head to the polls on Nov. 13th and 14th, this time to vote on whether or not their village is dissolved.

Alberta Municipal Affairs decided to expedite a viability study of the village, following the resignations of its CAO and three-member council in early May.

Since that time, the County of Settler’s CAO, Yvette Cassidy, was appointed from Municipal Affairs to conduct monthly council meetings in the village, located 20 minutes east of Stettler.

She says if the residents choose to become a part of the County of Stettler, they would instead become the Hamlet of Gadsby.

“Nothing changes,” Cassidy said Oct. 21st.

“Residents would still have their same mailing addresses, their identity, but they would just be underneath the County of Stettler,” she said.

Cassidy further noted that they would work with the village similarly to as they have with the other six hamlets in the County.

“We have been trying to run the village as efficiently as possible but how residents decide to vote is totally up to them,” Cassidy said.

A letter from Alberta Municipal Affairs, sent to Village of Gadsby residents on Oct. 18th, details information on the Village of Gadsby Viability Review Report.

The report provides 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.

Cassidy says if residents decide to dissolve the village she would make recommendations to County of Stettler council that residents be taxed at the same rate as the rest of the County’s ratepayers.

“But we respect their decision, whatever it is,” Cassidy said.

A public meeting, hosted by Municipal Affairs, will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 29th at the Gadsby Community Hall for residents to gain more information on Village of Gadsby Viability Review Report.

A vote of electors on the question of dissolution of the village, conducted by Municipal Affairs, will take place Nov. 13th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m, and on Nov. 14th from 10 a.m to 4 p.m at the County of Stettler – Gadsby Truck Fill Station NW 1/4 27-38-17-W4th.

Just Posted

Generous community support flows in for local student diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma

A ‘hair drive’ fundraiser was held recently by the cosmetology class at the school

Farm Credit Canada Women in Ag Summit coming soon

The closest event to Stettler is slated to run in Edmonton Dec. 5th

Stettler’s Parent Link faces uncertain future with announcement of budget cuts

Regular activities being planned with the onset of the Christmas season

A donation from the Sandra Schmirler Foundation will benefit the Stettler Health Services Foundation

Funds will purchase a vital signs monitor for the Panda warmer at the Stettler Hospital

Light Up the Night coming to Stettler Town and Country Museum

First annual gingerbread house contest added to event

VIDEO: ‘Climate emergency’ is Oxford’s 2019 Word of the Year

Other words on the shortlist included ‘extinction,’ ‘climate denial’ and ‘eco-anxiety’

RCMP find burned out vehicles near Pigeon Lake

Wetaskiwin RCMP Recovered Numerous Stolen Vehicles in Pigeon Lake Area

Millet gas station robbed, worker bear sprayed

Wetaskiwin RCMP Investigate Armed Robbery, Seek information and ID Suspect

Environmental group’s lawsuit seeks to quash ‘anti-Alberta’ inquiry

UCP launched inquiry into where Canadian environmental charities get their funding

Federal laws at heart of West’s anger up for debate, as Liberals begin outreach

Vancouver mayor to Trudeau’s western critics: ‘Get over yourselves’

Snowboard pioneer Jake Burton Carpenter dies at 65

He was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2011

Teen developed ‘popcorn lung’ due to vaping: Ontario doctors

Boy went from being in perfect health to being on life support after just five months

Woman calls 911 to say she was late for train, asks Ontario police for ‘emergency ride’

Peel Regional Police received more than 180,000 improper calls so far this year

Infants more vulnerable to measles than previously thought: Canadian study

Babies typically don’t receive the measles vaccine until they are 12 months old

Most Read