Big Val­ley Bul­letin

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS - Linda Still­inger 403-876-2479 l.still­

The Vil­lage of Big Val­ley held a pub­lic meet­ing on Thurs­day, Apr. 13 to dis­cuss By­law 830, the land use by­law amend­ment to es­tab­lish the Tiny House res­i­den­tial district. The Big Val­ley Coun­cil and CAO were on hand to of­fer as much ac­cu­rate in­for­ma­tion as pos­si­ble to the pub­lic. A short pre­sen­ta­tion out­lin­ing the pro­posed sub­di­vi­sion was given be­fore res­i­dents were pro­vided with the op­por­tu­nity to present their views for or against the pro­posal. Both in per­son and writ­ten sub­mis­sions raised con­cerns rang­ing from the fi­nan­cial fea­si­bil­ity of the sub­di­vi­sion, the im­pact on the bud­get and other vil­lage projects, the ca­pac­ity of ex­ist­ing in­fra­struc­ture to deal with the new sub­di­vi­sion and the im­pact on ex­ist­ing prop­erty val­ues. Dur­ing the Q&A ses­sion par­tic­u­lars re­gard­ing lot sizes, ar­chi­tec­tural guide­lines, set back re­quire­ments, Al­berta Safety Code com­pli­ance and eco­nomic im­pacts were dis­cussed. In­for­ma­tion col­lected dur­ing the meet­ing will be made avail­able to the pub­lic.

Tiny homes will be dis­cussed fur­ther at the next coun­cil meet­ing sched­uled for Wed­nes­day, Apr. 26 at 1:00 p.m. at the Big Val­ley vil­lage of­fice. The pub­lic is en­cour­aged to at­tend.

Twelve play­ers came out for crib at the Big Val­ley Inn on Sun­day, Apr. 9. Dale Kobe took first, Stan Nat­tes­tad and Mary Wilkie shared sec­ond and third place and Caro­line Pound went home with the booby. Trudy Spence won the reg­u­lar draw.

Big Val­ley crib play­ers took a hol­i­day break and had no crib sched­uled for Easter Sun­day. Their reg­u­lar crib re­turns on Sun­day, Apr. 23, with the last crib of the sea­son on Sun­day, Apr. 30.

Big Val­ley pub­lic works will be­gin com­post pick-up for 2017 on Wed­nes­day, May 3. Res­i­dents are re­minded to make sure that bags are not too heavy and to please put only com­postable ma­te­ri­als in the CLEAR bags for pick up ev­ery Wed­nes­day through­out the sum­mer.

An In­ter­net Safety In­for­ma­tion Night for Par­ents will be held at the Heart­land Youth Cen­tre, 5002 - 47 Street, Stet­tler on Thurs­day, Apr. 27 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. A va­ri­ety of on­line ac­tiv­i­ties pop­u­lar with chil­dren and teens will be ex­am­ined. Par­ents will be of­fered prac­ti­cal in­for­ma­tion to help deal with their chil­dren’s on­line safety in­clud­ing ways to find help with on­line ha­rass­ment. Use­ful hand­outs and links to web­sites will be pro­vided and there will be an op­por­tu­nity to ask ques­tions. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact: Penny War­ford, CARS, 403740-2775 or Stephanie Hadley, ACAA, 403-742-3558.

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