Village of Acme
January 26, 2015
As many are aware, a petition from Acme residents was submitted to the Minister of Municipal Affairs on September 29, 2013. The Minister advised the Village of Acme that, as the petition was very close to meeting the requirements of a sufficient petition, a preliminary review would be conducted by Municipal Affairs staff. The review was conducted on January 13, 2015. Resulting from the review, a number of errors or omissions in process were identified, particularly regarding a tax recovery public auction and two rezoning applications, all occurring in 2014.
The Village has reviewed these processes and issues in detail. In order to ensure that due process is completed fairly and transparently, Council made the unanimous decision to reverse the tax sale and conduct the process again in its entirety. Council also rescinded the bylaws regarding two re-zoning applications and the Village will conduct each of those processes again in their entirety. These actions will begin immediately, following all requirements of the Municipal Government Act and any other relevant legislation or policies.
Council, on behalf of the Village of Acme, regrets any confusion or inconvenience this may have caused. During a time of transition between Chief Administrative Officers, Council and administration were acting in good faith and to the best of our knowledge and abilities. The Village was unaware that these process errors had occurred, and we are committed to completing the required process completely and transparently.
Council will be requesting that Municipal Affairs conduct the Roles and Responsibilities For Elected Officials Workshop in the near future, and has taken action to increase the orientation of new Councils following each civic election.
We, as your Council, are committed to ensuring our Village provides the best service available, and does this with integrity and transparency.
Village of Acme Council
We have been informed that there may be an issue with taste and odor with our water. We have also been informed that although there may be a taste or a faint odor the water is potable and safe to drink. We have no information as to when this issue will be resolved as it is entirely in the hands of our water supplier. We will update information if there is anything further to pass along.
The road salts that Acme Public Works uses are for roads only not sidewalks. Over time, the salts in the gravel are corrosive to the concrete, causing pits where water and salt can sit, damaging sidewalks. Please use a certified sidewalk de-icer. It will say on the label if it can be used on sidewalks. It will save all of us from replacing the sidewalk at a cost of $90per/ft.
Acme Campground News
Campground Attendant – Sheila (403) 862-0183
Attendant is now taking bookings for the 2015 Season.