Welcome to Mountain View County
Situated where the foothills of the Canadian Rockies meet the fertile plains, Mountain View County is in the heart of Alberta's Calgary - Edmonton corridor.
Posted: 2014 December 19th
The Mountain View County office hours will be the following over the Christmas and New Year's Holiday:
- Wednesday, Dec. 24 - Open 8 a.m. to noon
- Thursday, Dec. 25 - Office Closed
- Friday, Dec. 26 - Office Closed
- Wednesday, Dec. 31 - Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Thursday, Jan. 1 - Office Closed.
Mountain View County Council and Staff wish all our residents and ratepayers a safe and happy Holiday Season!
Ag Services Programs & Events
Posted: 2014 December 19th
Mountain View County Agricultural Services always has plenty going on in terms of program, services, great events and learning opportunities.
Check out the links in our list for information on each of these exciting opportunities:
New Leadership for Planning in New Year
Posted: 2014 December 9th
There will be a new Director and Manager in Planning and Development Services when the New Year comes around.
Current Manager of Planning Services Margaretha Bloem will be moving into the role of Director of Planning and Development Services while Matthew Pawlow has been hired to serve as the new Manager of Planning Services.
For more information please see the media release below:
Winter Is Here!
Posted: 2014 November 27th
In Mountain View County that means potential for large snowfall events that cover our roadways and present a challenge for our road clearing crews for days well beyond the end of the snowfall.
Mountain View County's primary collector roads are the lifeline that keeps commercial, emergency and school traffic on the go. In recognition of this, Operational Services crews focuses on keeping the major collector routes open during a storm event; moving on to industrial roads, minor collectors/school bus routes, and all other County roads and subdivisions (in that order of priority).
In an effort to better utilize County resources Mountain View County responds in two stages:
- Event: Snow plowing using County plow trucks and graders following the above noted order of priority. The County will address severe drifting as required.
- Post-Event: Cleanup after the event includes subdivision plowing by County forces after the event, subdivision plowing and winging and clean-up of road shoulders.
Please remember that Mountain View County's road network consists of more than 2,800 km of gravel, chip-seal and paved roadways. After a large snow event - often coupled with strong winds that cause significant drifting - all roads require clearing and Operational Services attempts to do this in an expedient, thorough and fair manner for all residents and businesses in the county.
It is unlikely that any specific information on when individual roadways will be cleared will be available by calling or messaging the County on social media during a storm event. We ask residents and businesses to be patient with snow clearing efforts during a prolonged event. The County also rotates its road clearing schedule to ensure no one area is last every time.
It is also important to remember that part of living in a rural environment is to be prepared for these types of snow events which have become a regular feature of Mountain View County winters. That includes planning ahead for any ongoing medical needs, having food, fuel and other supplies in the event of impassable roads in your area which could keep you isolated for several days. Also ensure you have a vehicle (winter tires, 4x4, high clearance, chains) that is appropriate for extreme road conditions if travel becomes absolutely necessary.
Know the forecast and also know the route to the closest collector road to help with your planning for getting to your work and appointments.
If you encounter an emergency situation, please call 911. Emergency responders are the best authority for determining the response needed for the situation, which may include contacting the county for assistance.
Please check the County website, Facebook and Twitter pages for updates on road clearing activities.
Council Approves Amended Moratorium Bylaw
Posted: 2014 November 14th
At its November 12 regular meeting, Mountain View County Council gave second and third reading to a bylaw for a redesignation, subdivision and development moratorium in the McDougal Flats area southwest of Sundre.
The approved bylaw was amended from the original proposed bylaw and set the moratorium area as the portion of the draft McDougal Flats Flood Hazard Study area designated as Floodway (see map in the bylaw link below). The moratorium on this area will remain in place until February 28, 2015 unless otherwise extended or rescinded by council.
Council's decision to amend the original bylaw was based on the flood hazard mapping contained within Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development's draft flood hazard study. The draft study was released to the public last month. ESRD is accepting written comments on the draft study until December 5, 2014.
Please follow the below ESRD link and click on the McDougal Flats study link. Within that is the form and process for submitting comments to the province.
Council held two public hearings (October 9 and November 12) on the bylaw to gather input from the affected community.