Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Street Cleaning Blues in Beacon Heights

There was some kind of breakdown in communication between the residents of Beacon Heights and the folks doing the street cleaning in the Village.  We were told in a handbill that our streets were to be cleaned on Monday and Tuesday, June 6 & 7.  We moved our vehicles off the street Monday morning to facilitate that process.  Unfortunately the street cleaners did our streets the day before, on Sunday, June 5 when all of our cars were on the street!  I saw the machine out there on Sunday but I figured he was just sweeping up the gravel in the center of the roadways and that he would return to do the curbs on Monday when the cars would be removed.  Now I'm told we'll have to wait to next spring to get our street cleaned properly.  I'm annoyed!  Are you?  If so, phone me (947 3759) or the Village Office (947 3774).  Maybe if enough of us complain we can get something done about it before next spring.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Fire Department Update

We continue to negotiate with Rocky View County with the purpose of reuniting the Beiseker Fire Department with the Rocky View Fire Services.  There are a few hang-ups which must be addressed before such an agreement is signed.  Your Village Council is holding firm on these key issues;
  1. That most if not all of the BFD volunteers will continue to be a part of Station 55's new status.
  2. That the BFD serve this entire area (the North East corner of Rocky View County) - rural and urban.
  3. That the maintenance and replacement of fire fighting equipment be addressed as it is in other Rocky View stations.
  4. That Beiseker continue to maintain the existing fire hall.
Negotiations continue.  I'll keep you posted.