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votesTown of Viking Election 2017

Election Day: October 16, 2017

Where to Vote: Viking Seniors Centre, 5024 - 53 Avenue, Viking, AB.

When to Vote: Polls open 10:00am to 8:00pm

In order to vote, you must produce identification for inspection. The identification must be one or more of a Document that contains a photo of the elector and their current address.

Advanced Poll: October 5, 2017 - 2:00pm to 8:00pm, Viking Carena Complex - Lobby Main Floor.  5120 - 45 Street, Viking, AB.

Nominations for Election:

Mayor:

  • Lefsrud, Cindy
  • Ritchie, Jason

Six Councillors:

  • Acres, Judy (Acclaimed)
  • Ewashko, Dana (Acclaimed)
  • Huibers, Maynard (Acclaimed)
  • Hunter, Rod (Acclaimed)
  • Nearing, Clint (Acclaimed)
  • Weisgerber, Laurel (Acclaimed)

Water Ban Lifted

water ban liftedThe water ban in the Town of Viking has been lifted effective Sept. 10, 2017. Water reservoir levels have returned to normal. 

Thank you to residents and businesses for their cooperation to conserve water during the ban. Safe water is our primary responsibility. While restrictions can be an inconvenience, they are critical to get the system back to normal and to avoid more serious implications.

The ban was required to manage the Town’s water supply and ensure adequate water supply for essential use as EPCOR repaired a major supply line.

With the ban lifted, residents are still encouraged to use water-wise habits and find ways to make water conservation part of their daily lives.

Water Ban In Effect

water dropletDue to the hot weather and little rain, reservoir levels have dropped. As of September 7, 2017 the Town of Viking is under a Water Demand Condition "C".

 This means there is a ban on non-essential potable water use.

Condition "C" requires the suspension of all non-essential water use by terminating activities including but not limited to:

  • Watering lawns, gardens or trees
  • Washing driveways and sidewalks
  • Filling pools or fountains
  • Water main or hydrant flushing
  • Street sweeping
  • Construction activities requiring water
  • Firefighting training
  • Fleet vehicle washing (including buses)
  • Other non-essential water use (non-essential use is defined by all water not used for human consumption)

 We understand the ban is inconvenient and appreciate your cooperation in adjusting your operations for the duration of the Water Management Condition. This restriction will help reduce demand on the water supply.

New Bylaw Enforcement Initiative

Bylaw EnforcementThe Town of Viking Council has contracted the services of a professional Bylaw Enforcement Officer.

The Town of Viking Council want to help restore a clean, quiet, healthy, and aesthetically pleasing environment in which residents, businesses, and potential new residents and businesses can thrive and prosper.

Over the next few weeks our Bylaw Enforcement Officer will be issuing reminders and verbal or written warnings, believing that most contraventions will be dealt with amiably. Failure to comply with the bylaws, whether you have been contacted personally or not, will result in further action.

We plan to target two primary issues: Unsightly Properties and Pet Concerns.  Other issues will be addressed including parking and overgrown foliage.

We urge property owners, residents and businesses to work with us and together to get our Town back into a condition that will make us proud to be living and/or operating businesses in the Town of Viking.

Please contact the Town office if you have any suggestions or concerns.

Please read the full Open Letter to Viking Residents.

National Teen Driver Safety Week

fb-post-distraction1Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15- to 19- year olds in the Canada. Parents need to take the time to talk with their kids about the many dangers of driving. Those dangers include alcohol, lack of seat belt use, distracted driving, speeding, and extra passengers.

The Town of Viking is recognizing National Teen Driver Safety Week with a Proclamation.

Town of Viking Proclamation.

WHEREAS, driving is an Important and exciting right of passage for youth. It is also one of the riskiest activities for young people to engage in;

WHEREAS, teen driver safety is a significant issue in Canada. Young drivers are over represented in all road-related injuries and fatalities.

WHEREAS, National Teen Driver Safety Week ¡s a week dedicated to raising awareness and seeking solutions to preventable teen deaths on the road across Canada. Everyone has a role to play in creating change amongst their peers, in classrooms and in their communities.

THEREFORE, I, We, Mayor David Zayonce & Council of the Town of Viking, do hereby proclaim the third full week ¡n October as National Teen Driver Safety Week.

October 19, 2016

2016 Tax Notices Sent Out

viking signThe tax notices for 2016 have been sent out June 30th. 

The Town of Viking property tax rates stayed equal to last year’s tax rates for both residential and non-residential properties.

If your property tax is higher than last year, the assessment on your property may have increased.
You may appeal your assessment; however before appealing ask yourself this question…
“If I were to sell my house today would I be able to sell it for the assessed value?”
If YES – there are no grounds for appeal
If NO – then pick up the appropriate form at the Town Office, complete and return it (with the fee) showing why you feel your property was assessed too high.

The appeal must be received at the Town Office by August 31, 2016. If people have question and concerns about their taxes they can contact the Town Office (780) 336-3466.

Tax Assessment Complaint Procedure Form

Here is more information on your property taxes.

Join Us to Celebrate Paramedic Services Week

Beaver EMSBeaver Emergency Medical Services invites you to a Pancake Breakfast to celebrate EMS Week 2016.

Come to our open house - see equipment demonstrations and have an Ambulance tour.

At the ambulance station - 5419 - 50 Street, Viking Alberta.

Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Cost: Adults $5, Kids $3  

All proceeds from the breakfast go towards the Alberta Help Fund - Helping Every Local Paramedic.

Viking Election

voteViking Election Results

October 16, 2017

Viking Mayor:

Vote Results:
Cindy Lefsrud - 161
Jason Ritchie - 225    - Elected

Councillors - All positions acclaimed

Judy Acres - Councillor
Dana Ewashko - Councillor
Maynard Huibers - Councillor
Rod Hunter - Councillor
Clinton Nearing - Councillor
Laurel Weisgerber - Councillor