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					                                                                                               February 2006


Fire Pit Inspections                                            The standards for fire pits & outdoor
                                                                fireplaces are attached to this newsletter and
As part of Council’s ongoing commitment to                      should be followed for all new fire pits &
promote fire safety in the summer village                       outdoor fireplaces.
Council will be undertaking a Fire Pit
Inspection Program this summer.                                 Please watch the next newsletter and the
                                                                Village Notice Board for dates when the
Regulations for safe fire pits have recently                    inspections will be occurring.
been amended to adopt standards
recommended by Alberta Sustainable                              A consolidated copy of the Fire Safety
Resource Development and have been                              Bylaw including the new standards can be
previously adopted by other municipalities                      accessed on our website at www.waiparous.ca
such as the MD of Rockyview.                                    or a copy can be obtained by contacting the
                                                                Village Office.
All fire pits will be inspected to determine if:
    a. They meet the newly adopted
                                                                Fire Guardians
       standards;                                               Council is seeking an individual to act as a
                                                                Fire Guardian after the fire pit inspections
    b. If they do not meet standards then the
                                                                are completed. This individual will assist
       inspectors will determine if the
                                                                Council by issuing burning permits and
       existing fire pit is:
                                                                monitoring the permits in the Village. If you
            i. safe enough to receive a                         are interested in volunteering your time as a
               renewal permit to allow its                      fire guardian, please contact the Village
               continued use; or                                Office.
            ii. with modifications                              Upcoming Council Meetings
                recommended by the
                inspector, continue to be used;                 Meeting Dates for the first half of 2006 are
                or                                              as follows: Thursday, April 27, 2006
            ii. if deemed unsafe will no                                        Thursday, June 22, 2006
                longer be allowed to be used.                   All meetings commence at 6:30 pm and will
The Summer Village will be contracting                          be held in the Provincial Building in
professionals to inspect the fire pits. If your                 Cochrane located at 213 - 1 Street West.
fire pit does not meet the new standards it                     Please check the Village Notice Board or call
may still be granted a “grandfather” permit                     the Village Office to ensure that the meeting
if the inspectors believe it can be used safely.                will be held. When all councillors are

Village Office: Box 5754 High River, AB T1V 1P3 Phone: (403) 652-4636 Fax: (403) 206-7209 email: admin@waiparous.ca

         Mayor Shirley Begg (403) 932-3381 Deputy Mayor Mark White (403) 932-5287 waiparous@nucleus.com
                           Councillor George Sapak (403) 932-6232 george@calgaryit.com

      RCMP, Ambulance: 911        Forest Fires: 310-FIRE (3473) toll free -or- Telus Mobility cell phone dial #3473
                                        Village Website www.waiparous.ca
unable to attend a meeting, usually the          the grass centre of Poplar Place on the west
meeting is rescheduled to a different date.      side of the Village. Make sure your load size
                                                 is reasonable so that all residents may use
Reminders - all council and committee
                                                 this service.
meetings are open to the public – consider
this your invitation.                            Winter Roads at Waiparous
At the beginning of each council meeting,        The sand and salt mixture has arrived in the
Council hosts a “Resident Dialogue Session”      Village and until the boxes are completed
where residents can informally ask questions,    can be picked up from the stock pile near the
make inquiries, etc. The session will be         Village Fire Shed (Wildrose Place) Once the
limited to a maximum of 20 minutes in total      boxes are completed we will be looking for
and limited to 10 minutes per resident           volunteers to help distribute the sand to the
2006 Annual Meeting                              boxes. Please leave your name and phone
                                                 number with either Mark 932-5287 or
Saturday, July 15, 2006 10:30 am
                                                 George 932-6232 and they will call you
Village Picnic Site                              when it is time to fill the boxes.
Financial Statement 2005                         2006 Picnic – July 15, 2006
Excerpts from the 2005 Financial Statement       This year’s picnic will be hosted by Carolyn
are included with this newsletter. Anyone        Howard and Colleen Jones. Thank you to
wanting a complete Financial Statement is        both of you for taking over this worthwhile
asked to contact the Village Office and          job. Anyone willing to help out please
request a copy. If you have an email address     contact Carolyn at 932- 6220. Thank you to
please contact us at admin@waiparous.ca          Don Soul for taking over bar duties at the
and an electronic version of the statements      picnic and a special thank you to everyone
can be emailed to you.                           who has helped over the years to make the
                                                 Waiparous picnic an annual event to
Garbage Bin                                      remember.                 Helga Rasmussen
The garbage bin is available in Cochrane
(behind Texas Gate Grill) for household
                                                 Planning any new construction
garbage. If you require a key for the bin,       or renovations?
please contact Shirley Begg at 932-3381 or       If you are planning renovations or
932-2611. Keys are issued only once to each      improvements on your property, you may
property at no charge. Requests for              require a permit. Please contact the Village
replacement or extra keys are $ 15.00 each.      Office to determine if a development permit
Large cardboard boxes have been filling up       is required. Construction, electrical, gas and
the garbage bin on several occasions.            plumbing and sewer installations require
Council encourages residents to break down       permits from Alberta Permit Pro. Please
the boxes and/or recycle as much as possible     contact them at 219-3577. Note: a
and leave the bin for household garbage.         development permit must be issued by the
                                                 Village prior to obtaining a building permit.
Spring Clean Up June 3-4                         Also, certain items may not require a
In order to provide for the continued disposal   development permit ie. sheds under 100 sq ft
of garden materials, leaves, grass, branches     in size & fences, however, they must still
and small roots, Council has made                conform to the land use bylaw regulations. If
arrangements for a garbage bin to be placed      you would like an electronic copy of the land
in the Village on Saturday June 3 &              use bylaw please email the Village Office at
Sunday June 4. The bin will be located in        admin@waiparous.ca or check out our
                                                 website at www.waiparous.ca
                                  Summer Village of Waiparous                                                                            Summer Village of Waiparous
                           Consolidated Statement of Financial Position                                                          Consolidated Statement of Financial Activities
                                    As at December 31, 2005                                                                         For the Year Ended December 31, 2005

                                     ASSETS                                                                                                         Budget
                                                                 2005                       2004                                                  (Unaudited)            2005               2004
Financial Assets                                                                                      Revenues
    Cash and temporary investments (note 2)                  $ 172,724                  $ 155,586     Property Taxes                              $      89,895    $       89,914     $      88,919
    Taxes and grants in lieu receivables (note 3)                1,630                      2,247     Less: Education Taxes                              55,736            55,736            55,784
    Trade and other receivables                                  2,747                      1,612
    Long term investments                                            0                          0     Net Municipal Property Taxes (Sch 5)               34,159            34,178            33,135
    Other current assets                                         8,341                      8,341     User Fees                                              75               129               344
                                                                                                      Penalties and costs on taxes                            0             1,235             1,223
Total financial assets                                           185,442                    167,786   Investment Income                                   2,025             3,952             2,802
                                                                                                      Government Transfers (Sch 7)                        4,000            18,216               500
    Capital Assets (note 6)                                       39,994                     28,799   Licenses and Permits                                  200               432               232
                                                                                                      Other                                                  45             3,627             1,775
TOTAL ASSETS                                                 $ 225,436                  $ 196,585
                                                                                                      Total Revenues                                     40,504            61,769            40,010

                                     LIABILITIES                                                      Operating
                                                                                                      Legislative                                           775               366               648
Current Liabilities                                                                                   Administrative                                     20,616            22,976            20,710
   Accounts payable and accrued liabilities                  $     1,694                $     1,879   Fire                                                5,090             5,090             5,037
   Unearned Revenues (note 4)                                     38,184                     26,972   Bylae Enforcement                                     500                 0                 0
   Excess Collections                                                105                        121   Roads                                               6,200             4,573             1,366
                                                                                                      Waste Management                                    3,835             3,124             5,845
TOTAL LIABILITIES                                                 39,983                     28,973   Planning                                              350               355               307
                                                                                                      Recreation and Parks                                3,256             7,062               112
                                     MUNICIPAL EQUITY                                                 Culture                                               382               382               371
                                                                                                      Other                                                   0                 0                 0
Operating Fund (Schedule 1)                                       10,305                      9,310
Capital fund (Schedule 2)                                                                             Total operating expenditures                       41,004            43,928            34,397
Reserves fund (Schedule 3)                                       135,155                    129,503
                                                                                                      Capital
Equity in capital assets                                          39,994                     28,799   Administation                                           0                 0                  0
                                                                                                      Roads                                                   0             8,284                  0
                                                                                                      Recreation                                          3,000             2,911                  0
TOTAL MUNICIPAL EQUITY                                           185,454                    167,612   Total Capital Expenditures                          3,000            11,195                  0

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND MUNICIPAL EQUITY                       $ 225,436                  $ 196,585     Excess (deficiency) of revenues over e             (3,500)            6,646             5,613

                    Schedule of Property and Other Taxes                                              Transferred from reserves                           3,500            (5,651)           (5,613)
                                 Schedule 5                                                           Transferred from accumulated Surplus                    0                 0                 0
                                                                                                      Change in fund balances              $                  0 $             995 $               0
                                                Budget                                                Balance at Beginning of Year                         9310              9310              9310
                                              (Unaudited)        2005          2004                   Balance at End of Year                               9310             10305              9310
Taxation
Real Property taxes                            $ 89,046      $    89,048   $ 88,033                   Reserves                                        2004             Increases            2005
 Linear property taxes                              833              850        885
 (Over)under levy adjustment                         16               16          0                   ALARIE                                      $       4,258                       $       4,258
                                                 89,895           89,914     88,919                   Ambulance                                                    $            914   $         914
                                                                                                      Animal Control                              $        750     $            500   $       1,250
Requisitions                                                                                          Fire                                               5,154                                5,154
Calgary RCSSD #1 Separate School Board              51,332        51,332       52,903                 Wild Fire Initiatives                              2,625                739             3,364
Alberta School Foundation Fund                       4,404         4,404        2,865                 Roads Maintenance                                  5,098                785             5,883
Excess Collection                                                      0           16                 Road Committee                                     1,024              2,310             3,334
                                                    55,736        55,736       55,784                 SIP Interest                                         595                250               845
                                                                                                      INFRA Interest                                       -                  153               153
Net taxes available for municipal purposes $ 34,159          $    34,178   $ 33,135                   Contingenices                                     10,000                               10,000
                                                                                                       -Millrate stablization                          100,000                              100,000
              Schedule of Consolidated Expenditures by Object
                                 Schedule 6                                                                                                       $    129,504     $        5,651     $     135,155

Expenditures                                  Budget                2005         2004                            Thank you to our sponsors for helping offset the cost of this newsletter


Salaries, wages and benefits                   $  1,689      $     1,639   $    100
Contracted and general services                  31,928           34,802     28,359
Purchases from other governments                  5,015            5,000      5,000                                        ACME SEPTIC SERVICES
Materials, goods, supplies and utilities          1,965            2,080        561                                        When the product is no longer useful to you
Capital assets acquired                           3,000           11,195          0                                          Or when you’re up to your eyes in it!
Other expenditures                                  407              407        377
                                               $ 44,004      $    55,123   $ 34,397
                                                                                                                                   Call: Bob Watts 881-2372
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