Village Updates

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All Village of Delburne information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic will be posted on this page.

For information about the COVID-19 outbreak, including resources from Alberta Health Services and the Government of Alberta, please see our COVID-19 Information page.


Delburne Municipal Library Closed to the Public

Effective Wednesday, April 7th, the Delburne Municipal Library is closed to the public as the Government of Alberta announced on Tuesday, April 6th that the province is moving back to Step 1 restrictions to protect the health system and reduce the rising spread of COVID-19.

Library Closed.pngCurbside pick-up will be available. The Library also offers online resources through their website:

https://delburnelibrary.prl.ab.ca/

If you have any questions, please contact the Library:

403-749-3848

For further information about Alberta's stronger public health measures visit: 

www.alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx


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Village Office Opens to the Public on April 6th

 

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March 26, 2021

The Village of Delburne municipal office opens to the public on Tuesday, April 6th. The Village office was closed back in November 2020 when the Government of Alberta enacted stronger public health measures to protect the health system and slow the spread of COVID-19. As part of the enhanced measures, the Province made it mandatory to work from home unless the employer required the employee’s physical presence to operate effectively. Since staff were unable to perform duties from home, Council’s solution was to close the doors to the public but still have administration work inside the municipal office.

When the office opens on Tuesday, April 6th, COVID-19 prevention measures will be in place. Wearing masks will be mandatory and sanitizer will be available at the front desk. There will be a capacity limit of two members of the public at a time. If the office door is locked during regular business hours it means that there are already two people being assisted and to please wait outside until someone leaves. Staff look forward to serving our community members in-person once again.

For more information about the stronger public health measures visit: www.alberta.ca/covid19

 


Delburne Outdoor Rink to Open

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Delburne Council had a Special Meeting last night, Tuesday, December 15th to revisit the discussion of the outdoor rink after receiving plenty of feedback from the community. Council voted 3 – 2 to open the outdoor rink with restrictions.

These restrictions will include:

·         A maximum of 10 people on the ice at time

·         A mask, face shield, or helmet with shield must be worn

·         Adhering to all Government of Alberta Public Health Order Guidelines which can be found online at www.alberta.ca/covid19

A decision was also made to create a second ice surface in Delburne which will be located south of the bottom ball diamond. This ice surface will be for skating only. Hockey sticks will not be allowed on the second ice surface.

Public Works will be working on flooding the ice surfaces. It takes about a week to prepare so the rinks should be ready for skating later next week.

Council will continually revisit the discussion of the outdoor rinks as the health and safety of citizens is of their utmost concern. The community is asked to adhere to the outdoor rink regulations as abuse of the rules will result in the possible closure of the rinks.


Council makes the difficult decision to not open the outdoor rink

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

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After a lengthy discussion and very careful consideration of the new COVID-19 restrictions put in place by the Province yesterday, Council made the heart wrenching decision to not flood the outdoor rink at this time.

We know that some of you will not be happy with this decision, but please keep in mind there is no rule book that comes with this pandemic. Council's main priority right now is the health and safety of our residents and this was in the forefront of the discussion.

Once the four weeks of the new restrictions comes to an end, the decision will be revisited and depending on the situation with the number of positive cases, the outdoor rink may be opened at that time.

We do ask for understanding as we all try to get through this unprecedented time with everyone healthy on the other side of this pandemic.

 

ALL VILLAGE BUILDINGS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

November 23, 2020

Effective immediately, all Village of Delburne buildings will be closed to the public until further notice due to the current COVID-19 Enhanced Status in our region. This closure includes the Village office, Public Works building, the Delburne Municipal Library, and the Delburne Community Hall.

All gatherings at the Hall have been cancelled except for municipal government meetings.

The Delburne Municipal Library will be offering curb-side pick-up.  For information call Library Manager, Judy Nicklom at 403-749-3848.

Staff will still be working during the closure. Utility and tax payments can be made by putting an envelope with cash or a cheque through the door. Please write your name and account number on the envelope. Staff will be monitoring the door and mailing receipts to ensure residents that their payments have been received.

Payments can also be made online if you bank with Scotiabank, Servus Credit Union or ATB Financial as these banks do not charge the municipality any user or set-up fees.

Questions and inquiries can be sent to village(at)delburne.ca or call 403-749-3606.

Additional information on the new measures can be found at the link below, along with guidance on gatherings and cohorts, as well as masking best practices.

https://www.alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx


November 21, 2020

 

COVID-19 UPDATE:

 

Red Deer County (including Delburne) now in Enhanced Status

At 4pm today, Red Deer County (including Delburne) will move to Enhanced Status on the Provincial Relaunch Status Map.

This includes all communities within the County’s limits except for the City of Red Deer and the Town of Sylvan Lake (it should be noted those communities are already on enhanced status).

New public health measures are in place in communities across Alberta to protect the health system and limit the spread of COVID-19.

In Red Deer County there are 25 active cases, for a case rate of 75.7 per 100,000 people. For reference, the threshold for moving to Enhanced Status is an active case rate of 50 per 100,000 with at least 10 active cases.

Effective November 13, areas under Enhanced Status will now have additional measures in place, including:

Mandatory measures:

- Restaurants, bars, lounges and pubs must stop liquor sales by 10pm and close by 11pm - applies to Class A, B or C licences (Nov 13-27).

- 15-person limit on social and family gatherings - indoors and outdoors - where people are mixing and mingling.

- 50-person limit on indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies and funeral services.

Voluntary measures:

- No social gatherings inside your home or outside of your community. Instead, socialize outdoors or in structured settings, like restaurants or other business that are subject to legal limits and take steps to prevent transmission.

- Limit of 3 cohorts: your core household, your school, and one other sport or social cohort. Young children who attend child care can be part of 4 cohorts.

- Wear a mask in all indoor work settings, except when alone in a workspace or an appropriate barrier is in place.

- Employers in office settings should implement measures to reduce the number of employees in the workplace at one time.

- Faith-based gatherings limited to 1/3 capacity at one time.

The measures related to group fitness, group performance, and team sport activities do not apply to our area at this time.

Additional information on the new measures can be found at the link below, along with guidance on gatherings and cohorts, as well as masking best practices.

Enhanced Public Health Measures

August 7, 2020

Garage Sales

The Village Wide Garage Sale which takes place in June every year was cancelled due to the COVID-19 restrictions at the time. Residents have inquired about holding garage sales of their own. The Government of Alberta has lifted restrictions on garage sales however organizers are expected to follow health and safety guidelines.

The Government of Alberta has created a guidance document for Garage/Yard Sales. This document has been developed to support those who organize garage/yard sales in reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 among attendees (including persons running the garage/yard sale, volunteers and patrons). The guidance provided outlines public health and infection prevention and control measures specific to this type of event.

It can be viewed below:

Guidance for Garage/Yard Sales

This document and the guidance within it are subject to change and will be updated as needed. Current information related to COVID-19 can be found: www.alberta.ca/covid-19-information.aspx


Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Why the Delburne Spray Park is Closed:

Unfortunately due to the recent increase of COVID-19 cases in the area, Delburne Village Council has made the difficult decision to keep the Spray Park closed until such time as the COVID-19 cases decrease.

It is with the health and safety of our residents and visitors in mind that this decision has been made.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2020

Delburne FCSS would like to recognize a Delburne resident who provided support during the past COVID months. We will supply them with a FREE meal for their family!. Nominations must be completed by July 27th and will be accepted ONLY by phone at 403-749-3654.
Please nominate residents that worked during the isolation period such as grocery staff, post office clerks, nurses, medical staff, auto techs, etc.

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

The Delburne Municipal Library has reopened to the Public

Members are welcome to visit the library to borrow books and use available services. Proper COVID-19 prevention measures have been put into place for everyone's protection. Hand sanitizer is available as you enter the library. Items and surfaces will be disinfected.

Computer access is available but seating is spaced out for proper social distancing. The children's iPad kiosk and other shared play items have been temporarily removed at this time.

If you have any questions, please contact Library Manager Judy Nicklom at 403-749-3848.

 


Wednesday, June 24, 2020

IMPORTANT RECYCLING UPDATE DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK
 

Curbside pick-up recycling services for Delburne are provided by Environmental 360 Solutions. In March they created a COVID-19 Community Recycling Action Plan. The pandemic plan was implemented to temporarily divert recyclable items to the landfill because of a cause for concern about COVID-19 contamination. 

Starting on July 6th, recyclable items will no longer go to the landfill.  This means that items put out for the Friday, July 17th curbside recycling pick-up will be properly sorted and prepared for future use as recycled material.


Monday, June 15, 2020

 
Delburne Community Hall Open for Bookings with Restrictions

The Province of Alberta reopened community halls on June 12 as part of Stage 2 of Alberta's economic relaunch.  Halls can be booked for social gatherings of a maximum of 50 people for activities such as meetings, weddings, funerals and birthday celebrations. Users must follow all public health orders, including gathering sizes and physical distancing of 2 metres, and avoid high-risk or prohibited activities.

Under current health orders, an activity is not allowed to proceed if it involves:

  • gatherings larger than permitted
  • major festivals and concerts, large conferences, trade shows and events
  • major sporting events and tournaments
  • vocal concerts
  • amusement parks
  • indoor children’s play places
  • nightclubs
To learn more gathering restrictions and permitted activities visit: 
www.alberta.ca/restrictions-on-gatherings.aspx
 
For information about the Delburne Community Hall visit:
www.delburne.ca/recreation/community-hall
 

To book the hall please contact the Municipal Office:

Phone: 403-749-3606
Email: village(at)delburne.ca

Friday, June 12, 2020

Spray Park remains Closed

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We understand that everyone is eager to enjoy our spray park but unfortunately it will remain closed even though the Province of Alberta is allowing splash parks to open on June 12 in Stage 2 of the relaunch. The Province of Alberta's guidelines on spray parks requires the operator to monitor and frequently disinfect the equipment and area which we do not have the capability of doing at this time.

We understand the disappointment of not being able to play in the spray park. If guidelines change, we will inform the public.

These guidelines can be viewed at the link below:

Guidance for Spray Parks & Wading Pools

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Delburne Ball Diamonds Reopen for Training & Drills Only!

The ball diamonds have been reopened for use but league games are not allowed. The public can use the area of training and drills only. 

Please practice the Government of Alberta's guidelines on safe practices to reduce the spread of COVID-19! Do not use the ball diamonds if you are sick or have symptoms related to COVID-19. Users are responsible for making sure that they sanitize before and after use.  Users must maintain a physical distance of 2 metres between individuals that are not from the same household. 

To know more about the Government of Alberta's guidance for outdoor sport, please view the link below:

COVID-19 Info: Outdoor Sport

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Delburne FCSS offers Free Isolation Activity Kits

Delburne Family & Community Support Services has free isolation activity kits. There are some very creative ideas/activities for everyone to enjoy.  There are a limited number of kits so please reserve one if you are interested. See the poster below for contact informationt to reserve your kit.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Thank you for participating in the Red Heart Campaign!

 

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The Delburne Red Heart Campaign was created/launched on March 23, 2020. Who knew sharing community spirit would spread not only through our community but regionally, nationally and even internationally? The response has been both heartwarming and overwhelming! COVID-19 has changed our lives forever.

Thank you for supporting this campaign and adorning your windows/yards with Red Hearts.

As we move into the second stage of the relaunch strategy this may be the opportune time to change our focus from the Red Hearts on our windows to Canadian Flags.

We are excited to announce the Canada Day Flag Competition.  You are invited create/recreate our iconic our national flag and win a Backyard BBQ Package!  

Delburne may have cancelled their Canada Day celebrations but we can still show our pride.

For up to date information on Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) in our community check out the

Delburne Fcss Page

Friday, May 29, 2020

Municipal Office Reopens to the Public on June 1st

The Delburne Municipal Office will reopen to the public on Monday, June 1st at 9:00 am.

To learn more, click the link below:

Municipal Office Reopens

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

PARKS & PLAYGROUNDS RE-OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The parks & playgrounds in Delburne have re-opened to the public.  Users are asked to follow health & safety guidelines related the Province of Alberta's Public Health Order on COVID-19.

See the link below for more information:

Delburne parks & playgrounds re-opened

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WATER ACCESS NOW AVAILABLE AT RV SANI DUMP

Public Works has turned on access to the water at the Delburne RV Sani Dump Station. Use at your own risk. Users will be asked to sanitize before and after use as the equipment will not be disinfected by the Village.

Click the link for more information on the RV Sani Dump:

RV SANI DUMP STATION

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The RV Sani Dump Station is open all year round but the rinse water access remains closed for health and safety reasons due to COVID-19 prevention measures.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Council has passed the 2020 Tax Rate Bylaw and has made an amendment to the Tax Penalty Bylaw to defer tax penalties until October 1st due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To read the media release, click the link below:

COUNCIL APPROVES 2020 TAX RATE

Monday, May 11, 2020

Please continue to enjoy our Library with curbside pick-up!

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Friday, May 1, 2020

We regretfully announce that all summer events and festivals in Delburne have been cancelled. Council has made a motion to keep the Delburne Community Hall closed to the public until the end of August.

For the full media release, click the link below:

Delburne Summer Events Cancelled

 


Wednesday, April 29, 2020

It is difficult during the COVID-19 pandemic to stay active but with this nicer weather you can get outside in your yard. Plant a garden! Trim the trees! Rake the leaves!

There has been an increase use of the Yard & Garden Refuse Trailer therefore Council has made a motion to offer extra hours of availability at the Dry Dump & Recycle Depot!

We ask that you please be mindful of the Alberta Public Health Orders and practice physical distancing and proper sanitization when you visit the Dry Dump & Recycle Depot. Thank you!

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

 
#STAYHOME Superheroes Program - Birthday Parades
 

UPDATE! Please note that Birthday Parades by Red Deer County Protective Services Station 8 - Delburne & District are now being booked directly through Red Deer County Protective Services.

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If you have a child celebrating a birthday in the coming weeks, the #StayHome Superheroes program wants to recognize them with a drive-by visit from our Red Deer County first responders.

To book a birthday parade or for more information, click the link below:

#stayhome Superheroes

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Delburne & District Family & Community Support Services has transformed the Little Free LIbrary at the Village Office to a Community Info Centre.

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Council Meetings moved to the Community Hall

For health & safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic, Delburne Council meetings will be relocated to the Delburne Community Hall until further notice.

Click the link below for more information:

Council Meetings Moved

Monday, April 6, 2020

 
Village Voice

The April edition of the Village Voice is out! Check out Village updates, community and business information as well as support services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To view the online version, please click the link below:

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Update from Delburne Businesses

Inside the Village Voice, there is an insert with an update from Delburne businesses who sent us information about their operations and services during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Please note that these details may change without notice. We recommend that you use the Business Directory to contact a business for more information.

To view the two page file, click the image below:

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Delburne in Detail

Inside the Village Voice, there is a COVID-19 themed Delburne in Detail about Economic Measures & Bill Payments and Keeping our Sewer System Clean. To view the individual pages, click the images below:

COVID-19 - Economic Measures & Bill Payments

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COVID-19 - Keeping our Sewer System Clean

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Friday, April 3, 2020

**Please note that as of April 16, 2020 Birthday Parade Bookings are being done directly through Red Deer County Protective Services at this link:

#StayHome Superheroes

 

 
Red Deer County Protective Services Station 8 - Delburne & District is offering to do a mini parade for your birthday!

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Let us do something special for those people who are stuck at home and not able to have a birthday celebration!

Please be aware that we can only offer this during dates and times that our members are available.

This invitation is open to ALL Delburne and District residents. Age does not matter!

Arrangements can be made for rural families to come to town and stay in their vehicles to enjoy the parade. Neighbours and friends are welcome to join us!

To arrange a celebration parade please contact:

Carol Kihn, FCSS, 403-749-3654 or delbfcss(at)delburne.ca

Parade dates & times will be posted on Delburne Red Heart Campaign Facebook Group. Click the link below to join:

Delburne Red Heart Campaign Facebook Group

 

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Delburne Village Council made a motion at a special meeting on Wednesday, March 25th to waive late penalties on utility bills for the remainder of the year as an economic measure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Residential and commercial customers will not be fined for late payments nor will overdue accounts be transferred to taxes.

Click the link below to read the media release:

Delburne Council Waives Utility Penalties

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Recycling services for the Village are provided by Environmental 360 Solutions. They have created a COVID-19 Community Recycling Action Plan. Please see their notice below:

 
STARTING MONDAY MARCH 30, ALL RECYCLABLES COLLECTED WILL BE LANDFILLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
 
 
ENVIRONMENTAL 360 SOLUTIONS HAS IMPLEMENTED THIS PROCESS AS A PART OF ITS PANDEMIC PLAN IN RESPONSE TO MANAGEMENT OF MUNICIPAL WASTE DURING THIS CRISIS.  WE ANTICIPATE A HIGH DEGREE OF CONTAMINATION WITH RECYLABLE ITEMS AND WILL BE DIVERTING TO THE LANDFILL. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS TEMPORARY.
 
RESIDENTS CAN EXPECT THAT THEIR PICKUP SCHEDULE WILL REMAIN THE SAME. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Effective immediately, all playgrounds in the Village of Delburne have been closed to the public.

At the March 24, 2020 Council meeting the decision was made to close all playgrounds for public safety due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The closure encourages social distancing and helps prevent the spread of the virus. 

Click the link below to read the media release:

Delburne Playgrounds Closed

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Delburne FCSS in collaboration with Delburne Family School Wellness Worker is launching the “RED HEART CAMPAIGN”. 

In these current times we are facing uncertainty, despair and loneliness.  Now more than ever we need each other.  We need each other for support and to feel less alone.  Social distancing and self-isolation can take its toll on any of us. 

To learn more, click the heart link below:

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To download a printable poster, click HERE!

To download a printable heart, click HERE!

Join the Facebook group and share your heart pictures!

Delburne Red Heart Campaign Facebook Group

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

A Special Notice was mailed out to residents containing media releases and information about the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

Click the link below to view:

SPECIAL NOTICE

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Media Release - Village of Delburne closes Municipal Office & Facilities 

Click the link below to view the media release:

Municipal Office & Facilities Closed

Monday, March 16, 2020

Media Release - Village of Delburne declares a State of Local Emergency

Click the link below to view the media release:

Delburne Declares State of Local Emergency