Province dissolves Granum into M.D. of Willow Creek

It’s official – the Province of Alberta has officially dissolved the Town of Granum, now becoming a hamlet within the Municipal District of Willow Creek.
The M.D. council issued a statement on Jan. 30 announcing the Lieutenant Governor in Council made an order dissolving the Town of Granum effective Feb. 1, 2020.
The council extended a welcome to the newest citizens of the M.D.
Coun. John Kroetsch represents the citizens of Division 2, which now includes the Hamlet of Granum.
“Citizens in Granum are well represented at the municipal council table,” stated council.
An information package has been prepared and sent to citizens of Granum outlining important information including payment of taxes and utilities, access to bylaw enforcement, the tax installment payment plan, online payments and other information including the location and mailing address of the M.D. administration office.
Council went on to say the Granum administration office was closed effective the date of duplication in order to avoid duplication of services. All municipal business will be done at the M.D. administration office just southwest of Claresholm.
“Administration staff of the M.D. of Willow Creek is prepared to answer questions pertaining to utilities, taxes, assessment, bylaw or any other matter which would normally be directed to the Town of Granum,” council stated. “M.D. of Willow Creek staff will continue to ensure the operation and maintenance of road, solid waste, water, waste water services, fire and emergency and bylaw services.”
They also said coordination between the M.D. and Granum organizations that provide valued community services including parks and recreation, historical, educational and cultural amenities continue to move forward as an understanding of the services that are being provided is coming to be fully understood by the M.D. of Willow Creek.
An open house will also be held in February to give the citizens of Granum an opportunity to provide feedback the M.D. council and administration on matters that include public infrastructure, governance and representation, public services and community institutions and other matters that are of concern and interest to the citizens of the community.