Please remember ALL dogs are required to be on a leash anytime they are off your private property. Thank you!
It's great to finally have a winter with snow . . . but please remember that snowmobiles are NOT allowed in the Community Park/Orchard or on the Elbow Trail (other than designated people grooming the trail).
Thank you Yvonne!
The Village of Elbow Council regretfully accepted the resignation of Yvonne Jess, effective Feb 26, 2021. We would like to extend a “Thank You” to Yvonne for all the time and effort she put into the job as our Village Administrator. Words aren’t enough to express our gratefulness and appreciation of the level of work experience she has brought to our team for over 19 years. It is not easy saying goodbye to someone who has been such a valued team member. We will miss all of her expertise and knowledge.
Wishing Yvonne happiness and success in all her future endeavors.
The Village of Elbow Council
Village of Elbow seeks Administrator
The Village of Elbow is seeking applications for the position of Administrator.
The Administrator oversees the Office Assistant and the Village Foreman, and provides support to the Mayor and Council.
The successful candidate must possess superior verbal and written communication skills; have a strong knowledge in municipal accounting and finance; exhibit leadership and is community oriented.
Preference will be given to those applicants that have their certificate in Local Government Administration, already possessing an Urban Standard Certificate or are willing to take the necessary classes to obtain their certification. Preference will also be given to applicants with 2 or more years’ experience in urban municipal administration. Experience and knowledge of MuniSoft municipal software will be considered an asset. Excellent communication, time management, and public relations skills are required. The position offers a competitive wage based on the UMAAS Salary Guideline, pension plan and a group benefit plan.
Start date and wage is negotiable based on experience.
Please submit a cover letter with resume including three work related references to the municipal office or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Application deadline – 5 p.m. Friday, January 8, 2021.
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Village of Elbow
P.O. Box 8
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Village of Elbow 2020 Ratepayers Q & A Forum
The Village of Elbow employees and Council would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to our community during these trying times. Your respect of the Covid 19 rules, your patience as we waded through the everchanging game plan, and your volunteer time to get the organizations up and running as safely as possible all helped our community to continue to move forward in a positive manner. Your generosity has helped brighten the days, keep the calm and allowed us all to trudge forward together during this pandemic.
We thank those who have let their name stand as incumbents for the upcoming election and those who have put their name forward as a new candidate for our Municipal Election on November 9th, 2020.
We thank Blake and Heidi for your 4 years of service to the Village of Elbow. You are dedicated to your community, strong, honest, and committed.
Most of all we thank our employees. We have been able to manage through difficult times, hard decision-making processes, triumphs, and many ups and downs. Your guidance and your dedication to this community to carry out the decisions of Council have been top notch. Not one of you have an easy role in carrying out the day to day operations of our community and you all deserve way more thanks and gratitude than you ever receive.
As Covid 19 was still a little overwhelming in the spring, a spring ratepayers meeting was not held. Council did not want to see the fall also go by without some sort of communication plan with our ratepayers. We know we would much prefer to meet with a large gathering in person, unfortunately such is not possible. We asked for those interested to submit questions to Council just as they would do for a ratepayer’s meeting and we would somehow publish the questions and answers and get such out to our ratepayers either through Facebook or some other means.
The Village of Elbow created their Facebook page with the intent of having another tool to promote the Village, businesses and organizations both locally and our surrounding area. Informing ratepayers and visitors of all the community events in our area, updates of events, office hours, and important news items we feel our community and visitors are interested in. At no time was it ever our intention for the Facebook page to become a political forum of any sort. We do enjoy positive messages that salute our volunteers and our community. In order to keep the positive atmosphere this page was created for, we will NOT allow any comments in regards to the Ratepayer Q and A forum. We do however, encourage you to contact one of your Council members if you have a comment or question in regards to the Ratepayer Q and A that was published today.
We thank you all for dedicating your volunteer time to our community, your dedication and for being part of something that is great – Elbow!!
Mayor Colleen Hoppenreys, Councillors Heidi Soggie, Joanne Brochu, Blake Dorward, and Cody Gieni.
The Pickleball and Floor Shuffleboard groups are working out their winter schedules for SHARED use of the Elbow Civic Centre. With many snowbirds staying home this winter we want to make sure everyone has access to the Civic Centre to keep active.
Because the Floor Shuffleboard mats are heavy and extra floor cleaning is required after play (the wax can be slippery), they need to have back to back days.
Starting November 12, 2020 - Floor Shuffleboard is scheduled to play Thursdays and Fridays at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. both days. Contact Meryl at 306-854-2233 if you are interested in playing.
Pickleball is currently working out their schedule, but starting November 10th, will be moving over to the Civic Centre and playing Saturdays through to Wednesdays (day and evening play). Stay tuned for an update to their schedule, which will accommodate PB 101, Recreation, and Competitive (highest skill level) groups. Contact Maureen at 306-860-7544 for more information or if you are interested in playing.
Pickleball and Floor Shuffleboard rates are: $20/month; or $100/6 months. Drop in is $10/day. Youth (18 & under) is half price
COVID sanitization/restrictions will remain in place for both groups.
November 2, 2020