News and Public Notices


On Saturday May 26, 2018, the Village of Barnwell will pay your tipping fees for unbaggable household garbage that you haul to the Taber Transfer Site. This does not include any construction garbage or trees, branches, etc. (You will be required to give your name and street address for ID) You are required to sort your garbage at the site. If you do not, you will be billed for the penalty incurred. Please note that the Taber Transfer/Landfill Site has a compost pile which is free of charge (just before you go on the scales at the Transfer site.) We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this site and be environmentally responsible. Please not that your bags of compostable materials must be dumped out at this site.

May Council Meeting

Thursday May 17, 2018 will be May regular meeting of Council. Meetings are held in Council Chambers, 612 Heritage Road. All meetings are open to the public.

Recycling Rate Fee Increase and Recycling Update

Effective May 1, 2018, the recycle fee rate will increase from $7.50 to $10.00 per month. Due to a cutback in grant revenue, Council will no longer be able to subsidize our recycle service. We appreciate your support of this program. The Curbside recycling company has indicated that our volumes are increasing, particularly with cardboard. There will be times when it becomes necessary for the Curbside recycling truck to pick up your large cardboard items at the end of the route, so please leave your cardboard on your curbside until the truck makes it way back to pick it up.

Attached you will find a recycling list guideline.

Barnwell Recycling Sheet Ver 2.doc


The Village of Barnwell State of Local Emergency will expire Tuesday, May 1 at 10:37 am.

The situation is now considered to be stable, although active pumping will continue to bring water levels down to at least pre-flood levels.

Barnwell Blurb and Library Newletters

Click on the links below to see our May/June Newsletters

2018 May June newsletter – library.docx

2018 May June newsletter


State Of Local Emergency was renewed April 23rd, 2018 whereas an emergency exists in Village of Barnwell due to a threat to critical infrastructure from overland flooding.

Village of Barnwell staff and administration continue to be actively engaged with Municipal District of Taber staff and representatives from Alberta Environment and Parks regarding overland flooding in and near the community.

Water levels near the Water Treatment Plant are receding and the current situation has stabilized and is improving.  All normal municipal functions in the village are working fine and there is no danger to water quality or other municipal services.


Please see the attached announcement regarding the Taber District and Housing Foundation Public Meeting



The Village is now accepting applications for two Full Time Summer Help positions. One position will commence May 1, 2018 and the other will commence in mid may
All applicants must be at least 16 years of age. They must be self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision. Duties will include but are not limited to mowing, weed pulling and whipping, painting and general clean up around the Village. The successful applicant will be expected to work regular weekdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit resumes to the Village of Barnwell office, Attention: Wendy Bateman, 612 Heritage Road, Barnwell or email . The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.


Effective, May 1, 2018. Recycle fee rate will increase from $7.50 to $10.00 per month. Due to a cutback in grant revenue, Council will no longer be able to subsidize this recycle program. We appreciate your support of this program. The Curbside Recycling Company has indicated that our volumes are increasing, particularly with cardboard. Please note that if you have put our any items for recycling that are not recyclable, they will be left on your curb. We remind you also that if your cardboard is left when the Recycling company picks up your other items, please leave the cardboard out, as they will come back at the end of their puck up to collect the cardboard.

Old Library Building – New Name – WILLOW PARK PLACE

The Old Public Library will now be named and referred to as “Willow Park Place”: and will now be available for groups to rent at the following rates:

Daytime rate (effective till 5:00pm): $12.50/hour or $50.00 /day

Evening rate (effective after 5:00 pm): 12.50/hour or $25.00/evening

Full Day rate $75.00/day

A damage deposit of $100.00 will be required for all bookings. All fees must be paid at time of booking.