Clive has a lower than average crime rate and the village plans to keep it that way.
Clive council, during its regular meeting Feb. 12, voted in favour of paying $8,375 for an enhanced policing service.
RCMP “K” Division out of Edmonton will arrange to provide the additional policing hours and the village will consult with the Blackfalds RCMP Detachment for the duties, responsibilities, scheduling and reporting requirements of the enhanced policing position.
“We can evaluate it at the end of the year and then decide if we want to continue or not,” said Clive Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Carla Kenney.
Blackfalds RCMP Detachment covers the Clive area and has a satellite office in the village.
Every time someone in Clive calls Alberta One-Call the village will now be notified.
CAO Carla Kenney said having One-Call notify the village every time someone requests a locate request of buried facilities before they dig will help the village to monitor and ensure compliance of their building regulations.
The village will pay a $60 initial fee to register and $6 every time they are notified by Alberta One-Call.
Kim Worthington from Central Alberta Economic Partnership (CAEP) told Clive council, during its regular meeting Feb. 12 that being a member helps a louder voice with upper level provincial government.
“You have opportunity to help shape the region,” said Worthington.
CAEP aims to help Central Alberta to be recognized as an innovative and prosperous region by helping its member municipalities to advance sustainable regional economic development.
Its members include municipalities from as far north as Wetaskiwin, south to to Drumheller, as far west as Rocky Mountain House and east to Halkirk.
Clive’s cost for its annual membership is $322. This helps the village access $300,000 worth of projects, administration and expertise.
Worthington said that CAEP is the province’s preferred agent to administer economic development for the government.