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Welcome to the Village of Rycroft

Known as the “Hub of the Peace”, the Village of Rycroft is located in northern Alberta, Canada, 68 km north of Grande Prairie and 8 km east of Spirit River.

The Village of Rycroft was established as a village in 1944. It is a very "tight knit" community with numerous large families and many active community members. The Village of Rycroft is well known as a tourism town in the 60's, 70's and early eighties. It is the hub of the Peace and was originally situated for the Northern Alberta Railroad (also known as NAR). The local campground, Nardam was given this name for that very reason. The small lake was man made as a source of water for the railroad and later on when NAR no longer required the water it was turned into a campground and therefor named "Nardam". A Caboose is a permanent fixture from NAR in Edmonton for historical value. Rycroft is also well know for the "Teepee" located at the crossroads of highway 49 and highway 2. As of late the new rage is the Rycroft Chuckwagon Races hosted by The Rycroft Agriculture Society.

The main industry is agriculture, with retail, oil, transportation, and education also contributing to this area’s economy. www.discoverthepeacecountry.com

With a population of 638 (2013), Rycroft serves a surrounding trading area of approximately 5,500.

 

STAFF

Ben Boettcher, CAO

Robert Kobylanski, Public Works Foreman

Dolan Isaac, Public Works Assistant Foreman

Heather Goryniuk, Public Works

Lisa Shaykowski, Receptionist

Nancy Graham, Administrative Assistant

Thelma Dreger, Municipal Financial Administrator

 

NEXT REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING:

July 22, 2014 AT 6:00 PM at the Rycroft Community Hall before the Town Hall Meeting

 

TOWN HALL MEETING

ALL RESIDENTS WELCOME

JULY 22, 2014 @ 7:00pm

@ THE RYCROFT COMMUNITY HALL

VILLAGE OF RYCROFT COUNCIL MEMBERS AS WELL AS OUR ASSESSOR MIKE GAGNON WILL BE PRESENT.

VILLAGE OF RYCROFT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

CLERK/RECEPTIONIST

REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Pleasant and professional phone manner
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills
  • Computer technical courses and previous municipal experience desirable but not necessary

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must have Alberta Class 5 Driver’s License
  • Must have Grade twelve diploma
  • Post secretarial or administrative certificate would be an asset but not required
  • Must be bondable

THIS POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL A SUITABLE CANDIDATE IS CHOSEN.

PLEASE SUBMIT RESUME ATTN: CAO VILLAGE OF RYCROFT

BOX 360 RYCROFT AB, T0H 3A0

2014 Taxes have been mailed out.

FOR INQUIRES

PLEASE CALL THE VILLAGE OFFICE @780-765-3652

 

 

NOTICE

Utility Billing for the Village of Rycroft will be done monthly now (instead of every 2nd month) and water billing will be based on actual usage.  The rates have changed and are as follows: 

  • Water - $5/m3 or $0.005/litre
  • Garbage $12.5/month
  • Recycling - $5.12/month
  • Sewer- $8.00/month

****Those that do not have meters, or are receiving “estimates” on their billing are encouraged to please contact the Village office.****

 

DEVELOPMENT PERMITS

Any development that changes the use or intensity of the use of any property within the Village of Rycroft requires an approved Development Permit. The permit applications are available online at www.rycroft.ca or hard copies are available at the office for pick up.

 

RECREATIONAL FIRE PITS

All recreational fire pits in the Village of Rycroft must be governed by a permit! There is no charge for the permit. Application forms are available at the Village office during regular business hours.

    

VILLAGE OF RYCROFT EMERGENCY
SERVICE IS CURRENTLY RECRUITING
VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS

We are currently looking for several new members for
our fire department. No previous experience necessary.
All training will be provided. If interested, please drop
by Village of Rycroft municipal office for an application
or call 780-765-3652 between 9:00 am and 5:00pm

GARBAGE DISPOSAL

VILLAGE RESIDENTS ARE REMINDED THAT A $3.00 STICKER FROM THE VILLAGE OFFICE IS THE ONLY WAY THAT EXTRA GARBAGE WILL BE COLLECTED AT THE CURB BY COUNTY DISPOSAL. NO STICKER, NO PICK UP! ALL STICKERED BAGS MUST WEIGH NOT MORE THAT 50LBS AND HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE IS TO BE IN COLORED BAGS AND GARDEN AND LAWN REFUSE IN CLEAR PLASTIC BAGS.

AS WELL GARBAGE CARTS ARE TO REMOVED FROM THE CURB WITHIN 24 HOURS OF PICK UP. IF YOUR CART GETS DAMAGED BY SNOW PLOWING OPERATIONS YOU WILL BE BILLED FOR THE CART REPLACEMENT. (THANKS FROM PUBLIC WORKS!)

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!!

Rycroft Farmers’ Market

  

Every Thursday  2-7pm @ The Rycroft Ag Center

(Big Blue Building, Hwy 49)

rycroftfarmersmarket@gmail.com

www.rycroftfarmersmarket.org

 Vendor Info:  780-765-2889

 

Race the Eight!

RYCROFT AG SOCIETY

CHECK THIS OUT!!!

rycroftag.com

MERRY PIONEERS DROP IN CENTER RYCROFT

What is Camp Wanago?

Camp Wanago is the Summer Day Camp Program offered by the Central Peace FCSS.  This is its sixth year running, and it is both an affordable and valuable opportunity for children aged 5-11 to learn new things and have a lot of fun with other children their age!   

Five Reasons Why You Might Consider Sending Your Child To Camp Wanago:

1. When children go to a day camp, they have an opportunity to decide what activities to participate in, and they have a chance at some independency. They learn skills to become self-reliant and as a result, develop more confidence.

2. While Day camp can be like school — it runs without the threat of failure. Kids are just there to have fun; they always achieve success at camp!

3. Participating in day camps can enhance and develop social skills.  This can be one of the greatest benefits of the camp experience as children usually shed their concerns of not being accepted because of what they wear, how they look or what they’re good at.  Everyone has a place at day camp!

4. Children build long-lasting friendships.

5. Day campers are exposed to dozens of fun and learning activities. They may acquire positive information and skills they never would have had a chance to develop otherwise!  Best of all, they can go home every night and share what they’ve learned!

Day Camps are available to

children 5 – 11 years of age.

Please note: your child must be 5 by

June 1, 2014 in order to qualify

for the program!

 Camps are all inclusive;

Just be sure to pack a lunch, water bottle, hat, sunscreen, appropriate footwear, and a change of clothes (you never know!)

All programming for the day will begin

at the MD of Spirit River office (4202-50 St.) in the backyard.  The office can be found at the top of Main Street, past Ste. Marie Catholic School, across from the Peace Wapiti School Divisional Office

Please note: There is no supervision

prior to 8:45 am or after 3:15 pm!

If you have any further questions on our program or policies, please

contact Kelly Hudson, CAO MD of Spirit River at 864-3500

Program management can also be reached via email at:

 

fcss@mdspiritriver.ab.ca

 

FCSS COMMUNITY KITCHEN

(780)864-3500

TRANSPORTATION TO GRANDE PRAIRIE

Please note that there is NO MINIMUM passenger requirements for these scheduled trips. The van will go REGARDLESS with the only possibility of a cancellation due to extreme weather conditions or lack of a qualified drive.

Seniors from: Village of Rycroft, MD of Spirit River, Town of Spirit River $20.00

Non seniors from above Municipalities $15.00

Other Municipalities $20.00

Please call the FCSS office to register for the above trips or for more information. (780)864-3500

Nardam Campground is OPEN!

Come one come all and visit the Nardam Campground. We are located just outside of Rycroft on Highway 49. Enjoy fishing from our stocked lake, and enjoy our recreational park. $25 per night with a hookup, $15 dollars per night without.

PALS and Rycroft Municipal Library

PHONE: 780-765-3973 EMAIL: rycroftmunicipal@hotmail.com

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Tuesday 1:00 to 5:00 pm

Wednesday 10:00 to 5:00 pm

Thursday 1:00 to 5:00 pm

We are hosting a Book Club and Pals is offering a genealogy course. If either of these items interest you or if you need an exam invigilated or would like to take any particular course, please call 780-765-2500 (Debbie)

 

 

Rycroft Community Hall

PHONE: 780-765-3652 for bookings