A Great Place to Call Home
Kurt Ewanec acclaimed as Councillor
Mayor Ed Sosnowski submitted his resignation at the end of August as he and his wife Flo relocated to St. Paul from Myrnam. Nomination Day for a potential November by-election was October 14th, 2020. Kurt Ewanec was acclaimed for the office of Councilor.
Donna Rudolf Appointed Mayor by fellow Councilors
At the annual Organizational Meeting held on October 22nd 2020, Council appointed Donna Rudolf as Mayor for the Village of Myrnam. Councilor Rudolf brings over a decade of Municipal experience to her new role. Raymond Yaremchuk was appointed Deputy Mayor and Kurt Ewanec fills the role of municipal Councilor.
New Village Office Hours under new rules
Effective December 13th the Village of Myrnam office will remain closed to walk in public traffic. Staff will be available to meet with residents by appointment only. Masks will be mandatory for anyone entering the facility.
Following a meeting to discuss the current state of the Coronavirus in Alberta and review emergency plans, Myrnam council has decided to change Village Office hours to the public until further notice. This will help to halt the potential spread of the virus to local residents and key village staff. It also is in keeping with provincial guidance to municipalities, local schools and organizations. These are difficult times and by working together we can help keep the most vulnerable in our society safe. We appreciate your help and thank you for your understanding.
Monday & Friday – Closed to the public
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
We are still here to answer any questions you may have via telephone (780) 366-3910 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To help future communication you can also send the Village Office your email details and we can then email utility invoices to you rather than mailing these which saves you an extra trip to the post office.
How to make utility payments
Many residents who are Servus and ATB customers pay bills online or in person when visiting their bank. Others pay via E-transfer to email@example.com. Perhaps you might consider this simple payment option. If you need to pay a bill in person, please deposit you payment in the deposit slot in the front door.
Public Works Changes
Given the dynamics facing us today and the need to avoid public contact for both residents and key employees the Village council also decided that Village staff cannot assist with unclogging sewer lines as we normally do. If this occurs, please contact a local plumber for assistance. Village staff will continue to service all municipal owned water and wastewater infrastructure.
A Word of Caution about sewer systems
Many individuals are using sanitary wipes, paper towels and other heavier paper products to help deal with COVID-19. Although some of these are described as biodegradable, they do not break down as quickly as toilet paper. These can place a strain on your personal sewers and the Village sewer infrastructure. We recommend that anything other than toilet paper not be placed in the sewer system. Place these securely in disposable bags and include them in your weekly garbage.
As noted, any backups will require you to call a plumber to service your sewer line. Thanks for your assistance.
The Village of Myrnam is located approximately 180 KM NE of Edmonton Alberta at the intersection of regional Highways 45 and 881. Originally settled in the early 1900′s, a post office was established in 1908 and a CPR siding and townsite followed in 1927. As frustrated residents debated over a potential name for the Village one resident wishing dissension to cease, cried out Myrnam, which in Ukrainian means peace to us. The issue was settled and the Village was officially incorporated in 1930. Once home to five-grain elevators along the CP railroad, Myrnam continues to be a great place to call home. Like many smaller communities in Alberta, Myrnam offers many opportunities for young families and seniors. An active recreational life including golf, curling, snowmobiling and organized sports are complemented by enjoyable seniors activities.
The Village has a kindergarten to Grade 12 school, a medical clinic, seniors residence, and Alzheimer’s unit, gas card lock, restaurants, and a local food and liquor store. In addition, the Village has an ATB Bank / Registry Office, a seed cleaning plant, and fertilizer facility.
Myrnam Dove Park provides an oasis in the middle of the Village where visitors can rest, relax and review the many plaques posted on memorial monuments located in the park in honour of former residents. The Myrnam Dove and Historical Society continue to enhance the park each year. From time to time local organizations use the park for outdoor concerts or other activities designed to build relationships in the community.