Village of Gadsby residents vote to become hamlet in County of Stettler

Definitive vote to dissolution of the village

Village of Gadsby residents have overwhelmingly voted in favour of becoming a hamlet in the County of Stettler.

The community, 20 minutes east of Stettler, is the smallest village in Alberta, with approximately 40 people.

Twenty-seven residents voted in favour of becoming a hamlet, while one person voted to remain a village.

Municipal Affairs chose to oversee the vote following a viability review report, which was conducted following the resignations of the village’s chief administrative officer and three-member council in May.

The county’s director of communications, Niki Thorsteinsson, says the minister of municipal affairs will recommend the dissolution of the village to cabinet.

“It will ultimately be cabinet’s decision whether or not they dissolve the Village of Gadsby,” she said.

“At this time, we are not aware of the timeline associated with these next steps,” Thorsteinsson said.

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