Proposed MCC (Claystone Waste) Information

The Beaver Regional Waste Management Services Commission, also known as Beaver Municipal Solutions was created in 1992 and has a mandate to provide waste management services to the residents and businesses of its shareholder municipalities which include Beaver County, the Village of Holden, the Village of Ryley, the Town of Tofield and the Town of Viking, as well as customers located outside of Beaver County.

In the fall of 2019, Beaver Municipal Solutions and its member municipalities are proposing to transition from a regional services commission to a municipally controlled corporation. This corporate reorganization is meant to provide increased community benefit to residents, protect and promote member municipality sustainability, and enable future waste management operations to be conducted in a more flexible manner. Along with the transition to a more flexible corporate structure, Beaver Municipal Solutions is proposing to rebrand as Claystone Waste Ltd.

MCC (Municipal Controlled Corporation) Agreement Files:

MCC-BMS-Claystone-Business-Plan V.6.0:  as per motion 19 145 (2019.11.07-FINAL-V6.00)

Charter

Limited Partnership Agreement (B2323077-8x7AF53)

Draft Unanimous Shareholder Agreement (USA) (B2361562-9x7AF53)

Draft Operating Agreement RMRF Board apprvd 2019.08.23

Supplementary Information

Response to Consultation Document

BMS MCC MNP Report (Oct 2019)

Public Info Session Claystone Waste Ltd  presented in Holden (October 7), Ryley (October 8), Tofield (October 9), Viking (October 10) and Beaver County (October 30).

Answer to County’s concerns of Oct 29 2019 (Agenda Item 4 – BMS approved 2019.11.04)

Beaver County Council Concerns October 16 2019 – Brownlee response (BMS approved 2019.11.04)

Question Set 3 Councilor Hrabec to Director kevin Smook 2019.11.03 (BMS approved 2019.11.04)

Our History

Since 1992, the Beaver Regional Waste Management Services Commission, also known as Beaver Municipal Solutions, has been providing waste management services to the residents and businesses of its shareholder municipalities which include Beaver County, the Village of Holden, the Village of Ryley, the Town of Tofield and the Town of Viking, as well as customers located outside of Beaver County.

As the size and complexity of our operations has grown so has our commitment to our municipal shareholders and their residents. Last year, Beaver Municipal Solutions provided $2 million in municipal dividends to the communities of Beaver County, the Village of Holden, the Village of Ryley, the Town of Tofield and the Town of Viking representing a contribution back of more than $200 per resident in our region.

In recent years, the Beaver Municipal Solutions Board of Directors and the municipal shareholders have been studying the need to transition from a regional services commission to a new corporate structure of a municipally owned corporation. This is because Beaver Municipal Solutions has outgrown the regional services commission model and it no longer serves the interests of the municipal shareholders or residents in the community.

Under Alberta law, regional services commissions are not intended to provide dividends back to member municipalities, but municipally controlled corporations are. In order to protect and grow community benefits to residents, promote municipal sustainability, and enable future waste management operations to be conducted in a more flexible manner, Beaver Municipal Solutions and its shareholding municipalities are now formally proposing to transition to a municipally controlled corporation called Claystone Waste.

Under the proposal to transition from Beaver Municipal Solutions to Claystone Waste, our commitment and vision to make life better for the people in the communities that we serve does not change.

Our Mandate and Vision

While our name and corporate structure may change, our mandate to provide waste management services to the residents and businesses of our region and our vision to make life better for those who live in our community will not.

We remain committed to being a leader in environmentally-sound waste management practices, to provide tangible economic benefits to our shareholder communities, and to promote opportunities for local and regional training and employment.

Our Site

Our site is a Sanitary Class II Landfill located near Ryley and accepts municipal solid waste from Edmonton and surrounding municipalities in the capital region, as well as significant volumes of class 2, non-hazardous industrial wastes. The facility is one of the largest in Western Canada, and can provide advanced waste treatment, recycling and remediation technologies to municipal and industrial customers.

Our site has desirable features, such as an impermeable claystone soil that enables the safe and effective disposal of waste, while protecting the local groundwater and surrounding environment. We are a modern landfill that is integrated with other activities including a collection site for waste oil and lubricants, tires, white goods, discarded electronics and other recyclable materials.

Our location close to major transportation and population centres, and the ideal geotechnical characteristics of our area soils, provide our customers with leading environmental waste disposal services.

In 2019 we are breaking ground on a new administrative building at our site in Ryley. This new building will improve customer service and day to day operations of the landfill site.

The Proposal

The Beaver Municipal Solutions Board of Directors and the municipal shareholders have been studying the need to transition from a regional services commission to a new corporate structure of a municipally controlled corporation. This is because Beaver Municipal Solutions has outgrown the regional services commission model and it no longer serves the interests of the municipal shareholders or residents in the community.

Current regulations for regional services commissions means that Beaver Municipal Solutions must receive government approval to share its profits with its municipal owners or sell any asset such as a used truck. These legal limitations are cumbersome and do not guarantee that member municipalities and the wider community can benefit from the operations of Beaver Municipal Solutions.

There is a better way. Municipally controlled corporations are enabled to share profits to their municipal members without government approval. Under the proposal to transition to a municipally controlled corporation, the need for government approval in Edmonton to share profits is eliminated, local oversight is strengthened, and member municipalities’ right to access profits from Claystone Waste is guaranteed.

This information can also be found on our website created specifically for the proposed transition to a municipally controlled corporation.

www.claystonewaste.com