Alberta Treasury branch is looking for an operator to run a branch in Morrin.
This comes after ATB informed Starland County that it would not be renewing its contract with the municipality.
For years, ATB has offered its services in the community, and it was housed in the Starland County Municipal building.
“When we do the agency, a contract is put in place with a business that wants to run the agency, and it gets renewed every year, and what that looks like,” said Drumheller ATB branch manager Lychelle Horner. “Currently, we are looking for a new agent.”
Starland CAO Christopher Robblee wrote a letter to residents informing them of the change.
“Several months ago, administration was informed of ATB’s decision to discontinue their banking services within our community. Despite our earnest discussions and attempts to negotiate, Starland County has received formal notifications of service non-renewal,” states his letter.
Horner confirms that ATB is looking for another operator.
“Starland had taken the contract to run the agency out of their building, so based on the contract renewal, it was decided we were looking for a different agency, we are not renewing it with Starland right now,” she said.
While ATB is searching for a new agency, Starland is also looking to make sure banking service continues in the community.
“Our team is actively seeking alternative providers and will continue to do so with diligence and determination,’ states Robblee.
He also notes the current ATB contract concludes on March 13, 2024.
ATB Financial Drumheller has posted the opportunity on its social media.