2017 Municipal Election

BULLETINS

The following information is to provide a summary of County activities for August 2017. Further explanations or details can be obtained by contacting the County Administration Office at 403.882.3211.

Recreation Funding Requests - D. Elliott moved the County of Paintearth No. 18 provide $500.00 from Restricted Surplus to the Coronation Royals Pee Wee Baseball Team who will be participating at provincials for the weekend of July 29, 2017 as per County Policy 480 Recreation & Community Service Grants.

Castor & District Museum Society - The County was invited to take part in their Fall Fundraising Gala to aid with the building of a new freight shed. The event is planned for October 14, 2017 at the Castor Community Hall. R. Dahmer moved the County donate auction items and that the request for funding be considered as a budget item when the Budget is reviewed for next year.

County of Stettler - Request for Support - A letter was received from the County of Stettler requesting support for the government to take action on the long outstanding issue of uncollectable School Tax requisitions and Seniors Housing requisitions which municipal districts and counties must collect and remit on behalf of the Provincial Government.  T. Hewitt moved a letter of support from the County be sent requesting amendments to the MGA and other provincial legislation to improve the ability to recover unpaid taxes levied against oil and gas operations and the associated machinery and equipment and linear property.

Request - Children at Play Signs - A request was received for Children at Play signs at NW 4-35-11 W4 and RR114. There have been ongoing concerns of the speed of traffic on the road as it is located near their yard which also has lots of trees. D. Blumhagen moved Children at Play signs be placed at NW 4-35-11 W4 and Range Road 114.

Update on Municipal 2017 Election - The consensus of Council was to continue with the past practice of no deposit required to file Nomination Papers. The Notice of Nomination Day September 18, 2017 will be placed in the two local papers and on the County`s website.

The following locations will be utilized for Polling Stations if required:  County Office for Divisions 2, 3, 5 & 6, Halkirk for Division 4, Brownfield for Division 7 and Coronation for Division 1. An advertisement will be placed in the local papers for election workers.

Hewitt moved the workers receive a flat fee of $250.00 and County staff working receive an honorarium of $100.00 per day along with meals over and above their regular wages and staff called in to count ballots an honorarium of $50.00.

RFD - Municipal Inspector - Under the ASB Act the Agricultural Fieldman is designated as the inspector of the municipality employing them as a Municipal Inspector under the Weed Control Act, Agricultural Pests Act and is the designated Soil Conservation Officer under the Soil Conservation Act.  To ensure the County has more than one designated Inspector under the Acts; Agricultural Services is asking that the Assistant Agricultural Fieldman also be designated until such time as they are no longer employed by the County.

Weber moved the appointment of the Assistant Agricultural Fieldman as an Inspector under the Weed Control Act, Agricultural Pests Act and as a Soil Conservation Officer under the Soil Conservation Act designated until such time as they are no longer employed by the County.

Brownfield Waterline - Councillor R. Dahmer, Chief Administrative Officer T. Aaserud and Director of Environmental Services, J. Cosens were involved with preliminary discussions with the engineers. Once it is known how many hook-ups would be needed, the size of the line would then be determined.    A building will be required and once the needs are determined the specifics for a building would be addressed. A site plan will also be drawn up for review.

Elliott moved Administration proceed with further discussions and report back at the September 5th Council Meeting the expectations, requirements, etc., and that the funding model with anticipated project costs of $1 Million which includes a shop for Public Works at Brownfield be as follows; $150,000.00 funded from Water for Life Strategy, $550,000.00 from Provincial MSI Grant Funding and $300,000.00 from PW Restricted Surplus Building fund.

Upcoming County Council Meetings - September 5, 2017, October 3, 2017, October 19, 2017 (Orientation Day) and October 24, 2017 (Organizational Meeting), November 7, 2017, November 21, December 5, 2017 and December 19, 2017 commencing at 9:00 a.m.


FROM THE DEVELOPMENT OFFICE....                                                         Todd Pawsey, Development Officer

Recent Development Permits Issued:

DP1790  Katrina and Tyler Smith  NE6-40-14-W4   New residence with attached garage and farmsite development.

The County’s Municipal Planning Commission recently reviewed and approved Capital Power’s Halkirk 2 Windfarm project for the northern region of the County.  74 turbines were issued permits under the regulations of the Land Use Bylaw, along with some extra conditions the County imposes such as Road Use Agreements, Weed containment of moving equipment, and other use areas also requiring permits.  4 of the 74 turbines had additional conditions added in relation to new developments and observance of setbacks and recalculation of noise impacts, as well as finalizing access roads to one lease.

These turbines are now subject to an appeal period and will be advertised in the local papers for 2 weeks as well as the County website.  For a complete list of the conditions, locations, and turbine info please check out the Recent Development Permits section on the County website where all information can be found.

New Pending Subdivisions for the County:

#18/316               NE 6-40-14-W4            Dwayne and Carmen Felzien                  Acreage creation

#18/317               NW 36-37-14-W4         Ewald and Rhonda Steinwand                Acreage creation


Paintearth Regional Waste Management Ltd.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                                                                                 Michael Yakielashek, Supervisor

Cell Phone Recycling - Paintearth Regional Waste Management Ltd. accepts cell phones at all three of our transfer stations. The cell phones are collected and sent away for proper recycling and disposal. We ask residents to give the cell phones to the Attendants and they will look after them. All cell phones contain batteries which are hazardous and by recycling them properly we save any environmental damage which they can cause.

Empty Oil Jugs, Pails and Filters - At the Coronation and Castor transfer stations there are facilities to handle empty oil jugs, pails and filters. These are picked up by PNEWKO which takes them for proper recycling. If you are not sure where to place these materials, ask the Attendant for assistance.

Cardboard Recycling - When you bring cardboard to the transfer stations for recycling, please make sure that the cardboard is broken down and is flat. By doing this we have more room in the bins for regular recycling materials as well as more cardboard. Remember to also make sure that any styrofoam which is included with the cardboard is removed and placed in the regular garbage bins. There is no method to recycled styrofoam.

REMEMBER TO TARP YOUR LOADS!


Paintearth Economic Partnership Society

www.paintearth.ab.ca                                                 Carol Thomson, PEPS Economic Development Officer

EAT LOCAL DINNER

SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 – 6:00 P.M.

CASTOR COMMUNITY HALL

Tickets:  $10.00 each

Available at the County Administration Building or call 403.882.3211

Paintearth Economic Partnership Society in partnership with Made in Alberta


PAINTEARTH COMMUNITY ADULT LEARNING COUNCIL – SEPTEMBER UPDATE

Cindy Heidecker, Program Coordinator

GED Prep coming this fall!  Free GED exams, childcare and travel expenses provided for eligible students.  Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm September 19 – November 30.

Did you receive a copy of the Fall & Winter brochure?  If you did not, please come to either our Coronation or Castor office to pick up a paper copy of the brochure or view the electronic copy on our website www.paintearthlearning.ca

One on one Basic Computer training and Financial Basics one on one training is available by appointment.

Courses Starting Soon:

Developing Your Childs Emotional Intelligence - September 13
English Language Class - September 15
GED Prep (Free exams, childcare & travel)  - Sept. 19 – Nov. 30
Anxiety - The Way Out is Through - September 25
Coping with Loss - October 3