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

Battle River Land Owner Group - MOVED by Councillor Wiart to accept the presentation by Gerald Borgel and Stacy Fuller on Safe Working Distance from Working Turbines as information.

MOVED by Councillor Glazier to accept the presentation by Dwayne Felzien on Wildlife Information from Capital Power’s Research & Wind Tower Base Information as information.

RFD - Degelman Sidearm 1820 & REV1500 Mower - MOVED by Councillor Hewitt to proceed with the procurement of the Degelman mower and sidearm with funding of $54,000.00 from Restricted Surplus.

RFD - Herbicide Injection System - MOVED by Councillor Glazier to approve the purchase of the Raven Injection System with funding of $15,000.00 from Restricted Surplus.

Parkland Regional Library Board - MOVED by Councillor Norton to accept the presentation by Dwight Nagel on the Parkland Regional Library Board Services as information.

Fire Committee - MOVED by Councillor Hewitt the County purchases a new pumper truck for use in Coronation through the AAMDC procurement process subject to the specifications and approximate cost of $440,000.00.

Electoral Petition Regarding Wind Farm Development - MOVED by Councillor Elliott that upon review of the Petition received for the amendment of Section 49(1)(a)(iv) b) of Land Use Bylaw #593-09 minimum separation distances shall be defined as below: b). From any dwelling on lands not leased for wind energy developments the greater of 1.5 kilometers or as meets AUC Rule 12 permitted levels for validity, the following was determined:

  • There are adequate petitioners submitted.
  • As per the Municipal Government Act Section 232 prohibits petitions for new bylaws or against existing bylaws or resolutions under Part 17 (Planning and Development); and

Therefore, the petition is not valid, however, this document provides the thoughts of electors and Council may wish to take this under consideration.

RFD - Purchase Two New 2500 Series 4x4 Crew Cab Pickup Trucks - MOVED by Councillor Elliott to purchase two new 2500 Series 4x4 Crew Cab Pickup Trucks from Stettler Dodge at $84,712.00 with funds from restricted surplus and that Unit #8012 and Unit #8025 pickups be sold at an upcoming auction.

RFD - Purchase Two New 160M3 AWD Graders and D3K2 LGP Dozer - MOVED by Councillor Glazier the County of Paintearth No. 18 purchase two 160M3 AWD Graders from Finning Red Deer at $1,070,000.00 and purchase one new D3K2 LGP Dozer at $183,000.00 from Finning Red Deer and that Units #2600, #2700 and #3050 be sold at an upcoming Ritchie Bros. Sale in 2018.

Castor & District Museum Society - MOVED by Councillor Blumhagen to accept the presentation by Ray Marquart, John Wright and Doug Zimmerman on Funding for the Freight Shed as information.

County Ratepayer Luncheon - MOVED by Councillor Wiart to hold the County Ratepayer Luncheon at the County Administration Office on June 21, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Battle River Land Owner Group - MOVED by Councillor Hewitt the ASB Extension Program sponsor the meeting/presentation by the Farmers Advocate on Renewable Energy in Alberta on February 5, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Castor Community Hall at an approximate cost of $500.00.

Valley Ski Hill - MOVED by Councillor Glazier to proceed with the Feasibility Study for the Valley Ski Hill proposed by RC Strategies at a total cost of $17,000.00 to be cost shared (50%/50%) with Flagstaff County with the understanding that Phase 2 of the project only to be completed if required.

Environmental Sensitive Areas (ESA’s) - Presentation - MOVED by Councillor Blumhagen   the presentation by Development Officer, T. Pawsey and GIS/GPS Technician, L. Carfantan on Environmental Sensitive Areas (ESA’s) be accepted as information.

Upcoming Meetings - Council Meetings - February 6, 2018, and February 21, 2018 (Wednesday), March 13, 2018, March 27, 2018, April 4, 2018 (Wednesday), April 17, 2018, May 1, 2018, May 15, 2018, June 5, 2018, June 19, 2018, July 24, 2018 and August 14, 2018  commencing at 9:00 a.m. and are always open to the public. Delegations are always welcome. To request a time allotment, please call the office of the CAO. All requests must state the nature and subject you wish to discuss as per Section X of the County’s Procedural Bylaw 605-11.

Colm Fitz-Gerald, Community Peace Officer

Fire Permits - There have been lots of Fire Permits issued.  As always please use caution as your guide when lighting your permitted fires, if you have more than one pile of burning material only light one pile at a time and always call Wainwright 911 admin (number on the permit) before you burn.

Rural Crime Watch - The County will again try to get feedback on assisting the starting up of the Rural Crime Watch. Rural Crime Watch has helped in reducing crime in rural areas; however it takes a commitment and voluntary time to make it work. Please give me a call if interested or for further information.

“Rural Crime Watch Hint for the Month - In winter people getaway for a bit of a holiday. This can be anywhere from 1 to 3 weeks, on average. Who is looking after your place and belongings? Family is the best to watch and check your place and all your belongings. Trusted friends are also a good call to have your place checked. Let neighbours know you will be away. If someone comes snooping around they can call the police. Ensure that all buildings and vehicles are locked up before you leave and that the person looking after your place knows where the keys are.

Remember thieves work in all kinds of weather and are looking for any kind of chance to take off with your belongings. So lock up your belongings and have your placed check regularly while you are gone. Enjoy your holidays!”

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

Metals in Garbage Bins - From time to time we still see metal items such as lawn chairs, angle iron, eaves troughs, metal cookware, golf clubs and other various metal products being placed into the regular garbage bins. Please put any metal material into the metal recycling pile as the metal in the garbage bins could potentially damage the pickup truck. It only takes a few minutes to properly sort and place metal into its proper place.

Site Safety - Remember, when driving on the transfer station sites to keep to the speed limits posted. Safety is a huge concern to us and we need your assistance to make sure that no harm comes to anybody or damage to the property.

Fridges and Freezers - Please remove all food products when you bring fridges and freezers to the transfer stations. We have had a couple of fridges brought to the sites which contained food stuffs. The jars and containers fell out and broke on the ground creating a mess which then has to be cleaned up.

Cindy Heidecker, Program Coordinator

Welcome to 2018!  Is this the year you take that course you have always wanted to take?

The New Winter Spring 2018 brochure came to mailboxes mid-January.  It is also available on our website www.paintearthlearning.ca 

Do you or does someone you know wish to get their GED?  We will be offering GED Preparation April 10 – June 21, 2018.  GED Prep training, books, exams, childcare and transportation funding is available for eligible students.

Paintearth Adult Learning offers one on one Basic Computer, Financial Basics and Soft Skills training by appointment.  Come visit us for Basic Computer, Financial Basic and Soft Skill training today.

Campus Alberta Central is accepting applications for 2018-2019 post-secondary programs.  Programs include Agricultural & Heavy Equipment Technician, Business Administration, Practical Nurse and Veterinary Medical Receptionist.

Courses Starting Soon:

Toastmasters (Public Speaking & Leadership) Feb. 1 & 15  
New Futures Job Search Feb. 5 Free
Hair Braiding Made Easy Feb. 12 $15
Crochet With Jane Feb. 13, 20 & 27 $35
Creative Writing  Feb. 15 $20


Renewable Energy in Alberta
Wind and Solar

Castor Community Hall
February 5th, 2018,
7:00 PM

Representatives of the Farmers Advocate Office of Alberta will provide information
and answer questions regarding Wind and Solar Development in Alberta.
Topics of discussion will include Current Legislation, Landowner Rights, risk and rewards.
Landowners’ responsibilities regarding Taxes and Reclamation.