Paintearth Community Adult Learning Council - MOVED by Councillor Blumhagen to accept the presentation from Cindy Heidecker and Kelsey Seth on the programming and services provided by the Paintearth Community Adult Learning Council in Castor and Coronation as information.

Halkirk 2 Wind Turbine Project - MOVED by Councillor Wiart to accept the presentation from Terry Vockeroth to Council on his letter regarding concerns with Land Use Bylaw Section 49 Solar and Wind Energy Conversion Systems, on the Halkirk 2 Wind Turbine Project, as information.

Bylaw 672-19 - Borrowing Bylaw - Bylaw 672-19 being the Borrowing Bylaw, was given first to third and final reading.

RFD: Request to Reduce Assessment, Roll 37092440 - MOVED by Councillor Wiart the assessment on Roll 37092440 remains as is and not be reduced as requested as the Lessee.

Request: Town of Coronation/County of Paintearth Physician Recruitment & Retention Committee - MOVED by Councillor Glazier the physician residence at 5109 Imperial Avenue physician be listed for sale and the newer physician residence located at 4605 York Avenue be retained at this time.

Request: Dale Pilsworth, County Grazing Lease SW 19-35-9 W4 - MOVED by Councillor Wiart the County Grazing Lease on SW 19-35-9 W4 be transferred to Dale Pilsworth.

RFD: Subdivision & Development Appeal Board Appointments - MOVED by Councillor Norton the appointment of Dwayne Felzien, Tyler Smith and Terry Vockeroth to serve on the Subdivision & Development Appeal Board.

RFD: Assessment Regional Review Board Appointments - MOVED by Councillor Hewitt the appointment of Dionne Elliott, Tony Nichols, Terry Vockeroth and Tyrrill Hewitt to serve on the Assessment Regional Review Board for a two year term ending October 2020.

RFD: InterPipeline Road Crossings Angles - MOVED by Councillor Glazier the requested crossings as presented be approved and County Policy No. 695 Pipelines, Well Equipment and Utilities – Right-of-Ways be amended for Administration to have the discretion for approval of border crossings within 45 degrees where circumstances warrant.

RFD: ATCO Road Crossing with Buried Line - MOVED by Councillor Norton the County approves the ATCO Road Crossing with Buried Line request on Twp Rd 400 and intersection of SH 855 and that ATCO is responsible for any ground work required from future road improvement projects.

Draft Policy 580 Sale of County-Owned Land - MOVED by Councillor Norton that County Policy 580 Sale of County-Owned Land as presented and reviewed be adopted.

Memorandum of Agreement - Town of Castor Recreation & County of Paintearth No. 18 - MOVED by Councillor Glazier the Memorandum of Agreement between the Town of Castor Recreation and the County of Paintearth No. 18 to continue to operate the Castor Minor Sports Council be approved for signature.

Lauderdale Community Hall - MOVED by Councillor Glazier that the Lauderdale Community Hall be offered for sale by public tender as per County Policy 580 Sale of County-Owned Land with the following criteria:

No Reserve Bid set
Deposit of 10% in a Certified Cheque must accompany bids
Bids due in sealed envelopes at the County Office on April 10, 2019 by 12 p.m.
Tenders will be opened at the County Office on April 11, 2019 at 12:30 p.m.
Tenders will be reviewed by Council during the April 16, 2019 Regular Council Meeting
Advertising to take place in local newspapers, Castor Advance and East Central Review, as well as County social media.

Upcoming Meetings - Council Meetings - February 12, 2019 and March 12, 2019 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 clearly identify the reason or purpose of the appointment and follow the guidelines as per Section 20 - Delegations of the County’s Procedure Bylaw 660-18.


Todd Pawsey

The start of a new year brings the planning for building projects and potential new residences in the County.  It’s a good time to start planning simply because of the provincial building codes and permit requirements. The County process is relatively simple - the County requires a development permit showing the siting of the proposed residence and that it meets setbacks and other area regulations.  The requirements of the province however are – or can be – rather tenuous and require time to complete.

To receive a building permit from Palliser – the County’s safety codes administrators – you have a few items to complete prior to even applying, namely:  1) Your builder must be a licensed builder and information on this process can be found here:   http://www.municipalaffairs.alberta.ca/builder-licensing.    2) You must have Home Warranty coverage in place either from your home builder or through the Alberta program with information found here:  https://residentialprotection.alberta.ca/ .   Your new home is the largest single investment for many people and these programs are designed to protect your investment, please check them out.

For any other inquiries on building within the County please feel free to contact myself at the office or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Best Wishes on all Development Projects for 2019


Colm Fitz-Gerald, Community Peace Officer

Well Christmas and New Years have come and gone and life can get back to “normal”. Now one of those normals in our county is really cold weather!!! ARE YOU PREPARED in the event of an extend cold period??? Of course anyone who has lived in “these here parts” is prepared for those really cold days. What about your vehicle, do you have a winter emergency kit in the truck/car? If not, think about getting one, it could save your life and those of your loved ones.

There are lots of kits on the market and all have all kinds of items in their kits. Make sure your kit (fancy or not) has a blanket, a couple of candles (and matches), chocolate/candy bars (worry about the diet once you are home safe) and make sure the cellphone is charged up. Don’t forget to let someone know where you are going, especially on cold days.

Be safe and stay warm!!!

Paintearth Regional Waste Management Ltd.

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

Agricultural Plastics

The Province of Alberta and the Agricultural Plastics Recycling Group have recently announced a Pilot Program for Alberta Agricultural Plastics. The pilot program includes the following:

  • Recycling Grain Bags and Twine
  • Researching Markets
  • Conducting a waste characterization study to determine agricultural plastic volumes
  • Surveying producers to get feedback
  • Educating producers

Paintearth Regional Waste Management Ltd. is pleased to see this pilot program in the works. We will assist wherever possible in order to see the program be successful in finding solutions which really work.

Transfer Station Site Safety

All of the sites have areas which are icy and slippery. We remind everyone to please drive accordingly on the sites and watch where you are walking to avoid any slips and falls.

Household Hazardous Waste Roundup

Just a reminder that the Household Hazardous Waste Roundup will be held Saturday, May 25th, 2019. The host community this year will be Coronation with satellite pickups at Halkirk and Castor. So start gathering your household hazardous materials for delivery. Further details will be provided so watch for advertisements and information in upcoming bulletins and newsletters.

Cell Phone Recycling

Cell Phones are accepted at all transfer stations for recycling. Just ask the Attendant at the site and they will look after the cell phone. In 2018 we shipped approximately 100 cell phones for recycling.