The following information is to provide a summary of Council meetings from March 2019 and upcoming activities. Further explanations or details can be obtained by contacting the County Administration Office at 403.882.3211.
RFD: Municipal Address – MOVED by Councillor Wiart the standardized municipal address for the County of Paintearth No. 18, 01 Crowfoot Drive, TR 374 & HWY 12, Box 509, Castor, Alberta T0C 0X0 be adopted.
Funding Application Received from 3C’s Midget B Team – MOVED by Councillor Elliott the County of Paintearth No. 18 provides $500.00 to the 3C’s Midget Team participating in the Provincial C Tournament in Whitecourt from March 22-24, 2019 as per County Policy 480 Recreation & Community Service Grants.
Funding Application Received from 3C’s Midget A Team – MOVED by Councillor Hewitt the County of Paintearth No. 18 provides $500.00 to the 3C’s Midget Team participating in the Provincial A Tournament in Strathmore from March 22-24, 2019 as per County Policy 480 Recreation & Community Service Grants.
Funding Application Received from Castor Atom Cyclones Team – MOVED by Councillor Norton the County of Paintearth No. 18 provides $500.00 to the Castor Atom Cyclones Team participating in the Provincial B Tournament in Picture Butte from March 14-17, 2019 as per County Policy 480 Recreation & Community Service Grants.
RFD: Alberta Transportation Hwy 855 Development and Twp Rd 402 – MOVED by Councillor Norton that the eastward right-of-way from 402 off Hwy 855 not be developed without prior consultation, re-alignment and consent from Alberta Transportation.
RFD: Friends of Coronation School Playground Project – MOVED by Councillor Glazier the County donate $5,000.00 per year for 2019 and 2020 to the Friends of Coronation School and to the Friends of Gus Wetter School for playground renovations.
RFD: Degelman Sidearm 1820 & REV1500 Mower - MOVED by Councillor Glazier to purchase the Degelman Sidearm 1820 & REV1500 Mower from Future Ag in Coronation at an approximate cost of $65,000.00.
RFD: 2019 1500 Series Pick-up - MOVED by Councillor Blumhagen the County purchase the 2019 Dodge 1500 Series Pick-up for Agricultural Services from Hanna Chrysler Ltd. for $47,235.56.
RFD: CFR Restorative Seal Coronation Cemetery - MOVED by Councillor Blumhagen to contract the services of Read on Roads to supply and apply CRF Restorative Seal to 3 km of pavement on the Coronation Cemetery Rge Rd 111 for the cost of $11,000.00 per km.
RFD: Purchase Two New Dodge 2500 Series 4x4 Crew Cab Pick-us - MOVED by Councillor Wiart to purchase the two new Dodge 2500 Series 4x4 Crew Cab Pick-ups for Public Works from Drumheller Chryspler Ltd. for $97,708.50 and sell units #8040 and #8055 at an upcoming auction sale in 2019.
RFD: Line Painting - MOVED by Councillor Elliott that AAA Stripping and Seal Coast be awarded the line painting contract for a price of $30,656.00.
STARS 2019 Pledge - MOVED by Councillor Hewitt the County donate $5.00 per capita based on the 2016 population of 2102 for the County’s 2019 donation to STARS.
AESO Central East Transfer-Out (CETO) Transmission Development Project - MOVED by Councillor Blumhagen to accept the presentation from AESO Stakeholder Relations on the AESO Central East Transfer-Out (CETO) Transmission Development Project as information.
Purchase of SE 22-34-11 W4 - MOVED by Councillor Wiart the County purchase the land located at SE 22-34-11 W4 for the price of $1,515,852.00 plus applicable taxes and fees to be funded from restricted surplus.
Upcoming Meetings – Council Meetings - April 24, 2019 (Wednesday), May 7, 2019 and May 21, 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.
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DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S DESK
Todd Pawsey, Development Officer
The County is undertaking an effort to reconfigure the hamlets and other areas where small, unusable lots exist from very old survey plans that were left largely undeveloped. The County is encouraging landowners of multiple adjacent small lots to consider consolidating them into one usable developable lot. This would then make a marketable lot and save on a minimum tax per lot. There are forms and a guide available on the County website, in the Planning Development & Industry section – click on “bylaws and forms” and then look for the Consolidation Guide and form to be used with Land Titles. For assistance feel free to contact the Development Officer, or an Alberta Registries office should also be able to assist.
FROM THE BYLAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICE
Colm Fitz-Gerald, Community Peace Officer
Well we finally got some great weather and after February “WE DESERVE IT”!!
Now with the great weather comes the melting and general cleanup of our yards. This, in turn, leads to the thought of burning old wood, brush, etc. It’s the perfect time with wet ground and still some snow on the ground.
Fire permits are required year round. You will need a fire permit to burn the old wood and brush whether it is in a pile or pit. You will need to burn in the location named on the permit. If you have a number of piles you can only burn one at a time. If you have a lot to burn and it will go past the 5 day maximum you’ll be granted an extension when you ask. When you get a fire permit (at no charge) you need to call 911 admin (phone number on the permit) before you burn.
The above is not new and most everyone follows the requirements to burn. We want you to be safe, keep your property safe as well as your neighbours. We have well trained fire fighters and they are very good at their job. They too do not what to see any carelessness with fire. “So be safe and be fire smart.”
AGRICULTURAL SERVICE BOARD
Jeff Cosens, Director Environmental Services
STRYCHNINE LIQUID CONCENTRATE
2% liquid strychnine concentrate is now available for purchase for the 2019 season through the ASB. Product will be sold in 250mL bottles of concentrate at a cost of $10.50 each. One bottle will treat 1kg of grain (e.g. a 5 gallon or 12kg pail would require 12 bottles). A minimum order of 6, 250mL bottles is required to a maximum of 72 (there are 24 bottles/case).
pre-orders will not be taken. Pickup at the County shop will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m., at which time payment will be collected (please bring a cheque).
When picking up product, please come prepared with the following information:
If you are picking up product for more than one landowner, please bring the above mentioned information for all landowners. For more information or availability, please contact Trevor Kerr, Assistant Agricultural Fieldman at 403.740.9182.
Paintearth Regional Waste Management Ltd.
Household Hazardous Waste Roundup
The Household Hazardous Waste Roundup is scheduled for Saturday, May 25th, 2019. The host community this year is the Town of Coronation at the Fire Hall. There will also be satellite pickups at Halkirk and Castor. Watch for further details in the coming weeks.
All three transfer stations have areas identified for the placement of propane tanks for recycling. All tanks must be empty of any product prior to bringing them to the sites. In the last few weeks propane tanks have been found in metal piles or demolition piles and this has to stop before someone is seriously injured. There is no reason for tanks of any size to be placed outside of the designated area. When pushing piles it would be quite easy to puncture a tank creating a hazardous situation resulting in injury. Please be careful with propane tanks before someone does get hurt.
Tarp Your Loads
The Transfer Stations will be quite busy as we start the cleanup from winter. Please remember to tarp and tie down your loads so nothing blows out of the vehicle or trailer.
Sort Your Loads
If you sort your loads prior to coming to the transfer stations it makes the work a lot easier to unload your materials in their proper place. It also helps to stop the urge to unload materials in the wrong place. If you are unsure of where materials are to be placed, ask the Attendant on site for assistance.
WISHING YOU A VERY HAPPY EASTER!
PLEASE NOTE THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATION OFFICE and PUBLIC WORKS WILL BE CLOSED GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2019 AND EASTER MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2017.
In case of an emergency, please contact Michael Simpson, CAO at 403.741.6203.