2017 Municipal Election

BULLETINS

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

RFD – Grader Purchase – In accordance with the County’s Tangible Capital Assets Policy and selling the graders at the end of 5 years, allows the County to have full warranty for a 5 year period and reliable up to date equipment. One qualifying proposal was received and that was from Finning Red Deer. The cost per grader is $564,436.00 for a total cost of $1,128,872.00 for both graders. Administration is recommending selling off Unit #2250 and Unit #2400 which are 2012 graders at the fall Ritchie Bros. sale. The sale value total for both units is $325,000.00. T. Hewitt moved the County of Paintearth No. 18 purchase two 160M AWD graders from Finning Red Deer and sell Unit #2250 and Unit #2400 at the fall Ritchie Bros. Sale.

RFD – Line Painting – Administration received three quotes for line painting on the County’s paved roads. The location of the roads to be painted are at Brownfield, Coronation Cemetery, Landfill, Seed Cleaning Plant and the east half of Lake Thelma for a total of 21.5 km. The lowest quote received was from Line West Ltd. for $12,808.00.  W. Weber moved the County of Paintearth No. 18 award the line painting contract to Line West Ltd. for the quoted price of $12,808.00.

Town of Castor Request – Soil Stabilization - D. Elliott moved the County of Paintearth No. 18 cover the cost of the labour and equipment for the application of MG30 on the requested two locations of roadway within the Town of Castor.

Bylaw 649-17 Land Use Bylaw – Resolution 01.04.17.10 was carried on January 4, 2017 for First Reading on Bylaw 649-17 Amending Bylaw 593-09 the Land Use Bylaw for the County of Paintearth with updates to Schedule A.  Bylaw 649-17 Land Use Bylaw along with the revised Schedule A was presented for the required additional readings. D. Blumhagen moved that in Schedule A – Land Use Bylaw Updates 56. Medical Marijuana Facilities be changed to 56. Licensed Marijuana Facilities. T. Hewitt moved Second Reading of Bylaw No. 649-17. D. Elliott moved Third and Final Reading of Bylaw No. 649-17.

Bylaw 650-17 Subdivision and Development Authority - Council received a copy of the Proposed/Draft Bylaw to establish the Subdivision and Development Authority to exercise Subdivision and Development powers and duties on behalf of the municipality. Currently there is only a Development Appeal Bylaw which is mostly about the composition of the Municipal Planning Commission. The inclusion of the subdivision process in this Bylaw would clearly delineate roles of the County of Paintearth No. 18 and Palliser Regional Municipal Services. T. Hewitt moved First Reading of Bylaw No. 650-17. A Public Hearing will be scheduled for July 18, 2017.

Castor Recreation Board - Board Member Stacy Renschler and Town of Castor Recreation Director, Natasha Bozak briefed Council on the arena renovations and their financial position to date. R. Dahmer moved the County of Paintearth No. 18 provide $50,000.00 in 2017 and $50,000.00 in 2018 to the Castor Recreation Board for use towards the arena improvements.

TransAlta Utilities – Garden Plain Wind Project – Representatives from TransAlta; Terry Kwas, Renewables Consultant, Chad Macy, Biologist and Environmental Specialist and Simon Belanger, Design Engineer updated Council on their project. D. Elliott moved the County of Paintearth No. 18 provide a letter acknowledging that TransAlta Utilities introduced their Garden Plain Project to Council.

Revision to Policy 685 Loading of Water from County Road Allowance – County’s Bylaw No. 348-84 prohibits vehicles loading water off County road allowances. The reason this policy was put in place was to stop private water haulers from pulling water from the ditches due to damage to the roadside and the liability of the action. The soil stabilization program utilizes tremendous volumes of water during the application process. If the water supply is more than one mile away, it is very time consuming and cost prohibitive. For the County to continue the road stabilization program, water must be pulled from the roadside ditches for the soil stabilization application. W. Weber moved the County of Paintearth No. 18 Policy 685 Loading of Water from County Road Allowances be revised with the inclusion of:  c) The County is permitted the loading of water from County road allowances for the purpose of road stabilization and for the purpose of fire suppression.

Road Use Agreement – The County is put in a liable state when they are unaware of hauls being undertaken on roads and the roads are left in poor condition for the travelling public. Communication is needed when hauls are taking place on the roads and ratepayers should advise the County when the hauls are taking place so the roads remain in good condition. Road Use Agreements are available and need to be in place to protect the infrastructure of the County.

Village of Halkirk – Road Stabilization – The Village of Halkirk has requested the County’s consideration to cover the cost for the application and the MG30 on Rge Rd 160 going north of Halkirk for 250m. W. Weber moved the County cover the cost for the application and the MG30 on Rge Rd 160 going north of Halkirk for 250m.

Wild Boar – Agreement with Minister – Council received a copy of the Agreement for the Implementation of Wild Boar Containment Standards Under the Agricultural Pests Act. It is to recognize that preventing the establishment of wild boar at-large is beneficial to all the citizens and industries in the Municipality and the Province of Alberta. Cabinet approved province-wide containment standards for farmed wild boar; the effective date for the standards is July 1, 2014. The containment standards are a step toward Alberta’s goal to control and prevent the establishment of wild boar at-large in the Province. D. Blumhagen moved the County of Paintearth No. 18 sign the Agreement with the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry for the Implementation of Wild Boar Containment Standards Under the Agricultural Pests Act.

Upcoming County Council Meetings – July 18, 2017, August 22, 2017 (AAMDC Visit), September 12, 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 Subdivisions within the County are:

#18-312 Robert Shane Gilbertson            SW 34-38-09 W4    22.61 ac       Farmstead Separation

#18-314 D & L Methanol Services           SE 03-38-14 W4       2.46 ac       Industrial Lot Creation

#18-315 Ralph and Rosalyn Gurnett        NW 15-40-15 W4     56.4 ac        Farmstead Separation

Recent Development Permits Issued:

DP1710            Adam Broderson                       SW 10-38-15 W4            Mobile Home Placement

DP1711            Ben and Josie Hanson               SW 22-37-13 W4            Replacement Residence

DP1712            Waste Connections Canada       NW 34-36-11 W4            Berm Construction        

DP1713            Waste Connections Canada      NW 34-36-11 W4            Cell #12 Construction


THANK YOU to everyone for attending our County Luncheon and to all those that helped in any way. Thank you to the Castor Rodeo Association for the use of their picnic tables and Gas Co-op for delivery of the tables to the office. Congratulations to all our door prize winners.

Have a wonderful summer!


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 Chemical Jugs – It’s that time of year again for the disposal of agricultural chemical jugs. Please ensure all chemical jugs have been triple rinsed and all labels and caps removed. With approximately some 6,000 to 10,000 chemical jugs coming into the Coronation and Castor sites it’s important that this is being done before the recyclers come to shred the jugs. If you have barrels which contained agricultural chemicals, those barrels are to be returned to the retailer where they were purchased. Your assistance would be most appreciated.

General Recycling – Styrofoam - Please make sure when you are putting materials into general recycling that styrofoam is not included. Remember to also remove all styrofoam from any cardboard boxes prior to recycling. Styrofoam goes into the regular garbage bins as it is a material which cannot be recycled or reused at this time.

Tarping Loads – Please Remember to ensure you tarp and tie down your loads when transporting materials to the transfer station sites and the Waste Connections site. We want to keep roads, ditches, farm fields and pastures free of materials and garbage. It only takes a few minutes to make sure your load is secured. Thank you.


Paintearth Economic Partnership society

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

The Tourism booth is now open for the season! The hours Sunday through Saturday are:

May and June 9:00AM to 5:00 P.M.

July and August 9:00AM to 7:00 P.M.

You are welcome to stop by with your material if you wish to have it displayed in the booth.


Request for Proposals: 2017-2018 Castor Arena Concession - The Town of Castor is requesting Proposals from individuals/companies interested in providing concession services at the Castor Arena. Proposals should include number of years in business, size of staff and ability to manage concurrent projects, Workers Compensation Number, three references, a proposed menu, certification, and remuneration to the Town for kitchen rental. The proposed contract period is for September 2017 to March 2018. For further information regarding this RFP please visit the Town of Castor website at www.castor.ca or contact Natasha Bozek at 403-882-3225 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Submissions must be received before August 4, 2017.

Request for Proposals: 2017-2018 Recreation Pictures - The Town of Castor is requesting Proposals from individuals/companies interested in taking individual and team photos for our recreation programs. Proposals should include number of years in business, three references and a price list. For further information regarding this RFP please visit the Town of Castor website at www.castor.ca or contact Natasha Bozek at 403-882-3225 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Submissions must be received before August 4, 2017.