BULLETINS

Bulletin No. 589

The following information is to provide a summary of County activities for April 2018. Further explanations or details can be obtained by contacting the County Administration Office at 403.882.3211.

RFD - Schedule “A” Compensation Rates for County Services - MOVED by Councillor Elliott that County Policy Manual - Schedule “A” Compensation Rates for County Services, Page G-2 be updated to include: digital copies at $0.50 per sheet, a $10.00 charge per USB stick required and staff time involved to research requested information be charged accordingly.

Castor & District Museum Board - MOVED by Councillor Glazier that if Councillor Hewitt is appointed to the Castor & District Museum Board that he be covered under the County’s liability.

Recreation Budget Line - MOVED by Councillor Glazier that $50,000 be added to the Recreation Budget Line to be used as needed in 2018 and if not used in 2018 it be put back into Restricted Surplus.

Budget - MOVED by Councillor Hewitt the 2018 Budget be approved as presented with the addition of the $50,000 to the Recreation Budget Line and that the 3-Year 2019-2021 Presented Budget also be approved.

Capital Budget - Moved by Councillor Glazier that the 2018 Capital Budget be approved as presented.

Endeavor Chartered Professional Accountants - MOVED by Councillor Glazier to accept the presentation on the 2017 County of Paintearth No. 18 Financial Audited Statements presented by M. Faupel, B.Mgt, CPA, CA from Endeavor Chartered Professional Accountants.

Request - Funding Application, AA Bantam Boys Baseball Team - MOVED by Councillor Norton the County of Paintearth No. 18 provide $500.00 to the AA Bantam Boys Baseball Team participating in a provincial league from May 2018 – August 2018 as per County Policy 480 Recreation & Community Service Grants.

RFD - 2018 Gravel Supply and Delivery - MOVED by Councillor Glazier that Administration obtain a comparison on rates from our banking institute and Alberta Finance Corporation and advise the vendor we will get back to them.

Request - Brownfield Recreation Centre - MOVED by Councillor Glazier the County of Paintearth No. 18 assist the Brownfield Recreation Board with a new furnace for the Brownfield Recreation Centre in the amount of $20,000.00 from the Recreation Budget.

Herman Schwenk - MOVED by Councillor Glazier that Mr. Schwenk’s presentation be accepted as information and that a reply on his questions be sent on behalf of the County to Mr. Schwenk at a later date.

Bylaw 660-18 Procedure Bylaw - MOVED by Councillor Hewitt First Reading of Bylaw 660-18 Procedure Bylaw replacing Bylaw 605-11 Procedure Bylaw.

Upcoming Meetings - Council Meetings - 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.


DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S DESK

Todd Pawsey

In regards to the outstanding issue facing the County’s Development Appeal Board and 10 Wind Turbine permits currently under appeal, the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) recently released their decision on the Capital Power application.  The AUC found that the application met the requirements of being in the interests of Alberta power generation, and approved the project with conditions that were brought on by the representatives from the Battle River group (BRG), the same group appealing the 10 County permits.  The Development Appeal Board met for a 3rd time on April 23 at the County office to determine a course of action in view of the AUC decision, a decision that over-rides the County’s authority as outlined in S. 619 of the Municipal Government Act (MGA).  As the BRG had retained new Council as of Friday April 20, an adjournment of the proceedings was made until June 11th where all parties will reconvene to discuss the implications of the AUC decision, and if there is - or will be - any matters left to decide on at the Appeal Board level given the AUC approval.  The MGA states that Provincial boards’ or authorities’ approvals supercede Municipal approvals. For more information, please contact the Development Officer at 403.882.3211.


FROM THE BYLAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICE

Colm Fitz-Gerald, Community Peace Officer

Rural Crime Watch Hint for the Month – Keys!! We start to get ready for seeding, hauling grain or cattle or moving to new pastures, only to mention a few things that must be done. It is a very busy time or feels like it.

We get caught up in running our farms and ranches and start to take chances. What chances, you may ask? We begin to leave our keys in our vehicles, from our cars to farm equipment. “We’ll be okay, it’s just for tonight” or “We have always left the keys in the vehicles and never had a problem”. Unfortunately in today’s environment that can be an expensive lesson. Spring is a huge opportunity for our wandering criminals and they are waiting for the easy opportunity. Let’s ruin the wandering criminals day and take the keys out of the vehicles. Enjoy spring and stay safe.


AGRICULTURAL SERVICE BOARD

STRYCHNINE LIQUID CONCENTRATE

2% liquid strychnine concentrate will be available for purchase for the 2018 season starting March 21, 2018 through the ASB. Product will be sold in 250mL bottles 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). Feel free to call ahead to Trevor Kerr at 403.740.9182 for availability.

When picking up product, please come prepared with the following information:

  • Mailing address of purchaser
  • Telephone number of purchaser
  • Home quarter LLD
  • LLD(s) where product will be used
  • Type of field(s) to be treated (crop, forage, or pasture)
  • Approximate infested area of each field type
  • Approximate farm size

If you are picking up product for more than one landowner, please bring the above mentioned information for all landowners.

For more information, please contact Trevor Kerr, Assistant Agricultural Fieldman at 403.740.9182.


Paintearth Regional Waste Management Ltd

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

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE ROUND-UP

ELECTRONIC WASTE ROUND-UP

The Household Hazardous Waste Round-up will be held on SATURDAY, MAY 26th, 2018.

The host community this year will be the Town of Castor with collection and pickups in Halkirk and Coronation. In addition to the usual waste round-up we will also be collecting electronic waste at the same time. The following is the schedule how the events will take place.

TOWN OF CASTOR AND AREA RESIDENTS

CASTOR FIRE HALL
5310 – 50TH AVENUE
SATURDAY, MAY 26th, 2018
10:00 A.M. TO 2:00 P.M

VILLAGE OF HALKIRK AND AREA RESIDENTS

HALKIRK FIRE HALL
302 RAILWAY AVENUE
SATURDAY, MAY 26th, 2018
9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.

TOWN OF CORONATION AND AREA RESIDENTS

CORONATION FIRE HALL
4425 VICTORIA AVENUE
SATURDAY, MAY 26th, 2018
11:00 A.M. TO 12:00 NOON

HOUSHEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE PRODUCTS ACCEPTED:

Household Cleaners and Disinfectants Aerosol Paint and Sprays
All Types of Paints and Varnishes Bleach
Paint Thinners and Strippers Muriatic Acid
Liquid Cleaners Stain Removers

ELECTRONIC WASTE ACCEPTED:

All Types of TVs Laptops, Notebooks and Tablets
Computers and Servers Computer Monitors
Printers and Copiers  

If you have any questions, please contact Mike at 403.882.3211 or by email.