Bulletin No. 591

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

Bylaw 660-18 Procedure Bylaw (repealing Bylaw 605-11) - MOVED by Councillor Glazier that Bylaw 660-18 be given Second Reading. MOVED by Councillor Elliott that Bylaw 660-18 be given Third and Final Reading.

Request - Coronation Choosewell Committee - MOVED by Councillor Elliott the County of Paintearth No. 18 grant permission for the Coronation Choosewell Committee to use a portion of the County’s Range Road 111 for their annual Royal Turkey Trot being held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

RFD - ASB Shop Boiler - MOVED by Councillor Hewitt the County of Paintearth No. 18 purchase a high efficient combo unit to run the boiler and replace the hot water tank from Boxma Plumbing and Heating Inc. with funds of $1,000.00 from building supplies and the remainder of $6,665.00 from restricted surplus.

RFD - Purchase Zero Turn Mower - MOVED by Councillor Blumhagen the County of Paintearth No. 18 purchase a John Deere Z930R zero turn mower for the amount of $12,952.23 with funds from restricted surplus.

Brett Twa (7.G. RFD - Cleo Gem Energy) - MOVED by Councillor Wiart to accept Brett Twa’s presentation regarding the need for more provincial legislation regarding windfarms as information.

Battle River Watershed Alliance - Nathalie Olson - MOVED by Councillor Blumhagen to accept the Battle River Watershed Alliance’s presentation as information.

Castor Recreation Board, Arena Renovations Update - MOVED by Councillor Norton to accept the Castor Recreation Board, Arena Renovations Update as information.

RFD - Aerial Photography & LiDAR - MOVED by Councillor Hewitt to rescind Resolution # from the June 5, 2018 County Council Meeting. MOVED by Councillor Elliott the County of Paintearth No. 18 participate within the consortium/group project to have aerial photography and LiDAR of the County flown by Tarin Resource Services Ltd. for the quoted price of $47,243.00 with funds from restricted surplus.

RFD - Coronation & District Seniors Housing - MOVED by Councillor Glazier the County of Paintearth No. 18 approve and sign the new Memorandum of Agreement, drafted by the Coronation Seniors Housing Society, as a result of the merging of the Coronation Seniors Housing Society with the Coronation Regional Health Services Board.

RFD - Brock Rock Contract Extension - MOVED by Councillor Norton the County of Paintearth No. 18 send a Letter of Intent regarding extending the current contract with Brock Rock for a year for the supply and delivery of 30,000 tonne of 420 spec ¾ inch road gravel to each of the following sites Castor Colony and Roland’s by March 31, 2019.

RFD - Draft Policy 570 Public Participation - MOVED by Councillor Wiart that Policy 570 Public Participation be adopted as presented.

RFD - Clem Geo Energy Non-Disclosure Agreement - MOVED by Councillor Glazier to deny the request to sign the Non-Disclosure Agreement and indicate the quarter is not available for sublease.

Inter-Municipal Development Plan (IDP) - MOVED by Councillor Glazier to adopt the draft Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) with the M.D. of Provost.

Burma Park - MOVED by Councillor Glazier to obtain further information on group campsites and financial implications at Burma Park for Council’s consideration at a future meeting.

Upcoming Meetings - Council Meetings - 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 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.


Thank you to all who took the time to come out and visit at our County Come & Go Luncheon. Congratulations to all the door prize winners!


Todd Pawsey

New Planning Documents with our Neighbours – The County of Paintearth and M.D. of Provost have completed a draft Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) for the two municipalities’ shared border in the north east corner of the County.  A requirement of the current provincial government, all municipalities are to have such plans in place by January 2020 and these plans also form part of an Inter Collaboration Framework (ICF).  These ICF’s are also required documents outlining how neighbouring municipalities co-operate with each other in a host of neighbour or partnership type agreements.  It can be found online at the Planning, Development and Utilities page on the County website.

More so for the County residents in the north east corner, please have a read of this document and forward any comments or concerns to Todd Pawsey, Development Officer at the County office.   For all County residents near borders with Flagstaff County, Stettler County or Special Areas, a very similar document will be prepared for your border areas also, so being familiar with the content and general direction of this prototype will be of benefit.

Thank you for your assistance and help with the IDP planning documents for the County.

Development Permits

Notice is hereby given that the following Development Permit Applications have been approved:

DP1818 Dwayne Felzien NW 32-39-14-W4 Manufactured home placement & yard site
DP1822 Jason & Karla Wetter NW 9-37-13-W4 New single family residence

Any person claiming to be affected by such decision may appeal by giving Notice in writing to the Secretary, Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, County of Paintearth No. 18, Box 509 Castor, AB TOC OXO not later than 4:30 p.m., July 13th 2018.  The Notice must contain the reason for the appeal and pursuant to Bylaw No. 580-09 includes the $200.00 fee.

Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Decision

The SDAB charged with adjudicating the appeals of 10 wind turbines recently issued their decision to the County, the appellants, and to the project developers Capital Power.  It states that there were no planning issues that the SDAB could hear that were not already addressed and approved by the AUC – Alberta Utilities Commission – from their 3 day merit hearing held back in November 2017.   And as such, the authoritative power of the provincial agency prevails over local municipal development authorities (our MPC and SDAB boards) as provided for in Section 619 of the Municipal Government Act.  This meant that the SDAB had to uphold the permits issued to Capital Power back in August of 2017, and now allows Capital Power to seek provincial funding approval for construction as their final hurdle to completion.  These types of dual or competing approval agencies pose complexities beyond normal development permit processes as the County is subject to the higher powers of the Province – which means the County, as well as our local residents, do not have the local autonomy we are used to seeing on development approvals. The full decision can also be found posted on the County website.


Colm Fitz-Gerald, Community Peace Officer

Seeding is done and the rains came…yeah! Now that road maintenance is in full swing, keep a watchful eye for those big yellow graders. You can’t miss them! Yes, they are moving slowly, but be sure to SLOW DOWN when you come upon them. Make eye contact with the operator so each of you knows the other is there. Beware this is a large solid piece of machinery, a scenario in which may not work out in your favor....whether you are approaching from the front or the rear.

The county grader operators are there to maintain our roads and they are very good at it. They have seen drivers approach them at high rates of speed that result in “close calls” with the grader. The operators will move out of the way if you give them the opportunity. Please give them that chance and everyone will go home safe. Enjoy the 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

Chemical Jug Recycling

Now that spraying is in progress or completed it would be very much appreciated if all chemical jugs brought to the Castor and Coronation Transfer Stations have been rinsed and all labels and caps removed. This saves staff a lot of work as this has to be done prior to the recyclers arriving to shred and pick up the jugs. The cardboard boxes which are used to package the chemical jugs should be flattened and placed in the cardboard recycling bin. Thank you for your assistance with recycling these jugs.

Obsolete Pesticides/Herbicide Collection

Clean Farms is sponsoring the collection and disposal of unwanted or unused agricultural pesticides, herbicides and equine/livestock medications at designated sites in Alberta. The following are the dates, times and locations for collections:

October 22, 2018 October 24, 2018
Fox Lake Agro Services Crop Protection Services
305 South Municipal Road 36130 Range Road 110
Hanna, Alberta Coronation, Alberta
9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Phone: 403-854-2820 Phone: 403-578-3302