MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

A few Highlights of the Council Meeting held on May 16, 2017....

Class B Liquor License – Brownfield Recreation Centre – Council was informed Alberta Liquor & Gaming advised there is no Class B Liquor License in the County of Paintearth and the importance of the license. Alberta Liquor & Gaming are making the Brownfield Recreation Centre obtain one. Chief Administrative Officer, T. Aaserud advised Council a plebiscite would need to be held and the importance of people turning out to vote as the outcome would dictate whether the County would be dry or not. No further applications would be accepted for three years. Chief Administrative Officer, T. Aaserud updated Council further along in the meeting after receiving a call from Alberta Liquor & Gaming advising that there was indeed a Class B Liquor License in the County held by the Valley Ski Hill. The importance of maintaining the Class B Liquor License was reiterated and that no further action would be required.

Recreation Funding Request – Aislyn Holland – Council received an application for funding assistance under the Recreation & Community Service Grants program. D. Blumhagen moved the County of Paintearth No. 18 provide $50.00 to Aislyn Holland who will be participating in the Provincial Music Festival on June 3, 2017 as per County Policy 480 Recreation & Community Service Grants.

Recreation Funding Request – Tiara van Zandbergen – Council received an application for funding assistance under the Recreation & Community Service Grants program. W. Weber moved the County of Paintearth No. 18 provide $50.00 to Tiara van Zandbergen who will be participating in the Provincial Music Festival on June 3, 2017 as per County Policy 480 Recreation & Community Service Grants.

Castor Fair Board – The Castor Fair Board is requesting Council’s consideration to upgrade their advertisement in the fair book. The cost for the advertisement is as follows: $20.00 – business card, $25.00 – quarter page ad, $50.00 – half page ad or $100.00 – full page ad. W. Weber moved the County purchase a half page ad for $50.00 in the Castor Fair Book.

Recreation Funding Request – Castor AA Pee Wee Provincial Baseball Team – Council received an application for funding assistance under the Recreation & Community Service Grants program. D. Blumhagen moved the County of Paintearth No. 18 provide $500.00 to the Castor AA Pee Wee Provincial Baseball Team who will be participating at a provincial level in May, June and July, 2017 as per County Policy 480 Recreation & Community Service Grants.

Recreation Funding Request – Squirts “D” Baseball Team – Council received an application for funding assistance under the Recreation & Community Service Grants program. D. Elliott moved the County of Paintearth No. 18 provide $500.00 to the Squirts “D” Baseball Team who play in Provincials on July 7-9, 2017 as per County Policy 480 Recreation & Community Service Grants.

Brownfield Recreation Centre – Amanda Richardson and Phil Bruneau entered the meeting at 9:25 a.m. and updated Council on their need to have the whole curling rink ice plant replaced at the Brownfield Recreation Centre. W. Weber moved the County provide a contribution of $10,000.00 to the Brownfield Recreation Centre for the new ice plant with funds from restricted surplus.

Bylaw 652-17 Burning of Stubble – Council received a copy of the Proposed/Draft Bylaw to establish a system of permits to control the burning of stubble on land in the County of Paintearth No. 18. The current Bylaw 416-90 would be rescinded and the proposed Bylaw would then be compliant with the Soil Conservation Act.  Bylaw 652-17 received all readings plus third and final reading was carried unanimously.

Grader Position – Director of Public Works, B. Cooke requested Council’s consideration to revisit the previous motion to operate with 9 grader beats from 10 grader beats. The roads are soft and would like to keep 10 grader beats. B. Bunbury moved that upon reflection and current weather conditions the County continue with the 10 grader beats throughout the County.

Schedule A - Land Use Bylaw - Council discussed the pros and cons of having the following, (5) The raising or farming of Wild Boar on either a temporary or permanent basis in the County is PROHIBITED in all districts under Section 45. Intensive Agriculture, Raising, and the Confinement of Livestock of the Land Use Bylaw. The consensus was for wild boar to be removed from Schedule A - Land Use Bylaw and that it continue to be governed under the Ag Pest Act. D. Blumhagen moved removal of (5) The raising or farming of Wild Boar on either a temporary or permanent basis in the County is PROHIBITED in all districts under Section 45. Intensive Agriculture, Raising, and the Confinement of Livestock from Schedule A - Land Use Bylaw.

Elliott moved acceptance of Schedule A – Land Use Bylaw Updates and be presented for 2nd and 3rd readings at an upcoming Council Meeting.

COUNTY COME & GO LUNCHEON – The County is hosting a come and go luncheon, serving beef-on-a-bun at the County Office on Tuesday, June 27th from 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.

Please feel free to contact Chief Administrative Officer, Tarolyn Aaserud at 403.882.3211 with any questions or for additional information.

Upcoming County Council Meetings – June 6, 2017, June 20, 2017, July 18, 2017, August 22, 2017 (AAMDC Visit), September 12, 2017, October 3, 2017, October 19, 2017 (Orientation Day), October 24, 2017 (Organizational Meeting), November 7, 2017, November 21, December 5, 2017 and December 12, 2017 commencing at 9:00 a.m.