MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

A few Highlights of the Council Meeting held on September 5, 2017....

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Request – Village of Halkirk Speed Limit – All County roads have a speed limit of 80km/hr unless otherwise posted. R. Dahmer moved the speed limit on the paved road off of SH 855 to Halkirk be set at 70km/hr then down to 50km/hr at the transfer station to the entrance of Halkirk whereby the Village of Halkirk has set a speed limit of 30km/hr.

Draft Bylaw 654-17 Fire Permit – Council was provided with Draft Bylaw 654-17, a Bylaw for the prevention and control of fires to replace Bylaw 647-16. The following was added to clause 7.7 for clarification and Council’s consideration “All County of Paintearth fires will be invoiced. The first $1,000.00 of firefighting costs will be covered by the County of Paintearth, unless the fire has contravened Bylaw 654-17.” Council was requested to contact Administration with any concerns, etc. and the Bylaw will be placed on an upcoming Council Agenda for First Reading.

Draft Bylaw 655-17 Fire Ban - Council was provided with Draft Bylaw 655-17, a Bylaw to replace Bylaw 648-16. The following was added to clause 3.11 for clarification and Council’s consideration “All County of Paintearth fires will be invoiced. The first $1,000.00 of firefighting costs will be covered by the County of Paintearth, unless the fire has contravened Bylaw 655-17.” Council was requested to contact Administration with any concerns, etc. and the Bylaw will be placed on an upcoming Council Agenda for First Reading.

Yield Signs – A request was received to have yield signs installed on Twp Rd 364 for traffic to yield to traffic on Rge Rd 115. B. Bunbury moved that yield signs be installed on Twp Rd 364 for traffic to yield to traffic on Rge Rd 115.

Schedule of Fees – Vegetation Management – Council reviewed the current and recommended Vegetation Management costs for spraying and weed picking.  Upon discussion the following motion was entertained. W. Weber moved the following recommended costs; Private Land Spraying - $50.00/hr plus the cost of chemical per litre applied at cost plus GST;  Industry Spraying – $50.00/hr plus the cost of chemical per litre applied at cost plus GST and Weed Picking - $35.00/hr plus GST be approved.

Brownfield Waterline - Council received a brief update on the waterline. To date approximately 10-15 residents have indicated their interest in hooking-up to the Shirley McClellan Regional Water Services Commission waterline from Coronation to Brownfield. Council received a site map of the area. Discussion took place on building a shop for the waterline and to meet the needs of public works in Brownfield. At this time the specifications for a building have not been determined.  T. Hewitt moved Administration work with the Shirley McLellan Regional Water Services Commission to build a three bay public works shop and a one bay water services shop in the Hamlet of Brownfield.

Request – Throne Road Closure - Council received and discussed a map of the request received from Alberta Transportation regarding potentially closing a road while they are working on the road.  The road closure would be on Twp Rd 360 where there is a 40 degree angle at km 11.71 with the south approach squared up slightly to improve sight lines from stop condition. They are recommending closure of the road either side of the highway if municipal agreement is obtained. The County does not wish to close the road as it is used by ratepayers. R. Dahmer moved Administration inform Alberta Transportation the County of Paintearth  does not want to have km 11.71 of Twp Rd 360 closed and will look at having directional turning signage at the intersection.

Upcoming County Council Meetings – October 3, 2017, October 19, 2017 (Orientation Day), October 24, 2017 (Organizational Meeting), November 7, 2017, November 21, December 5, 2017 and December 19, 2017 commencing at 9:00 a.m.