The following information is to provide a summary of Council meetings from August 2019 and upcoming activities. Further explanations or details can be obtained by contacting the County Administration Office at 403.882.3211.
Kevin Miller & Lucien Cloutier, Alberta Municipal Affairs - MOVED by Councillor Norton the presentation from K. Miller & L. Cloutier, Municipality Accountability Advisors, on the MAP Review from 9:04 a.m. to 9:08 a.m. presented to Council be accepted as information.
Funding Request: U13 AA Coronation Baseball Provincial Team - MOVED by Councillor Glazier the County of Paintearth No. 18 provide $500.00 to the U13 AA Coronation Baseball Provincial Team for provincial baseball from July 26-28, 2019 as per County Policy 480 Recreation & Community Service Grants.
RFD – Halkirk West Industrial – Rural Addressing - MOVED by Councillor Blumhagen to name the access road on the west edge of Halkirk “West Industrial Road”.
Funding Request: U14 C Softball Provincials - MOVED by Councillor Wiart the County of Paintearth No. 18 provide $500.00 to the U14 C Softball Team for provincial softball from June 29-July 1, 2019 as per County Policy 480 Recreation & Community Service Grants.
Funding Request: Castor Triton’s Swim Club - MOVED by Councillor Blumhagen the County of Paintearth No. 18 provide $250.00 to the Castor Triton’s Swim Club participating in the Alberta Summer Swimming Provincials from August 16-18, 2019 as per County Policy 480 Recreation & Community Service Grants.
Request from Town of Coronation – MOVED by Councillor Hewitt the County of Paintearth provide 2 graders and a packer for roadway oiling in Coronation as per the request received from the Town of Coronation.
Response to AESO & ATCO Central East Transfer Out (CETO) Project – MOVED by Councillor Wiart the Position Statement of Council on the AESO & ATCO Central East Transfer Out (CETO) Project be adopted and forwarded to AESO and ATCO and communicated to the public.
Hon. Kaycee Madu, Minister Alberta Municipal Affairs - MOVED by Councillor Glazier the reply from Hon. Kaycee Madu providing consent for the County of Paintearth No. 18 to acquire land in Special Areas at SE-22-34-11-W4M from the private landholder be received as information.
County of Stettler - Letters of Support SH 855 - MOVED by Councillor Hewitt the County send a Letter of Support as per the request from County of Stettler to advocate for needed improvements along the SH 855 transportation corridor.
Upcoming Meetings – Council Meetings – September 17, 2019, October 1, 2019, October 15, 2019 (Organizational Meeting) and October 22, 2019 commencing at 9:00 a.m. Meetings are open to the public and 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 21 - Delegations of the County’s Procedure Bylaw 673-19.
Todd Pawsey, Director Community Services
Inter Pipeline Project - Throne to Halkirk (VIKING CONNECTOR)
Crews have been working in the area making the approaches into fields, prepping for road crossings, and preparing the right of way for pipeline installation.
Currently construction crews have started work south of HWY 12 on RR142 and will continue working westward along the route south of Halkirk. Within the coming weeks they will also commence work between the existing Inter Pipeline Throne station east of Coronation and HWY 36. Currently there is a 100-person crew on the project, and it is anticipated that during heavy periods of construction the crew size will reach approximately 250, resulting in increased traffic along the pipeline route shown in the following map.
If you have an alternative route to reach a highway or travel into town, please consider using them, as it will make for safer roads for our residents and the temporary construction workers. Construction crews comply with posted speed limits and will follow a self-imposed speed limit of 30 km where the construction zone intersects with county roads. We request that residents always respect the work zones, slow down and observe safe driving.
Farmers - Please check out your intended travel routes in advance when moving field machinery and equipment. Select the best and safest route possible to avoid meeting or crossing through working construction equipment.
Hunters – Various waterfowl and bow hunting seasons are soon upon us, please be ultra careful and respectful of your downrange setups and shooting areas.
The County and Inter Pipeline would like this project completed without any safety incidents and to minimize impacts to the residents. Thank you for your cooperation!
Colm Fitz-Gerald, Community Peace Officer
School is about to start and that means school buses will be on our roads once again. School buses and their drivers are caring for our children and grandchildren. When you see the “STOP” sign come out from the side of the bus it means “STOP”. Not slow down, not get impatient and honk the horn or go around the bus.
Our kids are excited about school, getting off the bus and getting home so be aware of the kids. Please follow the rules, failing to stop when the bus has the red lamps flashing is a $543.00 fine plus 6 demerit points. Let’s get our kids to and from school home.
Goose and Archery season opens on September 1st and there are some prime areas for geese in our County. The County would like you to take extra precaution this hunting season, especially in areas along the Inter Pipeline construction south of Hwy 12. There will be lots of people working along the line so extreme caution is to be used. You must be sure what is it that you are aiming and shooting at. If you come across any issues, please call Alberta Fish and Wildlife number at 1-800-642-3800.
Harvest is about to start, and most crops are looking great. As everyone will be busy with harvest you must remain vigilant of your equipment and unknown vehicles that may be in the area scoping things out. During harvest we tend to put that vigilance on the back burner, so CARE and BEWARE!!!
Be safe, happy hunting and have a bumper harvest!
PRWML has been notified by Liberty Tire Recycling that a lot of waste debris and non-recyclable tires are showing up when they are doing their collections. Items which are not acceptable include the following:
Liberty Tire Recycling will discontinue service if the amount of non-recyclable products continues to be problematic and continuous.
We ask residents to be careful when disposing of tires and that waste materials be placed in their appropriate bins.
EMPTY PAINT CANS
Alberta Recycling Authority’s paint recycling program does not cover empty cans. Empty paint cans must be placed in the metal piles.
Transfer Stations operate with specific guidelines which are enforced by Alberta Environmental Protection. We continue to find materials at our sites which are not disposed of properly. Garbage is placed in metal piles, metals are found in the garbage bins, and paint cans are found in garbage bins.
Hazardous waste materials are also being found in various places and are not allowed on the transfer sites. The operation of our sites is in jeopardy when hazardous materials are on site. Make sure your waste is sorted prior to coming to the transfer stations and is placed in its proper location. Hazardous Household materials can be disposed of properly when we hold the Annual Household Hazardous Waste Roundup.
Your co-operation would be most appreciated. If you are unsure of where a product should be put, please ask the Attendant on site.
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