The following information is to provide a summary of Council meetings from October 2019 and upcoming activities. Further explanations or details can be obtained by contacting the County Administration Office at 403.882.3211.
Organizational Meeting - Council held their Organizational Meeting on October 15, 2019. Stan Schulmeister was re-elected Reeve and Doreen Blumhagen was re-elected Deputy Reeve. Maurice Wiart was re-elected Chairman and Stan Schulmeister was re-elected, Vice Chairman of the Agricultural Service Board.
2020 Proposed Budget for Parkland Regional Library - MOVED by Councillor Elliott to approve the Proposed 2020 Budget for Parkland Regional Library with the increased per capita requisition from 8.25 to 8.55.
Request for Proposal - Investor Attraction Program - MOVED by Councillor Glazier that Council adopt the Request for Proposal – Investor Attraction Program as presented.
Public Hearings - Concurrent Public Hearings were held on October 1, 2019 for each of the individual Intermunicipal Development Plans the County of Paintearth has with Special Areas (No. 2 & No. 4), Settler County and Flagstaff County.
Bylaw 678-19 2019 Intermunicipal Development Plan with Special Areas No. 2 & No. 4 - MOVED by Councillor Wiart that Bylaw 678-19 being the Intermunicipal Development Plan with Special Areas No. 2 & No. 4, be given First Reading.
Bylaw 679-19 2019 Intermunicipal Development Plan with Flagstaff County - MOVED by Councillor Elliott that Bylaw 679-19 being the Intermunicipal Development Plan with Flagstaff County, be given First Reading.
Bylaw 680-19 2019 Intermunicipal Development Plan with County of Stettler No. 6 - MOVED by Councillor Glazier that Bylaw 680-19 being the Intermunicipal Development Plan with County of Stettler No. 6, be given First Reading.
Funding Request - Darien Dunkle Curling Team - MOVED by Councillor Blumhagen the County of Paintearth No. 18 provide $500.00 to the Darien Dunkle Curling Team participating on the Alberta U18 Curling Tour from November 2019 to March 2020, as per County Policy 480 Recreation & Community Service Grants.
RFD - Information Officer - MOVED by Councillor Elliott to approve the changes to the position of GIS/GPS/IT Technician to Information Officer and adoption of the grid change as presented.
RFD - SMRWSC Debenture, Phase 4 & 5 - MOVED by Councillor Glazier that the County of Paintearth prepay the County’s share of the Shirley McClellan Regional Water Services Commission Debenture for Phase 4 & 5 in the amount of $70,214.39 from Water Reserves.
Castor Museum - MOVED by Councillor Elliott the County donate a black rotary phone for the phone display at the Castor Museum.
Christopher Robblee, Town of Castor - Replacement of Equipment - MOVED by Councillor Elliott the Town of Castor be advised the County of Paintearth’s preferred choice is Quote #AMK.9.03.19.2 at $17,149.13 for new radio equipment.
Upcoming Meetings - Council Meetings - November 5, 2019, November 20, 2019 (Wednesday), December 3, 2019 and December 17, 2019, subject to change and 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.
Colm Fitz-Gerald, Community Peace Officer
“Cool temperatures have arrived, and winter is fast approaching! Please remember to allow yourself lots of room to stop as roads may be icy! Drive safely and be alert for changing road conditions!
Hunting season has started, and rifle season is about to begin. Last season there were several incidents involving poachers/trespassers. Most hunters are aware of the rules and follow them; others feel that asking permission to hunt on your land is a waste of time. This year those inconsiderate hunters, with your help, will be dealing with Fish and Wildlife and/or the RCMP.
Landowners will be calling “Catch a Poacher hotline 1-800-642-3800” and the RCMP. What you can do to help is get the plate number from the vehicles of the unwanted guests (you might not want to have any direct contact with them). If you do have contact, note how many, descriptions, names (if you ask and they tell you) and never do it alone. It’s very rare but people could have made an honest mistake. Having said that, all experienced hunters know they must ask permission to be on your land.
It’s your land hence you have control, together we can curtail poaching.”
Be safe, keep your eyes open and be aware!
Todd Pawsey, Director Community Services
Caution - Thin Ice! For those folks thinking that ice fishing on Huber may be a great winter past-time, please be aware that the County has aeration equipment in the water, thus causing extremely thin ice, if it freezes over at all. No vehicles are allowed on ice, and even pedestrians should be very careful and check ice thickness prior to going out.
The Throne - Halkirk Pipeline Project has seen some extended construction periods due to weather impacts, so equipment and staff will be on our County roads a little longer well into November. Please be careful when driving or moving equipment in the path of the pipeline project.
Emergency Preparedness Tips for Winter – keep your generators running smoothly, stock a supply of foods and refreshments for possible extended periods of power loss in event of storms, and keep your autos fueled up on the top half! It appears that Old Man Winter has arrived, and we’ll have a few months of him, so being prepared makes the larger inconveniences of power outages less of an impact.
www.paintearth.ab.ca Carol Thomson, PEPS Economic Development Officer
PEPS Scholarships – Congratulations and best wishes to grade 12 students, Richelle Rowland from Castor and Koryn Duncan from Coronation on receiving a PEPS Scholarship.
METAL RECYCLING PILES
We have noticed the following materials have been found on a regular basis in the metal recycling piles. T.V.’s, printers, propane bottles of all sizes, aerosol spray cans both hazardous materials and paint. Please do not place any of these materials in the metal piles. Propane bottles and aerosol cans of any kind pose a safety hazard to anyone who works with the piles and even customers using the piles. T.V.’s and printers go into the Electronic Recycling areas.
Aerosol paints should also be put in the proper recycling container. Any type of hazardous aerosol materials such as WD40 or brake cleaner can not be brought to the Transfer Stations, they must be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Round Up which is usually held in May.
If you are unsure of where materials are to be placed just ask the Attendant who will be more than happy to assist you.
Please make sure that you inform the Attendant at the Transfer Station that you have electronics. They need to know what you are bringing in and the number of pieces in order to account for the electronics and complete the necessary reports. Recycling of Electronics provides Paintearth Regional Waste Management Ltd. with revenue which helps to fund our operations.
Remember to Tarp or Tie Down Your Loads!
The following information is to provide a summary of Council meetings from September 2019 and upcoming activities. Further explanations or details can be obtained by contacting the County Administration Office at 403.882.3211.
RFD – Write Off Tax Rolls Totalling $17,294.84 - MOVED by Councillor Hewitt the following Tax Rolls 46000010 - $712.15, 70004030 - $638.98, 46000240 - $19.47, 46214900 - $391.69, 48469300 - $1,012.50, 70003940 - $825.87, 70010920 - $3,692.17, 70010930 - $3,692.17 and 70011420 - $6,309.84 totalling $17,294.84 including penalties be written off.
County of Stettler – Letter to Hon. Kaycee Madu re IDP’s & ICF’s - MOVED by Councillor Wiart the County support and send correspondence to the County of Stettler in their request to delay or discontinue for requirements for Intermunicipal Development Plans and Intermunicipal Collaboration Frameworks.
RFD – Bridge Repairs Deferred to 2020 - MOVED by Councillor Glazier to change the completion date for bridge repair projects on BF 13285 SSE 15-35-11 W4 (Lake Thelma), BF 70198 SNW 16-37-9 W4 (Guse), and BF 71531 WSW 32-36-9 W4 (Rodvang) to October 31, 2020 and the tender be released.
Requested Children at Play and School Bus Signs – MOVED by Councillor Elliott that Children at Play signs be installed S.E. 14-40-15 W4 along Twp Rd 402 and School Bus signs installed S.W. 20-38-11 W4 along Rge Rd 115.
Chief Administrative Officer Evaluation – MOVED by Councillor Glazier to increase the Chief Administrative Officer salary by 3% and that it be retroactive to the anniversary date of August 13, 2019.
Upcoming Meetings – Council Meetings – October 15, 2019 (Organizational Meeting), October 22, 2019 and November 5, 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.
FROM THE BYLAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICE Colm Fitz-Gerald, Community Peace Officer
It’s Fall and harvest is just about in full swing (when the rain lets you). There is a lot going on and you have vehicles and equipment out in the fields, most of it very expensive. Plan to check on your equipment and take away any easy access to the vehicle or equipment by not leaving the keys in them. Let family know your plans for the day on where you are going to be. Note suspicious vehicles, time and date.
You are in the middle of harvest, you don’t have time for this! The opportunistic thief is counting on you being busy and making an easy score!!! The SCORE being your vehicle, equipment or heaven forbid your harvest.
Be safe, keep your eyes open and be aware!
Paintearth Regional Waste Management Ltd.
Effective Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
The Halkirk, Castor and Coronation Transfer Stations
Winter Hours of Operation will be as follows:
Wednesdays: 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Saturdays: 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
FRIDGES AND FREEZERS
Fridges and Freezers are accepted at all our Transfer Stations. There is no charge for bringing them to the sites. We ask that the fridges and freezers are emptied out completely prior to bringing the appliances to the sites. We will look after the freon and request that you do not cut the freon lines, as this allows the freon to escape into the atmosphere creating damage to the earth’s ozone layer. The Attendants will direct you where to place the appliances at the sites.
Remember to Tarp or Tie Down Your Loads!
Battle River Innovation Centre – Free Month Rent!
If you are a business or bustling entrepreneur who would love access to a beautiful office space that includes Free high-speed WIFI, leading-edge technology, and meeting rooms, the Battle River Innovation Centres (BRIC) has an offer for you! The Battle River Innovation Centres are very excited to offer a free 1-month all-inclusive experience of their state-of-the-art coworking facilities and services to any business that is located in Flagstaff County or the County of Paintearth.
For more details on how you can benefit from utilizing the Battle River Innovation Centres, call us today or drop in!
Battle River Innovation Centre – Forestburg, Alberta Battle River Innovation Centre – Castor, Alberta
5004 – 49th Avenue 5302-50th Avenue
Forestburg, AB T0B 1N0 Castor, AB T0C 0X0
Telephone: 587-844-2111 (Direct Local Toll-Free) Telephone: 587-854-3233 (Direct Local Toll-Free)
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