The following information is to provide a summary of County activities for February 2019. Further explanations or details can be obtained by contacting the County Administration Office at 403.882.3211.
Claude Mindorff, CWLE/ Ross Van Bostelen, Westmoreland Coal re CGCB - MOVED by Councillor Glazier the County submit a Type 1 and 2 application to the Community Generation Capacity Building Program and submit a separate Type 3 application if required.
Gerard & Donna Fetaz, Follow up to Proposed Land Use Bylaw Amendment - MOVED by Councillor Norton to accept the presentation from Development Officer, Todd Pawsey on the continued follow up to the Proposed Land Use Bylaw Amendment as information.
Doug & Lynne Potter, Proposed Halkirk 2 Windfarm – MOVED by Councillor Wiart to accept the presentation from Doug & Lynne Potter on the Proposed Halkirk 2 Windfarm as information.
Rick Strankman – MOVED by Councillor Blumhagen to accept the presentation from Rick Strankman as information.
RFD: OptionPay – MOVED by Councillor Norton the County accept OptionPay as a payment option for payments to the County.
RFD: Degelman Sidearm 1820 & REV1500 Mower – MOVED by Councillor Glazier the County source out to Degelman Industries Ltd. for two sidearms and mowers at an approximate cost of $65,000.00.
RFD: 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 – MOVED by Councillor Hewitt the County tender for a new Dodge 1500 quad cab 4x4 series pickup for the Agricultural Service Board.
Request: County to Purchase Statue – MOVED by Councillor Wiart to advise Mr. & Mrs. Sapergia the County would be able to display the statute for sale at the County Office.
RFD: Purchase Two New Graders and a New Wheel Loader – MOVED by Councillor Elliott the County purchase two new 160M3 AWD graders for the price of $1,150,000.00 and one new 950 M Wheel Loader for the price of $394,400.00 and sell units #2190, #2150 and #4015 at an upcoming Ritchie sale in 2019.
Parks Operations - MOVED by Councillor Wiart request tenders for the operation of Huber Dam and Burma Park for 2019.
Policy 445 Lease Lands - MOVED by Councillor Wiart that Policy 445 Lease Lands be adopted as revised.
Lease Land Agreement – MOVED by Councillor Norton the revised Lease Land Agreement be adopted as presented for the County Grazing Leases.
Upcoming Meetings – Council Meetings - March 12, 2019, April 2, 2019 and April 16, 2019 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.
LIVESTOCK TAX DEFERRAL
Council of the County of Paintearth No.18 is pleased to announce that the County of Paintearth has now been named as an additional prescribed region. Producers are now eligible to participate under the Livestock Tax Deferral provision in 2018. The full list of prescribed regions can be found on Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s website at www.agr.gc.ca/eng/programs-and-services/drought-watch/livestock-tax-deferral-provision
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Todd Pawsey, Development Officer
The County is planning to identify any private airstrips within the County boundaries after the recent Council meeting where Land Use Bylaw (LUB) regulations and aeronautics were discussed. In December, County resident and pilot Gerard Fetaz and his wife Donna presented the County with a request to consider the impacts of land use regulations surrounding rural grass airstrips. Thanks to the Fetaz’s and their dedication to this industry, the County wants to hear from any landowners/pilots that may have a grass airstrip that may be unknown to the County. In an upcoming review of the LUB there will be engagement and feedback sought from those with private airstrips over aeronautical issues. Aeronautics in Canada are regulated by the Federal Gov’t through the ministry of Transport Canada, however the County may play a lesser role in looking at neighbouring land use regulations where permissible. We thank anyone in advance for their information submitted.
Colm Fitz-Gerald, Community Peace Officer
March is Fraud Month. Fraud affects all of us and costs Canadians billions of dollars. There are all kinds of scams that prey on consumers, individuals and companies. These scammers have no regard for who you are, or care how rich or poor you are, all they want is you money!! So it’s time to learn how to protect yourself and your hard earned money. Knowledge is power; use the power to stop the fraudsters in their tracks. The RCMP provides a very good booklet to help you recognize “SCAMS”. The County has a limited amount of theses booklets at this time.
Reporting a scam to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre is easy; either www.antifraudcentre.ca or 1-888-495-8501.
Suspect a scam report it, never give out personnel information(date of birth, SIN #, etc.), if it sounds too good to be true “it probably is”, learn about your computer and network and protect yourself from “phishing and smishing”(unsolicited text messages). I didn’t know what that was either, so we can all learn.
Be smart and remember Knowledge is Power!!!
If you are a motivated person eager to contribute skills and experience, we are currently inviting applications for Seasonal Employees with the Agricultural Service Board (ASB).
ASB Equipment Operators – Competition Number ASB01 (3 positions available)
Responsibilities will be mainly for roadside spraying or mowing; other jobs include reclamation, parks and other duties as they arise. Four month positions starting April 29 that may be negotiable. A valid pesticide applicator’s certificate, formal agricultural training and/or agricultural background, and experience in the operation and maintenance of agricultural implements will be an asset. Possess a valid Class 5 driver’s license.
The job postings will be closed on March 15, 2019. For more information relating to ASB Positions contact Jeff Cosens at (403) 740-9183.
Interested candidates are invited to forward their application/resume, quoting the Competition #, to: County of Paintearth No.18, Box 509, Castor, AB T0C 0X0, Phone: (403) 882-3211 Fax: (403) 882-3560
Our Transfer Stations are not licensed or authorized to accept used motor oils of any kind at the transfer stations. All of the Transfer Stations have had used oil left on site, usually hidden, and found out of sight of the Attendant.
Please take used oil to a proper recycler in your community. You may wish to check with the Automobile Shops, Agricultural Equipment Repair and Sales shops for a recycle depot.
Agricultural Plastics Recycling Update
The Alberta Plastics Recycling Group is in the process of hiring a Program Operator who will oversee the collection and recycling of the grain bags and twine. They are working to communicate with all parties including the producers on how to bring in their material, the sites about collection and storage, and transportation to end markets. They are also doing a market analysis to address the current and future markets for recycling and an updated characterization report about the types of plastics and how much is being used.
Effective Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
The Castor, Coronation and Halkirk Transfer Stations
Summer Hours of Operation Will be As Follows:
Wednesdays 1:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Saturdays 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
If you don’t have an access card, they are available at the
Halkirk Village Office, Town of Castor Town Office,
County of Paintearth No. 18 Office and the
Coronation Transfer Station