The following information is to provide a summary of Council meetings from December 2019 and upcoming activities. Further explanations or details can be obtained by contacting the County Administration Office at 403.882.3211.

Investment Attraction Project - MOVED by Councillor Elliott the contact be awarded to Toma Consulting Inc. at a proposed cost of $44,390 for the Investment Attraction Project.

Aaron Compton, Castor Community Golf Club – MOVED by Councillor Norton the County donate 10 loads of rip-rap to place in the drainage ditch, along with the equipment to haul and place the rock as requested in the letter received from Aaron Compton on behalf of the Castor Community Golf Club.

Bylaw 670-18 - Road Allowance Closure SW 3-38-9 W4 – Council moved Second and Third Reading of Bylaw 670-18 for the Road Allowance Closure of the portion lying adjacent to the south boundary of the SW quarter of 3-38-9 W4.

Bylaw 678-19 2019 Intermunicipal Development Plan with Special Areas No. 2 & No. 4 – Council moved Second and Third Reading of Bylaw 678-19 being the Intermunicipal Development Plan with Special Areas No. 2 & No. 4.

Bylaw 679-19 2019 Intermunicipal Development Plan with Flagstaff County – Council moved Second and Third Reading of Bylaw 679-19 being the Intermunicipal Development Plan with Flagstaff County.

Bylaw 680-19 2019 Intermunicipal Development Plan with County of Stettler No. 6 – Council moved Second and Third Reading of Bylaw 680-19 being the Intermunicipal Development Plan with County of Stettler No. 6.

Bylaw 681-19 Procedure Bylaw – Council moved First to Final Reading of Bylaw 681-19 being the revised Procedural Bylaw.

Municipal Accountability Review Report, August 20, 2019 - MOVED by Councillor Blumhagen the County of Paintearth No. 18 Municipal Accountability Review Report, August 20, 2019 be adopted as presented.

County Response to Municipal Accountability Review Report – MOVED by Councillor Wiart the County response and action plan dated November 20, 2019 be adopted and sent to Kevin Miller, Municipal Accountability Advisor, Municipal Affairs.

Council Meeting Schedule – MOVED by Councillor Glazier to adopt the proposed Council Meeting Dates; January 14, February 4, 19 (Wednesday), March 10, 24 and April 7 and 21, 2020, subject to individual change.

Valley Ski Hill Request - MOVED by Councillor Glazier the County provide the services of a heavy-duty mechanic to assist on the work of the track hoe at the Valley Ski Hill.

Letter Regarding Policing Costs - MOVED by Councillor Norton a letter be sent from the County of Paintearth highlighting concerns on the Policing Costs in the upcoming policing model.

Natasha Bozek, Town of Castor – Puck Board - MOVED by Councillor Elliott the County of Paintearth No. 18 donate $3,000.00 as requested by the Town of Castor for the purchase of puck board.

Upcoming Meetings – Council Meetings – December 3, 2019, December 17, 2019, January 14, 2020 and February 4, 2020, 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 681-19.


Colm Fitz-Gerald, Community Peace Officer

I trust you have all your Christmas lists ready, I know our kids and grandkids have theirs made. There are others who have lists as well, that will be the Christmas Scoundrels because this is a time of great opportunity. As I have spoken before, we and our neighbours must watch out for each other. During this time there are lots people, family coming to and from. The thieves know this as well and will exploit if they can. So, if you see something NOTE IT and REPORT IT!!!

One other thing…you all know but this is a friendly reminder. NO DRIVING WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR CANNABIS!!!! Enjoy the season, if you’re impaired, have a designated driver, this way you can enjoy next season and the one after that and so on.

Merry Christmas everyone and the best in the new year!


Todd Pawsey, Director Community Services

Livestock Emergencies on Highways in the County – Our emergency responders are often tasked with cattle or hog liners tipping and needing animal evacuations and re-loading.  To this extent we are asking that anyone in the County (along highway routes for sure!) with portable cattle chutes or portable livestock loading equipment please leave your contact information and location with the County Director of Emergency Management.  This information will greatly aid our fire departments in these types of emergencies.   Thank you for your cooperation!

From the Planning and Development Desk

The County will be undertaking an environmental assessment of the County owned land in Fleet, as part of our diligence in preparation for a multi-lot residential subdivision application planned for spring 2020.  The lands will be bored and tested in order to ensure suitability for development.  The current plan is to have lots available for purchase late in the spring of 2020.

Municipal Development Plan & Land Use Bylaw Review – Community Engagement

The County will be undergoing a very involving and detailed community engagement process in reviewing their MDP and LUB for updates in 2020.  The process is planned over 3 rounds of public engagement starting this coming January.

Round one will see the County hosting four community sessions where County land and business owners, and community leaders & groups will be invited to participate.  This engagement session will be held as a working supper evening with facilitated table sessions where all participants will be asked to review and contribute to planning processes, documents, and land use considerations.  Materials developed at these sessions will be compiled, organized, and prepared for presentation during round two.

Round one community sessions will be hosted regionally as below, and participants may attend the session for their area, as defined by the attached map.  Invitations will be sent out in December with a required RSVP for caterer planning.

#1 Monday January 13    Brownfield Community Hall  5:30 – 9:30 pm For residents north of 599 and east of RR120
#2 Tuesday January 14 Coronation Community Center 5:30 – 9:30 pm For residents south of 599 and east of RR123
#3 Wednesday January 15 Halkirk Community Hal 5:30 – 9:30 pm For residents in Ranges 15 and 16
#4 Thursday January 16 Castor Community Hall 5:30 – 9:30 pm For residents in Ranges 14, 13, and 12 west of RR120/123

Round two sessions are tentatively planned for late April 2020 and will feature the participants being able to electronically vote for options or directions presented, which will then be moved forward into the draft MDP and LUB updates.  Shorter evening sessions are anticipated, and refreshments will be available.

Round three will see the prepared drafts of the updated MDP and LUB hosted during open houses around the County, on a drop-in basis.  The current plan is to have these two documents ready for public review around late September or just prior to Thanksgiving.

Paintearth Regional Waste Management Ltd.

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Michael Yakielashek, Supervisor

Transfer Station Holiday Closures

The Halkirk, Castor and Coronation Transfer Station
Will be Closed On:

Christmas Day, December 25th, 2019 & New Year’s Day, January 1st, 2020

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
The Board of Directors and Staff of Paintearth Regional Waste Management Ltd. wish each and everyone one of you and your families a
Merry Christmas and All the Best for the New Year.


The County Administration Office will be CLOSED on the following statutory holidays for the Holiday Season:


PLEASE NOTE:  The County is requesting and appreciative to have all your year-end payments in prior to 12:00 noon on December 31, 2019 as the County Administration Office will be closed to the public for staff to complete year end roll overs.

From all us at the County to all of you a Very Merry Christmas and a Fruitful New Year!!!