BULLETIN NO. 601
The following information is to provide a summary of Council meetings from June 2019 and upcoming activities. Further explanations or details can be obtained by contacting the County Administration Office at 403.882.3211.
Funding Request: U11 AA Baseball Provincials - MOVED by Councillor Hewitt the County of Paintearth No. 18 provide $500.00 to the U11 AA Baseball Team for provincial baseball from June 6 – June 28, 2019 as per County Policy 480 Recreation & Community Service Grants.
Funding Request: Logan Golby - MOVED by Councillor Norton the County of Paintearth No. 18 provide $50.00 to Logan Golby to participate at the Provincial Alberta Music Festival on June 1, 2019 as per County Policy 480 Recreation & Community Service Grants.
RFD: Draft Policy Fire Protection Service Charges – MOVED by Councillor Norton the Draft Policy for Fire Protection Service Charges be adopted as presented to Council.
Bylaw 677-19 2019 Regional Assessment Review Board Bylaw – Council approved Bylaw 677-19 being the Regional Assessment Review Board Bylaw, be given First to Third & Final Reading.
Funding Request: Pee Wee U13 AA Baseball - MOVED by Councillor Blumhagen the County of Paintearth No. 18 provide $500.00 to the Pee Wee U13 AA Baseball Team for provincial baseball from June 15 – August 4, 2019 as per County Policy 480 Recreation & Community Service Grants.
RFD: Christmas and Year End Hours of Work – MOVED by Councillor Norton that in addition to the regular Christmas Hours as per County Policy 250, the County Administration Office and Public Works also be closed, Monday, December 23, 2019 with staff utilizing a vacation day.
MOVED by Councillor Wiart the County Administration Office be closed to the public at 12 noon on December 31, 2019 for staff to complete the required year end roll overs.
RFD: Draft County Policy Strategic Planning Process – MOVED by Councillor Wiart the Draft Strategic Planning Process Policy be adopted as presented to Council.
RFD: Draft County Policy Employee Progressive Discipline Process - MOVED by Councillor Norton the Draft Employee Progressive Discipline Process Policy be adopted as presented to Council.
RFD: Unanimous Consent – Paintearth Regional Waste Management Ltd. - MOVED by Councillor Glazier to authorize the signing of the Unanimous Consent Resolution authorizing Paintearth Regional Waste Management Ltd. to provide a donation of $100,000.00 to Paintearth Economic Partnership Society for 2019.
RFD: Crowfoot Crossing Marketing – MOVED by Councillor Blumhagen the Request for Proposal Contract for Crowfoot Crossing Marketing be awarded to And Then Design Inc. at a cost of $13,750.00 as presented to Council.
Request – Castor & District Family & Community Support Services – MOVED by Councillor Hewitt a letter be sent to the Honourable Rajan Sawhney, Minister of Community and Social Services requesting consideration for mental health services to be assessible for residents within our County.
Funding Request: U12 Girls D Provincial Championships - MOVED by Councillor Elliott the County of Paintearth No. 18 provide $500.00 to the U12 Girls D Provincial Championships from July 12-14, 2019 as per County Policy 480 Recreation & Community Service Grants.
Tax Waiver, Forden Energy Inc. – MOVED by Councillor Hewitt the request for a tax waiver for Forden Energy Inc. waiving the tax arrears for Sequoia Resources Inc. in Bankruptcy be denied.
Upcoming Meetings – Council Meetings – July 16, 2019 (if required) and August 20, 2019 commencing at 9:00 a.m. Meetings are always 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.
COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTOR’S DESK
Todd Pawsey, Director Community Services
Parks are in full swing – with this being the first year the County is operating the Huber Dam Campground, we are looking at a few improvements to increase camper enjoyment and satisfaction at the park. We would like to hear your suggestions for improvements. One we are currently reviewing is a safe non-potable water source for park usage. We are glad that Alberta Environment re-stocked Huber with over 4,000 trout this spring, making it a great place to camp and try your luck! You can call the contracted caretaker at 403-633-7000 to reserve your site or book the camp kitchen for a group event. Happy Camping to all!
DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S DESK
Todd Pawsey, Development Officer
Hot Topic – Small Lot Consolidation! With the County’s decision to apply a minimum parcel tax, many questions have arisen about consolidating small or fragmented lots/parcels into one large property or quarter. The County has posted an Alberta Land Titles’ Guide to Consolidation with forms for your benefit. Some basic requirements are the lots must be in the same survey plan and be adjacent to each other. If properties are adjacent to each other but in separate plans they would require an ALS – Alberta Land Surveyor to prepare a plan of consolidation. These consolidations have some benefits – property is more developable, and sellable. For more information please contact the County office or download the forms from the County’s website for submission to Land Titles.
FROM THE BYLAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICE
Colm Fitz-Gerald, Community Peace Officer
It is the time of year again when we have the roaming band of thieves trying to grab on to anything that is not nailed down. Most everyone is being very watchful for this activity and keeping their neighbours informed. If you have someone near your equipment that you don’t know then call the police, immediately. Do not confront these people as this can have long term or fatal consequences. The police have the authority to deal with these guys in a certain way, you do not. Begin to look and listen. Look at the way the (bad guys) look, behave and what they are driving. Listen to the way the (bad guys), speak. These observations can be and will be essential to police in catching these guys. Use your powers of observation to aid in getting the guys and remember to keep your neighbours informed of any suspicious activity in the area.
The VSU (Victim Services Unit) will be hosting BBQs at the local pools again this year with free Burgers. Donations are always greatly accepted. The BBQs will be held on July 16 at the Consort Pool from 5 to 7 p.m., July 17 at the Coronation Pool from 5 to 7 p.m. and July 18 at the Castor Pool from 5 to 7 p.m. Hope to see you at one of the BBQs!!!
AGRICULTURAL SERVICE BOARD
Jeff Cosens, Director Environmental Services
ASB staff is continuing with the roadside mowing program and have almost completed Division 2. They will then continue the clockwise rotation and move into Division 3 and so on. Please contact the Director of Environmental Services, Jeff Cosens at 403.882.3211, if you do no want your roadside mowed.
Paintearth Regional Waste Management Ltd.
Agricultural Plastics and Recycling
The Agricultural Plastics Recycling Group have selected Cleanfarms as the Pilot Program Operator for the three-year pilot program. Cleanfarms will handle program logistics including collection and transportation to recycle the materials. Paintearth Regional Waste Management Ltd. has offered one of our transfer stations for the pilot program. We await their response on inclusion of our area in the program.
Ag Chemical Jugs
As spraying time comes around, please remember to remove all labels and caps from chemical jugs before bringing them to the transfer stations. Also, rinse the jugs properly so that no chemical residue is left. On a yearly basis we collect somewhere between 6,000 to 10,000 jugs. It takes a lot of time and effort to make sure that all the jugs will be acceptable to the recycler. Thank you.
Remember to remove all Styrofoam packaging from your cardboard or other recyclable materials. Presently there is no way to recycle Styrofoam. All Styrofoam must be placed in the regular garbage bins.
Please Remember to Tarp and Tie-Down Your Loads!
June 3, 2019 PRWM Ltd. Board Meeting Highlights
Moved by Councillor Norton that the Q2 Community Enhancement Grants be disbursed as follows:
|Castor & District Museum Society||$5,000 (External Renovations)|
|Castor/Halkirk Community Handivan||$3,000 (Van Replacement)|
|Coronation Memorial Library||$1,400 (New Chairs)|
|Coronation Fire & Rescue Association||$5,000 (Wildland Firefighting Gear)|
|Coronation Elks & Cmty Golf Club||$2,000 (Clubhouse Upgrades)|
|Town of Coronation||$4,000 (Hot Tub Upgrade)|
|Castor Curling Club||$2,000 (Ice Cameras)|
|Castor Minor Sports||$3,000 (Lifeguard Games)|
|Coronation Cemetery Society||$5,000 (Storage Vault, Grave Covers)|
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