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 all 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 evenings will be compiled, organized, and prepared for presentation during round two.
Round one community sessions where hosted regionally and are now complete. You can still have your say by completing the online Landowner Values survey.
Please be aware of the ice conditions at Huber Dam reservoir this coming winter.
The County of Paintearth has lifted Fire Restriction, effective June 24, 2019. Fire permits will be issued at the County Office between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Fires are allowed in:
"Acceptable Burn Barrel" means an outdoor receptacle that meets the following specifications:
"Fire Pit" means a non-combustible structure or container located on public or private property, used for recreation purposes and constructed in accordance with this Bylaw:
"Incinerator Fire" means a fire that is confined within a non-combustible container or barrel with opening; covered with a heavy gauge metal screen having a mesh size not larger than 13 millimeters and which is ventilated in such a manner as to preclude the escape of combustible materials, including ash.
The County of Paintearth is urging residents to be fire safe and ensure that all fires are always supervised and under control. Burning is ONLY to be done with extreme care and caution. Be aware that weather will determine if the County of Paintearth proceeds to a total fire ban.
Michael Simpson, CAO
County of Paintearth No. 18
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Contact Community Peace Officer, Colm Fitz-Gerald at 403.740.2997 or