MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

A few Highlights of the Regular Council Meeting held on July 21, 2020...

Please feel free to contact Chief Administrative Officer, Michael Simpson at 403.882.3211 with any questions or for additional information.

Bylaw 690-20 Water and Sewage Bylaw – Council gave first to third and final readings to Bylaw 690-20 being the Water and Sewage Bylaw.

Policy ESU 001 – Engineering Design Guidelines & General Construction Specifications for Potable Water and Sanitary Wastewater Collection – MOVED by Councillor Elliott Policy ESU 001 – Engineering Design Guidelines & General Construction Specifications for Potable Water and Sanitary Wastewater Collection be adopted as presented.

RFD – Hand Sanitizer with County Logo – MOVED by Councillor Blumhagen the County purchase 5,000 bottles of hand sanitizer for distribution dependent on the alcohol content being enough, 70% or over, to help reduce the spread of infectious disease.

RFD – Valley Ski Hill – Slope Stabilization – Funding Update and Request – MOVED by Councillor Norton the County advise the Valley Ski Hill that the Counties of Paintearth and Flagstaff will have a discussion on the remaining balance and that the County of Paintearth  would be willing to provide a letter of guarantee for any financing secured by the Valley Ski Hill to cover the slope stabilization shortfall should the CFEP grant be rejected.

RFD – Unanimous Consent – Paintearth Regional Waste Management Ltd. – MOVED by Councillor 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 2020.

Strategic Plan Objective 20-6: Ratepayers Advocacy Strategy & Plan – MOVED by Councillor Hewitt the Strategic Plan Objective 20-6: Ratepayers Advocacy Strategy and Plan be adopted as presented.

RFD - Sale of 1½ Gravel and Delivery to the Town of Coronation – MOVED by Councillor Wiart the County sell 120 tonne of 1½ inch road gravel and delivery cost of the gravel to the Town of Coronation for a total cost of $3,109.20.

RFD – Removal of Fusarium Graminearum Policy – MOVED by Councillor Norton the Agricultural Service Board Policy AG 010 titled Fusarium Head Blight be removed as the provincial government has removed it from the Pest Nuisance Control Regulation of the Agricultural Pest Act.

RFD – Sale of Unit A-63 Degelman REV 1500 Mower – MOVED by Councillor Blumhagen the County offer for sale Unit A-63, A 2017 Degelman REV 1500 Mower, to the public by way of public tender and if not sold, the unit then be taken to the next Ritchie Bros. Auction Sale in the Spring.

RFD – STARS Pledge – MOVED by Councillor Blumhagen the County pledge the amount of $5.00 per capita based on the 2016 population of 2102 for the County’s 2020 donation to STARS.

RFD – Accurate Assessment Group Extension of Contract for Services – MOVED by Councillor Wiart the County of Paintearth execute the extension of the assessment services contract with Accurate Assessment Group for the 2021-2023 assessment years.

Rural Address Signs – Administration will advise Ratepayers through social media outlets and in the County Bulletin to please call the office should they have faded rural address signs in need of replacement.

Coronation Memorial Library – Request for Financial Assistance – MOVED by Councillor Hewitt the County donate $1,500.00 with funds allocated from Recreation Funding to the Coronation Memorial Library Summer Reading Program.

Mayor Craig Copeland, City of Cold Lake – Criminal Code Amendment – MOVED by Councillor Hewitt the County send a letter to the Minister of Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness at the House of Commons in support of the correspondence received from Mayor Craig Copeland, City of Cold Lake, to revoke the amendments to the criminal code on May 1, 2020 under an “Order in Council” titled and referred to as “Regulations Amending the Regulations Prescribing Certain Firearms and Other Weapons, Components and Parts of Weapons, Accessories, Cartridge Magazines, Ammunition and Projectiles as Prohibited, Restricted or Non-Restricted: SOR/2020-96.”

George Glazier, East Central Ambulance Association – MOVED by Councillor Wiart the correspondence received from George Glazier, East Central Ambulance Association (ECCA), advising the County will now be responsible for invoices received from the Fire Departments when providing standby service requests in the County as ECAA does not receive funding from Alberta Health Services to cover this medical assistance be received as information and filed.

Upcoming Council Meetings – August 18, September 15, October 6, October 13 (Organizational Meeting) and October 20, 2020, subject to individual 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.


The County administration office and shop are reopened to the public. Public health requirements on occupancy, physical distancing, hygiene, etc. will be strictly adhered to as we continue to follow the public health guidelines to continue preventing the spread of COVID-19.

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this time.


Distribution of Provincial NON-MEDICAL Disposal Masks

The County Administration Office is a distribution centre for the Province’s disbursement of non-medical masks. All Albertans can obtain 8 free disposal masks per person while supplies last.  These masks are for Albertans to use until they can obtain their own masks.

The masks are available in the entrance of the County Administration Office, #1 Crowfoot Drive, TR 374 & Hwy 12.