Council Meeting Highlights July 15, 2019

COUNCIL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS JULY 15, 2019

A regular Council Meeting was held on Monday, July 15, 2019 at the County Administration office in Vegreville.  Council made the following resolutions.

 Gravel Stockpile Site

Council approved to allow the continuation of the gravel stockpile site located on the north-western portion of Lot 1, Block 9, Plan 062 1770, zoned Direct Control (DC) district, for a period of five years, effective July 15, 2019 and expiring on July 5, 2024.

BF 79688 Replacement – Accept Lowest Tender

Council approved to authorize the County of Minburn CAO to accept the lowest tender bid for the replacement of BF 79688 located on Range Road 100 north of Township Road 502 at the tender opening on July 29, 2019.

Records Management Bylaw No. 1289-19

Council approved first, second and third readings to Records Management Bylaw No. 1289-19 to provide for the maintenance, storage retrieval, retention and disposition of County of Minburn records, as well as a corresponding policy.

Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) Capital Applications

Council approved to submit a grant application under the 2019 MSI Capital Program for the 2019 Road Gravelling Program in the amount of $543,778 (former Basic Municipal Transportation Grant (BMTG) portion, and 2019 Gravel Purchase for the amount of $780,005.  Exact 2019 MSI funding allocations will be confirmed after legislative approval of the program budget in November 2019.

 BF 79688 Replacement

Council approved to fund the replacement of BF 79688 located on Range Road 100 north of Township Road 502 through the 2019 Gas Tax Fund (GTF).

Letter of Support to Vegreville Rotary Club

Council approved to provide a letter to the Vegreville Rotary Club supporting their Skate and BMX Park development to assist them in their grant application submissions.

Cancellation of Bad Debt Expense/Apply for the PERC Program

Council voted to expense as bad debt $2,129,922.72 from outstanding oil and gas tax arrears and direct Administration to apply to the Province of Alberta for the Provincial Education Requisition Credit (PERC) Program to recover previously remitted education taxes for these properties.

Next Meeting:

Monday, August 19th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Road Closures

Range Road 91 between Township Roads 492 and 500 is closed, due to flooding.

Township Road 502 between Range Roads 100 and 101 is closed, due to a culvert washout.  The residence may be accessed from Range Road 100.

Effective May 17, 2019 Range Road 93 between Township Roads 500 and 502 will be closed for construction.

Range Road 150 between Township Roads 514 and 520 is closed, due to the wet conditions.  Local traffic only can be accessed from Township Road 514.

Range Road 95 between Township Roads 513 and 514 is closed, due to construction.

Range Road 120 between Township Roads 522A and 524 is closed, due to construction.

WATER INTERRUPTIONS IN HAMLET OF LAVOY

NOTICE

WATER INTERRUPTIONS

Due to valve repair and replacement, water service could be intermittent or shut off for periods of time.

We would like to apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

Please keep fresh drinking water on hand to meet demand during a period of shut down.

When:   July 23, 2019 to approximately September 1, 2019

From:    8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Effected Area:   All of Hamlet of Lavoy

 

For further information contact:

Darwin Ullery, Director of Agriculture & Utility Services

Ph:  780.632.4033

 

2019 Roadside Mowing Program

The County of Minburn No. 27 Agricultural Service Board would like to announce that we will be commencing our roadside mowing program in 2019. The program will consist of mowing all road allowance with up to a fifteen foot cut from the shoulder into the ditch.  Persons wishing to cut hay on a road allowance need to complete all cutting prior to the mowing contractor’s arrival. If hay has been cut and is in swath, mowers will go around that particular swathed ditch however all standing grass will be mowed with absolutely no exceptions. No mowing will take place under this program prior to July 15, 2019.

For further information, please contact Director of Agriculture and Utility Services Darwin Ullery at 780-632-4033

Tax Installment Payment Plan Beginning January 2020

The County of Minburn No. 27 will be offering a Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP) to County residents with the first payments being accepted January 2020.  In order to be eligible for the plan, residents must have all tax arrears paid in full and their application submitted by November 30, 2019.  Please review the “Terms and Conditions” of the application before submitting.  Find the application form here or pick up at the County Administration Office, 4909-50 Street, Vegreville, Alberta.

Vegreville & District FCSS Survey

The Vegreville & District Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) would like to determine what social needs the Town of Vegreville and the County of Minburn residents are experiencing.

This information will be used to determine what programs, projects services and events FCSS could provide.

Complete the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3FN7FQX.

You will be entered into a draw to win multiple gift cards with a total value of $100 to local businesses.

Town of Vegreville, Town of Mundare and County of Minburn Regional Recreation & Culture Master Plan

The Town of Vegreville, Town of Mundare and County of Minburn have formed a partnership for a Regional Recreation and Culture Master Plan.

A quick reference summary of findings is found here:

http://minburncounty.ab.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Regional-Recreation-and-Culture-Master-Plan.pdf

 

Please provide your feedback by completing a quick survey:  https://ca.surveygizmo.com/s3/50049443/MP-Feedback

 

 

Fees for Fire/Emergency Callouts effective May 1, 2019

Effective May 1, 2019 the County of Minburn “Recovery of Expenses for Fire Fighting” policy takes effect.

The policy establishes “fees” to recover expenses incurred by Protective Services when responding to emergencies.

Changes include new fees for false alarms and penalties for unauthorized burning.

 

Dust Control Program 2019

County of Minburn No. 27
Oil/Calcium Dust Control Program on Roads
In front of Residential Sites

Dust Control applications will be accepted until May 14, 2019 (deadline) as per County Policy PW44, Dust Control with Oil/Calcium.

If you have any questions, please call the Superintendent of Public Works Office at (780) 632-3715 or (780) 632-9330.

Applications are available at the following:

County of Minburn No. 27
Administration Office
4909 50 Street
Vegreville, AB T9C 1R6

 Oil and Calcium Application Form 2019

PW 44 – Dust Control Program Policy

NEW – Small Business Tax Rate

At its April meeting, Council created a “Small Business Tax Rate” which provides eligible small businesses within the County of Minburn with a 10% reduction on the municipal portion of their annual property tax bill.

To be certain a business qualifies, or that we don’t miss including your business, please follow the attached link to fill out our Small Business Survey:  http://minburncounty.ab.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Small-Business-Questionnaire.pdf 

Please contact the County office at 780.632.2082 if you have any questions or concerns.