April 30, 2020

Council Highlights for April 28, 2020

Request for Legal Road Access – Council received a request for legal access to a property located west of Edson. In order to access their home, the property owners must use a private industry road. The property is not in compliance with Yellowhead County’s current Land Use Bylaw due to the lack of legal public road access.
Letter of Support for PARS – Council approved a letter of support for the Pembina Agriculture and Recreational Society (PARS) for inclusion in their upcoming Community Initiatives Program funding applications to purchase a new work-out equipment and two work out benches for the Evansburg Arena.
Letter of Support for Brule Community Assoc – Council approved a letter of support for the Brule Community Association for inclusion in their applications for electronic equipment and furniture for use in the Brule Hall.
Board Responsibilities Taken over by Council – Due to recent budgetary restrictions, Council has terminated Yellowhead County’s Heritage Advisory Board, Recreation Board, Agricultural Services Board, and the Family & Community Support Services Board. Council will take over all the roles and responsibilities previously delegated to these boards. The bylaws that allowed these boards to operate have been repealed by Council.
Road Maintenance Changes – Yellowhead County will stop road maintenance services to a road located at NE 3-53-18-W5. The municipality does not maintain roads that are not owned or controlled by Yellowhead County. The identified road is not a municipal public roadway and crosses both private property and a CN and provincial right-of-way.
Utility Payments & Disconnections – Due to the hardships from the coronavirus pandemic, penalties on outstanding Yellowhead County utility accounts will not be charged at this time and utilities will not be disconnected. All outstanding utility accounts are still due and payable, and homeowners should contact the County to make payment arrangements if they cannot make the current payment. This is for the March/April utility billing cycle.
PLEASE NOTE: The next scheduled Council meeting is May 12, 2020. The next scheduled Governance & Priorities meeting is May 19, 2020. Council meetings start at 9:30 A.M.