May 26, 2020

Council Highlights for May 26, 2020

Election Sign Bylaw – Council provided third reading to the Election Sign Bylaw 13.20. This bylaw is meant to enforce election sign removal. The bylaw comes in response to a great number of signs littered throughout the county after the last municipal election. The bylaw will penalize those who incorrectly fix or erect a sign or do not remove their signs following an election. The penalty is a standard $100 fine per sign.

Edson Waste Transfer Site Fee Implementation – County council approved using the Town of Edson’s fee schedule for county users of the Edson Waste Transfer Site. County users of the Edson Waste Transfer site were historically exempt from user fees. However, it is evident that the system is being abused. County users of the facility will now be charged the minimum fee of $5.00 per use. It is estimated that the county will save some $60,000 in fees paid to the town.

Water Tank Installation Tender – Yellowhead County’s Fire Department (YCFD) currently has 13 underground water tanks strategically located in non-hydrant areas throughout the county. These tanks supply water when needed for fire operations. The tanks will also form part of the superior water-shuttle rating that YCFD is striving to achieve. If this rating is acquired, a substantial decrease in insurance rates could be seen by all residents and workers within Yellowhead County. Council accepted a tender from K-Rite Construction Ltd. (lowest bidder) to install two final water tanks at a cost of $122,148.42.  

PLEASE NOTE: The next scheduled regular Council meeting is June 23, 2020 at 9:30 AM. The next scheduled Governance & Priorities meeting is June 16, 2020. Council meetings for June 9 and July 14 have been cancelled. For more information contact Yellowhead County toll-free at 1-800-665-6030 or 780-723-4800.