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Fortis is excited to launch their new Streetlight Repair Map.  With this map you can view streetlights in your area and request a repair online within minutes. 


If you would like help with the map you can watch a video tutorial to assist you.

 

Official Results available here.

The Municipal Election was held on Monday, October 16, 2017.  Camrose County voters elect Councillors in 7 Divisions.  To see a map of the Electoral Divisions and their current representative, please click here.  The Reeve is nominated at the Organizational Meeting each fall from among the elected officials.

Election Additional Information:

Municipal Government Candidate Guide

Camrose County's Candidate Information Guide - everything you need to know about running for Council and what happens after!

 

 

 

For Fire, Police or Medical Emergencies please dial 911.  For any after hours County Utility-related issues, please call 780-608-7014.

Did you know that you can enjoy fresh food and farm products, grown and prepared right here in Camrose County!  Camrose County has prepared a list of over 50 local farmers, gardeners, and producers who would love to bring their farm to your table

For a printable (PDF) copy of the Local Food Producers Guide, click here

For the online version of the Local Food Producers Guide, click here

Local Food Contest Winner!!

This summer, the Camrose County Agriculture Communications Committee hosted a contest for a Basket of Local Products to be won each month.  The Grand Prize winner for the summer is Dr. Charley Boyd!  Look at the amazing basket of Local Produce worth $500!

 

     

 

Council has updated the Fee For Service Bylaw for 2017.  The bylaw is available here.  The fee schedule in the Bylaw will take effect Jan. 1, 2017.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

INTERMUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT PLANS

BETWEEN CAMROSE COUNTY AND

THE TOWN OF BASHAW AND THE VILLAGES OF

BAWLF, BITTERN LAKE, EDBERG, FERINTOSH, HAY LAKES AND ROSALIND

The Councils of Camrose County and its urban partners have recognized the need to cooperate in the planning of future land use and development around their shared municipal boundary.  The purpose of these Bylaws is to prepare Intermunicipal Development Plans (IDP) for an area of common interest or concern. IDPs are now a requirement of the Municipal Government Act.

Pursuant to Section 631(1) of the Municipal Government Act, the Councils give notice that they intend to adopt an Intermunicipal Development Plan with their neighbor and have given first reading to the Bylaw.

Camrose County will hold Public Hearings for all the IDPs on Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the County Council Chambers, 3755 – 43rd Avenue, Camrose. Anyone affected by the IDP Bylaws may make written submissions before 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 21, 2018, to Paul King, County Administrator, 3755 – 43 Avenue, Camrose, AB T4V 3S8 or to pking@county.camrose.ab.ca.

Each urban partner will also hold a Public Hearing in their respective community. Anyone affected by the IDP may also make written submission to the appropriate municipality by the deadline listed below.

Copies of all the IDPs are available on the County website at www.county.camrose.ab.ca, the County Office, and each urban municipality’s office during regular office hours. If you have questions about the Bylaws contact the County Planning Department at 780-678-3070 or planning@county.camrose.ab.ca or contact your local municipal office.

 

Urban Partner

IDP Bylaw #

Public Hearing Time

 

Location

Submission Deadline

County Bylaw #

Town of Bashaw

782-2018

November 15, 6:00 p.m.

Council Chambers 5011-52 Avenue Bashaw, AB

November 8

1422

Village of Bawlf

636/18

November 21, 7:00 p.m.

Council Chambers 203 Hanson Street

Bawlf, AB

November 14

1424

Village of Bittern Lake

03/18

November 15, 7:00 p.m.

Community Hall

303 James Street

Bittern Lake, AB

November 8

1426

Village of Edberg

465-2018

November 21, 7:00 p.m.

Village Office

60 Main Street Edberg, AB

November 14

1428

Village of Ferintosh

611

November 7, 7:30 p.m.

Village Office

301 Main Street Ferintosh, AB

November 5

1430

Village of Hay Lakes

06-2018

November 19, 7:00 p.m.

Council Chambers 115 Main Street

Hay Lakes, AB

November 12

1432

Village of Rosalind

254-18

November 8, 7:30 p.m.

Council Chambers Main Street Rosalind, AB

November 5

1434

Effective April 1, 2018, producers will need to have an EFP completion letter dated within the last 10 years to be considered current and eligible for cost-share funding with the Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change programs of the Canadian Agriculture Partnership (CAP). That means, for example, if you apply in September 1, 2018, your EFP will need to have been approved on or after September 1, 2008 to be considered for current funding.

I’m sure the first question you’ll ask after reading the title is “Why?”. There has been a movement to harmonize EFPs nationally to make EFPs more useful to sustainable sourcing programs, and Alberta is the only province without a renewal period; therefore, we are doing it to make EFPs useful to sustainable sourcing programs across Canada.

I’m sure the next question is “How often?”. The Alberta EFP program has a Stakeholder Advisory Committee (an industry advisory group) that set the renewal period at 10 years.  We are waiting to see if the renewal period becomes part of the harmonized national standard.  If it does, we anticipate we will need to move the renewal period to 5 years or less in the future.

What does this mean for producers?

  • If you want to apply for Growing Forward/CAP grants, you will need a current EFP.
  • If a sustainable sourcing program requires it (e.g. the potato sustainability initiative), you will need a current EFP
  • If your completion letter is older than 10 years, you will need to do a new workbook and action plan.
  • If you cannot find your completion letter, you will need to start and complete a new EFP to be considered current, regardless of the completion date; unless your EFP is online.
  • Technicians cannot give out completion letters without doing a full review of a new EFP (both workbook and action plan).

Producers should use the online workbook!  ~ Why?

  • The online workbook does many of the calculations for you and carries data forward to other parts of the online workbook where needed
  • Future renewals will be easier. The data are stored online on a secure virtual private server accessible only to ARECA staff entrusted to deliver the EFP Program.
    • When the next version change comes, your data will be migrated to the newest version, making updates easier and simpler.
  • If available, you should use your original binder as a reference for your EFP renewal.  Producers who have done this have told us putting the paper version online takes a few hours
  • If you cannot renew online, then you need to complete a new binder of the latest version.

How do I Renew?

Although Farm Vehicles (Class 2) are exempt from the provisions of sections 10 and 22 of the NSC (National Safety Code for Motor Carriers) when carrying bales (IF they do not exceed the posted speed limit or 80 km/hr, whichever is less, and the vehicle is not operated onon any highway or portion of a highway except to cross the highway), they are NOT EXEMPT from Section 5(2) of the Cargo Securement Standard which states:

"The cargo securement system shall provide a downward force equal to at least 20% of the weight of an article of cargo if the article is not fully contained within the structure of the vehicle"

What this is saying is that you MUST secure each bale with strap, with a marked Working Load Limit (WWL) of at least 20% of weight or aggregate weight of each bale or stack of bales loaded on any vehicle.

For example, If you have a sinigle bale that weighs 500 kg you would need to secure that bale with a strap marked with a WWL of 100 kg. 

If you have one strap over two bales that weight 500 kg each, you would need a strap with a WWL of 200 kg. 

If you have a single strap over three bales that weigh 500 kg each, you would need a strap with a WWL of 300 kg.

The fines for an improperly secured load are up to $776.

 

DEADLINE FOR PAYMENT OF 2017 COUNTY PROPERTY TAXES IS JULY 31, 2017
A 2% PENALTY WILL THEN BE ADDED, TO ALL OUTSTANDING CURRENT TAXES
TAX PAYMENTS CAN BE MADE AT THE COUNTY OFFICE
3755 43 AVENUE, CAMROSE, ALBERTA T4V 3S8
UNTIL 4:30 P.M., MONDAY, JULY 31, 2017,
OR
AFTER HOURS/WEEKENDS PAYMENTS (CHEQUES ONLY) CAN BE PLACED
IN MAILBOX AT COUNTY OFFICE FRONT DOOR
OR
RECEIVED POST-MARKED BY JULY 31, 2017
A FURTHER 10% PENALTY WILL BE ADDED NOVEMBER 1, 2017
 
Camrose County offers a Pre-Authorized Monthly Payment Plan for taxes. Application forms and further information can be obtained by contacting our office at 780-672-4446 or from our County website:  www.county.camrose.ab.ca 
Payments can also be made online or at any financial institution. 
 
Paul King County Administrator

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