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02 October 2019

Election for County Mayor on Dec 16

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Election for County Mayor on Dec 16

More info on our election page at 

www.yellowheadcounty.ab.ca/council/elections

 

 

21 November 2019

YCFD Reminder: Slowing Down Saves Lives

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YCFD Reminder: Slowing Down Saves Lives

This November, Yellowhead County Fire Department (YCFD) members were reminded that one can never be too careful when responding to an emergency. And they hope that their lesson can be shared with drivers everywhere.

On Sunday, November 17, YCFD crews responded to an early-morning collision on Highway 16. What was expected to be a singular accident turned out to be a multi-vehicle collision. This icy stretch of highway suddenly became fertile ground for a pile-up—which even lead some vehicles to catch ablaze.

YCFD crews arrived and assumed the standard procedure; the fire vehicle was pulled over behind the crash with lights flashing.

The crew disembarked and got to work on assisting with the emergency. It wouldn’t be long before their own vehicle would be struck from behind by a passing vehicle.

Luckily, the crew was far enough away from the vehicle and were unharmed. But the incident has left those members—and the whole of YCFD—shaken.

“An incident like this can happen in a split-second, that’s why it’s important for drivers to consider how they are driving, and if it’s appropriate to the conditions,” commented YCFD Chief Albert Bahri, “Ultimately we want to stress to all drivers: Drive to arrive.”

This winter season, please do your part and drive to conditions. Slowing down to 60 km/h when passing emergency vehicles isn’t just the law—it’s about protecting the neighbours, friends, and members of the community who are out there working to keep Yellowhead County safe.

13 December 2016

211 Support Service In Yellowhead Region

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211 Support Service In Yellowhead Region

HEY211. Hinton, Edson, and Yellowhead County 211. One phone number to access community service program and service information.

21 November 2019

Excessive Moisture Conditions in Crops

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Excessive Moisture Conditions in Crops

Many crops around Yellowhead County have not yet been harvested due to excessive moisture and snow conditions.

For this reason, producers are asking recreational users and hunters to be aware that driving over unharvested crops will hamper harvesting efforts and cause undue grief. Driving over sensitive crops like canola will cause shelling losses and driving on cereals will make it difficult to combine harvest.

Agricultural Services is also reminding producers that with wet field conditions, stored grain should be monitored more frequently. We also ask that producers get a nutritional test done in grain and or forage crops damaged by the wet weather. Feed can vary greatly in nutritional value. If there are signs of mold, bacteria, or fungus growth, further tests are likely needed.

Information on Feed & Grain Testing labs can be found on the Alberta Agriculture website at www.agric.gov.ab.ca.

For more information contact Agricultural Services at Yellowhead County’s Wildwood Office at 1-800-814-3935 or 780-325-3782, or contact the West Central Forage Association at 780-727-4447.

12 December 2019

Council Highlights December 10, 2019

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Council Highlights December 10, 2019

Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework Agreement (ICF) with Brazeau County – Council gave second and third reading to Bylaw 18.19, regarding an ICF with Brazeau County. The Municipal Government Act requires neighbouring municipalities to jointly draft such agreements. For more details about this joint ICF, visit the Yellowhead County website and click the CivicWeb link.

Emergency Management Bylaw – The Emergency Management Act (EMA) provides the legislative framework for local and provincial management of emergencies and disasters. It outlines the roles and responsibilities of all government entities and local authorities in the event of an emergency. On November 29, the Alberta Emergency Management Agency reviewed the county’s emergency bylaw (Bylaw 10.19), advising that it would not meet EMA requirements when they come into force on January 1, and provided a bylaw template for the county to consider. Administration has used said template to meet the needs of this regulation. Upon administration’s recommendation, council gave this bylaw (Bylaw 21.19) third reading.

Land Use Bylaw Amendment – Council gave second and third reading to Bylaw 16.19, amending Land Use Bylaw 16.13 for Plan 982 5016, Block 1, Lot 11, (Part of SW 3-54-17-W5M) from Rural District to Country Residential District and Country Residential Minor Industrial District.

Adoption of the 2020 Interim Budget – County council moved to adopt the 2020 Interim Budget. Governance and Priorities Committee meetings were held on November 19, 21, and 28, during which time council discussed the development of an interim budget. At this time, the Interim Budget sees no tax increase or addition of user fees. The total 2020 Interim Budget is $168,338,757. The budget consists of the following:

  • Capital projects: $67,456,826
  • Operations: $44,936,269
  • Requisitions: $28,159,732
  • Contributions to local government: $11,120,180
  • Contributions to reserves: $1,257,230
  • Amortization (non-cash): $15,408,520

The next Council Meeting is January 14, 2020. The next Governance & Priorities Committee Meeting is January 21, 2020. All meetings start at 9:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers.

12 November 2019

Robb Area Structure Plan What We Heard Report

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Robb Area Structure Plan What We Heard Report

As part of the IMAGINE Robb project, Yellowhead County hosted a well-attended Community BBQ in Robb on October 29th, 2019.

09 December 2019

Yellowhead County Disconnect Box Initiative Goes Live

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Yellowhead County Disconnect Box Initiative Goes Live

Yellowhead County’s FCSS is encouraging families to pull away from their devices with their new Disconnect Box initiative.

30 July 2018

Council Highlights December 11, 2018

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Council Highlights December 11, 2018

 

Edson and District Curling Club Presentation \ Trails Master Plan \ Landfill Authority 2019 Interim Capital and Operating Budgets \ First Reading of Public Notification Bylaw \ 2019 Interim Budget Adoption \ Composite and Local Assessment Review Boards Appointments

 

07 September 2018

Council Highlights August 28, 2018

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Council Highlights August 28, 2018

Coal Valley Mine Presentation / County Administration Building Construction / Township Road 562/562A Alignment Study / Yellowhead Regional Response to Elder Abuse Funding / Proposed Secure Landfill Redistrict / 2018 Property Tax Recovery Auction

 

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EDSON OFFICE (MAIN)

2716 - 1 Avenue,Edson,AB. T7E 1N9
Phone: 780-723-4800
Toll Free: 1-800-665-6030
Fax: 780-723-5066

WILDWOOD OFFICE

53404 Rge Rd 92A,Wildwood,AB.
Phone: 780-325-3782
Toll Free 1-800-814-3935
Fax: 780-325-3783

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