County of St. Paul No 19

Council Meeting


Meeting #:
5015- 49 Avenue, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A4

Bylaw 2013-26 is being presented to approve provisions for the management of unsightly properties in the County. This Bylaw was brought before the Policy Committee on August 30, 2013. 

Section 187 of the M.G.A. states that all bylaws must have three distinct and separate readings. 



Following Ken Denega's presentation to Council at the July meeting, administration went out to look at the site where Mr. Denega requested some dirt work on Range Road 83, where the County cancelled a portion of that road.  


At the Public Works meeting, administration was instructed to send a letter to Mr. Denega denying his request for the dirt work as Council felt that there are many areas in the County where a road has been built on a different alignment than the original road from many years ago.  The County does not have the capacity to change the topography of all of these old abandoned roads.


Corporal James Morton will attend the meeting to provide Council with a post summer police report.

At the August Meeting, Council gave first reading to Bylaw No. 2013-35, which is a bylaw to amend Bylaw No. 2013-11 as it relates to rezoning S 1/2 SW 35-56-7-W4 from Agricultural to Country Residential (1). 


Bylaw No. 2013-35 was advertised in the Elk Point Review the weeks of August 27 and September 3 and the adjacent landowners were notified via letter post. 


Krystle Fedoretz will attend this Public Hearing.


Josh Morrow is requesting that Council grant him permission to use the Stoney Lake Campground road for access to his property as that quarter is currently land locked. He has been working with engineers from Edmonton on a sustainable and environmentally sensitive subdivision proposal and is currently not asking for subdivision approval but for access to this quarter of land using the county road.  He will have a short presentation for Council on Tuesday and will get more in depth at that time if required.  


He is requesting an answer at Tuesday's meeting so he can continue his studies and project development as he has already expended a large amount of resources toward this project.


Councillors Dach and Martin will meet with Mr. Morrow over the weekend.

Maurice & Aline Brousseau and Gilles & Eileen Boulianne will be in to speak with Council about their request to close the statutory road between SW 22-58-11-W4 and SE 21-58-11-W4.


At the Public Works Meeting, Council agreed to the proposed closure providing the applicants agree to pay the associated costs.  The applicants will be requesting that the County consider covering administration costs as well as the land costs.


The Alberta Recreation & Parks Association Conference is scheduled for October 24-26, 2013 in Lake Louise.  Councillor Dach has expressed interest in attending the conference. 


More information is available on the ARPA website


The Synergy Alberta Conference 2013 is scheduled to be held October 28-30, 2013 in Red Deer. Councillor Dach would like to attend.

The Alberta Emergency Management Agency Stakeholder Summit will be held November 4-5, 2013 in Calgary.  The Agenda for the conference is attached.

The Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties Conference will be held November 12 to 15, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta.  Kyle Attanasio, Municipal Intern would like to attend this conference and this is not covered by our Policy.

The regularly scheduled date for the October Public Works Meeting is the day after the election, October 22nd.  Section 193(3) of the M.G.A. allows Council to change the date of a regularly scheduled meeting.


Following the election, we will also have to hold an organizational meeting as well as a Councillor Orientation session, if required. 




The regularly scheduled date for the November Council meeting conflicts with the AAMD&C Fall Convention (1:00 New Councillor Orientation; 5:15 Reeves Meeting).


Bylaw No. 2013-36 is being presented to Council to set guidelines for the use of the County`s municipal parking lot located at 5015 - 49 Ave, St. Paul, AB. This Bylaw was brought before the Policy Committee on August 30, 2013.


Policy ADM-96 is being presented to Council to establish an exit interview process for the purpose of ascertaining the reasons why employees elect to leave their employment with the County of St. Paul No. 19. This Policy was brought before the Policy Committee on August 30, 2013.

Policy PW-97 is being presented to Council to implement the use of LED technology for all new replacement street lights and future street light installations. This Policy was brought before the Policy Committee on August 30, 2013.


Policy PW-98 is being presented to Council to establish a process whereby recreational corridors can become designated within the County of St. Paul No. 19.

This policy was brought before the Policy Committee on August 30, 2013. 

Policy ADM-99 is being presented to Council to establish a process for managing the renaming of roads, parks, trails and municipal facilities.

This Policy was brought before the Policy Committee on August 30, 2013.


Bylaw No. 2013-37 is being presented to Council to amend Land Use Bylaw No. 2013-11 as it relates to rezoning PNW 19-60-9-W4 from Agricultural to Country Residential (1).  The applicant would like to to subdivide an acreage on the property but the land is already maxed out for subdivision so rezoning is the only option. 


After first reading, the Bylaw must be advertised according to Section 606 of the M.G.A. and a public hearing held according to section 230 of the M.G.A.


The adjacent landowners will also be notified of the proposed rezoning.


Further to the discussions at the August Public Works Meeting, we require a motion from Council to increase the road construction on Range Road 81,  Project 3C121, W of 14-58-8-W4 by approximately 1/2 mile on the north end of this project.


The following quotes for paving 155 metres in the Hamlet of Ashmont were presented to Council at the August 27 Public Works Meeting:

 - Blue Star Paving - $58,500

-  Black Track Construction - $60,700

-  E-Construction - $95,000


As discussed at the August 27th Public Works Meeting, Brian Ho, with the ID VIP Team, is requesting to use the Floatingstone Campground for a team group weekend free of charge from September 6-8, 2013.  In exchange they have committed to the 2014 Ashmont Canada Day Celebrations.  

In 2010, Louis Dechaine crushed gravel from his quarter, PNW 25-62-11-W4, just south of the Gibb's pit and Council allowed him to store the gravel and reject on the County's lease with A. Gibb.  In 2010 Sandstar removed the crushed product via the road the county built on A. Gibb's property.  The reject pile was left on the County's gravel lease.  Mr. Dechaine has now requested to remove the reject pile from 2010.  Administration has drafted and had Mr. Dechaine sign an agreement to remove the product that is accessible - attached.  This agreement was approved at the September 27th Public Works meeting.  The product was to be removed as of September 6, 2013, however due to circumstances, they have not been able to meet the deadline agreed upon.  Only half of the product has been removed.  Administration is requesting Council's consideration to allow an amendment to the agreement for an additional 2 weeks to accommodate Dechaine's removal of the product.

The Vermilion Beach Association is objecting to CNRL's proposed Primary Recover Scheme in sections 14, 23, 26 and 35 in 56-4-W4.  They are objecting to the development as the area is a nature preserve and attracts  lot owners from across the Province.  They are also concerned that the roads in the area are not suitable for the traffic which will result from the oilfield activity. 


They are requesting that Council support their objection on this proposal.

The AAMD&C is requesting municipalities to complete the attached survey with regard to the condition and maintenance of the three digit highways within our municipality.  The results of this survey will shape the AAMD&C's advocacy strategy going forward with regard to the highways maintenance contracts.  Deadline for response is October 2.


We have received a letter from Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource indicating that the lease on SE 29-61-10-W4 will expire on October 31, 2013.

Mallaig Minor Hockey hired a new caretaker for the 2013/14 hockey season.  The former caretaker worked in the County parks during the summer months and at the Mallaig arena during the winter months.  He was paid through County payroll and his benefits were paid by the County during the time he was employed by Minor Hockey.


Mallaig Minor Hockey is now requesting if the County would continue to provide payroll services for the upcoming hockey season (2013-14) and pay the employer share of the CPP and EI.  

Brad and Oralee Williams, on behalf of Williams Haunted House are seeking financial assistance for their annual Spooktacular Event.


In 2013, Council provided $500 to help purchase a sea can to store the decorations that they have accumulated over the years.

The contract with Helen Chapdelaine/Westcove Kennels expired on August 31, 2013.  Attached is a copy of the contract.  Helen is requesting that the monthly retainer fee be increased from $225 to $300 per month.  The last time the retainer fee was increased was in 2009 (from $200 to $225).

The St. Paul Ambulance board is looking for new office space for 2 staff members by November 1, 2013.


When they originally requested the office space, we got a quote of $6,000 to develop an office in the south storage room across from the FCSS meeting room but the  work would be done by a public works employee.  We would now need to contract the work out.


Council to decide if they want to develop the office space and rent it to the Ambulance staff and if so how much will we charge for rent.  We currently charge HUB $400 a month for rent.

Items to be presented at the meeting.

Items to be presented at the meeting.

The Alberta Beef Producers wish to conduct a survey to evaluate the average annual economic cost of wildlife to Livestock Producers.  They require $20,000 and have based their request for county support on a rural per capita basis.  The amount they are requesting from the County of St. Paul would be $269.