UPDATE: Legal Brief for Judicial Review of 19 May, 2017, of Ministerial Orders has been filed. See Municipal Government Inspection Report section below for details.
RICHARDSON GROUND SQUIRREL BAITING WITHIN THE
HAMLET OF THORHILD
Please be advised that Thorhild County Agricultural Services staff will be baiting Richardson Ground Squirrels in the next 2-6 weeks.
Stations are pictured below. Stations will be located around the hamlet of Thorhild. Please use caution when walking pets and avoid baiting areas. These stations will be anchored into the ground to avoid a tripping hazard.
If you have any further questions on the Richardson Ground Squirrel baiting program within the Hamlet of Thorhild please call Agricultural Services at (780) 398-3977.
2% LIQUID STRYCHNINE PROGRAM
Thorhild County Agricultural Services will be offering 2% Liquid Strychnine for purchase to aid in Richardson Ground Squirrel Control. The applicant must be a registered agricultural producer to be eligible for purchase.
STRICHYNINE STOCK IS LIMITED
Strychnine can be purchased from the Agricultural Services office at $10.00 per 250 ml bottle. Please call Agricultural Services at (780) 398-3977 to pre-order and book an appointment for paperwork and product pick-up. If you have any further questions on the 2017 Strychnine program please call Agricultural Services.
100 YEAR FARM FAMILY AWARDS FOR THORHILD COUNTY RESIDENTS
Applications are open for 100 year Farm Families in Thorhild
County. Applications are available at the Thorhild County
Administration office for the Agricultural Services office.
Applications must be submitted by April 28, 2017 to be eligible
for awards in the 2017 year.
If you have any questions on eligibility or the awards process please contact Agricultural Services staff at (780) 398-3977.
Hamlet Garbage Collection
ATTENTION RESIDENTS IN THE HAMLETS OF
EGREMONT, NEWBROOK & RADWAY
On Wednesday, March 15, 2017 County personnel will
collect your garbage.
On Thursday, March 16, 2017 GFL will be delivering
your garbage carts.
1st GARBAGE PICKUP BY GFL WILL BE
ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017
(carts must be out by 7:00 am on collection day)
Each garbage cart will contain an information package
outlining what garbage is accepted, how it is to be bagged, cart placement and
GARBAGE that is left outside of the cart will
not be picked up!
Property Related Crime
is on the rise, such as break and enters. Over the past 2 years, there has been a significant increase of property crime reported in Thorhild County.
We are urging our community to keep a close eye on suspicious activity. If you see something suspicious call the RCMP complaint line 780-942-3600 with as much detail as possible.
If you see a crime in progress, call 911 and do not approach. Your safety is the highest priority.
Let work together to keep our community safe.
Industrial Hemp and Flax Seminar in St. Paul March 30, 2017. Registration is now open, for more information see the following link:
Opportunity Seminar - Hemp _Flax poster St Paul.pdf
The Farm Credit Corporation announced a new loan for young entrepreneurs in the agriculture retail, manufacturing and food processing sectors. For more information click the following link:
Please be advised that the Thorhild Lagoon Repair/Upgrade and Forcemain Replacement project tender package is now available on the Alberta Purchasing Connection (APC:https://www.google.ca/#q=alberta+purchasing+connection) Project #ABEB-170688
Thorhild County Council passes 2017 Budget (February 8, 2017)
Thorhild County IS NOT doing any water or meter testing in residences or businesses at this time. Anyone claiming to be doing such work for the County is not a County employee or contractor.
Thorhild County Chief Administrative Officer Appointed (January 3, 2017)
The Long Lake Ski Hill Area is now open on weekends, holidays and Aspen View School holidays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Ski Long Lake
Thorhild County declares "State of Agricultural Disaster" (December 13, 2016)
Carbon Levy and what it means to your Utility Bill
MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT INSPECTION REPORT
Russell Farmer and Associates was appointed by the Minister of Municipal Affairs to complete an Inspection in accordance with Section 571 of the Municipal Government Act. Please see the attached Final Report dated June 19, 2015 and the Ministerial Order No. MSL:119/15.
2015-06-Final Inspection Report - Thorhild County.pdf
Ministerial Order No. MSL119/15.pdf
Ministerial Order No. MSL:166/15 as of December 7, 2015
Ministerial Order No. MSL:171/15 as of December 16, 2015 regarding the appointment of Official Administrators for Thorhild County
Ministerial Order No. MSL:022/16 regarding the amendment to MSL: 171/15
Municipal Affairs Letter to Thorhild Council dated July 26, 2016. Ministerial Order No. MSL:024/16 as of July 26, 2016 regarding the appointment of Official Administrators for Thorhild County. Ministerial Order No. MLS:029/16 as of July 26, 2016 regarding the extension of completion dates for Directives 11, 12, and 13 to July 29, 2016; and, the due date for Directive 14 is now November 30, 2016
Consent Order dated September 8, 2016 has been received by the County. Based on this order filed, the matter will not be dealt with by the Court of Queen's Bench on October 5, 2016 as what was originally scheduled. The timing of the rescheduling of this matter will follow the decision on the Judicial Review of the Ministerial Orders. Queen's Bench of Alberta document
Legal brief for the Judicial Review of Ministerial Orders filed on April 21, 2017. Judicial Review is scheduled for May 19, 2017. Tab 1 through 9.
NEXT COUNCIL MEETINGS
Agendas and Minutes 2016 2017
Audio Recordings of Council Meetings 2016 2017
Unless otherwise noted, regularly scheduled Council Meetings begin at 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Municipal Planning Commission: Scheduled Meetings
The meetings are held, as required, after the scheduled Council meetings have concluded.
Municipal Planning Commission Agendas and Minutes
Agricultural Service Board Next meeting: March 16, 2017 at 9:30 am
WInter Wear Exchange Program - Donate or Take adult and children gently used winter coats and snow pants for families in need.
Important information on Black Knot Fungus disease that has been noticed on trees in Thorhild County
Driveway Snowplowing Information pertaining to snow plow flags, custom snowplowing, and Public Works after hours procedure
We want your best shots! Thorhild County is sponsoring a "Four Seasons" photo contest. The deadline for entries for "Winter" photos is March 24, 2017. Information and Guidelines.
See the "Fall" winning photos under County and Community Events page
2017 Fireline Equipment Contract The public is invited to register their equipment with Thorhild County Emergency Services for the 2017 fire season. To address insurance and occupational health and safety requirements, a County contract for local contractors assisting in fighting wild fires in Thorhild County must be entered into. Signing the contract must be done in person at the County Office. Please contact Nick Kuzyk, Thorhild County Fire Chief, at 780-656-0129 (cell) or 780-398-2828 (office), or email Nick.Kuzyk@thorhildcounty.com to review and/or arrange for signing of the said contract. Contract
The County Office has posters available for property owners and lease holders stating that permission is needed before accessing private or leased land. The posters are 11"x 17" in size and are water resistant. The posters are free of charge and are available from the Reception Counter. Use Respect Ask First Use Respect Contact First
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
(see also the Planning & Development page for links, forms and information)
Thorhild County Annual Assessor Property Inspections will take place from February 9, 2017 to December 31, 2017. See the information for locations.
Notice of Hearing: Subdivision Appeal. The hearing will take place on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 9:30 p.m. in the Thorhild County Council Chambers.
Thorhild County: Available Properties for Sale as of March 27, 2017
What you need to know on the new National Energy Code for Buildings Compliance Report that came into effect on November 1, 2016. See the County's website Planning & Development for information under the "Forms" section.
PUBLIC WORKS: INFORMATION, TENDERS AND REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Tender for the supply of one (1) Emergency Services Truck
Truck Specification Sheet and Privilege Clause
2017 Road Side Mowing Package
Backslopping Request for 2017: Application deadline is March 17, 2017.
Policy 939 Backslopping
Tenders for Dust Control: Tender Information Calcium Dust Control Tender Oil Dust Control Tender Please note that tenders for both dust controls will be accepted until Monday, February 27, 2017. Oil Dust Control accepted until 10:00 a.m./ Calcium Dust Control accepted until 11:00 a.m.
Open Call for Gravel Haulers with Equipment and wanting to work for the County in 2017. Note the deadline is Friday, February 24, 2017.
Public Works is preparing for winter. An on-call schedule is in place where roads are inspected early in the morning. One plow/ sanding truck is setup and ready to go. Policy 940 Winter Road Maintenance will go into effect this year which sets out service levels and provides Public Works and County residents with a clearly defined policy.
Alberta Transportation: Winter Highway Maintenance
AGRICULTURAL SERVICE BOARD
The ASB page and agriculture related programs can be found under the "Infrastructure" tab or at this link.
The Dangers of Snowmobiles, Quads and Unharvested Crops
2016 - 2017 Excellence Award for Agricultural Students is Now Open: Closes May 5, 2017.
100 Year Farm Family Awards Criteria Thorhild County Policy Application Note: The deadline for 2017 applications is April 28, 2017. The published deadline of April 30 is a Sunday this year.
Link to the Alberta Century Farm and Ranch Award. There is no deadline date for the provincial award. Current Application for Alberta Award
COMMUNITY INVESTMENT AND DONATIONS
Radway Fish Pond Cookshack Ribbon Cutting - Thanks to the sponsors and everyone who attended (October 7, 2016)
Suncor donates Propane Tree to Thorhild County Emergency Services
Radway Fish Pond Receives Major Funding for Site Enhancement (May 2016) News Release Photo
"Safety First" leads to the local development of a beacon light pad by Thorhild County's Fire Chief
Thorhild County Council presents Community Youth Group Donations
Waste Management of Canada: 2016 Community Investment Fund Application for Thorhild County non-profit organizations
Please see the "Residents" heading for the current issue.
MISSING PETS/ FREE PETS
Missing dog by the name of Dollie (January 27, 2017) Information
ARCHIVED PUBLIC NOTICES
Alberta invests $3.7 million in Thorhild water project (Alberta Government News Release, June 24, 2016)
Hamlet of Long Lake Water and Wastewater Servicing Study Update (June 2014)
Message from Thorhild County Council News Release - Thorhild County sets a new direction (November 2013)
2013 Governance/Management Review by George B. Cuff & Associates (June 2013)
2013 Governance/Management Review Executive Summary (June 2013)