Kneehill County April 10, 2013

2% Liquid Strychnine Concentrate (LSC) for Control of
Richardson Ground Squirrels
• This is the last year for retailing or purchasing 2% LSC
• PMRA has granted use of 2% Liquid Strychnine until April 12, 2015.
• Those that purchase for use, MUST read the label and information bulletin for 2% LSC (PCP# 30433) and agree to all the terms and conditions stated in the registration and label prior to its use.
• Must be a bonafied farmer and ratepayer within Kneehill County
• Approved farmers MUST have an economically significant population defined as:
> 1 gopher hole every 4 meters of walking over 100 meters
> 20% crop damage in 100 meter strip
• Producers MUST wear all required personal protective equipment and clothing as directed on the label.
• 2% LSC is to be used only in accordance with the directions on the label. It is an offence under the Pest Control Products Act to use this product in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label. The user assumes the risk to persons or property that arises from any such use of this product.
• Price is $7.50 /bottle with a minimum purchase 6 bottles, or $180/case of 24
All Sales by Appointment Only. 403-443-5541


Request For Proposal (RFP)
Roadside Mowing Program
• Kneehill County is requesting Proposals for our 2013 and 2014 Roadside Mowing Program with the potential to extend the contract for the 2015 season.
Scope of Project:
• The Work consists of cutting all vegetation 25mm (1inch) or less in diameter to a height of 150 mm (6 inch) as measured from the ground line. The cut must be a minimum width of 2.4 metres (8ft) measured from the shoulder of the road.
• Kneehill County has the potential of 2270 ditch miles (1135 miles) of roadside mowing (both sides) available this year.
Date of commencement: August 15, 2013
Notes:
• This will be a two year contract and upon review a potential for a third.
• Proposals will be submitted as a cost per ditch mile of road.
• Work must be completed August 15 to October 31, 2013.
• Mowing shall be performed in manner to prevent debris from being deposited on the roadway surface.
• Side mount or offset hitch equipment must be used so that the tractor remains on the road surface.
• Must have a minimum of two working off set mower units which produce consistent and even cutting across the cut plain.
• The successful bidder will take direction from the Kneehill County's Agricultural Services Supervisor.
• Proposal will not be opened publicly.
• Kneehill County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all of the tenders received.
A Request For Proposal (RFP) package may be obtained by contacting Bowen Claúsen at the Kneehill County office.
The sealed Proposal, signed and dated by the Proponent's authorized representation, must be received by the Issuing Office by registered mail, courier or hand delivered, not later than 2:30 p.m. Local Time on May 1, 2013.
Please deliver tenders in a sealed envelope to the following attention:
Kneehill County – Agricultural Services Department
Attn: Bowen Claúsen, Agricultural Services
P.O. Box 400, 232 Main Street
Three Hills, AB T0M 2A0
All inquiries regarding this tender may be directed to:
Bowen Claúsen, Agricultural Fieldmen
Phone: 403-443-5541 Fax: 403-443-5115
Email: asb@kneehillcounty.com


ANNUAL RATEPAYER MEETING
The Council of Kneehill County extends an invitation to all residents to attend the 2013 Ratepayer Meeting, scheduled for 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 10th at the Super 8 Motel Meeting Room.
Please join us for an evening of discussions on community interests and concerns.
For further information please contact your local Councillor or the County office at 403-443-5541.


Development Notice
THE FOLLOWING DEVELOPMENT PERMITS, WHICH HAVE BEEN CONDITIONALLY APPROVED BY KNEEHILL COUNTY, ARE SUBJECT TO APPEAL BY THE PUBLIC. Please note, however, that developments listed as a "Permitted Use" may only be appealed if the development standards (e.g. setback distances) have been relaxed or varied, or if an affected person has determined that the Development Authority has misinterpreted the Land Use Bylaw. Developments listed as a "Discretionary Use" may be appealed if an affected person has a legitimate grievance, or if the aforementioned reasons relating to Permitted Uses apply.

 

Permit #: 3366-13
Application: Additions to dwelling
Owner: Benjamen and Diane Wipf
Applicant: Benjamen and Diane Wipf
Location: Plan 8911710; Block 1 (SE-25-29-25-W4M)
Zoning: "A" Agriculture
Devt. Type: Discretionary Use

Permit #: 3369-13
Application: Placement Manufactured Home
Owner: Robert & Shauna Boese
Applicant: Dalys & Amanda Mandel
Location: Plan 0814029; Block 1; Lot 2 (SW-21-30-25-W4)
Zoning: "A" Agriculture
Devt. Type: Permitted Use

Subject to the conditions noted above, any individual may appeal an approved development permit. Appeal must be in the form of a notice and must be directed to:
Laurie Watt, CAO
Kneehill County
Box 400
Three Hills, AB T0M 2A0
The appeal, accompanied by the requisite fee ($300.00), must be submitted by 4:00 PM, April 24, 2013. Please contact the County Development Officer at (403) 443-5541 if you would like additional information.


Road Bans
A 90% road ban has been placed on Kneehill County's gravel road surfaces.
Please check our website or call the office for an update.
www.kneehillcounty.com
Office #: 403-443-5541 Toll Free: 1-866-443-5541


Kneehill County Property Inspections
The Assessor for Kneehill County must re-inspect all properties within the County regularly. It is not possible to inspect each property each and every year. In an effort to meet this requirement the Assessor will re-inspect the County on an ongoing base. As part of the re-inspection the assessor will verify the existing details on the assessment roll and adjust as necessary for any discrepancies. Annually the Assessor does inspect new or progressive properties as well as checking any changes that are brought to our attention.
The Assessor understands that in some instances there may be no one home at particular properties, when we are working in the area. In these cases we will do an outside inspection of the property and a notice will be left for the property owner or tenant to give us a call. Most of the time we may be able to resolve any outstanding assessment detail issues on the phone after an exterior inspection is completed. So please cooperate by giving us a call if requested to do so.
Remember the Assessor not only prepares assessments for the County, the Assessor is also a source of information to help the property owner understand their particular property assessment.
Per the Municipal Government Act reasonable notice is to be given before inspection, it is however impractical to contact everyone individually; Kneehill County therefore gives notice that inspection of various properties will be made during 2013. As part of the re-inspection cycle we expect to be in the hamlets of Wimborne, Huxley and all of townships 33, 34 and 35.


Announcing the Kneehill County
2013 Dust Control Program
Kneehill County is offering a rebate of $1.50 per lineal foot on dust control treatment in front of the ratepayer's residence at the ratepayer's choice of Calcium Chloride or Spec Crude. The rebate applies to applications of 400' of Calcium Chloride or 200' to 800' of Spec Crude. Dust Control Application Forms can be picked up at the County office or found on the website: kneehillcounty.com. For further information call Brandy Hay or Alexandra Smith at 403-443-5541.
IMPORTANT: To be eligible for the rebate, your agreement for Dust Control must be received at the County office by 3:30 P.M. Local Time, Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Kneehill County is unable to guarantee the eligibility for dust control, under the program, on any agreements received after the April 30, 2013 deadline.