Kneehill County May 15, 2013

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.


Household Hazardous Waste Roundup
Saturday, May 25th, 2013
10 AM to 2 PM
At the Kneehill County Shop
(201 1st Ave SW, Three Hills)
A list of Typical Household Hazardous Waste that will be collected can be found on the Kneehill County website.


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 #: 3375-13
Application: Addition
Owner: G. & H. Lemay and M. & S. Lemay
Applicant: M. & S. Lemay
Location: NE 4-33-23-W4
Zoning: Agriculture (A)
Devt. Type: Permitted

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, Interim 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, May 29, 2013. Please contact the County Development Officer at (403) 443-5541 if you would like additional information.


2013 ASB Public Lands Weed Control
Invasive weed control remains an Agricultural Service Board priority. In 2013 ASB staff will be continuing our roadside spraying program by travelling all roads from Township road 33-0 (Highway 27) North to the County Boundary spraying a residual herbicide to control all invasive weeds. Invasive weed control throughout the remainder of the County will be done on a requested or reported basis and spot spraying only.
The ASB spray crew has been instructed to leave a one meter buffer strip between the road allowance and the adjacent land owner's property, when applying herbicides for weed control. Weeds within this buffer zone may be controlled with permission from the land owner, allowing the ASB to drive on their property spraying back into the road allowance. As per policy all roadside spraying will stop 30 meters upon approaching a farmstead or residence, where buildings and trees are within 30 meters of the road allowance and will continue 30 meters past the farmstead or residence. This area is the responsibility of the adjacent landowner except in the situation where noxious weeds are present, in which case the Ag Fieldman will participate with the landowner to gain control.
The Kneehill County ASB is also contracted and responsible for weed inspection within most urban centres, as well as mowing of county cemeteries and other county lands.
Ratepayers are encouraged to call the ASB office to report invasive weed growth on County property and public lands so they may be controlled as soon as possible. 1-403-443-5541 or Toll Free @ 1-866-443-5541