Kneehill County May 22, 2013

Request For Proposal (RFP)
Roadside Mowing Program
• Kneehill County is requesting Proposals for our 2013 Roadside Mowing Program with the potential to extend the contract for the 2014 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
• This will be a one-year contract and upon review a potential for a second.
• Proposals will be submitted as a cost per ditch mile of road.
• Work must be completed in the year between August 15 and October 31, 2013.
• Mowing shall be performed in a 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 Claüsen 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 2:00 P.M. Local Time on May 24, 2013.
Please deliver tenders in a sealed envelope to the following attention:
Kneehill County – Agricultural Services Department
Attn: Bowen Claüsen, Agricultural Services
P.O. Box 400, 232 Main Street
Three Hills, AB T0M 2A0
All inquiries regarding this tender may be directed to:
Bowen Claüsen, Agricultural Fieldmen
Phone: 403-443-5541 Fax: 403-443-5115

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 #: 3376-13
Application: Addition
Owner: T. & M. Martin
Applicant: T. & M. Martin
Location: NW 14-28-20-W4
Zoning: Agriculture (A)
Devt. Type: Permitted

Permit #: 3377-13
Application: Second story addition
Owner: R. Boyd
Applicant: Steve's Carpentry Ltd.
Location: SW 17-28-23-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, June 5, 2013. Please contact the County Development Officer at (403) 443-5541 if you would like additional information.


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.



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



In accordance with the Municipal Government Act R.S.A. 2000 cM-26 and amendments thereto, notice is hereby given that the 2013 Assessment and Taxation notices have been mailed as of May 17, 2013, to Kneehill County ratepayers.
The assessment roll is open for inspection by the public and can be viewed at the Kneehill County Office at 232 Main Street, Three Hills, Alberta, during regular business hours of Monday to Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. or on the Kneehill County website at under Resources - Assessment Roll.
Any person wishing to object to an item on the Assessment Roll must do so in writing, as per the instructions on the reverse side of your Tax Notice, before 4:00 P.M. July 16, 2013. Details are also available on our website at
The applicable assessment appeal fee per parcel, which must accompany the complaint is:
$50.00 for Residential and Farm
$100.00 to $500.00 for Non-Residential
Mike Morton
Director of Finance



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.