Kneehill County May 28, 2014

The 90% road ban has been removed on Kneehill County's gravel road surfaces effective Tuesday, May 27th at Noon.

Please check our website or call the office for further information.

Kneehill County Scholarship Program
In recognition of the importance of an educated population to the future well-being of rural communities, Kneehill County is pleased to commit $3,000 per year for two scholarships of $1,500 each, in support of rural students attending an Alberta university, college or trade school.
All applications will be reviewed by Kneehill County Council and the successful candidates will be selected based upon a combination of academic performance, citizenship, community involvement, and the individuals written essay. The successful candidates will be awarded a cheque in the amount of $1,500 upon receipt of confirmation of registration at a recognized Alberta post-secondary institution.
The application form and requirements are available on the Kneehill County website at or at the County office, 232 Main Street, Three Hills, Alberta. All applications must be received by July 31st by 4:00 p.m.
Kneehill County
Box 400
232 Main Street
Three Hills, AB T0M 2A0
Fax: (403) 443-5115
Please call us at 1-866-443-5541 should you have any questions regarding the application process.


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 #: 3426-14
Application: Change of Intensity
Owner: J. Koteles
Applicant: J. Koteles
Location: 7015EF; 1; 4-8 Wimborne
Zoning: Hamlet General
Devt. Type: Discretionary

Permit #: H-3430-14
Application: Auto Repair Shop
Owner: Stahlville Colony
Applicant: Randy's Auto Repair
Location: SE 21-29-23-W4
Zoning: Agriculture
Devt. Type: Discretionary

Permit #: 3436-14
Application: Addition
Owner: Del & Dale Poultry Farms Ltd.
Applicant: M. Klassen
Location: SE 5-31-25-W4
Zoning: Agriculture (A)
Devt. Type: Permitted

Permit #: 3432-14
Application: 2 Additions & Deck
Owner: 741900 Alberta Ltd.
Applicant: 741900 Alberta Ltd.
Location: SW 32-30-22-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:
Al Hoggan, 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 11, 2014. Please contact the County Development Officer at (403) 443-5541 if you would like additional information.


Request for Proposals:  Janitorial Contract
Kneehill County is inviting proposals for Janitorial Services commencing July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016 for the following:
1. Kneehill County Administration Office, 232 Main Street
2. Kneehill County Maintenance Shop, 205 1st Ave SW
The Contractor must carry adequate liability insurance and WCB coverage. Proposal information and specifics may be obtained from the Administration office from Brandy Hay, Operations Executive Assistant, at 232 Main Street, Three Hills, AB, or by calling 403-443-5541 or by emailing
SEALED PROPOSALS clearly marked and addressed to the attention of Pete McRae, Director of Operations, Kneehill County, will be received at the Kneehill County Administration office, 232 Main Street, Box 400, Three Hills, AB, T0M 2A0 no later than 9:00 a.m. local time, on Thursday, June 5, 2014.
Kneehill County reserves the right to reject any and/or all proposals and to waive informalities in any proposal.
Viewing of the facilities is required and has been scheduled for Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.
For more information, please contact the undersigned.
Pete McRae, Director of Operations
Kneehill County Office: 403-443-5541
232 Main Street, Box 400
Three Hills, AB T0M 2A0



Public Roadside Spraying Program
As an Agricultural Service Board priority in 2014 ASB staff will be continuing control of regulated weeds with our roadside spraying program. We will be travelling all county owned roads from Township road 30-4 south 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 landowner, and conducting a Reverse Fence line spraying operation 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.
In addition to inspecting and controlling weeds in all county rural areas, the Kneehill County ASB is contracted and responsible for weed inspection within most urban centres.



2% Liquid Strychnine Concentrate (LSC)
for Control of Richardson Ground Squirrels

All Sales by Appointment Only. 403-443-5541
• 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:
o 1 gopher hole every 4 meters of walking over 100 meters
o 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
• Will be selling only while quantities last.
• There will be no more sales of 2% LSC after June 31, 2014
All Sales by Appointment Only. 403-443-5541