Kneehill County June 11, 2014

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 www.kneehillcounty.com or at the County office, 232 Main Street, Three Hills, Alberta. All applications must be received by July 31st by 4:00 PM.
Kneehill County
Box 400
232 Main Street
Three Hills, AB T0M 2A0
Email:execassist@kneehillcounty.com
Fax: (403) 443-5115
Please call us at 1-866-443-5541 should you have any questions regarding the application process.


MAILING OF 2014 ASSESSMENT AND TAXATION NOTICES
In accordance with the Municipal Government Act R.S.A. 2000 M-26 and amendments thereto, notice is hereby given that the 2014 Combined Assessment and Taxation Notices have been mailed as of May 16, 2014 to Kneehill County ratepayers. If you have not received your copy of the combined Tax & Assessment Notice, please contact Caroline Siverson at the County Office, 403-443-5541.
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 during regular business hours of Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM or on the Kneehill County website at www.kneehillcounty.com.
Any person wishing to object to an item on the Assessment Roll must do so in writing, as per the instructions located in the pamphlet sent with your Tax Notice, before 4:00 PM on July 15, 2014. Details are also available on our website at www.kneehillcounty.com.

 

 


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.