Three Hills Notices - May 17, 2017

Due to a water line break, the Rob Naylor Splash Park will not be opening on Saturday May 20th, 2017 as noted in May’s issue of Talk About Town. Further updates regarding the opening of the splash park will be available on the Town’s website

Property Tax Notices for 2017 were mailed on May 12, 2017.
Property Taxes are due on June 30, 2017, if you are not on the monthly payment plan.
Methods of Payment:
You have the option of paying your taxes with cash, cheque, debit card or online banking (where available). Post-dated cheques with dates up to June 30, 2017 are acceptable and payments will be processed as of the date on the post-dated cheque. Please note that the Town of Three Hills does not accept credit cards for the payment of taxes.
Pre-Authorized Payment Plan:
The Town of Three Hills offers a Pre-Authorized Payment Plan to individuals and organizations that request this option. Twelve monthly installments are electronically deducted from a designated bank account on the first business day of each month. Tax accounts on the Pre-Authorized Payment Plan are not subject to the penalties levied on July 1st, October 1st or January 1st. Please contact the Tax Clerk at (403) 443-5822 or in person at 232 Main Street if you wish to receive more information on or to sign up for the Pre-Authorized Payment Plan.
If you have any questions, or wish to have more information about your property taxes, please call the Town Office at (403) 443-5822.

The Town Office, Recycling Depot and Landfill will be closed on Monday, May 22nd, 2017 for the Victoria Day Holiday. The next regular meeting of Town Council will be held on Tuesday May 23rd commencing at 5:30 PM. A Special Meeting of Council will be held on Thursday, May 11th at 5:00 PM.

Town of Three Hills and Kneehill County have joined forces for the Annual Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up.
Round-up Date: May 27th, 2017
Round-up Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Round-up Location: Kneehill County Shop
205 1st Avenue SW
For more information please contact the Town Office at 403-443-5822.

Tipping fees at the landfill will be reduced to 50% on Saturday May 27th from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM for all home and yard refuse in the Town of Three Hills. Please bring a copy of your utility bill or other identification that shows your street address. Prices will be based on actual weight of waste with no minimum fee.

Take notice that the following permit(s) for the proposed use(s) listed below has been issued in accordance with Land Use Bylaw 1398-17 and any amendments thereto, of the Town of Three Hills:

Development Permit Application No: 61/900.023/17 by Garry Cunningham for an Accessory Residential Building on Lot 1, Block H, Plan 761 0387 (828 – 1st Street NE) Land Use Classification: R1 – Residential Single Dwelling District.

Development Permit Application No: 61/900.024/17 by Kevin Peters for a Side Yard Setback on Lot 9, Block 3, Plan 671 0794 (691 – 4th Avenue SE) Land Use Classification R1 - Residential Single Dwelling District

Development Permit Application No: 61/900.027/17 by Crispin Gestiada (Gerry’s Grill) for a Banner sign on Lots A & B, Block 28, Plan 5278JK (309 Main Street) Land Use Classification C2 – Commercial Central District

Development Permit Application No: 61/900.028/17 by Traders Furniture for a Free-Standing Sign and Front Yard Setback Variance on Lots 27-31, Block 3, Plan 4304AH (120 – 3rd Avenue SE) Land Use Classification C2 – Commercial Central District

The above permit(s) shall become valid after a lapse of fourteen (14) days from the date of the newspaper in which this notice appears.
Anyone who feels prejudicially affected by this permit may appeal the permit by filing notice of appeal by 4:00 PM Wednesday May 31st, 2017 and paying the applicable fees. In the event of an appeal being filed, all interested parties will be notified.
Further information regarding this permit(s) may be obtained from the Town Office at 232 Main Street, Three Hills, AB.
Any person wishing to appeal this decision may do so in writing to: The Secretary, Development Appeal Board, Box 610, Three Hills, Alberta T0M 2A0.
Development Officer
Town of Three Hills

Permanent Full-Time
The role of the Equipment Operator II is to operate and maintain the heavy equipment in a safe and effective manner ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation, policy, and procedure.
The Equipment Operator II shall provide management with accurate and timely information to ensure municipal operations are maintained in an effective and efficient manner.
It is also the responsibility of the Equipment Operator II to continually monitor road and lane conditions, sidewalks, curbs and overland drainage ditches, and infrastructure.
• Successful completion of a Grade 12 diploma or GED certificate; and
• Minimum of a valid Class 3 Drivers License with Q (Airbrake) endorsement; and
• Ground Disturbance Certification
• Ability to effectively and efficiently operate equipment including but not limited to: skid steer, loader, motor grader, rubber tired backhoe, rubber tired bobcat, street sweeper, street sander, asphalt crack filling machine, single axle dump truck, tandem axle truck and landfill compactor.
• Ability to proficiently operate all other equipment owned or rented by the Town.
• Ability to make minor repairs and undertake standard maintenance procedures on all equipment they operate.
• Ability to perform manual labour.
• May be required to obtain Landfill Operators Certification in order to operate equipment at the landfill.
• May be required to occasionally organize small work projects and supervise small crews of skilled or unskilled workers.
• May be required to undertake works to fabricate tools and/or finished structures in metal, wood or other materials.
• May be required to maintain and make necessary repairs to road and lane conditions, sidewalks, curbs and overland drainage ditches, pavement structures, gravel roadways and infrastructure.
• May be required to participate in: snow removal, general landscaping, tree trimming, signage, line painting and asphalt crack filling.
• May be required to assist with the operation and maintenance of public works, utility, parks and recreation or waste facilities.
• May be required to work a modified schedule and/or partake in the stand-by rotation in order to accommodate seasonal or operational requirements.
• May be required to assist in record keeping and report preparation.
WORK HOURS: Full Time, 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week.
RATE OF PAY: As per CUPE Local 417-05 Collective Agreement.
Interested candidates should forward their resume with cover letter to the attention of Rhonda Laking, HR Administrator, by 12:00 noon on Friday, May 26th 2017.
Resumes may be hand delivered to the Town Office (232 Main Street), marked Confidential; Faxed to (403) 443-2616; or emailed to
Please reference “Equipment Operator II” on all submissions as there may be more than one active employment opportunity available.
The Town thanks all who apply however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.