By Kevin J. Sabo
For the Advance
The first 2021 meeting of County of Paintearth council was a rather sedate affair.
Bylaw 693-20, the Nomination Deposit Bylaw, which was passed at the end of last year, was repealed during the meeting due to a required change in wording.
Bylaw 694-21 was acclaimed after it passed all three readings, repealed and replaced Bylaw 693-20, and added in to the bylaw is that the only accepted payment accepted for the nomination deposit will be credit card and debit card.
Due to a minor error in council resolution #12.01.20.490, council has rescinded the resolution.
The resolution motioned by Coun. Diane Elliot was to write off 2018 outstanding taxes for tax rolls 47002184, 47002280, and 70004770 in the amount of $57,109.46 in order for the County of Paintearth to apply for Provincial Educational Requisition Credit (PERC) in the amount of $8,684.76.
The resolution should have read that the County of Paintearth apply for PERC in the amount of $8682.43, a difference of $2.33.
The resolution was corrected in a motion put forward by Coun. Dale Norton.
County of Paintearth Director of Public Works Bryce Cooke reported to council that public works employees are currently reclaiming gravel off the shoulders of the roads in Division 7.
“It brings back gravel onto the shoulder of the roads,” said Cooke.
“I know it’s an inconvenience for a couple of days while we are doing it.”
According to Cooke, so far, the County has reclaimed 79 tonnes of gravel on 480 miles of roads. The value of the gravel recovered is around $728,000.
In addition to the gravel reclamation, County graders have been out blading ice at intersections where ice buildup has been bad.
Other work being done by the County of Paintearth includes the refurbishing of the bleachers from Burma Park Campground.