Road Allowance Leases

Cardston County Council is currently reviewing the road allowance lease process. Notices will be mailed once the review has been completed.

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January Council Meeting

Please note that the first Cardston County Council Meeting in January will be held on Friday, January 12th at 9:00 A.M. in the Cardston County Council Chambers. An agenda for the meeting will be posted several days prior to the meeting.

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MPC and Council Meeting Agendas

To view the agendas for the December 11, 2017 MPC and Council Meetings, please click here and here.

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On-Farm Solar PV Grant Program

The On-Farm Solar PV Grant Program is reopened with new, higher rates of $.75/Watt up to 35% of eligible expenses for systems under 100 kW, and $.56/Watt up to 27% of eligible expenses for systems between 100 kW and 150 kW. For more information, please click here.

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Agenda for the December 4th, 2017 Cardston County Public Works Meeting

To view the agenda, please click here. 

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Farming Smarter Events for 2018

To view upcoming Farming Smarter events for 2018, please click here.

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Invite from the Waterton Biosphere Reserve Association: Carnivores and Communities Meeting

The Waterton Biosphere Reserve Association is holding a "Carnivores and Communities Meeting" at the Cardston Seniors Centre on Wednesday, December 6th at 7:00 P.M. For more information, please click here.

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Council and MPC Meeting Agendas

To view the Council and MPC Meeting Agendas for Monday, November 27th, please click here and here.

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Planned Power Outage - Leavitt Area

On Thursday, November 9th, FortisAlberta will conduct a power outage in the area surrounding Leavitt between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. For more information, please call 310-9473 or 1 (855) 333-9473 and quote "outage Leavitt" and "Thursday, November 9, 2017"

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Free Workshop: November 15th

Cardston County is holding an "Intro to Farm & Ranch Safety Planning" workshop on November 15th from 5 P.M. - 9 P.M. at the Cardston County Office. To register for this free workshop, please call Stephen Bevans at (403) 653-4977. For more information, please click here.

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Subdivision and Development Appeal Board

Cardston County is searching for five County residents to serve on the County's Subdivision and Development Appeal Board. For more information, please click here.

Boards and Committees Appointee List

To view the list of Boards and Committees with their respective appointees, please click here. 

Official Municipal Election Results for Cardston County

Division 1 - Royce Leavitt

Division 2 - Fred Lacey (incumbent)

Division 3 - Roger Houghton (acclaimed)

Division 4 - Jim Bester (incumbent)

Division 5 - Kevin Quinton

Division 6 - Wayne Harris

Division 7 - Randy Bullock

We would like to thank all those that put their names forward and all those who came out to vote. 

To view the tallied results, please click here.

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Council Agenda for October 10th, 2017

To view the agenda for the October 10th, 2017 Cardston County Council Meeting, please click here.

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Seeking Photos for New County Website

Want to have your photos featured on our new website? If so, please email high quality photos of our County to communications@cardstoncounty.com

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Fire Ban Lifted

Please note that the fire ban in Cardston County is lifted as of October 2nd. If you require a burn permit, please contact the County Shop at (403) 653-3712.

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Acreage Owner Workshop *POSTPONED*

Cardston County is holding an Acreage Owner Workshop on October 18th from 1:00-4:00 P.M. in the ASB Meeting Room at the County Administration Building. For more information, please click here. 

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New County Website

Cardston County is very excited to announce that we are currently in the process of developing a new County website. Please email communications@cardstoncounty.com describing any features you wish to see on the new website.

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Advance Polling

Please note that Advance Polling will take place at the County Administration Building on Friday, October 6th and Wednesday, October 11th between 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M.

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Electoral Division Map

To view a map of the electoral divisions for the upcoming municipal election, please click here.

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Fire Ban

Please note that as of September 26th, 2017, a fire ban remains in effect in Cardston County. For more information regarding fire bans, please visit www.albertafirebans.ca

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Official Nomination List

To view the official nomination list for the upcoming municipal election, please click here. If you have any questions, please contact the County Administration Building at (403) 653-4977.

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Mountain View Transfer Station

Beginning on September 16th, 2017, the Mountain View Transfer Station WILL NOT be open on Wednesdays.

Thereafter, the Transfer Station hours will be Saturdays from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the County Office at 403-653-4977.

"Ready for Her"

The provincial government has released "Ready for Her" - A Guide for Women Running for Municipal Office.

The guide provides information to women interested in running for municipal office, regarding: roles and responsibilities, qualifications, nominations and campaigning and fundraising.

To view the "Ready for Her" guide, please click here.

Prospective Candidate Training

The Society of Local Government Managers (SLGM), in collaboration with Municipal Affairs, is offering free candidate training for those individuals interested in seeking public office at either the municipal or school board level. 

Training will take place in Lethbridge on Monday, September 11th from 7 P.M. - 10 P.M. at the lower level of The Keg restaurant located at 1621 3rd Avenue South.

For more information, please click here.

Recycling Roundup

Cardston County is holding a Recycling Roundup at the Cardston County Main Yard on September 21st, 2017 from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. For more information, please click here.

Gravel Week

Riverside Pit - Glenwood - August 22nd

Kennard Pit - Beazer/Police Lake - August 23rd

Bevans Pit - Kimball - August 24th

Nelson Pit - Del Bonita - August 25th

The price this year will be $10.00 per yard. If you are interested in purchasing gravel from the County, you will need to visit the Administration Office to pick up a purchase order prior to receiving any gravel. You will then be required to bring your purchase order to the pit when you arrive to pick up your gravel. Please be aware that if you plan to pick up gravel yourself, you will be required to wear a high visibility safety vest while in the pit area.

Note: The Mountain View Pit is currently crushing, but does not have aggregate available at this time.

Garbage Disposal in Town of Cardston Commercial Dumpsters

Cardston County requests that County residents do not dispose garbage in the Town of Cardston's commercial dumpsters. While we understand that the current fire ban has increased the difficulty of garbage disposal for County residents, the Town's dumpsters are becoming overwhelmed. Please take all garbage directly to your nearest transfer station during operating hours.

Additionally, the Town's burning pile is currently closed, so please hold those materials for the time being.

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Fire Ban Issued in Waterton Lakes National Park

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Please note the following restrictions in Waterton Lakes National Park: The fire ban prohibits ALL OPEN FIRES EXCEPT FOR:

  • portable propane fire pits
  • gas or propane stoves and barbeques designed for cooking or heating
  • propane or gas fuelled lanterns (enclosed flame)
  • patio heaters (propane, catalytic or infrared/radiant)

The fire ban covers the entire national park, including all front and back country campgrounds and day use areas. The ban also includes  the Waterton townsite.

For more information, please visit: http://www.pc.gc.ca/apps/scond/index_e.asp

Fire Ban Issued in Cardston County

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A fire ban is now in effect in Cardston County.

  • All permits are now cancelled until further notice.
  • No open flames allowed, except in the following conditions:
    • Cooking or heating appliances fuelled by fluids or gas, i.e. propane fuelled fire pits

For more information, please visit: https://albertafirebans.ca/

2017 Taxes and Assessments

Our 2017 tax and assessment notices have been dropped off at the post office and should be in your mailboxes shortly! We collect property taxes in order to provide services like road maintenance, snow removal, recreation opportunities, agricultural services, emergency services, utilities such as water, and more.
 
Taxes are due on June 30, 2017, after which point late penalties will be applied to outstanding accounts. Tax payments can be made in person at the County, by cheque, or online through your bank, but please note that we do not accept credit card payments for taxes.
 
 
Along with our annual insert with general County news and information, we have included a short citizen satisfaction survey with your tax notices. You can find all the additional items sent out with your tax notices below:

Southern AB Youth Range Days

The Southern Alberta Youth Range Days (YRDs) program is an interactive event for youth and families interested in learning about working agricultural landscapes critical to environmental sustainability.

Registration is $75 per participant and the deadline is July 1, 2017. You can find registration contact information on the event brochure or poster.

The three day camp highlights learning about local wildlife, working ranches, plant identification, range health field sessions, and riparian health. The third day is geared towards putting the pieces together, understanding interconnections of resources on a watershed scale.


Request for Proposals

We are currently accepting proposals for professional engineering services for a regional water study in the Mountain View area. You can find the full Request for Proposals document here.


Address Changes

In order to keep our municipal records consistent with those officially filed at the Government of Alberta's Land Titles Office, residents looking to change or update their address with the County will now have to make those changes through the Land Titles Office.

We will no longer be making address changes without receiving the changes officially through the Land Titles Office. You can find the Notice of Change of Address form here.


2017 Gravel Days

Gravel will be available for purchase from the County from June 5-9th, 2017 and August 21-25th, 2017. The price this year will be $10.00 per yard. If you are interested in purchasing gravel during the week of June 5-9th, 2017, our gravel pit availability will be the following:

Monday: Bevans Pit (Kimball)
Tuesday: Kenard Pit (Boundary Creek)
Wednesday: Nelson Pit (Del Bonita)

If you are interested in purchasing gravel from the County this year, you will need to come down to our office and pick up a purchase order prior to receiving any gravel. You will need to bring the purchase order with you to the pit when you arrive to pick up your gravel.

Availability for specific pits will be determined closer to the gravel weeks. If you have received a purchase order from the County, we will contact you to let you know the date and times for loading at each pit.

Please be aware that if you are planning to pick up gravel yourself, we ask that you wear a high visibility safety vest while in the pit area as it is required for safety concerns.


Equipment Economics Workshop

We are hosting a presentation by Prof. Glen Mumey to help answer the question: should I buy, lease, rent, or hire my equipment? You can check out the event flyer here.

The workshop will be held on June 9th, 2017 from 1:30 to 3:30pm at the County office. You can call us at (403) 653-4977 to register. Registration is free!


Recreation Committee Nominations

We are currently accepting nominations for the County's newly-formed Recreation Committee. The committee will advise and make recommendations to Council on recreation issues in the County.

If you are interested, you can find the full posting and application instructions here. We would also appreciate it if you would forward this to anyone you know who may be interested.


Presenting at a Council Meeting

If you would like to make a presentation to Council or appear as a delegation at one of our Council Meetings, please complete the Council Presentation Form and submit it to us by email, fax, or in person. We will try to schedule your presentation during the next Council Meeting.

If you would like request a donation from Cardston County for your community organization or event, please read our Community Donations Policy and complete the Donation Request Form and submit it to us by email, fax, or in person.