MPC and Council Meeting Agendas for January 22nd, 2018
Magrath Truck Scale
The truck scale in Magrath is up and running! The cost per weigh is $10.00, and reloadable cards are $20.00 each. Please call our office at (403) 653-4977 for more information.
Council Meeting Agenda
To view the agenda for the January 12, 2018 Cardston County Council Meeting, please click here.
Please note that business licenses have been mailed out and will require payment by March 30th, 2018. Business licenses left unpaid by March 30th, 2018 will be cancelled.
If you require further information, please contact the County Office at (403) 653-4977. Our regular business hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Please note that on January 1st, 2018, a 5% penalty will be applied to the original tax levy on all outstanding accounts. On March 1st, 2018, a final penalty of 12% will be applied to the total remaining balance on outstanding accounts.
Property taxes can be paid for in a variety of different methods, including: online banking, e-transfer, pre authorized monthly payments, or in person (sorry, no credit cards).
If you require further information, please do not hesitate to call us at (403) 653-4977.
Merry Christmas from the Staff at Cardston County
The staff at Cardston County would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. To ensure that our staff has the ability to spend time with their families, our office will be closed on the following dates:
- Monday, December 25th
- Tuesday, December 26th
- Monday, January 1st
Graders will be out on the above dates in the event that heavy snowfall occurs.
Be safe, and have a Merry Christmas!
Road Allowance Leases
Cardston County Council is currently reviewing the road allowance lease process. Notices will be mailed once the review has been completed.
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.
MPC and Council Meeting Agendas
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.
Agenda for the December 4th, 2017 Cardston County Public Works Meeting
To view the agenda, please click here.
Farming Smarter Events for 2018
To view upcoming Farming Smarter events for 2018, please click here.
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.
Council and MPC Meeting Agendas
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"
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.
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.
Council Agenda for October 10th, 2017
To view the agenda for the October 10th, 2017 Cardston County Council Meeting, please click here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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 email@example.com describing any features you wish to see on the new website.
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.
Electoral Division Map
To view a map of the electoral divisions for the upcoming municipal election, please click here.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fire Ban Issued in Waterton Lakes National Park
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
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
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.
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.
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.