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'We have the opportunity to fix mistakes of the past': Councillor Mitchell

by Adrienne Tait complain. You won't find trash lying around – they
take care of their community.”
What to do about a Marlboro wastewater and Mitchell went on to say, “Marlboro is a proud
drinking water was back on the table during the community. They may not bombard you with
committee of the whole meeting. requests but I'm not that proud. I'm begging you to
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Councillors new to the table since the consider this.” 440 780-963-12820-963-1282
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requested a detailed summary of what the council cost for directional drilling should new lines be put
has already considered. in place.
County administration had investigated the cost of With regards to potable drinking water director
installing holding tanks and a wastewater removal Don O'Quinn said a new treatment facility and more S. McLean
system for the hamlet of Marlboro. water wells would be required.
Consultants AMEC Foster Wheeler prepared a Coucillor Jack Williams asked if there was funding CONTRACTING
report which outlines the basic costs of such a available through the provincial government to
project. To supply and install a holding tank would which director O'Quinn replied, “They say there is
come at a cost of $7,000 while wastewater removal funding available but there is no funding budgeted.” GRAVEL SALES
and disposal would equate to $1,143.75 per Mayor Soroka said, “We should do both at the
household per month on average. same time. If you only do one then you're only
3/4”, 1”, 1 ½” & 2”
Any type of wastewater system installation would doing half the project.” 3/4”, 1”, 1 ½” & 2”
require the construction of a lagoon at an estimated The issue of improvement tax and affordability for
cost of $2,160,000. Road improvements would also residents was then addressed. “If we give it to
gravel for sale
be required and would be estimated to run Marlboro for free- what about the other hamlets?” gravel for sale
approximately $2,000,000. asked Mayor Soroka.
Also riprap & pitrun
Councillor Fred Priestley-Wright said that the Councillor Russell, referring to council's refusal to Also riprap & pitrun
present septic systems and fields are working well fund dust control for the county, said, “I fully
but deep water wells to supply drinking water are support doing something in Marlboro. But I have to
not. “In my opinion potable water is more of a ask – how can we spend this amount on 200 people
requirement,” said Priestley-Wright, “Providing when we won't spend $200,000 to support 700?”
Residential and
potable water via underground piping is more of a The councillors all agreed something should be Residential and
consideration than sewage at this time.” done in Marlboro but asked to look at the project
farmer discounts
Councillor Dawn Mitchell said, “Marlboro is such numbers one more time before making a decision farmer discounts
a great community and we have the opportunity to and requested input regarding residents wished and
fix the mistakes of the past. The people there rarely what they felt they could pay for.
Call Derek 780-300-4868
County declares state of youngda@telus.net
Email:


agricultural disaster



continued from front EDSON FISH AND
year average in some Councillor David of a disadvantage than GAME ASSOCIATION
parts of the county. The Russell said, “Care those that suffer severe
east end of the county needs to be taken when losses should the state of AND GUN CLUB
has been hardest hit and we present to declare. agricultural disaster not
is recording levels at 50- There are places that are be declared. “On
100 years. not hit. How do we average the yield of
Hay crops are unlikely present that? crops is down. If you
to see second cuts, hay Mayor Soroka said can harvest 60% of what PROPERTY SALE
and pasture conditions that in the current you normally produce
are being rated as fair to situation the amount of that means you've lost The Edson Fish and Game Association and Gun Club is
poor, and grasshopper time it would take to 40% but you won't get offering for sale by semi-public auction a choice property
infestations throughout identify and assess compensation because
the county are ranging individual properties you produced too much. located at SE7-53-17W5 consisting of 154.8 acres.
from moderate to could result in a time In that case you're
extreme. c r u n c h w h e r e b y actually harder hit if you INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS
“Once the province producers would not be have some sort of crop,”
declares Yellowhead able to access funding. said Soroka. - All bidders must register with The Edson Fish and Game
County a disaster then it Mayor Soroka told T h e Ye l l o w h e a d Association and Gun Club (EFGGC) via the website.
is up to their records to council that those County last declared a - All bids will be posted on the website. The identity of the
prove whether or not producers not hit as hard state of agricultural
they have had a financial may actually be at more disaster in 2009. bidder will not be posted.
impact because of a The minimum opening bid is $100,000.
drought situation or - Subsequent bid increments must be a minimum of $500.
g r a s s h o p p e r
infestation,” Mayor - The auction will run until 9:00 pm MST on September 21,
Gerald Soroka said, 2015.
“We've identified we are P INSTALLATIONS P - When bidding is finished, and if the EFGGC deems the
SHEET METAL
SALES SERVICE P
in dire need and we're
hoping the province * Furnace Replacement bid price acceptable, the successful bidder will be
recognizes that and * Furnaces/Air Conditioners notified and will have 3 days to present the EFGCC with a
brings it to the federal * Residential Heating Packages nonrefundable deposit equal to 25% of the winning bid.
government.” * Electronic Air Cleaners
B y t h e c o u n t y * Furnace Replacement * Humidifiers/Air Exchangers - The full balance of the bid price shall be paid no later than
* Sheet Metal Work
declaring a state of * Furnaces/Air Conditioners 30 days following the conclusion of the auction.
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agricultural disaster it * Residential Heating Packages
* Electronic Air Cleaners
m a y a l l o w l o c a l * Humidifiers/Air Exchangers www.readsheating.ca
Email: Cameron@readsheating.com
producers access to * Sheet Metal Work The EFGGC will be represented in this transaction by the
FREE ESTIMATES
provincial or federal Boisvert Law Group. Boisvert Law Group is located at 324
funding. 4640 3 Avenue Phone: (780) 723-3553
Edson, AB T7E 1C2 Authorized Dealer Fax: (780) 723-3552
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