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THE WEEKLY ANCHOR


THE WEEKLY ANCHOR
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Dust control fee changes coming for County



by Dana McArthur year (half paid by applicant, other half paid by provide this service to those needing it, is a
general tax base). As we move forward in 2018, pretty small amount to benefit residents.”
Dust control fees for 2018 were under Administration requires council to set an Councillor Penny Lowe said she did not agree
discussion at Yellowhead County Council's application fee. In doing so, Council needs to be with any subsidy, "I chose to live down a gravel
Governance and Priorities meeting held January cognizant of cost issues to the County such as road and do not agree that the general tax base
16. Carbon levy, cola increases etc.," said O'Quinn. should pay for other people's dust control."
"In January of 2016, Council amended dust O'Quinn explained that a formula based Mayor Gerald Soroka offered the idea that fees
control policy removing the formula based fee process is easier to understand and defend, as could be set on a 1/3-2/3 pay where residents
structure and implementing a fee schedule to be any cost savings or increases are reflected in the wanting a dust control application would only
determined by Council annually," said Don following year. An arbitrary number is more pay 1/3 of the cost with 2/3 being subsidized by
O'Quinn, Director of Infrastructure Services, difficult to explain or defend and does not the general tax base. This would equal the $200
who presented the information to Council. always capture significant cost fluctuations. fix fee currently set but would increase or
Prior to this date Council policy set the fee for Councillor Shawn Berry was in favour of a decrease based on actual costs.
dust control at 50% of the previous year's actual subsidized fee, "When many long-time residents Councillor Sandra Cherniawsky said, "One
cost. (Cost included product, application, and moved out to those areas they did not expect the third seems fine. We have low income seniors in
road preparation). roads would become so wide and dusty. I think the county where the cost of this is a concern."
The actual cost of dust control in 2017 was we have to accept some of that responsibility." Council agreed that Administration should
$606.00 (for 200 meters). The actual cost of dust Councillor David Russell was in favour of a proceed with the plan and return to council with
control in 2016 was $636.00 (200 meters). 100% subsidy. "The only people interested in the policy changes for review.
In 2017, Council changed policy and assigned dust control are those that need it. It's really a
an arbitrary number of $200 per application. quality of life and safety issue. There are
"In prior years, policy articulated the fee to be families with children breathing that dust in. I EDSON DRY CLEANERS
based on 50% of the actual costs of the previous think the $140,000 it would cost the county to 780-723-7503
108 50 Street
You've Been Flocked! Team fundraiser

*Entrance Mat Rentals
by Adrienne Tait host a tournament, a team pay for bus trips to the team and “flock” *Entrance Mat Rentals
* F/R and Reg. Coverall
m a j o r s o u r c e o f and tournaments. your friends and * F/R and Reg. Coverall
If pink flamingoes fundraising for the While the group is still neighbours forms you
Sales & Drycleaning
suddenly show up in team, and so has gotten short of their original c a n c o n t a c t t h e Sales & Drycleaning
your yard, or you see creative in their efforts goal they have managed fundraising group
t h e m i n y o u r to raise funds. to raise enough to pay through their Facebook
We do alterations
neighbour's yard, The funds raised go for one bus. p a g e o r p i c k u p We do alterations
chances are you've been towards helping the If you want to donate nomination forms at and repairs
and repairs
“ f l o c k e d ” b y t h e The Brick. The birds
Bantam Sabres 2 team. only “fly” within the
The colorful birds town limits and the
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have been decorated by fundraiser is only on for 780-723-7503
the local Bantam 2 one more week.
team. Local Bantam 2
parent volunteers place
the flamingoes in the
yard of the person who
has been nominated.
They must stay there for
4 8 h o u r s . T h e
homeowner has the
option to pay to have the
flamingoes removed,
SECRET SANTA FOR SENIORS
make a donation to have SECRET SANTA FOR SENIORS
a flock placed in a friend
or neighbour's yard, or We would like to send a big thank you out to
We would like to send a big thank you out to
buy “insurance” to Edson Custom Cruisers, In Your Drawers,
Edson Custom Cruisers, In Your Drawers,
ensure the birds never
Avenue Cabs, Gwen Davidson, Integra Tire,
return to your yard. Avenue Cabs, Gwen Davidson, Integra Tire,
Alberta Williamson, Louis Sanbourin, Brian Hopwood,
The team has been Alberta Williamson, Louis Sanbourin, Brian Hopwood,
Parker and Julian Van De Speigle, Jackie Belanger,
flocking people all Parker and Julian Van De Speigle, Jackie Belanger,
around Edson since Maddison Biggar, Gemma McLeod, Shayne Whitnack,
Maddison Biggar, Gemma McLeod, Shayne Whitnack,
November 27 as a team Adrienne Whitnack.
Adrienne Whitnack.
fundraiser. This year There is still one more week to participate in
the team was unable to the “You've Been Flocked!” Bantam Sabres 2
Also to eveyrone who held house parties,
fundraiser. photo Adrienne Tait Also to eveyrone who held house parties,
cookie exchanges and helped gift wrapping,
cookie exchanges and helped gift wrapping,
donating time and serving at the cabin.
EXECUTIVE HOME FOR RENT donating time and serving at the cabin.
(Glenwood) A special thank you to the Weekly Anchor for getting
A special thank you to the Weekly Anchor for getting
our event out to the public.
our event out to the public.
Immaculate yard and forest on
1.5 acres, fully fenced and
And to our husbands, Norm Whitnack and Lawrence
private. 1850 sq. ft., 3 beds, And to our husbands, Norm Whitnack and Lawrence
McLeod, for all the help and encouragement you gave
2.5 baths, gas fireplace on McLeod, for all the help and encouragement you gave
us in preparing the Secret Santa for Seniors.
main floor. Fully dev. bsmt with us in preparing the Secret Santa for Seniors.
1 legal & 2 other bedrooms +
1 bath, built in bar in rec room. To all the people who donated ‘Thank You’.
To all the people who donated ‘Thank You’.
Heated att. dbl garage. Large
Our seniors had a beautiful day and left with fun
2-tier deck off back. Vegetable garden, greenhouse, shed, RV parking. Our seniors had a beautiful day and left with fun
memories!
memories!
Will consider long or short term tenancy. Available February 19.Will consider long or short term tenancy. Available February 19.
Your donations put smiles on 168 seniors.
Your donations put smiles on 168 seniors.
Please call Lori at Judy Whitnack and Ashley McLeod
Judy Whitnack and Ashley McLeod
780-712-6472 or 780-723-5722
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