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Yellowhead County declines landfill expansion

by Mikaela Kuefler lands to Rural Industrial. private land and five and a half million in the
"While considering the application, one of the green zone.
The Yellowhead Council met on February 28 issues is whether changing the land is "I believe in the protection of farm land as
decided if the motion from the Tervita appropriate from a land use planning well because once this land is taken over, it's
Corporation to amend a Land Use bylaw from perspective. In this specific case, taking into sterilized forever. We need to preserve some of
rural district to rural industrial district for NE consideration the applicable provisions of the these things," said Soroka.
SE 27-53-13-W5M should go to a second and MDP, as well as the input from the public
third reading. hearing, Administration believes that the County council
Tervita's request was to expand their expansion is not appropriate," said
operations, which is approaching its design Administration.
capacity with an estimated depletion schedule Council made a motion to give a second highlights
for the summer of 2017. In order to continue its reading to bylaw 18.16. The motion was
operations, Tervita proposed a lateral expansion defeated, ending the process. During Yellowhead County council's meeting
to extend capacity for approximately the next "I do not support the second reading, due to on February 28, council formally adopted the
40 years. the fact that there is the potential of liability to West Yellowhead Regional Waste Management
Bylaw 18.16 received its first reading on Council if we had this on County designated Authority's 2017 Capital & Operating budgets.
January 10, 2017, which lead to a public land, opposed to it being on Crown land. The Yellowhead County, the Town of Edson, the
hearing. County could be potentially liable if something Town of Hinton, and the Town of Jasper make up
As per the Yellowhead County Municipal went wrong," said Anthony Giezen. the regional authority.
Development Plan (MDP) three sections were Mayor Gerald Soroka pointed out that Tervita Road Priority Map & 5 Year Road
considered by Administration when reviewing knew that they had not been the best 'stewarts' Reconstruction Plan – Council formally
the rezoning application. Section 6.4.2 (g) states of their neighbours. He also drew attention to adopted the County's Connectivity/Collector
that the County should direct, where possible, the mud on highway 16 and wondered how Road Priority Map and the Five-Year Road
Reconstruction Plan. This will allow Yellowhead
non-agricultural development to areas where much mud was on county roads. County to move ahead with the planning of these
such development will not constrain "Yes, they have made great strides in road projects. These construction projects have
agricultural activities. Section 7.3 (f) states that improvements and I appreciated that but it been identified as the top priorities for County
Yellowhead County shall evaluate closely ultimately comes down to, does the landfill roads.
noxious industries that may negatively impact belong there or not? Yes, it does exist but if Property Assessment Exemption Status –
water, land, air quality, and/or adjacent land anything were to change in the future, we Eleven non-profit organizations received
uses in Yellowhead County. And Section 7.3 (h) would not allow it to happen. If you add this property assessment exemptions until 2019.
encourages landfills to locate on Crown lands one extension, that's the next 30-40 years. Does These eleven organizations have met the
or in close proximity to designated industrial that mean that you basically agree that this area Municipal Government Act requirements that
areas. should become a dumping ground for whatever allows their assessment to be exempt from
Administration had reviewed all the kind of waste in the future? I don't feel it taxation in Yellowhead County.
information provided by the applicant, the belongs in this area and I feel that there are The next Council Meetings are March 14 & 28,
landowners written and verbal responses, and other areas it could be placed," said Soroka. 2017. The next Committee of the Whole Council
the relevant planning documents and did not Yellowhead County has approximately seven Meeting is April 18, 2017. All meetings start at
support the application to amend the subject million acres, with one and a half million in 9:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers.

Local man still missing BUSINESS COURSE


Identify the
FOR EVERYONE presentation
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to ask the public's audience needs,
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missing to police this
morning and was last Prepare effective
seen Feb. 13, 2017 at the presentation notes,
handle questions and
Edson Walmart around Even the most experienced professionals can practice to perfection.
10:00 a.m. He may be lack effective presentation skills. They fail to
driving a dark blue prepare, are hesitant in front of people, have WHEN
Dodge Ram diesel truck poorly organized thoughts and lack the 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
with Alberta plate confidence to engage an inattentive audience.
BFT8284. There is a Tyrone Kellerman last seen Feb. 13, 2017 at the Edson
general concern for his Walmart around 10:00 a.m. BUSINESS PRESENTATIONS FOR COST
safety and well-being. EVERYONE $10.00
Tyrone Kellerman is
described as a Caucasian Participants discover how to craft WHERE
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this truck, you are asked
to contact the Edson Tyrone Kellerman reported missing may West Yellowhead
RCMP at 780-723-8822 have been driving a dark blue Dodge Ram Hinton - Jan 26 / Jasper - Feb 16 / Edson - Mar 16
or your local police. diesel truck with Alberta plate BFT8284.
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