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Situated in the Central Peace Region of northwestern Alberta, Saddle Hills County is located approximately 500 kilometres north of Edmonton and only 40 kilometres north of Grande Prairie. Home to a diverse agricultural community, Saddle Hills County also contains rich deposits of natural gas and oil for which Alberta is so well known.

With the beautiful Peace River Valley forming our northern boundary and the Saddle Hills to the south, we offer picturesque landscapes filled with stunning contrasts and abundant wildlife. Elk, moose and deer are just a few of the wild animals that roam our deep river valleys, lush wooded hillsides and rolling plains.

Saddle Hills County has MovedSaddle Hills County Has A New Home!

Saddle Hills County Operations have now moved to the new location on Highway 49 at the junction with Highway 725.

Office hours are 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

 

 

Saddle Hills County News

Notice of Road Bans: Saddle Hills County

March 4, 2015

Pursuant to the Saddle Hills County Bylaw 80-1998 and Policy No. PW 04, effective at 10:00 a.m. on March 5, 2015 the following road bans are in effect:

75 % axle weight from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

All Saddle Hills County Rural Roads (including all paved surfaces)

100% axle weight (no overweight) from 10:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m.

For information about Road Bans on Secondary and Primary Highways please call Alberta Transportation: 1-877-236-6445.

For any other information on road bans within Saddle Hills County, please contact Mike Wozny at (780) 864-3760.

Notice of Special Council Meeting – March 2nd

February 20, 2015

Notice of Special Council Meeting

February 18, 2015

Notice of this special council meeting is given in accordance with the Municipal Government Act which states:

Section 194

(1)  The chief elected official

(a) may call a special council meeting whenever the official considers it appropriate to do so, and

(3) The chief elected official calls a special council meeting by giving at least 24 hours’ notice in writing to each councillor and the public stating the purpose of the meeting and the date, time and place at which it is to be held.

Notice is hereby given that a special council meeting has been called by Reeve Hubert that will be held on March 2, 2015 at 6 p.m. at the Spirit River Centennial Centre, for the purpose of dealing with the following:

  • Central Peace Waste Management Strategy

 

 

Public Notice: Saddle Hills County Water Act NOTICE OF DECISION

February 17, 2015

PUBLIC NOTICE

Saddle Hills County

WATER ACT NOTICE OF DECISION

Notice is given that on February 5, 2015 Saddle Hills County was issued an approval to construct a water reservoir for the purposes of developing a municipal water supply in the NW 9-79-08-W6. Read more…

Public Notice: Saddle Hills County Water Act NOTICE OF DECISION

February 17, 2015

PUBLIC NOTICE

Saddle Hills County

WATER ACT NOTICE OF DECISION

Notice is given that on February 5, 2015 Saddle Hills County was issued an approval to construct a water reservoir for the purposes of developing a municipal water supply in the NW 9-79-08-W6. Read more…

Saddle Hills County Photo Contest

January 29, 2015

Saddle Hills County wants to show off pictures that encapsulate the beautiful Saddle Hills County scenery and lifestyle. If you have photos that capture the essence of Saddle Hills County please submit! Take a snapshot of your pet, a park, the wildlife, the sunrise… the possibilities are endless!

The contest is open to digital photos taken anywhere outdoors in Saddle Hills County! A selection of photos will be showcased at an evening celebration at the Saddle Hills County Administration Office on March 12th, where up to 50 photos will be chosen by secret vote of residents for use of marketing and advertising the County. The top 50 photos will be awarded $50 gift cards. Read more…

Saddle Hills County Household Waste Bins Feedback

January 29, 2015

Saddle Hills County has been receiving many concerns regarding the household waste bins. There has been ongoing concerns with bin locations, recycling bins, and misuse of garbage bins. As a result, the Public Works department would appreciate any feedback or suggestions via email to uknelson@saddlehills.ab.ca or by calling Ula Knelson at the Administration Office at (780) 864-3760.

Saddle Hills County Community Development Advisory Board

January 29, 2015

Saddle Hills County Community Development Advisory Board

Saddle Hills County is currently looking for community members (residents-at-large) who would be interested in becoming a member of the Saddle Hills County Community Development Advisory Board. The purpose of this board is to provide Community Development with advice and guidance on potential community and economic development opportunities and threats within Saddle Hills County. The board acts in the capacity of an advisory committee to Council and staff.

If you qualify and are interested in becoming a board member please submit a letter of interest for membership to admin@saddlehills.ab.ca or contact the Saddle Hills County Community Development Department at (780) 864-3760. Applications will be accepted until Friday, February 27th, 2015.

2015 Grant Funds Available

January 21, 2015

Saddle Hills County is now accepting applications for 2015 Recreation Operating Grant Funds, Cemetery Operating Grant Funds and Recreation Capital Grant Funds.

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Public Notice: Saddle Hills County Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act Notice of Application

January 21, 2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: SADDLE  HILLS COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL  PROTECTION AND ENHANCEMENT ACT NOTICE OF APPLICATION

In accordance with the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, Saddle Hills County has applied to Environment and Sustainable Resource Development for a renewal of the approval to operate the Woking waterworks system located on the NW of Section 18, Township 76, Range 5, West of the 6th Meridian, and NE   of Section 13, Township 76, Range 6, West of the 6th Meridian. This facility consists of a raw water supply from surface water area runoff, one raw water off-stream reservoir, one raw water on-stream reservoir with mechanical aeration, intake structure and pump station , treatment consisting of coagulation, flocculation, clarification , dual media filtration, pH adjustment , chemical feed station, disinfection , continuous monitoring with SCADA , potable water storage and distribution. Bulk water is also made available to potable water haulers that serve the Woking area.The Woking waterworks system will be approved to meet the potable water standards of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development. Read more…

Wild Boar Bounty Program

January 15, 2015

Wild boar was declared a pest under the Agricultural Pests Act in 2008. The Saddle Hills County Agricultural Service Board currently has a bounty program of $50/pair on wild boar ears.

How do I participate in the program?
In order to be eligible for the program, the animal killed must meet the following conditions:
• Is a wild boar that was found at large when it was killed;
• Was not, to your knowledge, intentionally released;
•Was killed by hunting or trapping, and not slaughter;
• Was killed humanely;
• Was killed at the location you reported; and
• Was not killed in a manner that contravened any law.

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Community Updates

 

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunity – Weed and Pest Inspectors

February 20, 2015

TERM POSITION COMMENCING MAY 4 – AUGUST 28, 2015

WEED AND PEST INSPECTORS

(UNION ENVIRONMENT)

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Manager of Rural Development, the Weed and Pest Inspectors will assist in the inspection and control of weeds and pests on private and public lands within Saddle Hills County. Read more…

Employment Opportunity – Communications Coordinator

January 29, 2015

COMMENCING IMMEDIATELY PERMANENT FULL TIME

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Communications Coordinator will use creative communication strategies to promote Saddle Hills County through the County’s website, social media, print advertising and all key publications. The Communications Coordinator will be responsible to coordinate responses to media inquiries and takes steps to ensure that the County’s corporate identity is managed professionally and consistently.

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Employment Opportunity – Chief Assessor

January 13, 2015

COMMENCING IMMEDIATELY PERMANENT FULL TIME

CHIEF ASSESSOR

POSITION SUMMARY:

Saddle Hills County is seeking a Chief Assessor.  The incumbent Chief Assessor who is retiring, will perform a mentorship and supervisory role, if needed, until the new hire is comfortable in the position.  This transition period will be at the discretion of the County CAO, the retiring assessor and the new Chief Assessor. County Administration wants this transition to be as seamless as possible.

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