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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

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.

Notice of Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Hearing

January 29, 2015

Notice of Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Hearing

APPLICATION NO: 62-DP-14                PERMIT NO: Approved

 THIS IS TO NOTIFY YOU that an Appeal has been made to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board against an application for development described as follows:

LOCATION: SW-25-79-IO-W6

DEVELOPMENT: Class IB Fluid Disposal Facility DEVELOPER: Ceiba Energy Services Inc.

The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board for Saddle Hills County will hold a Hearing to consider the Appeal at the following place and time:

PLACE OF HEARING: Saddle Hills County Administration Complex, Council Chambers

Junction of Hwy 49 and 725, Saddle Hills County, Alberta TIME OF HEARING:      9:00a.m. Mountain Time

DATE OF HEARING: Friday, February 20,2015

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Notice of Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Hearing

January 23, 2015

Notice of Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Hearing

 APPLICATION NO. 02-DP-15          PERMIT NO: Refused

 THIS IS TO NOTIFY YOU that an Appeal has been made to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board against an applicat ion for development described as follows:

LOCATION: SW-15-76-7-W 6M

DEVELOPMENT: Addition to Community Hall with a 92% variance

DEVELOPER: Westmark Farmers League

The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board for Saddle Hills County will hold a Hearing to consider the Appeal at the following place and time:

PLACE OF HEARING : Saddle Hills County Administration Complex, Council Chambers Junction of Hwy 49 and 725, Saddle Hills County, Alberta

TIME OF HEARING : 3:00p.m. Mountain Time

DATE OF HEARING : Tuesday, February 10,2015

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Notice of Public Hearing: Land Use Bylaw Amendment

January 23, 2015

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

LAND USE BYLAW AMENDMENT

A Public Hearing on the following proposed Land Use Bylaw Amendment will be held on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2015 AT 11:00 A.M. in the Saddle Hills County Council Chambers at the County Complex, located at the Junction of Highways 49 and 725. Read more…

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 pilot bounty program of $50/pair on wild boar ears that will run until December 31, 2009.

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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Canadian Young Farmers AGM & Conference

January 13, 2015

Saddle Hills County is sponsoring a County Family to attend the Canadian Young Farmers AGM and Conference in Ottawa February 27 to March 2, 2015.

Theme: Family Farm 2.0 Preparing for  2050.

We invite you to submit an expression of interest by February 12 if your Family Farm:
• Has a Succession Plan
• Is preparing for 2050 Production
• Has an Environmental Sustainability Plan
• Operators are between the ages of 18 and 40

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Community Updates

 

Employment Opportunities

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 – Spray Truck Operator

January 29, 2015

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I – SPRAY TRUCK OPERATOR
TERM POSITION COMMENCING MARCH 3, 2015

POSITION SUMMARY:
Reporting to the Manager of Rural Development, the Spray Truck Operator will be responsible for operation and maintenance of a GPS-equipped injection spray truck for safe and accurate application of herbicide and various types of equipment to manage vegetation on County rights of ways and infrastructure.

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Employment Opportunity – Safety Coordinator

January 22, 2015

COMMENCING IMMEDIATELY PERMANENT FULL TIME

SAFETY COORDINATOR

POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer the Safety Coordinator will be responsible for development, implementation, enforcement and updates of the Saddle Hills County (COR) Safety Program and The National Safety Codes (NSC) Vehicle Safety Programs as they apply to all Staff, Contractors, and Volunteer Firefighters who perform work on behalf of Saddle Hills County.

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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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