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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

Employment Opportunity – Planning Services Coordinator

March 19, 2015

PERMANENT FULL TIME

PLANNING SERVICES COORDINATOR

Saddle Hills County offers the perfect blend of rural living and sophistication. Operating out of a brand new complex in the heart of the County, our fast-paced organization offers opportunities to which few can compare.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Supervises all aspects of the current planning and development programs. Responsible to identify service priorities and allocate resources accordingly. Provides research into goals and priorities for the department; carries out presentations to Council, prepares reports and makes recommendations to the Director of Planning and Community Development, Council and Boards.

Oversees development and maintenance of Municipal Development Plans, Area Structure Plans, Area Redevelopment Plans and Land Use Bylaw projects. Aids developers, ratepayers and the public in meeting the conditions of subdivision approvals, development permits including appropriate inspects and enforcement. Assists in coordinating interaction with external development organizations to ensure the policies and bylaws of Saddle Hills County are followed. Read more…

2015 Roadside Brushing Tender

March 19, 2015

Saddle Hills County is seeking a qualified organization to tender a contract for the 2015 roadside brushing of its Right-of-Ways.

The successful tenderer will be responsible for mechanical and/or hand brushing Saddle Hills County Roadside Right-of-Ways, as per conditions set forth in the Tender Package and the Brushing Contract.

The successful contractor must demonstrate a minimum of five years’ brushing experience and required insurance. A tender package is available for pick up at the County Complex by contacting bballard@saddlehills.ab.ca or on the Alberta Purchasing Connection website, www.purchasingconnection.ca .

Tenders will be submitted in a lump sum for the entire contract, as well as an all-inclusive hourly rate and an all-inclusive per metre rate for additional work requested. The brushing contract must be completed before December 15, 2015.

Please contact the Manager of Protective Services, Brian Ballard, at bballard@saddlehills.ab.ca for more information or to receive a tender package. Inquiries and Questions will be received until April 2, 2015 and one Addendum will be posted to the Alberta Purchasing Connection Website on April 8, 2015. Completed tender packages must be received at the County by 3:01 p.m. (15:01:00) Mountain Daylight Time on April 16, 2015.

Bay Tree/Bonanza Public Open House

March 19, 2015

Saddle Hills County is hosting an open house to discuss:

  • The Bonanza and County Complex Water Fill Stations
  • Bay Tree Household Waste Bin Locations
  • Blueberry Landfill Re-activation

Thursday, April 2nd at 7:00 p.m.

Bonanza Hall

Anyone with questions or concerns please feel free to attend and learn about how this could impact you.

Blueberry Mountain Public Open House

March 19, 2015

Saddle Hills County is hosting an open house to discuss:

  • The County Complex and Bonanza Water Fill Stations
  • Blueberry Landfill Re-activation

Thursday, March 26th at 7:00 p.m.

Blueberry Mountain Hall

Anyone with questions or concerns please feel free to attend and learn about how this could impact you.

Notice of Road Bans: Saddle Hills County UPDATE

March 4, 2015

Pursuant to the Saddle Hills County Bylaw 80-1998 and Policy No. PW 04, effective at 10:00 a.m. on

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 the following road bans are in effect:

75 % axle weight 24 hours a day on ALL Saddle Hills County Rural Roads (including all paved surfaces)

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.

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 EXTENDED

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 TBA, 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…

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.

Read more…

Community Updates

 

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunity – Planning Services Coordinator

March 19, 2015

PERMANENT FULL TIME

PLANNING SERVICES COORDINATOR

Saddle Hills County offers the perfect blend of rural living and sophistication. Operating out of a brand new complex in the heart of the County, our fast-paced organization offers opportunities to which few can compare.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Supervises all aspects of the current planning and development programs. Responsible to identify service priorities and allocate resources accordingly. Provides research into goals and priorities for the department; carries out presentations to Council, prepares reports and makes recommendations to the Director of Planning and Community Development, Council and Boards.

Oversees development and maintenance of Municipal Development Plans, Area Structure Plans, Area Redevelopment Plans and Land Use Bylaw projects. Aids developers, ratepayers and the public in meeting the conditions of subdivision approvals, development permits including appropriate inspects and enforcement. Assists in coordinating interaction with external development organizations to ensure the policies and bylaws of Saddle Hills County are followed. Read more…

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.

Read more…

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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