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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

Jandel Homes Open House – May 2nd

April 29, 2015

Are you looking at buying a new home? Jandel Homes is having an open house on May 2nd at their show home in Woking from 10am – 5pm. For more information please contact the Jandel Homes Grande Prairie location at 877.504.5005 or visit their website at www.jandelhomes.com.

Standard Trapping Course Available

April 29, 2015

Saddle Hills County will be hosting The Standard Trapping Course, by Trapper Gord this course will be held Thursday May 7, 2015 and continue through to May 12, 2015 at the Saddle Hills County office. The course will cover a minimum of 28 hours of instruction on humane trapping, pelt preparation, sets, regulation and fur bearer management. Upon successfully completion of the course the student will receive a certificate which then enables the student to purchase either a resident or registered trapping licence for Alberta. Please contact the Saddle Hills County Ag Services department to register or for more information at (780) 864-3760.

PRESS RELEASE: County Increases Support for Neighboring Municipalities

April 29, 2015

Spirit River, AB – Saddle Hills County continues to recognize the importance of fostering sustainable communities in the Central Peace. Today, Saddle Hills County Council passed a motion to revise the “Regional Development Initiative Memorandum of Agreement,” with the Town of Spirit River and the Village of Rycroft.  The revised agreement proposes increasing the annual unconditional grant to the Town of Spirit River to $500,000 and to the Village of Rycroft to $500,000 for a four year term beginning in 2015.

‘Saddle Hills County believes that together we can create a sustainable region. This increase in funding will help Spirit River and Rycroft flourish,” stated Reeve Alvin Hubert. “By strengthening our neighbors, the entire Central Peace, and thereby the region, will prosper.”

This agreement was first entered into in December of 2013, in order to create a partnership that would foster sustainable communities in the Central Peace.

2015 Do Not Spray Agreements

April 21, 2015

Saddle Hills County will be conducting a roadside spraying program for weed and brush control during the months of June through October 2015.  All areas of the County may be affected.  Any landowner who prefers that no spraying be conducted adjacent to their property on a particular section of County roadway is asked to please come into the County office to sign a No Spray Agreement.  If you choose to sign this agreement, you will be responsible for the weed and brush control in the road right-of-way adjacent to your land.

No Spray Agreements are valid for one year only and must be renewed annually to ensure our information is kept up-to-date and accurate. For more information, please contact the Agriculture Services department at 780-864-3760.

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2015 Dust Control Program

April 21, 2015

In order to assist in enhancing the quality of life for residents in Saddle Hills County, we are once again offering our Calcium Chloride Program for 2015, as outlined in our PW01 Dust Control Policy.

We are offering this program to residents of Saddle Hills County as well as the Oil & Gas Industry operating in the County.

Please refer to the links provided to our Dust Control Policy, 2015 Ratepayer Dust Control Application and 2015 Industry Dust Control Application.

Saddle Hills County would appreciate having all applications returned to the County by May 15, 2015.

If you have any questions, please contact Ula Knelson at the County Complex at (780) 864-3760 or by email to uknelson@saddlehills.ab.ca.

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2015 Ratepayer Dust Control Application

2015 Industry Dust Control Application

Saddle Hills County Bursary

April 21, 2015

Saddle Hills County Bursary

Two scholarships of $1,750 are offered annually and applicants may qualify for an additional NADC Partnership Bursary, in the amount of $1,750

Student Eligibility:

 Student candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a resident of Saddle Hills County for a minimum of one year immediately preceding their grade 12 graduation year;  or
  • Currently own property and reside in Saddle Hills County within three months of applying for grant; and
  • Be a resident of Alberta for at least one year immediately preceding application date for the bursary
  • Be enrolled full time in a post-secondary program recognized by Alberta Advanced Education
  • Committed to living and working in northern Alberta upon completion of post-secondary program
  • Have reasonably good prospects for employment in northern Alberta after graduation

Read more…

2014 Audited Financial Statements Available

April 21, 2015

2014 Audited Financial Statements are now available at the County Office or by clicking the following link: FS 2014

Saddle Hills County Photo Contest Awards Evening

April 14, 2015

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Notice of Road Bans: UPDATED

April 8, 2015

ROAD BAN REMINDER: Saddle Hills County values industry within our borders, however in light of the current wet road conditions we are asking industry to use best judgment when travelling on all County roads until conditions improve. Saddle Hills County is asking everyone to continue to respect County roads, as extremely wet and soft road conditions are expected for the next few days creating the potential for long-term damage. Until further notice, the road ban will remain at 75% legal axle weight.

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.

2015 Equipment Bid Sheets

April 1, 2015

Saddle Hills County is accepting equipment bid sheets for the upcoming construction season.

Packages are available below, or by visiting the Saddle Hills County Administration Office.

Completed packages need to addressed to Engineering and Infrastructure. They can be submitted by email to uknelson@saddlehills.ab.ca, by fax at (780) 864-3904 or by dropping them off at the County Administration office.

The deadline for packages to be returned is April 30th.

2015 Bid Equipment Sheet

 

Community Updates

 

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunity – Truck Drivers

April 13, 2015

 

SEASONAL TERM POSITION (MAY – OCTOBER, 2015)

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR II – TRUCK DRIVERS

(UNION ENVIRONMENT)

POSITION SUMMARY:

Operation of assigned equipment and/or manual tasks assigned by the Department of Engineering and Infrastructure Foreman or designate.  Reporting to the Area Foreman, this position will be for operating and maintaining the County’s gravel trucks as required.  This position may be responsible for working on the gravel programs, installation of culverts, dust control, etc. Experience in operating equipment may be required, and the ability to work extended hours and call outs if required.  Read more…

Employment Opportunity – Labourer

April 13, 2015

SEASONAL TERM POSITION

(MAY – OCTOBER, 2015)

LABOURER

(UNION ENVIRONMENT)

POSITION SUMMARY:

Operation of assigned equipment and/or manual tasks assigned by the Department of Engineering and Infrastructure Foreman or designate.  Reporting to the Area Foreman, this position will be for general labour services as required. This position may be responsible for sign installations, working on the gravel programs, installation of culverts, dust control, etc. Experience in operating equipment may be required, and the ability to work extended hours and call outs if required. Read more…

Employment Opportunity – Backhoe and Loader Operator

April 13, 2015

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – SEASONAL TERM POSITION

(MAY – OCTOBER, 2015)

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I

BACKHOE AND LOADER OPERATOR

(UNION ENVIRONMENT)

POSITION SUMMARY:

Operation of assigned equipment and/or manual tasks assigned by the Department of Engineering and Infrastructure Foreman or designate.  Reporting to the Area Foreman, these positions will be for operating and maintaining the County’s backhoe or loader as required. These positions may be responsible for working on the gravel programs, installation of culverts, dust control, etc. Experience in operating equipment may be required, and the ability to work extended hours and call outs if required. Read more…

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…

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