DO YOU HAVE A WEED PROBLEM?

The company who does the spraying of weeds for the Town of Provost, A&R Contracting ( 780-842-8941) is offering rates for residential and businesses spraying.

Broadleaf (Dandelion) and or total kills for residential lots :

Front Yard ($50) Front & Back Yards ($100) Multiple lots and or larger lots (TBD upon site assessment) There is a minimum charge of $50

Broadleaf and or total kills for commercial lots are based upon size and price will be given upon site assessment. Again there is a minimum charge of $50.

Additional Services:

Case Tractor with 15′ Schulte – $90 / hr.

Skid Steer and Mower $80 / hr.

John Deere zero turn mowers – $50 per hr. per unit

Line trimming – $50 / hr. per unit

Handpicking – $35 / hr. per unit

Mobility – $100 / hr.

ARE YOU THINKING OF RUNNING FOR COUNCIL?

If you are thinking of running for Town Council,  the information / nomination packages are available now at the Town office.

NOMINATION DAY:                  Monday September 18, 2017

ELECTION DAY:                       Monday October 16, 2017

The residents of the Town of Provost will elect one Mayor and six Councillors to serve a four year term.

ELECTION CANDIDATE REGISTRY

Changes to the Local Authorities Election Act states that no candidate may accept campaign contributions including the funds of the candidate unless the candidate is registered under the Act with the municipality in which the candidate intends to run.

As candidates begin campaign activities for the 2017 Election and potentially receive campaign contributions or contribute money from their own personal funds for the purpose of the election a candidate before beginning their campaign is required to submit Form 3a — Application for Registration of Notice of Intent to Become a Candidate for Municipal Office.

Form-3A-Application-of-Registration-of-Notice

The notice of intent application is available at the Town Office at 4904 51st Avenue or on the Town Website at http://provost.ca/

Form-3-Nomination-Paper-and-Candidates-Acceptance

Further information regarding the 2017 Municipal Election can be found under the Alberta Municipal Affairs Website- Municipal Elections.

The Local Authorities Election Act can be accessed through Alberta’s Queens Printer.

David Connauton

Returning Officer

Town of Provost

 

 

UNCUT GRASS & WEEDS INCLUDE BACK ALLEYS & BOULEVARDS

The Town of Provost would like to remind all residents, home owners & businesses of the Unsightly Premises By-Law 04/2006 Section 3 which states “A Nuisance is any condition on or around Property that is untidy, unsightly, offensive, dangerous to health or which interferes with the use or enjoyment of other Property, and includes  3(a)“uncut grass or weeds on the property that are longer than 10cm”, 3(c)any litter, 3(d) smelly composts heaps, 3(e) any material that creates unpleasant odors, 3(g) wrecked or dismantled vehicles, or those that are unsightly and abandoned, unregistered or uninsured, 3(h) household furniture or other household goods, 3(i) automobile parts, 3(j) any material likely to attract pests, 3(l) any other materials, including building materials, tires, boxes, machines or machine parts.

The by-law enforcement officer will be taking closer notice of premises that are unsightly. You will be receiving violation tickets for failing to cut your grass and or get rid of your weeds and if you are not cleaning up your property. This includes your back alleys and back yards. Please pay particular attention to the way your property looks. Failing to do so will result in a fine of $250 and any subsequent offence $500.

The Town of Provost is very proud to be partners with “Communities in Bloom” and would like to work with everyone in trying to have a beautiful and clean community, clear from weeds and unsightly properties.

GARBAGE MUST BE KEPT IN A BIN – UTILITY BYLAW 07/2016

Each year our pest control officer receives complaints regarding stray cats, skunks, magpies and crows. Most of these complaints found that garbage had been left on the ground and not in a proper receptacle or bin and therefore the animals have successfully ripped open the garbage. This will cause the pests to return to these places for more food. It is respectfully requested that if you do not have a proper garbage bin, to hold off putting it out until the day it is picked up. Cats, skunks, magpies and crows are hungry and to leave a bag full of garbage (or food in their cases) will only result in problems. Please do not leave your garbage unless it is inside a proper bin or receptacle.

Sec. 4.3 of the Utility Bylaw 07/2016 States : Householders shall place garbage in plastic bags or garbage cans and in a garbage enclosure that will prevent the breakage of same or scavenging of animals. Failing to do so could result in a fine of $250 and any subsequent offence $500.

PICKLEBALL IS STILL AVAILABLE AT CPP

Some may be wondering where the pickle ball game went at CPP. Unfortunately, the equipment had to be moved to the swimming pool, where you can go and take it out or borrow it for the time you are playing. You will be required to bring it back also. So, in order to make sure you can still play the game just attend the swimming pool entrance and sign it out. Sorry for the inconvenience.

ATTENTION OWNERS OF RV’S, TRAILERS & MOTORHOMES

RECREATION VEHICLES / TRAILERS MUST BE ATTACHED TO A VEHICLE AND CANNOT BE PARKED FOR MORE THAN 48 HRS.

Town of Provost Bylaw – 06/2015, Public Places;

Section 6.1 states: No person shall place or leave on or across any part of a Town sidewalk, a cord, cable or hose unless secured in a manner as to not cause a tripping hazard. ($100)

Section 9.1 (h) states: No person shall park any recreational vehicle, attached trailer or holiday trailer (whether designed for occupancy by persons or for the carrying of goods or equipment), on a highway or street for a period not exceeding 48 hours unless said trailer is attached to a vehicle by which it may be propelled or drawn and when so attached, the trailer shall be deemed part of the vehicle and subject to the registrations pertaining to vehicles. ($100)

The provision does not apply to: a construction trailer unattached on a highway or street that is involved with work being done on a work site and the construction trailer is parked directly adjacent to the said work site. The said construction trailer can only be parked on the highway between the hours of 7:00 am and 7:00 pm.

SNOW AND ICE CLEARING FROM SIDEWALKS BYLAW 06/2015

The Town of Provost Bylaw 06/2015 states:

6.1      No Person shall place, abandon, throw or deposit any object, Debris, Ice, Snow or substance on any street, highway or public place in the Town whereby such object may cause danger, damage or inconveniences to Pedestrians or vehicles using the streets, highways or public place. The costs of and expenses of any removal which the Town may incur shall be invoiced to the owner, as determined, who left the debris, ice, snow or substance. Should the owner not pay the Town for these services they may be charged to the tax roll of the property owner to be recovered in a like manner as with other taxes. (This message is for those who like to throw or blow their snow out onto the streets).

6.30    Within a period of forty-eight (48) hours after the end of a rainfall or snowfall that has left the streets covered with snow or ice, the Owner of every business premises, vacant business premises and residential property abutting a Town sidewalk, shall remove snow or ice and take reasonable measures to make the portion of the public sidewalk on the front and flank of his property safe for Pedestrians. The foregoing shall not be construed to relieve Pedestrians from duty of due care.

6.31    When an Officer considers that an Owner of a business or residence premises has failed to meet the requirements of Section 6.30 hereto, then the Owner shall be advised that failing immediate improvement of the sidewalk condition, the Town may use it’s own employees or hire a contractor to remediate the situation and will charge the cost thereof to the Owner of the abutting property. Should the Property Owner not pay the Town for these services they may be charged to the tax roll of the Property Owner to be recovered in like manner as with other taxes

6.33    Every occupant, and in case there is no occupant, the Owner of every house, shop, building, church or chapel, abutting on or erected within ten feet of any street, sidewalk, lane, alley or Public Place shall whenever snow or ice shall accumulate on the roof or eaves of such building, to an extent that it shall be dangerous to Persons passing, cause the same to be removed at once, and every Person while removing the same shall take due and proper care and precaution for the warning and safety of Persons passing.

6.34    No Person shall cause any injury to any sidewalk in the Town by striking, picking or cutting the same with any shovel, pick, crow-bar or other metal instrument, whether such Person is engaged in removing snow or ice from the sidewalk or not.

The bylaw enforcement officer will no longer issue notices to those who refuse to clear the snow from the sidewalks, instead you will receive a violation ticket for $100 for the first offence and $250 for every subsequent offence.