2017 ASSESSMENT ROLL

ASSESSMENT ROLL 

The Town of Provost 2017 Assessment/Tax Notices were mailed May 17, 2017.

Anyone wishing to view the Assessment Roll should attend at the Town Office during regular office hours. Residents please note the assessment appeal date is July 17, 2017.

Note taxes are due July 31, 2017, penalties will be applied on August 1, 2017, (8% on current year), October 1, 2017 (10% on current year) and January 1, 2018 (18% on all outstanding taxes).

 

Please also remember the fee to appeal your assessment is $50.00 per property for property owners and $100.00 per property for agents.

LUCKY ROUTE 13 MOTORCYCLE TOURISM – WETASKIWIN TO PROVOST

The Town of Provost in conjunction with Economic Development have created a motorcycle tourism (photo scavenger hunt) idea while partnering with Wetaskiwin, Camrose, Bawlf, Daysland, Sedgewick, Lougheed, Hardisty, and Amisk. All you need to do is register on our website www.luckyroute13.com where you will find the information about two favourite locations that must be photographed. So during your travels to these communities and after you have located the icons, take a photo of it, then add it to your registration. Then on Friday October 13, 2017 those pictures will be judged and the winners will win prizes. Remember this is all summer long so you should have time to visit every community. The more pictures the more chances of winning. You must have at least three photos to qualify. The Town of Provost icons are – (The bell, from 1914) which can be found right in front of the Town Office and the second one is the two Calgary Flames Jerseys of (Lance Bouma & Curtis Glencross) which can be found inside Crescent Point Place hanging on a wall.

Town of Provost Bell

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.

NOTICE OF MUNICIPAL ELECTION CANDIDATE REGISTRY

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 INCLUDED IN BACK ALLEYS

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.

CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS JULY 1st

Plan to take in a full day of activities in the Town of Provost on July 1, 2017. The annual Chamber of Commerce parade will be taking place on July 1st this year to commemorate the 150th birthday of Canada. The parade will end at Crescent Point Place where the official ceremonies will take place. This will include speeches from some of our local political celebrities and we hope to see a CF-18 Fly-by around noon. Free hot dogs and cake is offered after the ceremonies. We are hoping to unveil a wooden Canadian Flag that we presented and signed from the 2015 & 2016 Canada Day celebrations. That will take place at the Visitor Information Centre (Teepee). There will be a Farmers Market at the Agriplex, and new addition this year is the opportunity to dance to the “Dirt Rich Band” at Crescent Point Place. And don’t forget the fireworks at 11:00. Watch for the posters and programs that will be mailed and placed around town. Hope to see you there.

2017 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL PARADE

The Provost & District Chamber of Commerce announced they will be holding their annual parade which is usually held during the Kinsmen Splash & Smash weekend, on July 1, 2017 to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday. The line up of the parade will take place at 9:30 am. Kickoff is at 10:30 am. The Theme of this years parade is “150 years of History”. No entry fee or entry form. Judging will be done in a variety of categories. For more information please contact Kim at 780-753-6315 Ext 241.

Keep watching the Town of Provost Website and other social media sites for the parade route.

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.