ENBRIDGE PARK PLANS STARTED

The Town of Provost Parks & Recreation and Public Works crew started the plans for a new playground / basketball court in the Paulgaard Estates. ENBRIDGE were so kind to donate $35,000 towards the park and it will be named after them. We are hoping to have it completed by the end of September, weather permitting.

THANK YOU “ENBRIDGE”

ENBRIDGE representatives attended the Provost Museum on August 9, 2017 and made a considerable donation of “$100,000 to the community. This money will be used to build a brand new playground / park in the Paulgaard Estates. It will build a new campground on the S/W end of town by the trout pond and museum. It will also include a cash donation to the Provost & District Museum, the Provost Library and also money towards the backup generators for the Emergency Operations Centre and Emergency Reception Centre in the community.

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.

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.