September 2020 Engagements
- Provincial Assessment Model Review
- Provincial Police Costing Model
- Level of Service: Roads
- Hamlet Revitalization
The County of Wetaskiwin recognizes the importance of roads and road maintenance. Roads are critical infrastructure to not only the County but also our residents, businesses, and visitors. Because of the critical nature of roads, the County of Wetaskiwin would like to engage our residents on a variety of road related topics including snow removal, dust control and general road maintenance. These discussions will look at the current level of service and what it would look like if level of service were increased or decreased in each of these areas.
1. Snow Removal:
Sand and Truck Snow Plowing (5 winter months)
- Status Quo – 72-hour snow clearing ($381,000)
- Increased level of service – 48-hour snow clearing ($571,500)
- Decreased level of service – 96-hour snow clearing ($254, 000)
Patrol Operators – Snow Plowing (5 winter months)
- Status Quo – 72-hour snow clearing ($981,000)
- Increased level of service – 48-hour snow clearing ($1,471,500)
- Decreased level of service – 96-hour snow clearing ($654, 000)
2. Dust Control - currently subsidized
- Status Quo – Applicants pay 67% of the costs. All other County ratepayers contribute 33% or $110,000.
- Increased level of service – Applicants pay 50% of the cost. All County ratepayers contribute 50% or $155,000.
- Decreased level of service – Applicants pay 100% of the cost.
3. Gravel Road Maintenance – Grading Roads (Patrol Operators)
- Status Quo: 12 Patrol Areas – 160 km Patrol Area ($1.462 million)
- Increased level of service: 13 Patrol Areas – 148 km patrol area ($1.58 million)
- Decreased level of service: 11 Patrol Areas – 173 km patrol area ($1.34 million)
The County of Wetaskiwin has 8 hamlets: Alder Flats, Buck Lake, Falun, Gwynne, Mulhurst Bay, Village of Pigeon Lake, Westerose and Winfield. Hamlets are unincorporated communities administered by, and within the boundaries of, the County of Wetaskiwin. Hamlets are important economic and social hubs within rural municipalities. As such, the County of Wetaskiwin is developing a hamlet revitalization strategy for these areas. As a part of this strategy, the County is looking to gather feedback from citizens to determine priorities for hamlets. Priority areas could include but are not limited to; community development such as recreation, economic and business development, infrastructure development such as roads, lighting, sidewalks, water/wastewater, or enforcement of bylaws such as unsightly properties and dog control.
if you have questions about
Assessment Model Review
Rene Boutin, Director of Assessment Services
Police Costing Model
Jeff Chipley, Assistant CAO
Rod Hawken, CAO
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