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Ponoka County held three meetings on Oct. 14: a public hearing, an organizational meeting and a regular county council meeting.

Marnie Wilkins

Ponoka County held three meetings on Oct. 14: a public hearing, an organizational meeting and a regular county council meeting.

Public Hearing

A public hearing was held to discuss the concerns and objections to the proposal of rezoning various pieces of land in Ponoka County.

Organizational Meeting

Elections and appointments were made for Ponoka County at the organizational meeting. Councilor Gordon Svenningsen maintained the position of Reeve of Ponoka County. Councilor Gawney Hinkley was voted in as Deputy Reeve for the County and Charlie Cutforth, chief administrative officer, was appointed as the County’s returning officer for the 2008/2009 term.

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County Council regular meeting

Public works

County Council discussed replacing all approaches during road construction and put a policy in place. It was mentioned that a number of approaches be clearly specified on a number of agreements so that council could make the determination. It was agreed that anything in this could be replaced and that any new approaches, more than two per quarter section, should be approved by the County council.

Development

Council addressed establishing a development levy rate to be applied to all new multi-lot subdivisions, over five lots. It was mentioned that the cost to chip seal a road was about $40,000 per mile and the cost to reconstruct a county road is about $100,000 per mile. The County of Ponoka presently collects $3,800 per lot and kept the funds until 50 per cent of the lots were sold. It was moved and carried that the County establish a levy of $4,000 per lot to be retained until 50 per cent of the lots are developed.

Reports

Ponoka County council authorized the purchase of four flag poles that will be placed at the new rock site at Bluffton for $4,755.

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