Welcome to the Municipal District of Provost!
F I R E B A N
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, MAY 7, 2013, THE MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF PROVOST HAS IMPLEMENTED A TOTAL BURNING BAN. ALL BURNING PERMITS ISSUED UNDER BYLAW #2229 ARE HEREBY REVOKED AND ALL OPEN FIRES OF ANY KIND ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
QUESTIONS MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE
M.D. OFFICE AT (780) 753-2434
TYLER LAWRASON, ADMINISTRATOR, M.D. OF PROVOST NO. 52
The Financial Statement for the year ending December 31, 2012 for the MD of Provost No. 52 is now available at the MD Administration Building (4504 – 53 Ave., Provost, AB). Please pick up a copy or contact the MD office if you require a copy.
Phone: 780-753-2434 or 780-857-2434
A copy can also be downloaded from our Website: mdprovost.ca
M.D. OF PROVOST NO.52
Road Closure/Traffic Restriction Update - May 2nd, 2013
Ratepayers are advised of the following weather related road closures and restrictions:
RNG Rd 30 is restricted to LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY from HWY 13 to TWP 402
TWP Rd 402 is CLOSED from RR 11 to RR 12
TWP Rd 402 is CLOSED from RR 14 to RR 15
Please refer to the latest map
2013 ROAD BAN ANNOUNCEMENT Update - May 9th, 2013
Effective 8:00 a.m., Thursday, May 9, 2013, road bans will be placed on the following roads:
75% on the following roads:
OILED ROADS IN THE M.D. OF PROVOST NO. 52
with the exception of:
50% on the following roads:
Range Road 74 from Township Road 412 south ½ mile (north of Hughenden)
Private road south of Highway #13 going into residence on N.E. 5-41-7-W4M (off the end of Range Road 74)
Township Road 394 from Range Road 40 – 1 mile east to Highway #13
Range Road 33 from Secondary Highway #600 South 2 miles to Township Road 384
For more information contact Curtis Hughes @ 780-209-1717; Irvin Bethge @ 780-209-1508;
Tyler Lawrason, Municipal Administrator @ 780-753-2434
Council has ratified proposed road rehabilitation, seal coating, calcium stabilization, emergent issue work and gravel projects for 2013, in addition to approving proposed rehabilitation projects for 2014 and 2015.
Maps and details regarding this proposed work may be found here.
The MD of Provost has some equipment for tender, for details please go here.
West Recreation Restructuring Notice
On August 29th, 2012, final signatory ratification was given to a new structure of west-end recreation funding and governance by the Councils of the M.D. of Provost No. 52 and the Villages of Amisk, Czar and Hughenden. This new arrangement will replace the former MCHA recreation board, which has for many years provided exemplary service in distributing recreation monies contributed by the aforementioned municipalities.
In recognition of the increasing demands being placed on the funding partners, in terms of both escalating dollar amounts and a slate of aging (and increasingly costly) recreational infrastructure requiring an increased emphasis on long-term planning, a decision was made by all participating municipalities to transition the existing model into a direct-delivery board consisting entirely of elected officials from the Councils of participating municipalities.
A copy of the new recreation agreement may be found here
It is important to note that the process for potential applicants will not materially change, and in the coming weeks solicitations will be sent to all previous recipients of MCHA monies advising them of the specifics of the new structure as it relates to their potential applications for recreational funding.
In the interim, should there be any questions relative to the new west recreation agreement, please don’t hesitate to contact either myself or your Divisional Councillor.
MD of Provost No. 52
2012 Tax Rates
At its regular meeting of June 14th, 2012, the Council of the M.D. of Provost passed Bylaw 2226 which sets tax rates within the municipality for 2012. A copy of the Bylaw may be found here, and a 3 year tax rate comparison may be found here. If you have any questions regarding taxation in 2012, please contact your Councillor or Administrator Tyler Lawrason at (780) 753-2434 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hamlet and Country Residential Addressing
At it's regular meeting of January 12th, 2012, the Council passed Bylaw 223, which assigns a rural address to every rural and Hamlet residence within the M.D. A copy of the package sent out to all Hamlet and Country Residential Ratepayers is available here.
Here is an example of a lot sign.
Here is an example of a rural address sign.
2012 Business Plan
The M.D’s 2012 Business Plan, which provides a synopsis of the high level goals, institutional philosophy and guiding principles for both the coming year and beyond, was ratified by Council at its January 12th regular meeting. A copy may be downloaded here, or a hardcopy may be picked up at the Administration Office.
Bodo Transfer Site
Conversion will take place September 1, 2011.
In an effort to reduce costs the Waste Management Authority passed a resolution to convert the Bodo Transfer Site to an unsupervised site, accepting only bagged waste, pesticide containers and recycled paper or cardboard. The change will be a benefit to the residents as the transfer site will be open on a continuous basis.
Oil filters will no longer be accepted for recycling at the transfer site.
There are plans to remove the burning pit but until the pit can be cleaned up, please feel free to place clean burnables into the pit.
Thank you for your cooperation in keeping the site neat.
If you have any questions or concerns call Iris Larson at 780-753-2434 (work) or 780-753-2011 (home)
The Financial Statement
for the year ending December 31, 2011
for the MD of Provost No. 52
will be available May 2 at the MD Administration Building
(4504 - 53 Ave., Provost, AB). Please pick up a copy or contact the
MD office if you require a copy.
Also available for download here.
To better serve its ratepayers, the M.D. of Provost has altered the hours of the M.D. Administration office. Starting Monday, March 21st, 2011 the M.D Administration office will no longer be closed during the noon hour, and will be open continuously from the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Permits for Fireworks
At its Regular Meeting of August 12th, 2010, the Council of the MD of Provost No. 52 passed Bylaw 2212, which made changes to the MD's existing Fire Bylaw. These changes consist of adding the discharge of fireworks to the activities requiring a fire permit; as such the discharge of any fireworks within the MD of Provost No. 52 is NOT permissible without a permit.
More information on obtaining a permit may be found here, and a copy of the new bylaw may be found here.
Charitable Donation Policy
At its regular meeting of February 25th, 2010, the Council of the MD of Provost No. 52 ratified a new policy governing the way in which third party funding requests of a nature not related to the ordinary business of the MD are dealt with. In brief, this policy sets aside $40,000 in each fiscal year, for which eligible parties or organizations may apply, and establishes criteria by which said applications will be evaluated and a timeframe for the rewarding of allocations.
For application and eligibility criteria and information relative to submission deadlines, please see the policy in its entirety here. If you have any additional questions please call the MD Administration Office.
Tyler Lawrason, Administrator
Lots For Sale
The MD is currently selling partially serviced lots for development near the airport. For more information go here
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For maintenance of paved numbered highways within the MD call Carillion
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