Area structure plan for Fleet Rail Land developments now in effect

Written by Terri Huxley

The County of Paintearth has been investing time and energy into the Hamlet of Fleet by developing part of the area for future residents.

Approximately three lots of the 11 being developed have been spoken for already.

In order to continue with the development plan, an area structure plan is needed.

An area structure plan provides a framework for subsequent subdivision and development of an area.

Council already passed the first reading at their last meeting.

At the regular meeting on Tues. May 4, council passed second and third reading.

Councillor recognition

Councillors were recognized for their consistent service over the years.

Coun. Diane Elliott was given a nine-year pin to appreciate her commitment to the county while Coun. George Glazier was given a 20-year pin.

Coun. Tyrrill Hewitt received a pin and plaque to represent 25-years of service.

Write off request

Administration asked council to approve writing off an accounts receivable account.

The original invoice for $625 was issued last October for a motor vehicle collision that occurred the month before.

Finance charges applied monthly with a current outstanding balance came to $689.53.

A cheque was given from ICBC Insurance for $676.01, leaving $13.52 left to be paid out.

Council agreed to pay this remaining amount.

Department job descriptions

As part of a service capacity and staffing review done in late 2019, duties and responsibilities were shuffled around to ensure continuity and effective flow through tasks being performed in the finance department.

The department has since been operating under these changes since January 2020.

It was determined that the tasks are appropriately placed which prompted administration to ask council to approve the new job descriptions.

Council accepted this request.


Terri Huxley

ECA Review

About the author

Terri Huxley

Terri grew up on a grain farm near Drumheller, Alberta with an eye for the beautiful and uncharted. Living in such a unique and diverse area has helped her become the photographer and reporter she is today.

Coming from the East Central region getting this newspaper on her dinner table growing up, it helped her understand the community she now serves.

In May 2019, Terri was awarded Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association (AWNA) Canada's Energy Citizens Photographic Awards Sports Action – First Place as well as first for the same sports action image nationally with the Canadian Community Newspaper Association (CCNA). Fast forward to 2020, she has won second in the same category for the AWNA.