Development upswing in Paintearth County

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Development remains on the upswing in Paintearth County, according to a report made by Development and Community Services Officer Todd Pawsey.

As of the end of 2012, 27 development permits were applied for within the county with a total project value of $9 million. Most of these permits, according to Pawsey, are for projects not directly associated with the County of Paintearth.

“That stands good for future years,” Pawsey said during a report made at the Monday, January 21 Paintearth County Council.

Pawsey also reported that in 2012 eight land subdivision requests were made, 70 requests to construct access approaches were filed with the county, 20 applications were made to run pipeline underneath county-owned roads and six requests to construct oilfield equipment adjacent to county roads.

In addition, Pawsey informed council that the county still had to determine how to spend a $25,000 grant provided by the Joint Emergency Preparedness Program. The money is provided by the federal government to fund emergency response enhancement in eligible communities. County CAO Tarolyn Peach reported to council that work was currently underway to determine how to best spend the funds.

Powerline projects

ATCO is seeking to undertake four projects within the county and is seeking approval from council.

The four projects, three near Coronation with the fourth near the border of Paintearth County and Special Area No. 4, involve replacing old electrical distribution infrastructure including wires and poles.

 

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