Fire Ban Issued in Waterton Lakes National Park

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           Please note the following restrictions in Waterton Lakes National Park:

              The fire ban prohibits ALL OPEN FIRES EXCEPT FOR:

              - portable propane fire pits

              - gas or propane stoves and barbeques designed for cooking or heating

              - propane or gas fuelled lanterns (enclosed flame)

              - patio heaters (propane, catalytic or infrared/radiant)

              The fire ban covers the entire national park, including all front and back country  campgrounds and day use areas. The ban also includes  the Waterton townsite. 

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Fire Restrictions in Effect in Cardston County

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             Fire restrictions are in effect in Cardston County.

- All permits are now cancelled until further notice

- No open flames allowed, except in the following conditions:

- Designated campgrounds within the County that have proper pits

- Cooking or heating appliances fuelled by fluids or gas

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2017 Taxes and Assessments

Our 2017 tax and assessment notices have been dropped off at the post office and should be in your mailboxes shortly! We collect property taxes in order to provide services like road maintenance, snow removal, recreation opportunities, agricultural services, emergency services, utilities such as water, and more.
Taxes are due on June 30, 2017, after which point late penalties will be applied to outstanding accounts. Tax payments can be made in person at the County, by cheque, or online through your bank, but please note that we do not accept credit card payments for taxes.
Along with our annual insert with general County news and information, we have included a short citizen satisfaction survey with your tax notices. You can find all the additional items sent out with your tax notices below:

2017 Citizen Satisfaction Survey

We would appreciate your participation in our 2017 Citizen Satisfaction Survey so that we can better understand the needs of our residents and identify areas for improvement. Your input will help us gauge community satisfaction and help us to improve the services we provide to our residents

2017 Citizen Satisfaction Survey

Southern AB Youth Range Days

The Southern Alberta Youth Range Days (YRDs) program is an interactive event for youth and families interested in learning about working agricultural landscapes critical to environmental sustainability.

Registration is $75 per participant and the deadline is July 1, 2017. You can find registration contact information on the event brochure or poster.

The three day camp highlights learning about local wildlife, working ranches, plant identification, range health field sessions, and riparian health. The third day is geared towards putting the pieces together, understanding interconnections of resources on a watershed scale.

Request for Proposals

We are currently accepting proposals for professional engineering services for a regional water study in the Mountain View area. You can find the full Request for Proposals document here.

Address Changes

In order to keep our municipal records consistent with those officially filed at the Government of Alberta's Land Titles Office, residents looking to change or update their address with the County will now have to make those changes through the Land Titles Office.

We will no longer be making address changes without receiving the changes officially through the Land Titles Office. You can find the Notice of Change of Address form here.

2017 Gravel Days

Gravel will be available for purchase from the County from June 5-9th, 2017 and August 21-25th, 2017. The price this year will be $10.00 per yard. If you are interested in purchasing gravel during the week of June 5-9th, 2017, our gravel pit availability will be the following:

Monday: Bevans Pit (Kimball)
Tuesday: Kenard Pit (Boundary Creek)
Wednesday: Nelson Pit (Del Bonita)

If you are interested in purchasing gravel from the County this year, you will need to come down to our office and pick up a purchase order prior to receiving any gravel. You will need to bring the purchase order with you to the pit when you arrive to pick up your gravel.

Availability for specific pits will be determined closer to the gravel weeks. If you have received a purchase order from the County, we will contact you to let you know the date and times for loading at each pit.

Please be aware that if you are planning to pick up gravel yourself, we ask that you wear a high visibility safety vest while in the pit area as it is required for safety concerns.

Equipment Economics Workshop

We are hosting a presentation by Prof. Glen Mumey to help answer the question: should I buy, lease, rent, or hire my equipment? You can check out the event flyer here.

The workshop will be held on June 9th, 2017 from 1:30 to 3:30pm at the County office. You can call us at (403) 653-4977 to register. Registration is free!

Recreation Committee Nominations

We are currently accepting nominations for the County's newly-formed Recreation Committee. The committee will advise and make recommendations to Council on recreation issues in the County.

If you are interested, you can find the full posting and application instructions here. We would also appreciate it if you would forward this to anyone you know who may be interested.

Presenting at a Council Meeting

If you would like to make a presentation to Council or appear as a delegation at one of our Council Meetings, please complete the Council Presentation Form and submit it to us by email, fax, or in person. We will try to schedule your presentation during the next Council Meeting.

If you would like request a donation from Cardston County for your community organization or event, please read our Community Donations Policy and complete the Donation Request Form and submit it to us by email, fax, or in person.