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Wheatland County Briefs - New proposed truck fill station

By Monique Massiah, Strathmore Standard

County council held a public meeting and later passed a proposal for a truck fill station off of the regional water line. The new station will accommodate a pressure booster station and regional water truck fill station. The site will be owned by the Village of Rockyford and/or the Wheatland Regional Corporation.


The station will be located near Range Road 222 and Township road 240. The station will allow potable drinking water in the area between the village of Standard and the hamlet of Gleichen.

The new fill station also decreasing travel time between Standard, Gleichen and Rockyford for local fire departments in need of water.

The station will be equipped with motion sensor LED lights that are light down. The water at the site is restricted by volume, so it's unlikely that larger trucks will be using the station, which is designed for local users. The station will also be located on less than two acres of land.

Highway 840 and 564 intersection

Safety on Highway 840 in Wheatland County has been improved. The changes to the intersection of Highway 840 and Highway 564 in the county were revealed in a correspondence to Reeve Glenn Koester from Minister of Transportation Brian Mason.

The intersection has been outfitted with a four-way stop, oversized stop signs, flashing lights and rumble strips in all directions.

County sends its displeasure to local MLA

In response to a letter sent to Minister of Environment and Park Shannon Phillips by Strathmore -Brooks MLA Derek Fildebrandt and Neighbours Against Pollution, Wheatland County council has decided to pen a letter to the MLA detailing their displeasure at not being contacted by the MLA in terms of discussions with provincial ministers.

The local government is not mentioned in the joint letter. The letter from the county to Fildebrandt was read aloud during the March 6 county council meeting.

The letter from Fildebrandt speaks on behalf of Neighbours Against Pollution and constituents of Strathmore-Brooks who have made complaints to Fildebrandt's office about the Green For Life site in Nightingale since 2017.

In the letter Fildebrandt says that in conjunction with Neighbours Against Pollution, he has reached out to Green For Life to review the concerns, but they have been unable to meet with a representative of the company. The letter asked for the minister's office to facilitate a discussion with Fildebrandt, a representative from Neighbours Against Pollution, a representative from Alberta Environment, and from Green For Life.

The letter sent to Fildebrandt will speak about including the municipality when dealing with issues within the municipality. Councillor Ben Armstrong noted that the Fildebrandt/Neighbour's Against Pollution letter was not copied to the county when the issues affect Wheatland County ratepayers. He noted that the Reeve should be part of the discussions regarding the county.


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