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2018-PPW-053 Dust Abatement Program - Residential COUNTY OF NEWELL - POLICY HANDBOOK POLICY NO: 2018-PPW-053 TITLE: DUST ABATEMENT PROGRAM – RESIDENTIAL ADOPTED: March 8, 2018 (C-81/18) SUPERCEDES NO: 2013-PPW-053 (December 5, 2013) TO BE REVIEWED: PAGE NO: 1 of 3 POLICY PURPOSE: To outline the parameters of the County of Newell Dust Abatement Program – Residential. Residential Applicants may request to have dust abatement placed on roads in front of their residences through an application process. POLICY GUIDELINES: 1. The County will place advertisements in the local newspapers each year advising Residential Applicants of this program and the dates within which to make application. The advertisements will run for four (4) weeks prior to the application deadline. Advertisements on local radio will be run three (3) times daily for four (4) business days prior to the application deadline. 2. Applications from Residential Applicants for dust abatement must be received the last business day in April not later than 4:30 pm of the current year to receive the subsidized rate. Applications received after this date and time will be charged the full rate as per the Schedule of Fees Bylaw. 3. Dust abatement will be applied at a minimum of 6 meters wide for a minimum distance of 100 meters and up to 300 meters per residence at the subsidized rate, as per item 2 above. For lengths greater than 300 meters, the Residential Applicant must pay full rate as per the Schedule of Fees Bylaw. 4. In subdivisions where applications are received and the frontage of any of the lots is less than 100 meters, all ratepayers/residents are required to apply for the dust abatement. Ratepayers/residents will then pay a fee as per the Schedule of Fees Bylaw, for dust abatement representing their frontage portion. COUNTY OF NEWELL - POLICY HANDBOOK POLICY NO: 2018-PPW-053 TITLE: DUST ABATEMENT PROGRAM – RESIDENTIAL ADOPTED: March 8, 2018 (C-81/18) SUPERCEDES NO: 2013-PPW-053 (December 5, 2013) TO BE REVIEWED: PAGE NO: 2 of 3 5. Residential Applicants that have had dust abatement paid for in the past due to County of Newell Aggregate Haul Routes or otherwise approved by Council that will not be on the approved program for the upcoming year will be advised by letter of this fact so that they will be able to apply for dust abatement on their own. 6. An application must be signed by the applicant for dust abatement which will include, but not be limited to, the following provisions: a) The County will place the dust abatement. b) The County may shift applicants dust abatement areas to eliminate 50 meters or less gaps between other dust abatement areas. c) The road is maintained when it is deemed necessary by the County, which would allow for grading of the road to eliminate hazards, and that doing so does not obligate the County to re- apply dust abatement to the road. d) That the County does not guarantee any life expectancy of the dust abatement application. 7. The cost of the dust abatement must be paid in full by the applicant at the time the application is submitted to the County. 8. This policy only applies to residences within the County that are on roads under the control and jurisdiction of the County. 9. Residential Applications submitted adjacent to three (3) digit gravel (secondary) highways will be accepted, however will only be completed once the Department has received authorization from Alberta Transportation to place the dust abatement. The Department shall seek the authorization from Alberta Transportation on behalf of the applicant. COUNTY OF NEWELL - POLICY HANDBOOK POLICY NO: 2018-PPW-053 TITLE: DUST ABATEMENT PROGRAM – RESIDENTIAL ADOPTED: March 8, 2018 (C-81/18) SUPERCEDES NO: 2013-PPW-053 (December 5, 2013) TO BE REVIEWED: PAGE NO: 3 of 3 10. Residential Applicants are not to spread dust abatement on County roads at their own expense using their own or contracted equipment and materials without prior approval of the Director of Municipal Services, and/or designate. 11. The County will ensure that the surface of the road is in suitable condition prior to applying dust abatement. 12. The policy guidelines may only be varied by a motion of the County Council. County Council will review requests for variances to this policy on a case-by-case basis.