In this section residents will find information regarding important notices, upcoming programs (ie. dust control program), etc. Please refer to the links on the right located under the heading "In this section" for information regarding Public Hearings, Requests for Proposals, and Tenders.
Dust Control Program
Mackenzie County will be offering dust control service on municipal roads to property owners for a maximum length of 200 linear meters. If you would like dust control, please visit any County Office to complete the application form.
Dust Control Product - $750.00 + GST
Seniors (65 years and older) - $50.00 + GST
If you would like to place your own dust control such as oil, please visit a County Offie for guidelines, regulations and to obtain approval.
Mackenzie County is now accepting bursary applications towards tuition at a post-secondary or trade educational institution. Bursaries are available to first time university/college students within two years from their public school graduation date (the public school must be within the Mackenzie Region). Students returning to their second to fourth year of studies may also apply to receive a bursary. Mature students may also be considered at the discretion of the Finance Committee. The studnt or their immediate family must reside in Mackenzie County.
Bursary Application Forms are available at all County offices, and at all high schools. Or CLICK HERE to access a copy.
For more information please contact Jannelle Batt, Finance Officer, at 780-927-3718.
In the event Mackenzie County requires privately owned equipment for various projects within the County, a list of available equipment is required.
Unauthorized Ditching in County Road Allowance
Mackenzie County has noticed a significant amount of unauthorized ditching in County Road Allowances. In some cases, this ditching has created unsafe road conditions due to side slopes being removed. This also increases the potential for soil erosion, as suitable ditch grades have not been established, allowing water to flow at high speeds. This creates added strain to road culverts, resulting in damaged and flooded roads.
Another overlooked concern is the potential to flood neighbouring farm land, as most perpetrators do not consult with neighbours and the results can be catastrophic.
This unauthorized ditching has also caused concern for the power companies, as power poles have had the required cover removed and have the potential to fall over. In some instances, ditching has come within 8 inches (20 cm) of the poles.
Ditching in County road allowances without authorization from Mackenzie County is illegal and perpetrators can have legal action taken against them which can result in a large fines and repair costs. Ratepayers are required to consult with County personnel to obtain approvals and direction before any ditching takes place to help avoid these unsafe conditions.
Notice to Landowners & Contractors
With reference to any activity on County owned land, please be advised that without the written approval of an administrative representative from Mackenzie County, any activity taking place on our road allowance or property owned by Mackenzie County will be considered trespassing.
Contractors are therefore advised to contact the County Office prior to any such activity.