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Public Notice

In accordance with the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, the Town of Sedgewick has applied to Alberta Environment and Parks for a renewal of an existing approval to operate Sedgewick Waterworks System.

Please view the following link for further information including how a directly affected person may provide input into the decision.


Public Notice – Bylaw 552/19 Borrowing Bylaw


TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Town of Sedgewick, in the Province of Alberta, has given First Reading to Borrowing Bylaw 552/19 which will, upon final passage and approval, authorize the proper officers of the said Town of Sedgewick to borrow monies from the Alberta Capital Finance Authority by way of debenture issue, to pay for the cost of construction of the revitalization of  Main Street which is to include replacing sanitary sewer mains, pavement, sidewalks, light fixtures and other landscaping items located on the 4800 block of 47th Street within the Town of Sedgewick;

The total cost of the aforesaid project amounts to $1,700,000.00. After deducting from this cost the amount of $200,000.00 to be received by way of Provincial Grants, the net amount to be borrowed on the credit and security of the municipality at large by the issue of debentures is $1,500,000.00. The debenture is repayable to the Alberta Capital Finance Authority in thirty (30) equal consecutive semi-annual instalments of combined principal and interest, with the semi-annual interest not to exceed eight (8) percent.

NOW THEREFORE NOTICE is hereby given by the Council of the Town of Sedgewick that, unless a petition of the electors for a vote on Bylaw 552/19 is demanded, as provided for by the terms of Section 231 of the Municipal Government Act the said Council may pass the said Borrowing Bylaw.

All persons interested are hereby notified and they are required to govern themselves accordingly.

A copy of Bylaw 552/19 can be found at the website sedgewick.ca or can be viewed in person at the Town of Sedgewick administrative office at 4818 47th Street, Sedgewick, Alberta.

DATED at the Town of Sedgewick, in the Province of Alberta, this 30th day of January, 2019.

Town of Sedgewick


Chief Administrative Officer





Pursuant to Section 1(i) of the Municipal Government Act an “elector” means:

  • A person who is eligible to vote in the election for a councillor under the Local Authorities Election Act.

Pursuant to section 47 (1) of the Local Authorities Election Act a person is eligible to vote in an election if he/she:

  1. a) Is at least 18 years old,
  2. b) Is a Canadian citizen, and
  3. c) Has resided in Alberta for the 6 consecutive months immediately preceding election day and is resident in the area on election day.

Unless otherwise provided in the Municipal Government Act, or any other enactment, only electors of a municipality are eligible to be petitioners.

A petition must be signed by the required number of petitioners.  In the case of the Town of Sedgewick, the petition must be signed,

  • by electors of the municipality equal in number to at least 10% of the population.

The petition for a vote must be received by the Chief Administrative Officer within 15 days of the last publication of this notice and shall contain on each page “an accurate and identical statement of the purpose of the petition”.

(Further requirements of the petition are provided in section 224 of the Municipal Government Act.)

DATE of the last publication of this notice is the 6th day of February, 2019.

Alberta Order of Excellence – Call for Nominations

The Alberta Order of Excellence is the highest honour the Province of Alberta can bestow on a citizen of this province.  The membership of the Order reflects a true diversity of strengths, ideas and fields of endeavor and yet all members have one thing in common.  They are united in their understanding that caring and committed individuals can and do make a difference in the strength of our communities, in the quality of life enjoyed by Albertans and in the benefits Canada has to offer the world.

Nominees for the award must be Canadian citizens, live in Alberta and have made a significant contribution provincial, nationally or internationally.  For more information please go to www.lieutenantgovernor.ab.ca/aoe

Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 15th, 2019.


January Council Meeting Rescheduled to January 24th

The Town of Sedgewick Council January Council meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, January 24th at 6:00 PM in the Town of Sedgewick Administration Office at 4818 – 47 Street in Sedgewick.

December 20th, 2018 Council Meeting Highlights

Council addressed the following items at the December 20th, 2018 Council Meeting:


Town Accepting Rec Grant Applications

The deadline for Phase I Recreation Grant applications is May 1st, 2018.   (more…)

March 22nd, 2018 Council Highlights

Council discussed the following issues at their regular Council meeting held on March 22nd, 2018. (more…)

New Boulevard Bylaw! New Application Requirements!

Town Council deemed it important to maximize public safety and to maintain the aesthetic appeal of the Town boulevards.

Boulevard Bylaw 548/18 regulates that no person other than the Town shall:

  • Pave any or all of a boulevard or back alley unless and until a permit to do so has been authorized.
  • Be responsible for the repair of boulevard sidewalks and fire hydrants.
  • Plant a tree on a boulevard or a back alley
  • Prune, repair, trim or perform any work on a boulevard tree

Property owners are responsible to maintain any boulevard or back alley adjacent to the property they own or occupy.

A property owner may request pruning or removal of a tree adjacent to their property by submitting an application to the CAO.

View full text of the Bylaw: Boulevard Bylaw 548/18

Application for pruning or for tree removalApplication for Tree Pruning or Removal

Black Knot Disease! Time to Prune!

Black Knot, caused by the fungus Apiosporina morbosa, is a very common disease of plants in the genus Prunus (all Cherry genus, Mayday, Plum and Apricot). This disease reduces the aesthetic value of affected specimens, as infections spread rapidly. High levels may result in the eventual death of the plant.


What can be done to control Black Knot?

  •  Removal of sources of inoculum (prevents population build up)


  • Prune out all knot-bearing branches during late fall, winter or very early spring when plants are dormant and knots are easy to see.


  • Remove infected branches to at least 15-20 cm (6-8 inches) below knot. NOTE: It is preferable to prune an infected branch further back to an appropriate location, such as a healthy collar, rather than leave a stub


  • As a precaution, cutting blades should be cleaned and disinfected after pruning, if possible, especially if cuts have been made through obviously infected material


  • For knots on scaffold branches or trunks that can’t be removed, cut away diseased tissue down to good wood and at least 1 cm (1/2 inch) beyond the edge of the knot


  • Failure to remove branches beyond the internal growth will result in re-growth of the fungus.


DISEASED WOOD MUST BE DESTROYED IMMEDIATELY (burned, buried or removed from site). Diseased knots can produce and release spores for up to 4 months after removal. Proper composting can help to accelerate the breakdown of infected materials


The most distinguishing symptom of Black Knot is the characteristic black, tar-like swellings that develop on branches of the infected plant.

Please help stop the spread of this disease in our community!

Alberta Agriculture – Black Knot Disease