- The County office is open to the public from 8:30AM-4:30PM Monday through Friday. To minimize contact due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 several safety procedures have been put in place to protect all concerned, including:
- All visitors must use available hand sanitizer.
- All visitors must sign in to ensure contact information is available for notification purposes, should an outbreak occur.
- Please respect social distancing markers.
- Visitors are limited to reception area for property tax and calcium payments. To minimize contact we encourage you to pay online. Cheques and other correspondence can be dropped in the office door mail-slot or mailed via Canada Post.
- Appointments can be made for other necessary business and will require compliance with above noted hand sanitization and sign in expectations for public entering Ponoka County Administration buildings.
- Staff are sanitizing main lobby door handles frequently throughout the day and payment machine after each use.
- Meeting areas are reconfigured to meet social distancing requirements.
- There is a designated public washroom available onsite.
Note: Due to social distancing guidelines and space constraints the County Council Meetings remain closed to the public (in person), directions on how to participate remotely follow. Occupancy limit in Council Chambers and other gathering places will be increased to align with provincial regulations as time progresses.
County Council meetings - We have established a YouTube channel (Ponoka County) which we will use to livestream the agenda for Council meetings.
Live public participation in the meetings will be as follows:
- Without a previously scheduled time on the agenda, any comments or concerns will be raised at the end of the meeting under the “Unscheduled Delegations/Presentation of Petitions” tab.
- Public Hearings (scheduled two weeks in advance) will be conducted through phone-in comments.
Anyone wishing to be part of the “Unscheduled Delegations” or comment on a Public Hearing “in person” should call into the main office and leave a phone number where they can be reached. Administration will make the call to the identified party who will then be placed on speaker phone to voice their concerns/support for the public to hear.
Please note – you can still submit comments or concerns via mail, email or fax prior the meetings.
Contact us prior to the meetings if you have any questions or require clarification.
Click the following link for a copy of the ministerial regulation:
Charlie B. Cutforth
Chief Administrative Officer