COMMUNITY AGGREGATE PAYMENT LEVY
On August 23, 2022 the County of Vermilion Council passed a motion to implement Bylaw 22-07 Community Aggregate Payment Levy. This Bylaw allows the County of Vermilion River to collect funds per-tonne of aggregate extracted from pits in the County of Vermilion River to recover costs associated with heavy wear and tear.
Aggregate business owners/operators, (gravel and sand producers) will be required to report all shipments of sand and gravel from any pit within the boundaries of the County of Vermilion River on a quarterly basis.
Upon receiving the shipment report, The County of Vermilion River will send out an invoice at a rate of $0.40 per tonne of sand and gravel shipments.
Shipment reports should be filled out using Schedule "A" Sand and Gravel Shipments - Quarterly Report
Quarterly shipment reports should be received within fourteen (14) days of the following:
A penalty of 2 percent per month shall be added to any levy that remains unpaid 30 days after the date of issuance of a levy notice.
Reports can by submitted to:
County of Vermilion
Kitscoty AB T0B 2P0
Amounts must be reported in tonnes. If weigh scales are unavailable, please use the following conversion:
1 cubic meter = 1.365 tonnes of sand
1 cubic meter = 1.632 tonnes of gravel
1 cubic meter = 1.308 cubic yards
Annual Gravel Sale
Please check back in June of 2023 for the details for the 2023 annual gravel sale.
The County holds an annual gravel sale every August for County ratepayers. More information will be released closer to the date of the sale. Ratepayers are responsible for arranging their own hauling of the gravel and it must be paid for by cheque at the pit on the day of the sale.
Gravel Sale Locations (Hines Pit and Haan Pit):
ROAD MAINTENANCE PROGRAM
The County has 16 full-time grader beats covering approximately 90 to 100 miles each. Each grader is responsible for 10 to 12 miles per day with the following guidelines: maintain a 4" crown, do not leave windrows, remove large rocks, feather gravel evenly. The frequency that roads are graded is based on traffic volume, but may vary with necessity.
Visit our real time map of all ongoing gravelling.
Please report any concerns regarding any municipal road conditions to our Public Works team by phone at 780.846.3309, by email at email@example.com, or by the Report a Concern.
If you have a concern regarding a provincial highway (Highway 16, Highway 41, Highway 45, Secondary Highway 893, Secondary Highway 897, Secondary Highway 619, Highway 631, Highway 641, etc.) please contact Alberta Transportation.