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  • 26 Aug 2021 12:36 PM | Christine Heggart (Administrator)

    On behalf of AMSA's Executive Team, we hope this email finds you, your teams and your community all still doing well.  We've had many questions about convention and this email is to let AMSA members know that AMSA is indeed planning for an in-person fall convention in 2021.  Please Save the Date as follows: 

    DATE:           November 24-26

    LOCATION:  Edmonton EXPO Centre

    HOTELS:      Downtown, usual hotels recommended through RMA Convention

    TRANSIT:     RMA coordinated bus shuttle services will be available from all                                RMA hotels downtown to the EXPO Centre on a frequent schedule.

    PARKING:    There is parking available at the EXPO Centre, although transit is                            encouraged.

    Note these dates coincide with the RMA Convention schedule...getting back to the usual convention practices. The RMA Tradeshow is scheduled to take place November 23 at the EXPO centre, in case you wish to travel early to attend the tradeshow as well. 


    AMSA’s Peer Award recognizes long-standing commitment to AMSA and its member development – through peer mentoring, support and best practice sharing. Commitment to AMSA and the field of public works, as well as members contributions to AMSA’s operations are measured, as AMSA members nominate Peer Award recipients annually.

    This prestigious award is granted to qualified individuals, following a majority vote of AMSA’s Board of Directors.

    Since its inception in 2013, AMSA’s Peer Award recipients list is a small group of members who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to support their municipalities, their peers in other municipalities and the best interests of the public works field in Alberta.

    If you know of a worthy AMSA member that you'd like to nominate for this award, please send an email to  Be sure to include a brief summary describing the members experience, contributions to the association and why they should be selected.

    Previous Peer Award recipients:

    2019 Dave Dextraze

    Fall 2018 Keith Bodin                      (County of Forty Mile)

    Spring  2018    Calvin Fischer         (County of Barrhead)

    2017    Darrel Szott                          (Flagstaff County)

    2016    Terry Fleming

    2015    Phil Lodermeier                   (Lacombe County)

    2014    Jack Dunsmore                   (MD of Taber)

    2013    Brian Adamkewicz               (Athabasca County)

    Take care and keep healthy.

  • 18 May 2021 4:44 PM | Christine Heggart (Administrator)

    Click here to read the latest issue of RoadRunner magazine.

  • 20 Apr 2021 7:31 AM | Christine Heggart (Administrator)

    APWA/AMSA Zone 4 - Peace Region Ideas Group held a virtual meeting on April 8, 2021.

    Click here to see meeting minutes. 

  • 07 Apr 2021 12:30 PM | Christine Heggart (Administrator)

    Tender for Used Equipment

    Flagstaff County invites tenders for the following used equipment:

    1) WT05 – 2003 J.D. 6320 Tractor w/3 Point Hitch and Front Weights – 7,495 hrs, Serial #: L06320P340228



    2) PM01 – 1974 GMR200H Seaman Rotovator w/Detroit engine – 2,207 hrs, Serial #: 67-615



    3) TR30 – 1982 IHC1900 Oil Distributing Truck – 141,754 km, 6,331 hrs, Serial #: 2HTAF1952CCA14797



    4) SN11 – 2011 Hiway E2020XT, 14’ Stainless Steel, In Box Truck Sander – Serial #: 133766



    5) PL15 – 2015 Monroe MP41R11-ISCT Two-way, 11’ Truck Plow – Serial #: 15-04-2371



    6) FP03 – 2001 Heavy Hitter Post Pounder – Serial #: 00-5-1745



    7) GS011 – 2011 Accurate 30’ X 14’ Dump truck scale – Comes with Western M2000A-LSB Electronic Weigh Indicator, Aurora 45 Remote Display, Solar Power charging system and enclosure. Serial #: 8108-0611



    8) OT01 – 2000 GLM 400 Barrell oil storage tank with burner – Serial #: 00-08801



    9) QU03 – 2010 Polaris Ranger 800 H.D., Side by Side – 240 hrs, Serial #: 4XATY76A7A4904332



    10) ADM114 – 2014 John Deere Gator HPX, 4 X 4, C/W Powered dump box – 27 hrs, Serial #: 1M0HPXGSEEM120388



    11) PA01 – 2001 3 Shank Paratill – Model 118-320PH, Serial #: 3-7410TPT



    12) CN16 – 2015 Monroe MS10312, 8’ Rear cross conveyer – Serial #: 12/15/3395



    13) WT012 – 2012 Case IH Farm All 95U Tractor, C/W 3 Point Hitch – 1,612 hrs, Serial #: ZBJL24675



    14) FE02 – 1979 IHC Fire truck – 24,890 km, Serial #: AA192KHB13799



    15) 3 - 2014 Ford, 1Ton, Long Box Truck boxes – Includes wooden box liner and taillights. End gate included with 2 of them



    16) PK113- 2013 Ripper Mounted Packer – Serial #: CR-2013-86



    17) Used Alta-Lite Diesel Generator w/8’ x 8’Metal Building



    18) Used Natural Gas Wisconsin VH4DG Engine – Serial #: 6010137



    19) T077 – 2007 Dodge 1/2T, Quad cab, Short box, 4x4 – 295,050 km, Serial #: 1D7HU18267J616539



    20) T212 – 2012 Ford F350 Crew Cab, Short box, 4x4 – 395,050 km, Serial #: 1FT8W3B68CEB63894



    21) T310 – 2010 Ford 1/2T, Extended cab, Short box, 4x4 – 294,015 km, Serial #: 1FTFX1EV5AFC00614



    22) T033 – 2003 Chev 3/4T Regular cab, Long box, 4x4 – 312,483 km, Serial #: 1GCHK24U03E304412



    23) T082 – 2008 Dodge 3/4T Mega-cab, Short box, 4x4 – 353,312 km, Serial #: 3D7KS29D98G209870



    24) T312 – 2012 Ford F350, Extended cab, Short box, 4x4 – 357,951 km, Serial #: 1FT8X3B63CEB63895



    25) T083 – 2008 Dodge 1/2T, Quad cab, Short box, 4x4 – 277,342 km, Serial #: 1D7HU18298S592443



    26) Used Weldco Beales Two-Way, 12’ Truck Plow – Model #: 196-900-004, Serial #: 3-44099-6



    27) 2011 Hotsy 1832SS Pressure Washer, 3000psi, 6 GPM, 3 Phase – Serial #: 11096620-100050



    28) 1989 GLM 210 Barrell Oil Storage Tank w/Skid



    • This equipment can be viewed at the County Shop in Sedgewick and will be sold on an “as is basis”. Hours may vary slightly, depending on time of sale.
    • Click HERE to download a tender form, or contact our Administration Office at 780-384-4123 to receive a tender form.
    • Please send bids in a sealed envelope marked “USED EQUIPMENT” to Flagstaff County Administration Office, Box 358, 12435 Twp Rd 442, Sedgewick, AB.
    • Closing date for bidding on items is Friday, April 16th, 2021 at 11:00:00 a.m. MDT. The highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. The tender opening will be live streamed. Watch for a link a few days prior.

    For further information, please contact: Kevin Kinzer, Shop Supervisor, at 780-390-0312.

    Tender for Heisler Grader Shed

    heisler shed

    heisler shed 2

    Flagstaff County (the “County”) is currently accepting tenders for the purchase of the Heisler Grader Shed Shop building located adjacent to the Village of Heisler at 43010 Rge Rd 162, within Flagstaff County, Alberta, legally described as Plan 8221991, Block 1, Lot 1.

    This property is currently zoned as Agricultural District in the Flagstaff County Land Use Bylaw 09/18, Section 9.3.  For more information, please visit: and refer to Section 9.3.1 AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT – Permitted and Discretionary Uses for this parcel.

    The tender documents can be obtained at the Flagstaff County Administration Building or by email by contacting the County Office at 780-384-4100.

    Tenders must be placed in sealed envelopes, duly marked “Tender – Sale of Heisler Grader Shed Shop”.

    All sealed tenders will be received until 11:00:00 a.m. MST on March 25th, 2021 in person, or by registered mail, to the Flagstaff County Administration Building located at 12435 Township Road 442, Sedgewick, AB T0B 4C0, Attention: Darrell Szott, Public Works Superintendent. 

    Tender opening will follow immediately after tender closing and will be streamed live. Watch it HERE.

    For further information regarding the Building and instructions, please contact Darrell Szott, Public Works Superintendent, at 780-384-4100.

    Tender for Strome Post Office Building

    hamlet of strome post office

    Flagstaff County (the “County”) is currently accepting tenders for the purchase of the Strome Office/Post Office building located at 5025 – 50th Street, in the Hamlet of Strome, Alberta, legally described as Plan RN 67, Block 3, Lots 6 and 7.

    This property is currently zoned as Hamlet Public District in the Flagstaff County Land Use Bylaw 09/18, Section 9.11. For more information please visit: and refer to Section 9.11.1 HAMLET PUBLIC DISTRICT - Permitted and Discretionary Uses for this parcel. 

    The tender documents can be obtained at the Flagstaff County Administration Building or by email by contacting the County Office at 780-384-4100.

    Tenders must be placed in sealed envelopes, duly marked “Tender – Sale of Strome Office/Post Office Building”.

    All sealed tenders will be received until 11:00:00 a.m. MST on March 25th, 2021 in person, or by registered mail, to the Flagstaff County Administration Building located at 12435 Township Road 442, Sedgewick, AB T0B 4C0, Attention: Darrell Szott, Public Works Superintendent. 

    Tender opening will follow immediately after tender closing and will be streamed live. Watch it HERE.  

    For further information regarding the Building and instructions, please contact Darrell Szott, Public Works Superintendent, at 780-384-4100.

  • 27 Jan 2021 12:30 PM | Christine Heggart (Administrator)

    Click this link to be redirected to Government of Canada website with consultation forums at the bottom of the page. Consultation closes February 3, 2021.

    Transport Canada wants to hear from stakeholders and the Canadian public. Your opinions and feedback are important.

    There are about 14,000 public and 9,000 private grade crossings along more than 40,000 kilometers of federally-regulated railway tracks in Canada.

    The Grade Crossings Regulations and Grade Crossings Standards help improve safety by setting broad and enforceable safety standards for both new and existing grade crossings in Canada.

    More information about the Grade Crossing Regulations(External link)

    The regulations require any railway company, road authority or private owner of an existing crossing to comply with the requirements of the regulations by November 28, 2021.

    Over the past year, stakeholders have expressed concerns about the deadline and their ability to meet the requirements.

    Public crossings

    Due to the ongoing pandemic, municipalities and railway companies are faced with increasing challenges to make the upgrades required by the regulations. With only one construction season left, their ability to meet the 2021 deadline is almost impossible since most public crossings still need work.

    Private crossings

    Railway companies had issues identifying private crossing owners which delayed their assessments of work to be done, and they have just started communicating the results of these assessments. There are concerns over costs and future access to property. Since only a few private crossings already comply with the 2021 requirements, it is unlikely that all private crossings will be compliant by the deadline.

    Transport Canada has looked at the situation and is considering a plan to address it.

    Transport Canada is proposing a tiered, risk-based approach to changing the regulations. This approach would help us respond to stakeholders’ concerns while also keeping our original safety goals intact.

    1. Change the scope of the regulations so that defined low-risk crossings don’t need to meet all requirements

    The regulations would be updated so that low-risk public and private crossings don’t need to meet all requirements. This permanent change would affect grade crossings with very low train and traffic volumes (like many field-to-field crossings used by farmers, as well as public and private crossings on rail lines that are no longer being used). We would develop a measurable way to identify whether a crossing is low-risk.

    These changes would address concerns from private landowners who are facing high costs for upgrading crossings that see little traffic. It would also allow companies and road authorities to avoid spending money to upgrade grade crossings that they won’t be using.

    2. Extend the deadline using a risk-based approach for all grade crossings

    Extending the deadline using a risk-based approach would allow parties to prioritize work and resources to focus on compliance for the highest-risk crossings as quickly as possible. Since the current regulations don’t include such a process and given the amount of work to do, railway companies and road authorities are not able to use the existing framework to address the emerging issues.

    Transport Canada is proposing to extend the deadline by:

    • one year for high-risk grade crossings and
    • three years for all other crossings

    Transport Canada would develop a measurable way to identify whether a crossing is high risk.

    Safety at crossings is still a priority. These changes would give all stakeholders the time to agree on work plans, get funding, and make the required upgrades. The safety benefits would be kept by making sure that crossings that are considered high-risk are dealt with first.

    For additional information contact Rail Safety Consultations (TC) link)

  • 11 Jan 2021 5:05 PM | Christine Heggart (Administrator)

    RMA is hosting informational webinars for RMA and AMSA members.

    The series of webinars will generally be scheduled the second Wednesday of the month going forward.

    The first 15 minutes of each webinar will feature RMA focused information followed by 45 minute presentations spearheaded by an RMA Vendors.

    The details for RMA's first webinar is as follows: 

    January 13 at 10AM

    Presenter: Troy Sawada, Director, Major Accounts, NAPA Auto Parts

    Topic: RMA-NAPA Renewed Partnership

    Short Description: Late last year, NAPA Auto Parts was awarded as the RMA approved supplier for a renewed and expanded Auto Parts Program. Troy Sawada, the Director, Major Accounts for NAPA, will give members an overview of the benefits available as part of this exciting change!

    The webinar will be held via Zoom. Please register in advance.

    RMA's next webinar will be February 10 at 10 AM – featuring ARMTEC.

    Details for registration will follow.

  • 26 Oct 2020 7:30 AM | Christine Heggart (Administrator)

    The M.D. of Provost No. 52 is currently accepting tenders to purchase the following units:  Click here for list with pictures.

    1.     Unit # 44-020 2008 Midland Triaxle Cross Dump Trailer S/N: 2MFB2S4D18R004906

    2.     Unit # 44-012 2005 Midland Gravel Trailer S/N: 2MFB2S4D25R003386

    3.     Unit # 56-047 2001 Ford F-450 Cab & Chassis S/N: 1FDXF47F81EC81365

    ODO: 187,016 KMS

    4. Unit # 55-034 2008 Kenworth T800 S/N: 1NKDLBOX78J934761

    ODO: 610,744 KMS

    5.     Unit # 44-024 2009 Midland Pony Pup Trailer S/N: 2MFA2R7D39R005900

    6.     Unit # 44-025 2009 Midland Pony Pup Trailer S/N: 2MFA2R7D59R005901

    7.     Unit # 53-123 2012 International 7600 6x4 Gravel/Sander/Plow Truck

    S/N: 1HTGSSJTOCH552295 ODO: 210,929 KMS

    8. Unit # 51-057 2009 Ford F-150 4X4 S/N: 1FTPX14V19FA22573

    ODO: 318, 375 KMS

    9. Unit # 43-130 2014 JD 850K Crawler Dozer S/N: 1T0850KXCEE262918

    6548 HRS (Reserve Bid: $165,000)

    10.Unit #53-035 2008 Kenworth T800 S/N 1XKDDBOX58J934762

    ODO: 696,940 KMS

    All of the above are available for viewing by appointment only.

    For appointments or more information, please call Tyler Lawrason at 780-753-2434.

    Tenders for any or all of the above units are to be submitted in a sealed envelope, clearly marked

    M.D. of Provost 2020 November Vehicle Disposal Tender

    and are to be addressed to:

    Tyler Lawrason, Administrator

    M.D. Administration Office,

    Box 300; 4504 – 53rd Avenue, Provost, Alberta T0B 3S0

    Tenders are to be submitted not later than 12:00 noon on Tuesday, November 24, 2020.

    PLEASE NOTE: No faxes or emai ls accepted for tenders .

    Faxed amendments will be accepted as long as the original tender is not disclosed. The M.D. reserves the right to reject any or all bids submitted or any part and the highest of any bid will not necessarily be accepted. Please include G.S.T. in the quote.

    A decision will be made on Thursday, November 26, 2020.

    Items purchased are sold AS IS.

  • 23 Oct 2020 7:00 AM | Christine Heggart (Administrator)

    Kneehill County is accepting sealed bids for the sale of assorted equipment. This is a sealed bid auction with set reserves on most items. Bidders and bid amounts will not be made public.

    Auction ends November 9, 2020, at 11:59:59 AM. 

    Click this link to be redirected to the auction website in order to view equipment for auction.


    • Equipment can be viewed, during business hours of 7 AM to 3 PM, at the Kneehill County Maintenance Shop Yard located at 205 – 1st Ave West, Three Hills, Alberta
    • Due to health and safety regulations viewing will be by appointment only. Please contact the Purchasing Department to arrange a time, 403-443-5541. 
    • Some of the equipment is still in use as they are waiting to be prepared for sale, so current hours or mileage may be more than listed. Where possible, the operator’s and maintenance manuals will be included with the sale of the equipment.

    Submission of Bids

    • Bidders may submit Sealed Bids only up to 11:59:59 AM Alberta Time on November 9, 2020.
    • Bidder must indicate name and address clearly in the upper left-hand corner of a sealed envelope so that the Bid submission can be identified. Please mark which piece of equipment the bid is for on the front of the envelope. 
    • Sealed Bids will be accepted from Monday to Friday, between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, by hand, courier or mail. Bidders may submit bids at the following location only:
      • Main Office: 1600, 2nd Street North East, PO Box 400, Three Hills, AB, T0M 2A0.
        (Please note a secure mail drop box is located outside the County Administration Office.)
    • Bids by electronic or facsimile will NOT be accepted.
  • 30 Sep 2020 5:02 PM | Christine Heggart (Administrator)

    AMSA's Executive Team recently made the difficult decision to cancel the Fall 2020 AMSA Convention and to postpone the Annual General Meeting until the new year, with hopes of being able to host in person convention and AGM in March 2021. 

    AMSA intends to comply with all provincial directives for gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

    At this time AMSA's Executive Team didn't feel the investment to host a virtual convention would provide the same level of engagement and value for AMSA members, and will be working on a plan for continued professional development and networking opportunities moving into the New Year.  

    AMSA's Executive will develop a plan this fall to continue to engage with AMSA's membership and will be exploring with Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) the opportunity to have enhanced calendar of AMSA zone meetings. Smaller scale regional gatherings, whether in person or virtual, may provide the interim solution until we can all meet again collectively.   

    AMSA will continue to keep its members posted on leadership and training opportunities and what AMSA has in store into the New Year.  Please do stay tuned. 

  • 22 Sep 2020 7:35 AM | Christine Heggart (Administrator)

    The RMA Fall 2020 Convention will be a virtual event, details coming soon

    Due to restrictions on gathering sizes as a result of COVID-19, the RMA Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to move the 
    RMA 2020 Fall Convention to a completely virtual format. To accommodate this format, the Fall Convention is being condensed to two days: November 3 and 4, 2020. The RMA board and staff recognize that not being able to get together in person is disappointing, as one of the key benefits of the convention is the networking opportunities. We will be working hard to ensure that the event continues to be interactive and look forward to engaging with members through a virtual platform.

    RMA will share additional details of the upcoming virtual convention in the weeks to come. Below is some initial information related to convention registration and programming.



    Online registration for the fall convention will open in early October.


    Convention Program

    RMA is making every effort to include the elements that have made past conventions a success. The convention program is being developed with key program items, including RMA’s Annual General Meeting, resolutions session, and elections for board positions.  Ministers forum, government plenaries, and educational sessions will also be scheduled.


    Convention Hotel Bookings

    RMA has cancelled all convention hotel room blocks and there is no need for individuals to call hotels directly to cancel.

    Please visit the 
    RMA Convention Website and continue to watch for bulletins in the Contact newsletter for more information.

    Cindy Carstairs
    Administrative and Convention Coordinator

    Tasha Blumenthal
    Director of External Relations & Advocacy

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