Reducing the Impact of Dust on Residential Properties
The purpose of the Calcium Dust Suppression Program is to assist in the reduction of the impact of dust on residential rural properties adjacent to County roadways. If you wish to participate in this program, the Application deadline is April 26 of each year. To participate in the Calcium Dust Suppression Program, you must have your municipal address sign posted prior to submitting an application.
All applications received after April 26th to April 30th annually will be required to pay a “Late Application Fee” of an additional 10% of the cost of the dust control. No applications will be accepted after April 30th of each year.
Private Residential Dust Suppression Costs for 2019
After much discussion, at the March 14 County Council meeting, Council moved to make some changes to the current dust control program that’s provided annually to County residents. Historically, the service has been offered to the residents for private dust control at a subsidized rate. This subsidy, funded by public tax dollars, equated to roughly 55%, meaning residents paid $400/100 meters toward the full cost of $877/100 meters.
To make this program fair and equitable, and to avoid any budget implications, Council has elected to discontinue the subsidized rate for private dust control. Recognizing that there are many residents who utilize the service, the County will continue to offer the service at full application costs. At this time, two dust application options are available:
• Purchasing Calcium with a gravel application = $877 + GST/ 100 meters (minimum)
• Purchasing Calcium without a gravel application = $558 + GST/ 100 meters (minimum)
It is the Applicant’s responsibility to notify the Lac Ste. Anne County Public Works Department, via application, which option is preferable.
In an effort to reduce cost, Lac Ste. Anne County will be applying all County-chosen locations (intersections most susceptible to washboard) without a gravel application.
Please direct any questions regarding the dust control the Public Works department at 780.785.3411 or PW@LSAC.ca.
Also, please note that Lac Ste. Anne County does not guarantee the effectiveness of the dust control agent or application, in any way.