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NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO BE FILED FOR APPROVAL TO GRANT A NATURAL GAS DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM FRANCHISE AGREEMENT BETWEEN RED DEER COUNTY AND ATCO GAS AND PIPELINES LTD. FOR THE HAMLET OF SPRINGBROOKATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd. has made application to the Alberta Utilities Commission for approval to grant a natural gas franchise agreement between Red Deer County and ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd.At the July 24, 2018, regular meeting of Council, first reading was given to Bylaw No. 2018/28, a bylaw authorizing Red Deer County to enter into an agreement with ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd. to provide ATCO Gas with a franchise to deliver natural gas to customers within the Hamlet of Springbrook. The area covered by this agreement is shown on the map included with this ad.The franchise agreement will allow ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd. the exclusive right to deliver natural gas to the residents of the Hamlet of Springbrook located within Red Deer County for a minimum of 10 years from the effective date of the franchise agreement.The franchise fee rate rider percentage will be set at 19.5% effective the date of the agreement. The average monthly franchise fee for an average residential customer is forecast to be $8.64. The franchise fee is calculated based on distribution charges.You may send your objections, concerns about or support for the application in writing to Red Deer County on or before August 24, 2018, to Planning and Development Services at email@example.com or by mail to Red Deer County Centre, 38106 Rge Rd 275, Red Deer County, AB T4S 2L9.Any submissions received, unless you request otherwise, will be part of the application submitted and will become part of the public record.Additional information on the proposed agreement and franchises in general is available by calling 403.350.2170 or by attending the County office or by contacting:ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd., Attention David Weinkauf, 7590 Edgar Industrial Drive, Red Deer, AB T4P 3R2, 403.357.5220, david.weinkauf@ATCO.com The public may inspect:- A copy of the proposed bylaw and agreement by visiting our website at www.rdcounty.ca or at the County office during regular office hours 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Monday through Friday.For more information: about the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) or its approval process associated with franchise applications, please contact AUC directly at 780.427.4903 or at firstname.lastname@example.orgThe AUC is an independent, quasi-judicial regulatory body responsible for making decisions about utility-related matters.