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ABOUT THE COUNTY

The County of St. Paul is a people-focused, close-knit region with a population of just over 6400, a community of 1200 farms, 32 oil & gas companies and is located 208km northeast of Edmonton.

The Town of St. PaulTown of Elk Point and Summer Village of Horseshoe Bay lie within the County boundaries but have their own governance. There are numerous hamlets such as Ashmont, Heinsburg, Mallaig, Lafond, Lindbergh, Lottie Lake, St. Edouard, St. Lina, and St. Vincent which form part of the County.

We're a community that shares in your values. We work to live our core values in everything we do: we’ll be honest and transparent (even when it’s tough), we’ll be fair, we’ll share in and work towards success, we’ll be welcoming, and when it comes down to it we care. We’re not the city, we’re the un-city.

 


THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATION OFFICE AND
PUBLIC WORKS SHOP
ARE OPEN TO PUBLIC WALK-IN'S

Hours - Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Closed from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. for lunch.  Closed on all Statutory Holidays.

Payment to the County can also be made through the Drop Box located at the front door of the Administration Office (no cash please), by mail, through financial institutions and through on-line payment options. Drop Box payments will be processed on business days.

 

 

NEVER MISS A COUNTY UPDATE

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public works notices, event updates and more!

Municipal Election Official Results

The Official Results can be found at this link.  The Official Results were posted on Friday, October 22 at noon.    

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Referendum and Senate Election Results for the County of St. Paul

Below are the results from the provincial Referendum questions and the Senate Election that were voted on during the October 18 Municipal Election. The following are the results only from votes cast in the County of St. Paul.   Elections Alberta will release province-wide results on Tuesday, October 26.  Link to Elections Alberta  REFERENDUM Question…

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Undeveloped Road Right-of-Way License Agreement

TAKE NOTICE    that the following Undeveloped Road Right-of-Way License Agreement has been applied for in accordance with the Road Allowance Management Policy of the County of St. Paul No. 19 at the following location:  Between NE 29-55-8-W4 and NW 28-55-8-W4 Any person claiming to be affected by the said License Agreement, may appeal in…

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County Operational Updates – July to September 2021

Council approved the Operational Updates at the October 12 Council Meeting.  The Operational Updates reflect progress on the priorities set in the 2021 Strategic Plan. The Operation Update can be found at this link. or under Governance/Strategic Plans/2021  

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Do you need a snow flag?

When there is a heavy snowstorm or other major weather event, the County snow removal crews are removing snow and sanding all of the County roads before removing the snow off of driveways. If snowfall is light, then the County snow removal crews will remove snow from driveways along their snow plow routes if snow…

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Development Permits Issued

TAKE NOTICE  that the following Development Permits have been issued in accordance with Land Use Bylaw No. 2013-50 of the County of St. Paul No. 19.  Development Permit Link Any person claiming to be affected by the said Developments, may appeal within twenty-one days (to October 26, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.) of this advertisement, to…

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Fire Prevention Week – October 3 to 9

Residents are reminded to learn the sounds of fire safety. Does your smoke or carbon monoxide detector beep or chirp? Knowing the difference can save you and your family.  Link to Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety Three loud beeps means smoke or fire.  Four loud beeps means carbon monoxide. When you hear a beep,…

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2022 Strategic and Operational Plans

County Council passed the 2022 Strategic and Operational Plans at the September 28, 2021 Public Works Meetings.  The plans can be found at this link

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Public Works Road Work update (September 24)

All road sections are passable however we do encourage public to choose alternative routes where possible Construction Crews TWP 582 and 57th Street – County scope is complete on road sections other than the reclamation work still required in the borrow pits. Paving Contractor will commence on October 1st. Moosehills Slide – TWP 574 –…

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Construction Notice

The County of St. Paul will be performing construction upgrades on Bridge File 77649 – East of St. Lina on TWP 614 and directly west of RR 103. The construction is expected to take until October 15th for completion. Please use alternative routes. Thank you for your patience and understanding.  

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Citizen Self-Serve – link change as of August 31

Citizen Self-Serve is a secure online software for residents and stakeholders to view and manage property taxes, tax accounts and assessments, utility accounts and accounts receivable. The link to Citizen Self-Serve has been changed as of August 31, 2021.  Users are reminded to update their links.  

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No Fire Restriction as of August 23 at 10:00 a.m.

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Road work on Armistice Road

August 9 Update:  Public Works Maintenance crews will be reclaiming and relaying cold mix on the Armistice Road between Elk Point & St. Paul.  Work will be ongoing on Armistice until the end of September. Please note the crews will always have the road open: however, there will be delays.  If you can use an…

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Road Work:  TWP 582 and 57 street from May 3 to September 30, 2021 Local Traffic Only

Project Update – August 18, 2021 Public Works will be laying heavy amounts of gravel on Twp 582, starting from RR95 towards the highway (Town of St. Paul). Please try to avoid this road as there will be heavy equipment on the road and there may be delays. _____________________________________________________ Project Update – August 4, 2021…

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County of St. Paul declares ‘State of Agricultural Disaster’

The County of St. Paul has declared a local ‘State of Agricultural Disaster’ on July 27, 2021 due to the hardship weather conditions and drought have placed on local farmers. State of Agriculture Disaster

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Drought Conditions and AFSC Crop Insurance

The County of St. Paul sent the attached letter to Hon. Devin Dreeshen, Minster of Agriculture & Forestry about the effects of the the extended period of hot, dry weather is having on the crops in the province, particularly in northeast Alberta. Further, the County is urging the AFSC to allow producers to salvage these…

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Opening to Public Walk-ins

The County Administration Office and Public Works Shop are open to public walk-in’s.   The safety of our visitors and staff continues to be our priority. The County is committed to: * Following Alberta Health Services COVID-19 guidelines * Cleaning regularly, especially in high traffic areas * Providing one-way traffic flow * Maintaining social distancing of…

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Littering Bylaw and Penalties Bylaw

On June 8, 2021, County Council enacted a Littering Bylaw and revised the Penalties Bylaw to include penalties for littering. The intent is to prohibit, restrict,  prohibit, control and regulate the disposal of waste and any waste material  on any road, highway or public lands within the County. The associated penalties for littering are $500…

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Kamloops Residential School Official Statement

On behalf of the residents and council of the County of St Paul, it is with a deep sense of sorrow and sympathy that we mourn with our Indigenous friends and neighbours, and the wider Indigenous communities across Canada, the discovery of the 215 young lives that were lost at the Kamloops Residential School. It…

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Payment Options

Payments to the County may be made in a number of ways.  Remember to include your account number on payments and the roll number on tax payments. By Mail  Please do not mail cash. Administration Front Door Drop Box  Cheque or money order only.  No cash please.  In person   The County Offices are closed…

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County Program Information

Asset Management — The County campgrounds are an asset.  So are the County roads.  What’s asset management all about?  This newsletter help wade through the information about asset management in the County.  The brief newsletter outlines how the County plans and manages its assets.  Newsletter Agricultural Service Board Spring 2021 Newsletter — Wondering about those…

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2020 Financial Statements

The County of St. Paul 2020 Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2020 are now available   2020 Financial Statements Financial Statement for other years may be found at ‘Governance/ Financial Statements‘

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Farm Equipment on the Roads

It’s the season when farmers driving their equipment on the roads.  Please be patient and keep your distance.   What is the most frequent type of multi-vehicle collision? a. Farm machinery being hit as it is turning onto a public road b. Collision as a motorist attempts to pass farm machinery on the road c.…

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2021 County Budget – passed by Council at April 13, 2021 Council Meeting

The 2021 Municipal Operating and Capital Budget was passed by Council at the April 13, 2021 Council Meeting. The 2021 Budget Narrative, which details the budget information, and 2021-03 Tax Rate Bylaw can be found at these links or at ‘Budget/Budgets & Financial Statements‘. 2020 Audited Financial Statements  Council approved the 2020 Audited Financial Statements…

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Recycle Your Household Batteries

The County of St. Paul and St. Paul Transfer Stations accept household batteries for recycling. The County has been collecting batteries for recycling since 2017.  Almost 4,000 lbs of batteries have been recycled! The extracted materials from batteries are recycled into cutlery, golf clubs, pots and pans, stainless steel and new batteries, to name a…

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Shop Sell Support Local – Alberta iMarket

New:  Alberta iMarket  The Alberta iMarket is now live and is looking for local vendors who are interested in selling their products online.  (see Information Brochure)   (see website) Alberta iMarket originated in a desire to promote regional, and rural, products and services to both a local, and a larger market. While many entities promote the…

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It’s Wildfire Season

March 1 to October 31 is Wildfire Season. Wildfire has helped shape Alberta’s landscape for generations. As the province’s population grows and more people are out and about in the country, there have been more human-caused wildfires. Taking some steps now to implement proactive practices on your farm, ranch, and acreage can help reduce your…

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St. Paul/Elk Point Economic Development Alliance

The St. Paul & District Chamber of Commerce would like to announce that it is working in partnership with regional municipalities towards regional economic development through the newly formed STEP Economic Development Alliance. WHAT IS STEP? The St. Paul/Elk Point Economic Development Alliance is headed by a committee that was formed to explore a regional…

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Trash Talk – Let’s Talk about Recycling Bottle Containers

County residents can now take their empty beverage containers for recycling to the County Transfer Stations. By doing so, you will be supporting the Elk Point 4-H  Beef Club, Lac Sante Recreation Society and the Mallaig Ag Society who applied and were selected to collect beverage containers until December 2021. Their work will help support…

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Invest in the Alberta HUB region – one of Canada’s top locations!

Canada’s Competitive Award names Alberta HUB is one of the top 20 locations in Canada for economic development.  Read why  The County of St. Paul is a member of Alberta HUB. “We are very pleased to be recognized by Site Selection as one of the top 20 of Canada’s best locations. To compete globally Alberta…

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How and When to Contact the RCMP

The St. Paul RCMP Detachments has provided valuable information on when and how to contact the detachment.   Information  

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Lakeshore Developments

Property development is increasing on Alberta’s lakeshores.  Shoreland development can have cumulative, detrimental effects on lakes and lakeshore areas. A Temporary Field Authorization (TFA) will be required for placing a mooring structure for personal recreational use in Crown owned-bed and shore, for longer than 14 days. Note:  This is an Alberta government requirement.  If you…

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Where’s the Crime in the County?

The St. Paul RCMP Detachment actively tracks public crime.  What’s been happening in your area? Link to the app    Published with permission from the RCMP.

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COUNTY NEWS

We regularly post information on this news page about council happenings, county news, lifestyle blogs and more.

Click here if you are looking for information on Lakeshore Developments, Temporary Field Authorizations or the Municipal Letter of Consent.  The information is at the top of the 'Planning and Development' page.

Check back here regularly for updated information

 

Municipal Election Official Results

The Official Results can be found at this link.  The Official Results were posted on Friday, October 22 at noon.    

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Referendum and Senate Election Results for the County of St. Paul

Below are the results from the provincial Referendum questions and the Senate Election that were voted on during the October 18 Municipal Election. The following are the results only from votes cast in the County of St. Paul.   Elections Alberta will release province-wide results on Tuesday, October 26.  Link to Elections Alberta  REFERENDUM Question…

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Undeveloped Road Right-of-Way License Agreement

TAKE NOTICE    that the following Undeveloped Road Right-of-Way License Agreement has been applied for in accordance with the Road Allowance Management Policy of the County of St. Paul No. 19 at the following location:  Between NE 29-55-8-W4 and NW 28-55-8-W4 Any person claiming to be affected by the said License Agreement, may appeal in…

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