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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.

 

COUNTY ADMINISTRATION OFFICE
CLOSED TO PUBLIC WALK-IN'S

Due to the provincial government COVID-19 restrictions, the County Administration Office is closed to public walk-in’s until further notice.   The Public Works Building remains closed to the public.

 Residents can still access the building by appointment only.  County staff are available by phone (780-645-3301) and by email 

 If you need a burn permit, snow flag, building permit, or need to conduct other County business please do so by appointment only.

Payment to the County can 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.

 

 

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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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County of St. Paul Public Works Shop

Starting on Monday, May 17 the Shop gate will be closed to the public. Private sales for culverts and any agriculture rentals, such as the post pounder and cattle gates, will need to be pre-booked and an appointment made for materials to be picked up. The phone number at the Public Works Shop is 780-645-3006.

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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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Development Permits Issued

Development Permits have been issued for the following Accessory Buildings  Any person claiming to be affected by the said Developments may appeal within 21 days of this notice (by May 25, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.) to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board by serving Notice of Appeal to the Secretary of the Subdivision and Development…

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Land Use Bylaws under Review – Your input is wanted

The County has engaged ISL Engineering and Land Services to review its Municipal Development Plan (MDP), Land Use Bylaw (LUB), General Municipal Servicing Standards (GMSS), and Reserve Land Management Policy to identify and minimize inefficiencies. Through this review, the County will have more streamlined planning and development policies and regulations and will be able to…

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

The Town St. Paul and the County of St. Paul have collaborated to rebuild and pave both TWP 582 and Range Road 95/57 street.     Map of area  The County of St. Paul, Town of St. Paul and our awarded contractors will require access for construction on TWP 582 and 57th Street from May 3 to…

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County Operational Updates – January to March 2021

Council approved the Operational Updates at the April 27 Public Works 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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Fire Restriction in Effect: Monday, April 19, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Due to the dry conditions, the County has issued a Fire Restriction effective Monday, April 19, 2021 at 10:00 am., and is in effect until further notice. Fire permits are suspended and no fire permits will be issued. No open fires are allowed in the County of St. Paul. Safe campfires are permitted in approved…

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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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Spring Cleanup – for the entire month of May

County residents can dispose of fridges, freezers and water coolers that contain Freon without paying the $20 Freon removal fee during Spring Cleanup.  The fee waiver is valid only during Spring Cleanup     Items should be taken to the Transfer Stations located in the region: *  County of St. Paul [Ashmont, Mallaig, St. Edouard, St. Lina,…

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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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FireSmart Bingo Online Contest

Grand Prize for 6 ($200 value):  Dry-aged rib-eye steaks, foil wrapped potatoes, 1 bunch of green onions, 1 small sour cream, 1 pack of real bacon bits, 2 large Reser’s salads (winner’s choice), 1 garlic bread, 1-6 pack of pop 710 ml bottles,  2 pies (winner’s choice). Provided by Cornerstone Co-op      9 additional prizes…

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Road Restrictions as of Monday, March 22, 2021 at 7:00 a.m.

Effective Monday, March 22, 2021 at 7:00 a.m., a loading restriction will be placed on OILED & PAVED roads including Subdivisions within the County of St. Paul No. 19, unless otherwise indicated As a reminder, there are substantial fines for hauling over limits. Public Works Webpage Road Restrictions    

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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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Camping Season – Online Reservations are now open!

Online reservations for the County of St. Paul campgrounds are now open through Camp Reservations Canada.  Start planning your summer! Floating Stone, Lac Bellevue, Stoney Lake and Westcove campgrounds are just a short drive away. Please Note: Some of the camping sites have been renumbered so please refer to the revised maps if you want…

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2021 Municipal Election – Nomination period is open

2021 is the year of Municipal Elections.  October 18, 2021 is Election Day.  Nominations for the office of Reeve and County Councillor in each of the 6 Divisions will be accepted between January 1, 2021 and noon on Monday, September 20, 2021 (Nomination Day). The Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA) governs the nomination, voting, and election…

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Public Notice – Admin Office closed to Walk-in’s

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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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County of St. Paul 2021 Strategic and Operational Plans

The County of St. Paul County Council passed the 2021 Strategic and Operational Plans at the Public Works meeting on November 24, 2020. The documents may be viewed at these links: 2021 Strategic Plan 2021 Operational Plans  

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COVID-19:  The St. Paul Region is now on the Enhanced List

Due to the number of COVID-19 cases in the St. Paul Region, the region is now on the Enhanced List. This means that additional measures have been put in place by Alberta Health Services to keep yourself and others in the community safe and to reduce your risk of contracting the virus. County Council and…

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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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St. Paul RCMP is seeking assistance to work with the community

The St. Paul RCMP is looking for residents to participate in a community-wide initiative. Are you a resident or business owner with operating surveillance cameras on or within your property?   If so, the St. Paul RCMP is looking for your assistance in solving future crimes! Willing participants are asked to provide information regarding their…

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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 have reopened…

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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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Public Information about COVID-19

Issued jointly by:  County of St. Paul, Town of St. Paul, Town of Elk Point, Summer Village of Horseshoe Bay Most services are now operating as normal. These services include road maintenance, water, wastewater, and waste management. The municipalities are following the lead of Alberta Health Services.   The situation with the virus is very fluid…

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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

 

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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County of St. Paul Public Works Shop

Starting on Monday, May 17 the Shop gate will be closed to the public. Private sales for culverts and any agriculture rentals, such as the post pounder and cattle gates, will need to be pre-booked and an appointment made for materials to be picked up. The phone number at the Public Works Shop is 780-645-3006.

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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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