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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 Campgrounds are now closed for the season

The campgrounds were very busy this season – Thank you for visiting! The County campgrounds (Floating Stone, Lac Bellevue, Stoney Lake, Westcove) are now closed for the season. Mark your calendars! Online reservations for the 2022 season open on March 1, 2022 through Camp Reservations Canada. County Campground Information Camp Reservations Canada   

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Your input is requested

The County is reviewing its – Municipal Development Plan (MDP) – Land Use Bylaw (LUB) – General Municipal Servicing Standards (GMSS), and – Reserve Land Management Policy (RLMP) to identify and minimize inefficiencies under Red Tape Reduction. To review the draft documents and to provide input, please see the County’s ‘Planning & Development’ website page.

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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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Notice of Nomination Day September 20, 2021

LOCAL JURISDICTION: County of St. Paul, Province of Alberta Notice is hereby given that Nomination Day is Monday, September 20, 2021.  Nominations for the election of candidates for the following offices will be received at the County of St. Paul Administration Office, 5015 – 49 Avenue, St. Paul, beginning on January 1, 2021 and ending…

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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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County Operational Updates – April to June 2021

Council approved the Operational Updates at the July 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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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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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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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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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 Campgrounds are now closed for the season

The campgrounds were very busy this season – Thank you for visiting! The County campgrounds (Floating Stone, Lac Bellevue, Stoney Lake, Westcove) are now closed for the season. Mark your calendars! Online reservations for the 2022 season open on March 1, 2022 through Camp Reservations Canada. County Campground Information Camp Reservations Canada   

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Your input is requested

The County is reviewing its – Municipal Development Plan (MDP) – Land Use Bylaw (LUB) – General Municipal Servicing Standards (GMSS), and – Reserve Land Management Policy (RLMP) to identify and minimize inefficiencies under Red Tape Reduction. To review the draft documents and to provide input, please see the County’s ‘Planning & Development’ website page.

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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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