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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
HAVE RE-OPENED TO PUBLIC WALK-IN'S

In addition, Administration office hours are extended due to the property tax deadline. Until June 30, the Administration Office will be open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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!

County Public Works Meeting

The regularly scheduled County Public Works Meeting will held on Tuesday, June 22 starting at 9:00 a.m. The meetings will be live streamed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpToiBVrYCsqVZswlpSo_Xg Or, search ‘YouTube’ and then ‘County of St. Paul No. 19’ The Agenda for the meeting is posted the Friday before the meeting, by end of day.

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Re-opening to Public Walk-ins

The County Administration Office and Public Works Shop will re-open to public walk-in’s on Monday, June 14.  Welcome back – We missed you! As of Monday, Administration Office hours are extended due to the property tax deadline. Until June 30, the Administration Office will be open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.…

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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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Property Tax Deadline

This is just a reminder that property taxes are due by or on June 30, 2021.  A 3% penalty on the current tax amount will be applied on July 1. See Payment Options for additional information.    

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Road work on Armistice Road

Public Works Maintenance crews will be reclaiming and relaying cold mix on the Armistice Road between Elk Point & St. Paul for the month of June and July. Please note the crews will always have the road open: however, there will be delays.  If you can use an alternative route please do so.  Thanks for…

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Road Bans in the County have been lifted

Please watch your speed and don’t haul over 100% on County roads as they are very soft at this time of year. If you note any road issues don’t hesitate to call our Public Works Department at 780-645-3006 we can address any issues. Thank You

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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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June is National Indigenous History Month

In June, Canadians recognize National Indigenous History Month to honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada. It is also an opportunity to recognize the strength of present-day Indigenous communities.

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Fire Restriction Lifted as of Wednesday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m.

  Effective Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. the County of St. Paul is removing the Fire Restriction. With the significant amount of precipitation received throughout the County, the County of St. Paul will once again be issuing burn permits for open burning. We ask everyone to enjoy themselves responsibly, and to ensure 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 are closed…

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Preparation of Combined Assessment/ Tax Notices

NOTICE to County of St. Paul No. 19 Taxpayers PREPARATION OF COMBINED ASSESSMENT/TAX NOTICES In accordance with Section 311(1) of the Municipal Government Act, notice is hereby given that the 2021 Combined Assessment and Tax Notices have been prepared and mailed on May 14, 2021 to all taxpayers. Sheila Kitz, Chief Administrative Officer

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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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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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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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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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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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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 Public Works Meeting

The regularly scheduled County Public Works Meeting will held on Tuesday, June 22 starting at 9:00 a.m. The meetings will be live streamed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpToiBVrYCsqVZswlpSo_Xg Or, search ‘YouTube’ and then ‘County of St. Paul No. 19’ The Agenda for the meeting is posted the Friday before the meeting, by end of day.

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Re-opening to Public Walk-ins

The County Administration Office and Public Works Shop will re-open to public walk-in’s on Monday, June 14.  Welcome back – We missed you! As of Monday, Administration Office hours are extended due to the property tax deadline. Until June 30, the Administration Office will be open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m….

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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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