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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.

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Should you choose a live or fake Christmas Tree?

The article is for public information only and does not express the views of the County of St. Paul.  It’s a personal choice!  Article   

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County Council Meeting

The regularly scheduled County Council Meeting will held on Tuesday, December 8 starting at 10:00 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’

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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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Development Permit Issued

Development Permit Any person claiming to be affected by the said Developments, may appeal within twenty one (21) days of this notice [to December 15, 2020 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 Appeal Board of the County of…

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Notice to County Building Visitors

The Administration Office is open to the public but, due to the increase in COVID-19 in the County region, the number of visitors at one time is being limited. The County is encouraging residents to pay online or through their financial institutions, if possible. See payment options The Public Works Building is closed to the…

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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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Transfer Stations – Winter Hours

The County Transfer Stations will revert to Winter Hours starting on November 1. Please see the Evergreen Waste Management Site website for locations and hours.  On the days County Transfer Stations are open, the stations will be open from 10:0 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. And, remember,  Take it or Leave it sites are available at…

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Trash Talk – Let’s Talk about Electronics

The County Transfer Stations are part of the Electronics Recycling Pilot Project:  Additional electronics that can be recycled have been added. What’s included in the Pilot Project?  Audio visual equipment, cell phone & wireless devices, electronic gaming equipment, small home appliances, portable power tools, musical instruments and more.  See the edition of Trash Talk for…

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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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2020 Strategic and Operational Plans – July to September 2020 Update available

The County of St. Paul’s 2020 Strategic and Operational Plans are now available on the County Website at Strategic Plans 2020. The Operational Update for the third quarter of July to September  

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Driveway snow removal – Are you ready for winter?

Are you ready for winter?  Will your rural driveway need snow removal? Driveway snow removal agreements are available from the County of St. Paul Administration, Public Works, and Town of Elk Point offices.    Driveway Snow Removal Policy A fee of 25 dollars covers one driveway clearing.  Residents are encouraged to purchase multiple flags for each…

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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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Fire permits required year ’round

As residents start their fall cleanup, the County of St. Paul would like to remind everyone that fire permits are required year ‘round. If a safe, open fire is in your cleanup plans, you will need a fire permit.   Fire permits are free and are valid for ten days from the day issued. Fire Permits…

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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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Notice to Ratepayers – Assessors

To complete assessments for 2020, Assessors will be conducting physical inspections of properties throughout the County. When Assessors enter onto your property, their vehicles will be clearly marked with the County of St. Paul.   The Assessors also will carry identification tags. Your cooperation with Assessors is greatly appreciated as it is essential in determining…

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Why You should be Concerned about the Alberta Government’s proposed Assessment Model

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County of St. Paul concerned about Alberta Government proposed changes to Assessment Model

Full release The Alberta government is proposing changes to the Assessment Model for regulated industrial properties such as wells and pipelines that will negatively impact the County of St. Paul revenues and has the potential to increase taxes for its residents. “The County of St. Paul is very concerned about these proposed changes,” says Steve…

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County Offices are Open

County Administration and Public Works Offices are open to the public. The County is working to ensure the safety of the public and County employees who enter the offices. Tempered glass has been installed at the reception areas, visitors to the offices will be required to social distance, and a limited number of visitors will…

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Property Tax Deadline and Penalties

2020 Non-residential Education Property Tax Property Tax Penalties February 1, 2021: 10% on all outstanding taxes        

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Assessors Availability

The Assessors will not hold meetings at the County Administration Office this year.  Assessors from Accurate Assessment Group are still available to discuss any assessment inquiries you may have. If you have any questions regarding your tax assessment, please contact Accurate Assessment Group at 1-877-438-2305 or email Bob Daudelin at [email protected] The deadline for appealing…

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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

 

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Should you choose a live or fake Christmas Tree?

The article is for public information only and does not express the views of the County of St. Paul.  It’s a personal choice!  Article   

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County Council Meeting

The regularly scheduled County Council Meeting will held on Tuesday, December 8 starting at 10:00 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’

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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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