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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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Development Permit Issued

Take Notice that the following Development Permit has been issued in accordance with Land Use Bylaw 2013-50 of the County of St. Paul No. 19. Permit No. 20-D0066 Location  SE 30-60-11-W4M, Lot 28 Block 3 Plan 1209TR,  Floatingstone Single Family Dwelling distance is 2.88m to the side property line (south) instead of 6.1m. Land Use…

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ROAD CLOSURE – as of Tuesday, August 11 until August 24

TWP 584 at Cork Hall will be closed for a bridge culvert replacement.   In case of emergency, other routes will need to be utilized.

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Gravel Orders temporarily suspended

Due to the volume of gravel orders in the spring and summer months this year, the County has temporarily suspended gravel orders for 2020 because of the number of order that still need to be filled. If, however, anyone would still like to receive their allotment for the year, please call Public Works at the…

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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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IMPORTANT! Regarding Range Road 95

Range Road 95 north of St. Paul (TWP 582) to (TWP 590) has recently been relayed with Cold Mix Asphalt. This Road is banned at 75% for ALL users. Anyone contravening this Road Ban will be ticketed up to $10,000.00

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The County is hiring: Seasonal Grasscutter

The the link for information on this opportunity. Applications will be accepted until Friday, August 14, 2020 at the end of business day.  

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Share your photos! They could be published! Win a prize!

The County is on calling on residents to show off the county through their photos! Until September 7, 2020 submit your photos that capture the beauty and nature of the County.  Top photos will be featured in the County’s 2021 Calendar (and potentially in other County publications, on the website and on social media). The…

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Notice of Public Hearing

Notice of Public Hearing regarding a bylaw of the County of St. Paul Council to authorize a loan for the Mallaig and District Ag Society regarding the Ag Society to borrow Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) to purchase a Zamboni.   Link to Public Notice A Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at…

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2020 Strategic and Operational Plans – April to June 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 April to June 2020 can be found here.    

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Trash Talk – Let’s Talk about Burnables

What can you burn at the Transfer Stations?   Check out the latest issue of ‘Trash Talk’ that clarifies what can be burned.   The Waste Management website can answer this and other questions. Information is now available to help residents with what goes into the landfills and what gets recycled at the Transfer Stations. Disposing…

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County Offices are Open

County Administration and Public Works Offices have re-opening 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 Even though the province has provided non-residential taxpayers deferral of the Education Property Tax, the County has decided to extend this deferral for all taxpayers. In order for all taxpayers to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, County Council amended the Penalty Bylaw for 2020 to allow taxpayers…

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County of St. Paul Municipal Campgrounds are open!

This is the ‘new normal’ this summer at Floatingstone, Lac Bellevue, and Stoney Lake campgrounds.  Westcove campground will remain closed although the boat launch is open. All sites, except for tenting sites, are now open.  Reservations can only be made online at Camp Reservations Canada or by phoning the park office.  The phone numbers are…

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ROAD CLOSURES

Due to the excessive rainfall, the following roads are closed indefinitely –  TWP 570A (Armistice Road) Between RR 72 & RR 73 will be closed indefinitely until the washout repairs can be completed. TWP 582 West of RR 50 (Moosehills Road) will be closed indefinitely until the water over the road subsides. TWP 571A (572)…

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No Fire Restriction as of Friday, May 22 at 10:00 a.m.

Effective 10:00 AM, Friday, May 22, 2020 the County of St. Paul is removing the Fire Advisory. 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. Level 1 NO RESTRICTION: – safe campfires are allowed in campgrounds and in…

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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

 

Development Permit Issued

Take Notice that the following Development Permit has been issued in accordance with Land Use Bylaw 2013-50 of the County of St. Paul No. 19. Permit No. 20-D0066 Location  SE 30-60-11-W4M, Lot 28 Block 3 Plan 1209TR,  Floatingstone Single Family Dwelling distance is 2.88m to the side property line (south) instead of 6.1m. Land Use…

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ROAD CLOSURE – as of Tuesday, August 11 until August 24

TWP 584 at Cork Hall will be closed for a bridge culvert replacement.   In case of emergency, other routes will need to be utilized.

Read More...

Gravel Orders temporarily suspended

Due to the volume of gravel orders in the spring and summer months this year, the County has temporarily suspended gravel orders for 2020 because of the number of order that still need to be filled. If, however, anyone would still like to receive their allotment for the year, please call Public Works at the…

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