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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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Notice of Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that the Council of the County of St. Paul is considering Bylaw No. 2020-21 which is a Bylaw to amend the Municipal Development Plan Bylaw 2013-51 and incorporate the following changes: The Municipal Development Plan Bylaw 2013-51 is hereby amended as following: 2.6 ENVIRONMENT AND FIRESMART PRACTISES Environment 8)  When lands…

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Seeking Members-at-Large

The County of St. Paul is seeking for residents to serve as members-at-large on the County Library Board and the Regional Assessment Review Board. Information on the opportunities and on how to apply. The deadline for applications for both opportunities is Friday, October 16, 2020.

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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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Development Permit Issued

TAKE NOTICE  that the following Development Permit has been issued in accordance with Land Use Bylaw No. 2013-50 of the County of St. Paul No. 19 PERMIT NO. LOCATION   20-D0081 S.E. 22-60-12-W4M Lot 7, Block 1, Plan 7722625 Garner Lake Single Family Dwelling distance is 1.32m to the front property line (E) instead of…

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Gravel Orders Re-open

As of Monday, September 21 new Gravel Delivery orders will be accepted by the County. Please note that we will be taking these orders on a week to week basis and delivery will be weather dependent. Information on gravel requests  

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Fall Wildfire Prevention Tips

Fall Wildfire Prevention Tips Fall is a busy time of year in the farming community, with completing the harvest and getting the last of the bales hauled in before the snow. Wildfire is probably the last thing on your mind, but with a little planning in the fall you can reduce the threat of wildfire…

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Property Tax Deadline – Penalties applied on October 1, 2020

A 3% (three percent) penalty will be applied on October 1, 2020 on the current property tax amount owing. In previous years, the penalty has been applied on July 1 but due to COVID-19, County Council passed a motion to extend the penalty date for 2020 only.    

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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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Trash Talk – Let’s Talk about Paint

Left over paint can be recycled at the County Transfer Stations.  Since the Paint Recycling program began in Alberta in 2008, 26.9 million litres of waste paint has been recycled.  That’s enough to paint 403,903 homes! Find out what paint products can be brought to the Transfers Stations in the latest edition of ‘Trash Talk’…

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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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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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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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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

 

Notice of Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that the Council of the County of St. Paul is considering Bylaw No. 2020-21 which is a Bylaw to amend the Municipal Development Plan Bylaw 2013-51 and incorporate the following changes: The Municipal Development Plan Bylaw 2013-51 is hereby amended as following: 2.6 ENVIRONMENT AND FIRESMART PRACTISES Environment 8)  When lands…

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Seeking Members-at-Large

The County of St. Paul is seeking for residents to serve as members-at-large on the County Library Board and the Regional Assessment Review Board. Information on the opportunities and on how to apply. The deadline for applications for both opportunities is Friday, October 16, 2020.

Read More...

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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