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. Paul, Town 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 IS OPEN TO PUBLIC WALK-IN'S
THE PUBLIC WORKS SHOP IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO PUBLIC WALK-IN'S. IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE AT THE PUBLIC WORKS SHOP, PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT BY CALLING 780-645-3006.
Hours - Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed from 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.
Notice is hereby given that the Council of the County of St. Paul No. 19 is considering Bylaw No. 2022-03 which is a Bylaw to amend the Land Use Bylaw No. 2021-13 as it relates to rewording. Link to complete notice with information on rewording. A Public Hearing will be held via zoom on Tuesday…Learn More
Notice is hereby given that the Council of the County of St. Paul No. 19 is considering Bylaw No. 2022-02 which is a Bylaw to amend the Land Use Bylaw No. 2021-13 as it relates to zoning of the following land: 2.19 Acres in Lot 1, Plan 9223585, Contained within SE 2-61-10-W4. See link to…Learn More
Council approved the Operational Updates at the January 24 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/2021Learn More
This is a Seasonal Contract Position with a term commencing May 11 and terminating September 7, 2022. The County of St. Paul is seeking a two (2) person team interested in a seasonal contract position as Park Caretakers for Floating Stone Municipal Park and will report to the Director of Community Services. Link to information…Learn More
If you are on the roads today or over the next few days and you are traveling behind a grader, please stay well back as the operator may not see you. When it is safe to do so, the grader operator will move over to allow you to pass. The County manages 2,029 km of…Learn More
The County calendars are now in. The calendar provides residents with an array of information about County programs and services, and some nice local photos. Thank you to everyone who has asked about them. The calendars are available for pick-up at the County Administration Office during business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon/ 1:00…Learn More
When there is a heavy snowstorm or other major weather event, the County snow removal crews are removing snow and sanding all of the County roads before removing the snow off of driveways. If snowfall is light, then the County snow removal crews will remove snow from driveways along their snow plow routes if snow…Learn More
The County of St. Paul and the Lakeland Cross-Country Ski Club (LCCSC) are pleased to announce an initial three-year joint venture agreement to develop a Nordic ski trail network at the Westcove Municipal Recreation Area starting this 2021-2022 season. “The County of St. Paul is excited to work with Lakeland Cross-Country Ski Club to develop…Learn More
The County of St. Paul is pleased to announce that Mienna Starosielski was awarded the Association of Agricultural Fieldman Memorial Bursary for 2021. “Mienna’s work background and academic achievements made her an outstanding candidate for the AAAF bursary. She has also been a great County summer employee with the Agricultural Services department,” says Keith Kornelsen,…Learn More
The Transfer Stations in the County will be operating on Winter Hours starting on November 1. Please see the County webpage or the Evergreen Waste Management Site for locations and hours. On the days they are open, most of the County Transfer Stations will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (winter hours). And…Learn More
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 DisasterLearn More
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…Learn More
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…Learn More
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…Learn More
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…Learn More
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…Learn More
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…Learn More
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…Learn More
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…Learn More
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…Learn More
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…Learn More
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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.
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Notice is hereby given that the Council of the County of St. Paul No. 19 is considering Bylaw No. 2022-03 which is a Bylaw to amend the Land Use Bylaw No. 2021-13 as it relates to rewording. Link to complete notice with information on rewording. A Public Hearing will be held via zoom on Tuesday…
Notice is hereby given that the Council of the County of St. Paul No. 19 is considering Bylaw No. 2022-02 which is a Bylaw to amend the Land Use Bylaw No. 2021-13 as it relates to zoning of the following land: 2.19 Acres in Lot 1, Plan 9223585, Contained within SE 2-61-10-W4. See link to…
Council approved the Operational Updates at the January 24 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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