County Q&A

Straight Talk About County Finances

In recent months, misleading information has been spread about Lac Ste. Anne County’s fiscal governance. Despite the fact that the County’s finances are all public and transparent, some basic misunderstandings persist about the County’s financial position.

To address these misunderstandings, the following comparison chart has been prepared. This chart provides various financial information about Lac Ste. Anne County (per the County’s audited financial statements) compared against the same numbers from its municipal neighbours.

  POP STAFF ROADS RESIDENTS
PER
EMPLOYEE
MUNICIPAL TAX RATE CHANGE LONG-TERM DEBT DEBT
PER
RESIDENT
  2015 2015 KM 2014 2015 2016 % 2016  2015 2014 2013
 Lac Ste. Anne County  10,260   67   2,072   153  4.5720   4.5720   4.3890   -4.00   $1,370,470   $2,356,146   $3,355,911   $4,478,872   $133.57 
 Barrhead County  6,096   28   1,497   217  5.1859   5.5458   5.7020   9.95   $ 4,931,038   $0   $0   $0   $808.90 
 Sturgeon County  19,578   162   1,776   120  3.4810   3.7108   3.7673   8.22   $30,383,410   $30,547,831   $24,895,852   $21,524,280   $1,551.92 
 Parkland County  30,568   252   2,125   121  3.6159   3.6739   3.6957   2.21   $19,435,300   $9,982,521   $3,505,043   $4,550,028   $635.81 
 Yellowhead County  10,469   82   2,284   127  2.4585   2.4585   2.4585   0.00   $2,775,010   $2,938,498   $3,094,838   $3,244,344   $265.07 
 Woodlands County  4,612   67   737   68  2.6864   2.7452   2.7452   2.19   $13,481,051   $9,079,712   $11,653,609   $14,165,940   $2,923.04 

The provision of accurate information is always the County’s goal, as this is the best way to combat rumour, conspiracy theories and mistrust. Quoting a lump sum or standalone figure devoid of any context provides a misleading snapshot of the County’s financial situation.

Discussions about County finances are encouraged, but honest discussions must consider the entire picture rather than just one element. Most importantly, any meaningful dialogue must be based on factual information.

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Agendas & Minutes

Lac Ste. Anne County Council meeting agendas are available in this section of the website. Meeting minutes will also be posted here as approved by Council.

Bylaws & Policies

Browse this section to review the most current Lac Ste. Anne County bylaws and policies on record. Don't see what you're after? Contact the County directly.

Document Library

Browse this section of the County website to explore a variety of different publications and notices of relevance to County residents and business owners.

Council Contacts

Lac Ste. Anne County Council consists of a Reeve and six Councillors, representing seven municipal divisions. Connect with them here.

About the County

Founded in 1944, Lac Ste. Anne County is a municipal district in central Alberta, Canada. It is located in Census Division 13, roughly 45 minutes northwest of Edmonton. The County's administrative office is located at 56521 Range Road 65. Its namesake comes from its largest body of water, Lac Ste. Anne.

Contact Information

  Box 219, Sangudo AB T0E 2A0
 lsac (@) lsac.ca
 1-866-880-5722
 (780) 785-3411
 (780) 785-2359