Upcoming County Council Meetings

56521 Range Road 65 (1 mile east of the Hamlet of Sangudo)

Public Council meetings commence at 9:30 am on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month unless otherwise noted.Meeting agendas can be viewed Here. Once compiled and approved by Council, Minutes of meetings will also be posted to the website.

Council welcomes all to attend and observe Council meetings. Those who wish to present information to Council are encouraged to review Section (h [Delegations and Appointments]) of Lac Ste. Anne County Bylaw #17-20.


County Budget Planning

Working to Grow a Fiscally Healthy Region

The Finance team’s most significant milestone between 2016 and 2017 was the implementation of substantive improvements to the budget process. The 2017 budget process developed a funded multi-year capital infrastructure plan that helps expand our capital perspective to a ten-year outlook, ensuring that the urgencies of today don’t overshadow the long-term needs of the community.

The budget process was also modified to better focus on zero-based budget practices and service level consideration, and includes a public engagement element for budget planning. Click Here to view the 2018 - 2021 Budget Presentation.

Solid Waste Utility

At the request of Council, Administration undertook a detailed evaluation of the alternatives to address perceived unfairness in having the cost of solid waste services in the County passed to users through taxation.

The alternative selected by Council was to move solid waste to a utility (user pay) system. It was discovered that in addition to addressing the concerns of Council the system would provide better control of access to our transfer station sites, further reducing costs.

A new card system and barcode scanners to scan the new Transfer Station cards onsite at all Transfer Stations were installed with supporting software. Invoicing and new card distributions were also completed in the Finance department.

Budget Improvements

The Finance department developed a budget policy that lays out significant improvements and clarity for the organization and the public regarding approach, timelines, public engagement, Council engagement and long range planning.

New budget software has been implemented to allow departments to track their budgets on a more regular basis without having to request Finance to generate individualized reports. This software also made significant improvements in time and quality to the budget creation process.

As part of the improved budget policy, in 2016 a public survey for input into the budget process was completed. Although participation in the survey was very low, improvements are being made to encourage participation in future budget surveys.

The Finance department led the creation of the Multi-Year Capital Infrastructure Plan. This ten year plan helps Council take a long range look at infrastructure priorities and planning.

For the 2017 budget presentation, improvements were made to the Budget Reporting process for Administration Council and the Public.

Other

The collection of overdue outstanding accounts has greatly improved with departments working together to collect some accounts that have been on the books for several years. In working together, we have been able to approve payment plans for accounts that would have otherwise been uncollectable.

At the request of a Municipal Partner, a review of the Fire Services cost agreement was conducted. The findings of this review led to the creation of the Regional Fire Services Cost Matrix, which addressed equity concerns in the costing of this service.

Alberta Municipal Affairs, in an effort to promote excellence in municipal government supports an internship project with municipalities. In 2016, the Finance Department became a host to one of the finance interns. We are pleased to participate in this project and receive the benefits of having an intern on our team.

At the request of Council, Administration undertook a detailed evaluation of the potential of moving street lighting costs to a utility to address the perceived unfairness in having the cost of street lights in the County passed on to users through taxation. The conclusion of the review was that the option of a utility was deemed unsuitable at this time.

Each year, a complete financial audit is completed along with all provincial reporting requirements on Lac Ste. Anne County’s operations. Every year, the audit receives a clean audit opinion, positive comments from the Auditor and no concerns raised by the Province of Alberta.

For the 2015 Financial Yearend, the Finance Department needed to comply with the reporting requirements of new accounting guidelines surrounding Contaminated Sites.

Digital cheque signature software was implemented to streamline and modernize the payment vendors and contractors.

County Budget Documents

County Financial Statements

Other County Financial Documents

A County that Offers Something for Everyone

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Enchanting and expansive, Lac Ste. Anne County provides a year-round playground for those in search of authentic Alberta experiences.

Go for a gorgeous hike along the Pembina River. Acquire a handcrafted work of art in one of our many eclectic gift shops. Get your golf game on. Be blessed by the healing waters of Lac Ste. Anne. And when your day of adventure ends, decompress in one of our many quaint and cozy dining spots.
Looking for a near-perfect family vacation destination that’s not far from home? Look no further than Lac Ste. Anne County — a very special place in the heart of Alberta where unspoiled adventure awaits. Check out our Visitors section to become better acquainted with the County.

 

Tourism Guide Key Attractions Local Businesses

County News Highlights

Art in the Garden Outdoor Art ...

14 June 2019
Art in the Garden Outdoor Art Show & Sale

On Sunday, June 16, celebrate Father's Day and National Garden Day in st...

Cosmodome Space Camp Applicati...

13 June 2019
Cosmodome Space Camp Applications Open

Lac Ste. Anne County is sending one local youth to the Cosmodome Space C...

Send a Plaid-for-Dad Father's ...

13 June 2019
Send a Plaid-for-Dad Father's Day Card!

Celebrate Dad with a special #PlaidforDad Father's Day e-card! For ever...

Surplus Sale: Emergency Servic...

13 June 2019
Surplus Sale: Emergency Service Box

In a closed bid, the County is selling a one-ton aluminum emergency serv...

Rural Beautification Contest 2...

11 June 2019
Rural Beautification Contest 2019

The Rural Beautification Contest has been running since 2008 and every y...

Taxes and Solid Waste Utility ...

05 June 2019
Taxes and Solid Waste Utility Bills are due

Lac Ste. Anne County recently mailed the 2019 tax and Solid Waste Utilit...

Fire Advisory Cancelled

05 June 2019
Fire Advisory Cancelled

Effective June 5, 2019 at 3:00 pm, Lac Ste. Anne County Fire Services ha...

Range Road 20 Construction - R...

03 June 2019
Range Road 20 Construction - ROAD Closed

Beginning May 20, Range Road 20 will be closed for road construction and...

Reeve Blakeman Declares Senior...

27 May 2019
Reeve Blakeman Declares Seniors' Week 2019

In honour of the past, present and future contributions of the seniors o...

Slow Down This Construction Se...

27 May 2019
Slow Down This Construction Season

Lac Ste Anne County’s Public Works Department would like to remind motor...

Campsite Road Construction

24 May 2019
Campsite Road Construction

Between May 16 and June 30, crews will be performing paving, grading and...

Playschool Registration Opens ...

22 May 2019
Playschool Registration Opens Soon

Registration for the Onoway Playschool Program 2019-2020 school year ope...

Farm Transport Safety

10 May 2019
Farm Transport Safety

3 simple steps for Farm Transport Safety. Although the dangers are well ...

Know Your Clubroot Status?

09 May 2019
Know Your Clubroot Status?

Lac Ste. Anne County’s Agricultural Services department annually inspect...

Funeral Announcement of Firefi...

02 May 2019
Funeral Announcement of Firefighter Pare-White

A funeral service in memory of Lac Ste. Anne County Fire Services Firefi...

Public Hearing Presentation No...

02 May 2019
Public Hearing Presentation Notes: Onoway Regional Medical Clinic

The following is a digital transcript of Lac Ste. Anne County Administra...

Public Hearing Presentation No...

02 May 2019
Public Hearing Presentation Notes: Legacy Municipal Land Corporation

The following is a digital transcript of Lac Ste. Anne County Administra...

Save the Date! - Registration ...

30 April 2019
Save the Date! - Registration for Onoway Playschool

2019 - 2020 School Year will open Monday, June 11 th , 2019 at 8:30 am. ...

County Announces Passing of Fi...

27 April 2019
County Announces Passing of Firefighter Pare-White

With heavy hearts, Lac Ste. Anne County and Lac Ste. Anne County Fire Se...

An Open Letter to the Ratepaye...

26 April 2019
An Open Letter to the Ratepayers of Lac Ste. Anne County

Several weeks ago, Lac Ste. Anne County communicated its intentions to f...

2019 Roadside Clean-up Program

15 April 2019
2019 Roadside Clean-up Program

The County is seeking interested community groups to perform roadside cl...

Seasonal Spraying Program

21 February 2019
Seasonal Spraying Program

Please note that the County's Agricultural Services department will be c...

Movember Madness at Lac Ste. A...

03 December 2018
Movember Madness at Lac Ste. Anne County

County Administrators move the bar for 2018 Movember Fundraising.

Budget Survey Results

20 November 2018
Budget Survey Results

Throughout the month of October, ratepayers were invited to participate ...

Farm Health and Safety Produce...

17 October 2018
Farm Health and Safety Producer Grant Program

The Farm Health and Safety Producer Grant Program has been launched. ...

Resources for Producers Dealin...

12 October 2018
Resources for Producers Dealing with Stress

The County's Agricultural Services department wishes to remind the publi...

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County News Highlights

Art in the Garden Outdoo...

News
on 2019-06-14
Art in the Garden Outdoor Art Show & Sale

On Sunday, June 16, celebrate Father's Day and National Garden Day in style at the Art in the Garden Sh...

Cosmodome Space Camp App...

News
on 2019-06-13
Cosmodome Space Camp Applications Open

Lac Ste. Anne County is sending one local youth to the Cosmodome Space Camp this summer. Will it be you...

Send a Plaid-for-Dad Fat...

News
on 2019-06-13
Send a Plaid-for-Dad Father's Day Card!

Celebrate Dad with a special #PlaidforDad Father's Day e-card! For every card you send, Jannsen Inc wi...

Surplus Sale: Emergency ...

News
on 2019-06-13
Surplus Sale: Emergency Service Box

In a closed bid, the County is selling a one-ton aluminum emergency service box designed for light resc...

Rural Beautification Con...

News
on 2019-06-11
Rural Beautification Contest 2019

The Rural Beautification Contest has been running since 2008 and every year a new group of interesting ...

Taxes and Solid Waste Ut...

News
on 2019-06-05
Taxes and Solid Waste Utility Bills are due

Lac Ste. Anne County recently mailed the 2019 tax and Solid Waste Utility notices.

Fire Advisory Cancelled

News
on 2019-06-05
Fire Advisory Cancelled

Effective June 5, 2019 at 3:00 pm, Lac Ste. Anne County Fire Services has cancelled its Fire Advisory. ...

Range Road 20 Constructi...

News
on 2019-06-03
Range Road 20 Construction - ROAD Closed

Beginning May 20, Range Road 20 will be closed for road construction and repairs. During the road closu...

Reeve Blakeman Declares ...

News
on 2019-05-27
Reeve Blakeman Declares Seniors' Week 2019

In honour of the past, present and future contributions of the seniors of the Lac Ste. Anne Region - an...

Slow Down This Construct...

News
on 2019-05-27
Slow Down This Construction Season

Lac Ste Anne County’s Public Works Department would like to remind motorists that the busiest road cons...

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About the County

Lac Ste. Anne County is a governing body in central Alberta, Canada. Its administrative office is located at 56521, Range Road 65, Lac Ste. Anne County, near the Hamlet of Sangudo — about an hour's drive west of Edmonton. Founded in 1944, Lac Ste. Anne County's namesake comes from its largest and most historically significant body of water, Lac Ste. Anne. // MORE

Contact Information

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