Report on the Disposal of Old Vacant County Administration Office
In 2014, Council implemented a Special Recreation Tax with the intended purpose of providing financial assistance to community organizations who operate facilities and/or deliver community programming in the areas of recreation, culture and social activity. Council has given first reading to Bylaw 1-2018 to once again establish a Special Recreation Tax in the amount of $50 per residential property for this purpose. 100% of the funding received through this special tax is returned to the community in the form of grants to organizaAt the February 8th Council meeting, Council accepted an offer to purchase the Old Vacant County Administration Office and requested that Administration prepare a report on the process used for the disposal of this building so that the public would have a better understanding of the decision. The report reveals the real estate listing process, how the list price was derived, how liability concerns were managed and many other aspects of the disposal. The full report is posted Here.
Debt Management Policy Approved
Lac Ste. Anne County is sustainable only if both its infrastructure assets and its financial assets can be maintained over the long term. It is the policy of the County to manage debt and administer capital financing in a manner that is affordable, sustainable, and in compliance with legislation and AFCA guidelines. The purpose of this new policy is to establish the objectives, principles, and parameters to guide the debt management practices of County Council and Administration. To learn more about the County’s debt management policy, please visit the Bylaws & Policies section of the County website.
Trail Agreement is the Alberta Beach Snowmobile Club
The agreement reached allows the Alberta Beach Snowmobile Club status to apply for trail status with the Provincial Department of Highways and Transport for the snowmobile trail system developed and maintained by their association. Trail status allows the group to maintain trails and highway crossing in the road allowance of provincial highways. More information about the Alberta Beach Snowmobile Club and the trail system visit absnowmobileclub.com.
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