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Quick Links to Frequently Accessed Departments and Services

Fire & Emergency

Lac Ste. Anne County Fire Services is steadfastly dedicated to the protection, preservation and restoration of public safety across the region. ›› MORE

 

Public Works

The Public Works division provides essential engineering, operations and maintenance services for those who live, work and play within the region. ›› MORE

 

Agricultural Servies

Providing information, expertise and equipment to assist residents with a wide range of agriculture, horticulture and conservation needs. ›› MORE

Corporate Services

The Business, information and administrative services that support the other departments in their daily management of Lac Ste. Anne County. ›› MORE

Assessment & Taxation

Each year, the County assesses properties based on the previous year's market values to determine municipal and education tax amounts. ›› MORE

Protective Services

The County employs Community Peace Officers, Bylaw Enforcement Officers and Animal Control Officers to uphold and enforce municipal bylaws. ›› MORE

Community Services

The Community Services Department works to enhance the lives of County residents alike through customized services, programs, grants and guidance. ›› MORE

Planning & Development

This deparment provides guidance, support and documentation for any planning and development initiatives within the County's boundaries. ›› MORE

Solid Waste & Recycling

Helping residents and business owners across the County process recyclables, organics and garbage via progressive waste management services. ›› MORE

Upcoming County Council and Municipal Planning Commission Meetings

Council Chambers | 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, meeting minutes 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 Road Maintenance

Caring for County Roadways

Regardless of the season, maintaining municipal roadways is a huge undertaking. Learn more about where the County's road maintenance responsibilities end and provincial or private responsibilities begin.

As a public service-oriented department, Lac Ste. Anne County’s Public Works precedence is to provide quality, effective and efficient service delivery to all of our County residents. Please note that Lac Ste. Anne County is only responsible for the maintenance of all Township and Range Roads. We do not have jurisdiction on any Highways or Secondary Highways.

Alberta Transportation and their contractors are responsible for the following highways: 18, 22, 33, 37, 43, 633, 642, 654, 757, 764 and 765. Please direct any questions or concerns about these highways to Emcon Services at 1.800.390.2242. 

Grader operators are front-end staff. Their work is directed by a supervisor. If you have a grading concern, please contact the Public Works Department.


Some facts about county roads

County Roard Maintenance Infographic 01 17 2020

Dust Control Program

Reducing the Impact of Dust on Residential Properties

The purpose of the Calcium Dust Suppression Program is to assist in the reduction of the impact of dust on residential rural properties adjacent to County roadways. If you wish to participate in this program, the Application deadline is April 26 of each year. To participate in the Calcium Dust Suppression Program, you must have your municipal address sign posted prior to submitting an application.

All applications received after April 26th to April 30th annually will be required to pay a “Late Application Fee” of an additional 10% of the cost of the dust control. No applications will be accepted after April 30th of each year.

Private Residential Dust Suppression Costs for 2019

After much discussion, at the March 14 County Council meeting, Council moved to make some changes to the current dust control program that’s provided annually to County residents. Historically, the service has been offered to the residents for private dust control at a subsidized rate. This subsidy, funded by public tax dollars, equated to roughly 55%, meaning residents paid $400/100 meters toward the full cost of $877/100 meters.

To make this program fair and equitable, and to avoid any budget implications, Council has elected to discontinue the subsidized rate for private dust control. Recognizing that there are many residents who utilize the service, the County will continue to offer the service at full application costs. At this time, two dust application options are available:
• Purchasing Calcium with a gravel application = $877 + GST/ 100 meters (minimum)
• Purchasing Calcium without a gravel application = $558 + GST/ 100 meters (minimum)

It is the Applicant’s responsibility to notify the Lac Ste. Anne County Public Works Department, via application, which option is preferable.

In an effort to reduce cost, Lac Ste. Anne County will be applying all County-chosen locations (intersections most susceptible to washboard) without a gravel application.

Please direct any questions regarding the dust control the Public Works department at 780.785.3411 or PW@LSAC.ca.

Also, please note that Lac Ste. Anne County does not guarantee the effectiveness of the dust control agent or application, in any way.

 

Road Bans & Restrictions

Minimizing Strain on Road Infrastructure

When necessary, Lac Ste. County implements road bans on all oiled and chip seal coat roads, including residential subdivisions. Signs indicating the allowed axle percentages are posted, and the ban is enforced by Lac Ste. Anne County Enforcement Services.

April 3, 2017 - All oil surfaced and asphalt based course roads are banned at 75%. Gravel roads have no bans on them at this time.


Important Reminder About Road Bans & Restrictions

The County is responsible for the maintenance and preservation of all municipal roads, highways and bridges within its boundaries that are under its direction, control and management. A vital part of this responsibility is the protection of roadways during the spring thaw. Alberta’s all-season roads (paved or gravel) are quite fragile as frost “comes out of the ground” (melts). The roadbed becomes soft and spongy because water becomes trapped between the road surface and the layer of ice underneath.

The spring thaw can wreak havoc on regional roads when trucks, heavy equipment and heavy trailers travel over a susceptible road, causing irreversible damage, permanent cracks and potholes. This time of year can create serious structural damage to County roads and bridges if appropriate measures are not taken.

Lac Ste. Anne County has a Road Ban Order No. 04-2016 defining Maximum Allowable Weights permitted on certain municipal roads and bridges which came into effect on Thursday, September 16, 2016 and remains in effect today.

The County wishes to remind all travellers that there is a 75% weight restriction on all oiled and chip seal coat roads, including residential subdivisions. Please drive accordingly. Please note that all signs are posted on highways or bridges. Any breach of posted restrictions will be strictly enforced. If you’re found overweight on a banned road, penalties range from $27 to $34 per 100kg overweight, plus a victim surcharge of 15%.

For up-to-date Alberta Transportation road restrictions and seasonal weight changes, visit transportation.alberta.ca/522.htm. For Provincial Highways Road Ban information, call toll free 1.855.ROADBAN (1.855.762.3226).

Snowplowing Program

Snow Management Options for Private Property Owners

Under the seasonal snowplowing program, all property owners within Lac Ste. Anne County may request help from the County to clear snow from their private driveways. There are just a few rules to consider beforehand.

To participate in the snowplowing program, you must purchase a snowplow flag in advance from one of the locations indicated below. The cost is $25 per flag, per clearing, and covers snowplowing from the County road to your residence only.

One flag will be used each time you request snow removal. For snowplowing services with no flag (call in), the cost will be $40 per call. Pre-payment is required for this service.

PLEASE NOTE: your approach and driveway must be a minimum of 22 feet wide with no obstacles, and have a clearance of 18 feet high with no overhanging trees or wires. Otherwise, the County grader(s) will NOT clear your driveway.

Additional clearing and/or custom snowplowing requirements can be requested through the Public Works Department at the County office. Those requests will cost $80 per hour with a minimum charge of one hour. Pre-payment is required for this service.

After a major snowstorm, opening of roads takes approximately three days, so driveway plowing will not normally occur until the fourth day or later. Other arrangements should be made if you require your driveway plowed sooner than that.

Purchase Your Snowplow Flags From These Locations

The cost is $25 per flag, per clearing, and covers snowplowing from the County road to your residence only. One flag will be used each time you request snow removal. For snowplowing services with no flag (call in), the cost will be $40 per call. Pre-payment is required for this service.

Lac Ste. Anne County Administration Building
Open Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
56521 Range Road 65 (1 mile east of Sangudo)
(780) 785‐3411

The cost is $25 per flag, per clearing, and covers snowplowing from the County road to your residence only. One flag will be used each time you request snow removal. For snowplowing services with no flag (call in), the cost will be $40 per call. Pre-payment is required for this service.

Town of Mayerthorpe Administration Building
Open Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
4911 Denny Hay Drive (52nd Street) Mayerthorpe
(780) 786‐2416

The cost is $25 per flag, per clearing, and covers snowplowing from the County road to your residence only. One flag will be used each time you request snow removal. For snowplowing services with no flag (call in), the cost will be $40 per call. Pre-payment is required for this service.

Onoway Bigway Foods
Open Monday to Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm., and Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
4908 Lac Ste. Anne Trail Onoway
(780) 967‐4291

The cost is $25 per flag, per clearing, and covers snowplowing from the County road to your residence only. One flag will be used each time you request snow removal. For snowplowing services with no flag (call in), the cost will be $40 per call. Pre-payment is required for this service.

Darwell Trading Post
Open Monday to Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm., Friday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, and various weekend hours.
5002 – Hwy. 633 Darwell
(780) 892‐2461

The cost is $25 per flag, per clearing, and covers snowplowing from the County road to your residence only. One flag will be used each time you request snow removal. For snowplowing services with no flag (call in), the cost will be $40 per call. Pre-payment is required for this service.

Gunn General Store
Open Monday to Sunday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
100 – 55022 Ste. Anne Trail Gunn
(780) 967‐5550

The cost is $25 per flag, per clearing, and covers snowplowing from the County road to your residence only. One flag will be used each time you request snow removal. For snowplowing services with no flag (call in), the cost will be $40 per call. Pre-payment is required for this service.

Rich Valley School
Open Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
SE 27‐56‐3‐W5 Rich Valley
(780) 967‐5754

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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.

 

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County News Highlights

Playschool Kids' Program Clo...

16 January 2020
Playschool & Kids' Program Closures

Extreme weather conditions have resulted in changes to bus schedules and te...

County Seeks Snow Shovelling V...

10 January 2020
County Seeks Snow Shovelling Volunteers

If you've got just a bit of time to spare this winter, consider pitching in...

Community Groups Receive Provi...

07 January 2020
Community Groups Receive Provincial Award

The East End Bus Society and West end Bus Program were recognized for Excel...

Updated County Map Available

06 January 2020
Updated County Map Available

A new version of the Lac Ste. Anne County map is available as a free PDF do...

Ag Services Seasonal Job Oppor...

06 January 2020
Ag Services Seasonal Job Opportunities

The County’s Agricultural Services department is recruiting candidates for ...

County Signs IDP with Mayertho...

05 January 2020
County Signs IDP with Mayerthorpe

The Town of Mayerthorpe and Lac Ste. Anne County have recently agreed to jo...

Reeve Blakeman's Year-end Mess...

18 December 2019
Reeve Blakeman's Year-end Message

Lac Ste. Anne County Reeve Joe Blakeman recaps some of the challenges faced...

County Toy Food Drive a Succ...

16 December 2019
County Toy & Food Drive a Success

County staff and Council thank the public for their generous support of its...

County Defers Comment in Wake ...

06 December 2019
County Defers Comment in Wake of Fatal House Fire

Lac Ste. Anne County respectfully defers further comment regarding the Roch...

County Responds to Police Fund...

05 December 2019
County Responds to Police Funding Announcement

The Councils of Lac Ste. Anne County and adjacent municipalities have today...

Province to Retool Parent Link...

29 November 2019
Province to Retool Parent Link Funding

Lac Ste. Anne County has learned that provincial funding affecting our Pare...

Public Notice - Council Meetin...

28 November 2019
Public Notice - Council Meeting Date Cancellations

Pursuant to Section 193(3) of the Municipal Government Act, be advised that...

How County Roads are Cared For

15 November 2019
How County Roads are Cared For

Regardless of the season, maintaining municipal roadways is a huge undertak...

Don't Push Snow Onto Roadways

11 November 2019
Don't Push Snow Onto Roadways

When the tires of a vehicle encounter the ridges left on the roadway from s...

Driveway Clearing

08 November 2019
Driveway Clearing

Need help clearing the snow from your driveway this winter? Take part in th...

County Snowplow Flag Program U...

15 October 2019
County Snowplow Flag Program Underway

Each year the County helps property owners clear snow from their private dr...

Healthy Farmers = Healthy Farm...

19 August 2019
Healthy Farmers = Healthy Farms

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

Administration Building Media ...

07 August 2019
Administration Building Media Release

Lac Ste. Anne County has issued a media release to provide an update regard...

Fire Advisory Cancelled

05 June 2019
Fire Advisory Cancelled

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

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 of t...

Public Hearing Presentation No...

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

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

Public Hearing Presentation No...

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

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

An Open Letter to the Ratepaye...

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

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

Budget Survey Results

19 November 2018
Budget Survey Results

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

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 public o...

Media Releases

11 February 2014

Official Communications from Lac Ste. Anne County This section contains al...

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County News Highlights

Playschool Kids' Progr...

News
on 2020-01-16
Playschool & Kids' Program Closures

Extreme weather conditions have resulted in changes to bus schedules and temporary cancellations to some o...

County Seeks Snow Shovel...

News
on 2020-01-10
County Seeks Snow Shovelling Volunteers

If you've got just a bit of time to spare this winter, consider pitching in and helping neighbourhood seni...

Community Groups Receive...

News
on 2020-01-07
Community Groups Receive Provincial Award

The East End Bus Society and West end Bus Program were recognized for Excellence in Community at the 2019 ...

Updated County Map Avail...

News
on 2020-01-06
Updated County Map Available

A new version of the Lac Ste. Anne County map is available as a free PDF download, or in hard copy format ...

Ag Services Seasonal Job...

News
on 2020-01-06
Ag Services Seasonal Job Opportunities

The County’s Agricultural Services department is recruiting candidates for seasonal Weed Inspector, Crop I...

County Signs IDP with Ma...

News
on 2020-01-05
County Signs IDP with Mayerthorpe

The Town of Mayerthorpe and Lac Ste. Anne County have recently agreed to jointly engage in an Intermunicip...

Reeve Blakeman's Year-en...

News
on 2019-12-18
Reeve Blakeman's Year-end Message

Lac Ste. Anne County Reeve Joe Blakeman recaps some of the challenges faced and milestones achieved by Cou...

County Toy Food Drive ...

News
on 2019-12-16
County Toy & Food Drive a Success

County staff and Council thank the public for their generous support of its annual food, toy & pet foo...

County Defers Comment in...

News
on 2019-12-06
County Defers Comment in Wake of Fatal House Fire

Lac Ste. Anne County respectfully defers further comment regarding the Rochfort Bridge house fire.

County Responds to Polic...

News
on 2019-12-05
County Responds to Police Funding Announcement

The Councils of Lac Ste. Anne County and adjacent municipalities have today issued a joint response to the...

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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