County of St. Paul No 19

Council Meeting


Meeting #:
5015- 49 Avenue, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A4

In Camera items to be presented at the meeting.  

In Camera

Constance Henderson, will be in to meet with Council at 11:00 a.m. to request the installation of 15 street lights in Lindbergh as per the attached map. 


The average cost per street light is $27.50 per month.

Glenda Farden, Municipal Relations Liaison with the STARS Foundation will be in to provide Council with an update.  There are no 2017 statistics for St. Paul and surrounding areas in her presentation attached, but she will provide them at the meeting on Tuesday. 


Their request will be

  • for continued support of $2.00 per capita ($12,936)
  • 4 year pledge (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021) OR Standing motion


In 2016 and 2017, Council provided STARS with a contribution of $2.00 per capita ($12,336.00)  

The St. Paul Alberta Pickleball Club is requesting  a grant of $3,000 to purchase a pickleball pitching machine including accessories and a ball retriever.


Since 2013, their club has increased in membership to approximately 70 members, with 30% being county residents.  They have requested a $6,600 grant from the Town of St. Paul to cover the cost of line painting and they are also requesting that the Town bring power to the Kinsmen park for the pitching machine.  

The County of St. Paul, upon request provides promotional items to individuals, teams and various organizations, at the discretion of Administration, as per Policy ADM-14, Promotional Items.  Administration will provide a semi-annual report to Council regarding distribution of these items.


Attached is a list of the donations that were distributed during the 2017 calendar year as per policy.  Items donated outside of policy and approved by Council are not included on the list.

The 2017 Strategic Plan which has been updated for the 4th quarter is attached.  

Reeve Upham has been requested to attend an AHS meeting the MLA Dave Hanson on January 10, 2018 to discuss the state of healthcare delivery in the St. Paul area.  

The 2018 Farmtech Conference will be held January 30 to February 1, 2018.  FarmTech is an annual conference which brings together industry, producer groups and producers conveying innovative farming practices and solutions to farming problems.  Registration for the conference is $450. 


Information about the conference can be viewed at 

The 2018 RhPAP (Rural Health Professions Action Plan) Community Conference will be held in Brooks from April 11 and 12, 2018.  The conference provides the opportunity for representatives of rural community physician attraction and retention committees and interested community members to share experiences and learn about new initiatives, and to discuss best practices related to attracting and retaining physicians.  Registration for the Conference is $225.


Reeve Upham has expressed interest in attending as it relates to the St. Paul Doctor Recruitment Committee he sits on.

During the Provincial ASB Convention, voting on behalf of the County is typically the responsibility of the ASB Chairperson or the vice chair in the chairperson's absence.  Councillor Cliff Martin is the ASB Chair but will not be attending the conference.  The vice chair is appointed at the committee level, however we have not appointed a new vice chair for this committee as we have not held an ASB meeting since the 2017 election.  Councillor Martin was also the previous vice chair. 

The net sales of the equipment sold at the Mitchner Allen Auction - 

  • $31,265 - 1985 CAT D7G
  • $4,232 - 2008 Schulte SDX-110 3 point hitch Snow Blower
  • $1,365 - Loader Sweeper - attachment for JD7200 Tractor 


The County has been asked to construct an approach to NE 14-55-9-W4 off of Highway 881 by Alberta Transportation at their expense (approx. 20,000), as there is no access to this property.  The landowner is now requesting that the County build a private driveway from his property line for approximately 100 metres, at his expense (approx. $7,500), at the same time as the approach is being constructed.  


Attached is the application for Uncollectible Education Property Taxes on Oil and gas Properties for the 2017 tax year.  We are either unable to locate the companies or they do not have the final means to pay the outstanding property taxes.  The deadline to apply for Provincial Education Requisition Credit is January 15, 2018 and in order to apply the property taxes must be cancelled.  


As per Section 347 of the MGA, we require a motion to cancel the Education and Municipal Taxes.  

Section 418 of the M.G.A. requires that a municipality must offer for sale at a public auction any parcel of land shown on its tax arrears list if the tax arrears are not paid.


Section 421(1)(a) of the M.G.A. states that the properties must be advertised for sale in the Alberta Gazette not less than 40 days and not more than 90 days and in one issue of a newspaper having general circulation in the municipality, not less than 10 days and not more that 20 days prior to the date on which the public auction is to be held. 






CAO report to be presented at the meeting.  

A copy of the budget to actual will be presented to Council for review.

A listing of Accounts Payable will be provided for Council's review.