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Tuesday, 11 August, 2020 - 08:30

Please be advised that the Regular Meeting of the Council is scheduled for the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, in the Council Chambers at the County Office located at 3755- 43 Avenue in Camrose.  

Please feel free to check out the Published Agenda located here. Please note that the July 28 and August 25th Regular Council Meetings have been cancelled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 19 August, 2020 - 09:00

Municipal Planning Commission Meeting - in County Council Chambers Meetings typically start at 9:00 AM; check the agenda to confirm the start time.The agenda can be viewed here. Note: Agendas are typically published the Friday before the meeting. This meeting is open to the Public.  Call (780) 678-3070 or email planning@county.camrose.ab.ca for further details.

 

 

Effective 7:00 A.M. on May 11, 2020 road restrictions have CHANGED!

Click here for more information.

What is a Road Ban?

Spring weight restrictions (only 75% of axle weight permitted) are necessary to protect roads from damage.  Road bans define the maximum allowable weights permitted on certain municipal roads.  Currently, the road ban allows an exemption (100% axle weight) between 2 AM and 11 AM because the road freezes during the night (temperatures are still below zero overnight) and can safely be hauled on without damage.  As spring temperatures rise, that exemption may be removed.  Always check the website before hauling to be up to date on the current situation.

 

For any questions please contact Public Works at (780) 672-4449

To see a full copy of this press release - click here!

RMA Position Paper 

RMA Assessment Model Review Impacts Report

RMA Assessment Model - Final Detailed Information

Template letter for you to use to send to your MLA

Camrose County was notified this week of changes proposed by the Province of Alberta to reduce the property tax of oil and gas companies through changes to the assessment model for regulated properties in this sector.


Council and administration are extremely concerned about the serious impacts of this decision because it will mean an increase in property tax, reduction of services, or combination of both to make up for this lost revenue.


While the stated intention of this decision is to increase the competitiveness of oil and gas companies in this hard time, these changes will disproportionately benefit large oil and gas companies and harm smaller local firms.


In addition to this, there are no regulations to ensure that this money from the reduction in taxes will be spent in Alberta to improve the struggling oil and gas sector here. For these reasons there seem to be few benefits to outweigh the added costs that county residents will be faced with. Four possible scenarios are being presented by the technical committee (made up of Industry representatives and government advisors). Based on the information provided to Camrose County from the Province, the impacts to Camrose County from the 4 scenarios indicate a loss of approximately 9% of tax revenue,
which equates to between $2.1 million and $2.9 million in overall lost revenue for Camrose County in the first year, and increasing in subsequent years.


To compensate for the loss of industry assessment and corresponding tax revenue, Camrose County will have to adjust operations in one of the following ways (or a combination of these):
 Increase the residential mill rate between 41% and 56% AND/OR
 Increase the non-residential mill rate (businesses in Camrose County) between 22% – 32% AND/OR
 Cut the County workforce by 24% – 32% (16 to 22 full time positions) and lose the corresponding services.

If this proposed change is passed YOU WILL BE IMPACTED – financially through property taxes, and in a loss of service from Camrose County.  Many services provided by the County would have to be cut, County support of other municipalities and organizations will have to be
decreased or eliminated, and there would certainly be an increase in property taxes for residents and business in the County. With the additional changes to the Police Funding Model, on top of historical unpaid taxes from oil & gas, County residential taxpayers will see significant property tax increases in the coming years.

The Province is proposing these changes to give reductions in property taxes, and education taxes to the oil and gas industry. This loss in municipal revenue has to come from other rate payers (You!) – either through increased taxes or decreased services.

What can you do?


 Please let your MLA know your thoughts on this issue.
o MLA Jackie Lovely Ph# 780-672-0000 camrose@assembly.ab.ca;
o MLA Rick Wilson Ph#780-360-8003 maskwacis.wetaskiwin@assembly.ab.ca)
Your local Councillors will be meeting with MLAs and working with the RMA (Rural Municipalities of
Alberta) to advocate on your behalf as well.
 Please call your local Councillor if you have questions about this or want additional information.
 Take a few minutes and read the RMA position paper on this Assessment change – found at
rmalberta.com under Position Statements.

The final decision on this proposal is expected by mid to late August, so please take action now.

On behalf of Council,

Reeve Cindy Trautman
 

Tuesday, 18 February, 2020 - 05:00

Please note:  There will be a Special Council Meeting on February 18 at 5:00 PM at City Hall for the IDP Public Hearing. 

Tuesday, 12 December, 2017 - 08:30

The Municipal Planning Commission meetings are open to the public and typically occur on the 3rd Wednesday of every month.  The agenda is available here the week before the meeting.

Please note that while MPC meetings are open to the public, they are not Public Hearings. The most effective way to submit feedback on a particular proposal is in writing in advance of the meeting to the Planning and Development department, who can then attach it to the public agenda package. MPC members may, at their discretion, ask questions of administration or any affected parties relating to the agenda during the meeting.

 

Monday, 16 October, 2017 - 20:00

10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

More Election Information - click here

 

Although Farm Vehicles (Class 2) are exempt from the provisions of sections 10 and 22 of the NSC (National Safety Code for Motor Carriers) when carrying bales (IF they do not exceed the posted speed limit or 80 km/hr, whichever is less, and the vehicle is not operated onon any highway or portion of a highway except to cross the highway), they are NOT EXEMPT from Section 5(2) of the Cargo Securement Standard which states:

"The cargo securement system shall provide a downward force equal to at least 20% of the weight of an article of cargo if the article is not fully contained within the structure of the vehicle"

What this is saying is that you MUST secure each bale with strap, with a marked Working Load Limit (WWL) of at least 20% of weight or aggregate weight of each bale or stack of bales loaded on any vehicle.

For example, If you have a sinigle bale that weighs 500 kg you would need to secure that bale with a strap marked with a WWL of 100 kg. 

If you have one strap over two bales that weight 500 kg each, you would need a strap with a WWL of 200 kg. 

If you have a single strap over three bales that weigh 500 kg each, you would need a strap with a WWL of 300 kg.

The fines for an improperly secured load are up to $776.

 

Camrose County wants to hear from you! The planning department has prepared a survey on Accessory Buildings in Residential Districts.
Please take a few minutes to complete the survey (Click here to open the survey) and let us know your thoughts.
 
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