Council Adopts 2012 Interim budget

December 19, 2011 - Following the priorities set out in the County’s 2012 – 2014 Strategic Plan and its long-range capital plans, Lacombe County Council has approved the Lacombe County 2012 interim operating budget, which is balanced at $38,919,875 of revenue and expenses. Council also approved the 2012 interim capital budget, which provides for revenues and expenditures of $17,560,807.

 As a cornerstone of its Strategic Plan, Council has put a high priority on sustainable and financially viable levels of service for the current and future needs of our citizens. With this in mind, a thorough review process has enabled Council to reduce costs in several areas in order to meet 2012 expenses with municipal tax rate increases of 3% for residential properties and 3 ½% for non-residential properties and farmland.

See the Media Release and supporting documents below.

pdf   Media Release - 2012 Interim Budget

pdf   Backgrounder - 2012 Interim Budget

pdf   Detailed overview of the 2012 Interim Budget

Community Support Grants Deadline is January 31st

Lacombe County is committed to strengthening the quality of life of its residents and fostering civic pride by providing financial support for community programs, events and activities.

Through Policy RC(9) – “County Support of Community Programs, Events and Activities” the County will provide grant funding to community organizations and urban municipalities within Lacombe County to assist with the hosting of community programs, events and activities.

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2011 Central Alberta Disaster Recovery Program Announced

Lacombe, Alberta (September 12, 2011) – The Alberta government is committing up to $3.5 million under the 2011 Central Alberta Disaster Recovery Program to help residents, small business owners and agricultural producers – including those in the City of Lacombe and Lacombe County – recover from uninsurable damage due to flooding on July 11-12, 2011.

The Alberta government’s decision on the second application for the July 26, 2011 event has not yet been released.

 The City of Lacombe and Lacombe County will be hosting joint registration centres for the province’s Disaster Recovery Program on September 26 – 27, 2011 in Centennial Hall at the Lacombe Memorial Centre (5214-50 Avenue). The registration centres will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Residents of Eckville and Lacombe County can register in Eckville on September 28th & 29th. See the announcement above for more information.

For more details download the document below.

pdf  Media Release - 2011 Disaster Recovery Program

Council Takes Action regarding Weekend Disturbance

Lacombe, September 12, 2011 – At its regularly scheduled Council meeting today, Lacombe County Council held a lengthy discussion with County Administration about a weekend disturbance which took place at a campground north of Blackfalds. Following the discussion, Council directed Administration to take steps to prevent future incidents.

See the attached document for details.

pdf Media Release - Council Takes Action

Regional Emergency Management Partnership

On May 3rd, 2011, Mayors, Reeves and CEO’s of 11 area communities signed a Regional Emergency Management Partnership Agreement.

The Signing was carried out in a public ceremony, with each community signing the agreement in the presence of MLAs and Alberta Emergency Management Agency representatives.

This agreement represents Alberta’s largest regional emergency management partnership.

The ceremony took place on May 3rd at 1:30 pm at the Lacombe Memorial Center’s Lacombe County room, followed by a cake and refreshments to celebrate the historical event. 

For more information contact:

Julian Veuger
Emergency Management Director
Lacombe County
403-782-6601