(Lacombe, Alberta, January 12, 2017) Promoting sustainable agriculture and placing a value on ecosystem services, Lacombe County has partnered with ALUS Canada to deliver an Alternative Land Use Services program within Lacombe County. ALUS Canada is a community-developed, farmer-delivered program that supports landowners and agriculture producers who produce ecosystem services on their land.
The Lacombe County Community Profile (previously known as the Economic Indicator Report) is a key resource for anyone interested in moving to Lacombe County as an investor or resident. This report offers an excellent overview of the County's economic and social climate.
The December issue of the County News is here! Read it online or pick up a copy at the Lacombe County office.
On December 8, 2016, Lacombe County Council gave 1st reading to the application from Summerland Leisure Park, located on Lot 1 Block 2 Plan 042 1375, Pt. NW 23-40-28-W4M south of Gull Lake requesting to rezone approximately 23.52 acres of land from Agricultural "A" District to Recreational "P-R" District under the County's Land Use Bylaw.
A public hearing has been scheduled for Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at the County's Administration Office.
On December 2, Lacombe County Council adopted the County’s 2017 interim operating and capital budgets, which support maintaining existing service levels while minimizing tax increases. The budgets continue to follow priorities set out in the County’s Strategic Plan and its long-range road construction and capital equipment replacement plans.
The $45,317,260 interim operating budget is balanced and is supported by a 1% property tax rate increase for all property types and a transfer of $348,150 from the tax rate stabilization reserve. The 1% property tax rate increase represents an additional $9.70 in taxes on a $400,000 residential property.
Sign up today for this two-day workshop, designed to help farm and ranch families create a transition plan that works for them.
The November issue of the County News is here! Read it online or pick up a copy at the Lacombe County office.