Lacombe County adopts 2017 budgets

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.

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State of the Environment Report Released

(Lacombe, Alberta, Tuesday, November 9, 2016) – Lacombe County’s 2016 State of the Environment Report was released this week, offering people a glimpse into the current conditions of the environment. Using a combination of scientific data and socio-economic factors, the document also offers insight into the various pressures impacting Lacombe County.

 “We have worked hard to capture trends and assess changes over time by examining to social norms and behaviours that are impacting our environment,” said Monica Boudreault, Lacombe County Environmental Coordinator. “There are a lot of positives found in the report, but we still have some work to do, especially in terms of air quality for Lacombe County.”

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Lacombe County Re-Elects Reeve for 2017

(Lacombe, Alberta) – Lacombe County Council re-elected Division 4 Councillor Paula Law as Reeve at its annual Organizational Meeting on October 27th.

Councillor Law assumed the Reeve’s Chair for a fourth one-year term after taking her Oath of Office from County Commissioner Terry Hager. She expressed thanks to Council for its continuing support and pledged to perform her duties to the best of her ability.

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Lacombe County Launches Agricultural Guide

Agricultural Guide emphasizes importance of ag industry to the County

 (Lacombe, Alberta) October 13, 2016 – Collaboration and communication with ag producers, residents, businesses and stakeholders recently paid off, when Lacombe County released its long-awaited County Agricultural Guide.

 “Agriculture is symbiotic to life in Lacombe County,” said Paula Law, Lacombe County Reeve. “We want to make sure it stays in the forefront, today and in the future, and the Agricultural Guide is a living document that will help ensure that.”

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