Notes from the County of St. Paul

Here’s what was discussed at the February 13th County of St. Paul Council Meeting:

Parks and Recreation Surveys

YOUR voice matters! If you live in Elk Point, St. Paul, the County of St. Paul, or the Summer Village of Horseshoe Bay, you may have received a survey for the regional recreation services master plan. Give your input on what facilities you use or would like to see in the area. Do it quickly, though, as the surveys are due by February 23. (That’s this Friday.) Talk to your kids about what facilities they would like, as kids in grades 5 – 12 are being surveyed, too.


Sharing with communities

County employees and board members are an active bunch. They will be entering 2 teams in the Village of Glendon’s 11th annual Pyrogy Bonspiel on Saturday, March 10.  The County is a four time defending champion of the bonspiel, and anticipates some strong competition!


The County has also purchased tickets for tables and has approved prize donations to the St. Paul & District Hospital Foundation fundraiser on March 3, and the CAP arena’s 35th anniversary on Saturday, April 14.


AND, the County is funding kids’ activities. To help offset costs for boys’ and girls’ zone volleyball teams to attend the 2018 Alberta Winter Games in Fort McMurray on the weekend of February 16-19, the County donated $500 for each team.


Grant for growth

The Ashmont Legion is renovating its hall, and the County has provided $25 000 through a Community Initiatives Program (CIP) grant. So far, the Legion has completed hall renovations and a kitchen upgrade.  They are continuing with changes to make the building completely wheelchair friendly and up-to-date regarding acoustics, safety, and integrity. .



Arts Foundation Play video available

As the County contributed funds to the production 150 Years Canada Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, a video of the play is available for anyone who would like to view it. Contact the office at 780 645 3301 for more information.


Provincial grants provide funds for roads

STIP grants are provided by the provincial government to help offset costs of specific projects. The County has applied for Resource Road Program funding for the Northern Valley Road, Elk Point Airport, St. Paul Airport, and two bridges.



Moosehills Road repair

As well, a grant has been requested to cover 50% of the price of repairing the Moosehills Road, estimated to cost about $2 million. The rest of the cost will be shared by the County and by industry. The engineering firm AMEC Foster Wheeler has recommended lowering the road 1.8 metres later this year, then monitoring the road for one or two seasons to determine stability. If lowering the road does not solve the sliding problem, a pile wall approximately 100 metres long will be installed in the fault area.