2017 Municipal Election


For Immediate Release

June 15, 2017

Successes – Economic Future Needs Citizen Input and Engagement


Our Region Needs Your Help, Thoughts and Forward Thinking

The Economic Opportunities Taskforce (Counties of Paintearth and Flagstaff, Villages of Forestburg and Halkirk, and the Towns of Coronation and Castor) have retained the consulting services of Urban Systems Ltd. to undertake a review and analysis of the social and economic impacts expected to accrue from the potential closures of the Battle River Generating Station and Paintearth Mine. The Opportunities and Impact Study will also include thoughts and recommendations for economic revitalization and transition.

The SURVEY was release June 1, 2017 with a deadline to submit of June 30, 2017.

The on line survey can be found on your municipality’s website and paper copies are available for pick up at your municipal administration office.

The link is as follows: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ImapctOpportunity

For the success of this analysis and to ensure our voices are heard, please participate in the survey.

The Opportunities and Impact Study is on schedule with the Final Report Presentation due in September 2017.  For any questions, please contact your respective municipality.


#1 Crowfoot Crossing Industrial Park
County of Paintearth, AB

Bylaw 650-17 to amend and Establish the Subdivision and Development Authority for the County of Paintearth has been given first reading by Council, and in accordance with the Municipal Government Act Section 606, shall cause to be held a PUBLIC HEARING at the noted time below:

1:15 PM         Establish the Subdivision and Development Authority

The proposed bylaw amendments are available for viewing on the County website at www.countypaintearth.ca or at the County Office, #1 Crowfoot Crossing Industrial Park at Hwy #12 and Twp Rd 374 during office hours of 8:30 am to 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Anyone who may be affected or claim to be affected by the above proposed amendments may make an oral or written presentation at the above noted hearing, or submit a written presentation to the County of Paintearth, Box 509, Castor, AB T0C 0X0 or by fax 403-882-3560 no later than 4:30 pm on Friday July 14, 2017.

Dated:  June 29, 2017                         Todd Pawsey, Development Officer

View Subdivision and Development Authority Bylaw


You are invited to attend a Come & Go Luncheon

Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: County Administration Office

(Twp Rd 374 & Hwy 12)

Please join us for beef-on-a-bun and enter in the draw for one of the door prizes (no need to be present – you will be contacted if your name is drawn). Staff will be available to accept property tax payments. The contracted County Assessor will also be available for private consultations. We look forward to seeing you on June 27th!



County of Paintearth No. 18

Deadline for Payment:  June 30, 2017

Please be advised the property tax notices for 2017 have been mailed.  The deadline for payment is June 30, 2017.  Balances still owing after June 30, 2017 will be subject to a 5% penalty July 1 and a further 10% penalty applied on all outstanding balances October 1, 2017.

Payment can be made by cheque, cash, or debit at the County Administration Office located at #1 Crowfoot Crossing, Highway 12 and Twp Road 374, at the TD Canada Trust in Coronation, or the ATB Financial branches located in Halkirk, Castor, or Coronation.  Check our website, www.countypaintearth.ca, for the list of financial institutions set up to accept on-line payments.

Tarolyn Aaserud, CAO

Accepted Financial Institutions

The County of Paintearth will now accept online transactions from the following institutions:

ATB Financial
BMO Financial Group
TD Canada Trust
Some Alberta Credit Unions

Please check back as more financial institutions will be added.