O.C. 259/2017

September 14, 2017


            The Lieutenant Governor in Council makes the Order Changing the Status of Lac La Biche County to a Specialized Municipality set out in the attached Appendix.

For Information only

Recommended by:          Minister of Municipal Affairs

Authority:                           Municipal Government Act
                                             (section 96)


 

APPENDIX

Municipal Government Act

ORDER CHANGING THE STATUS OF LAC LA BICHE COUNTY
TO A SPECIALIZED MUNICIPALITY

Definitions

1   In this Order,

                               (a)    “Act” means the Municipal Government Act;

                              (b)    “council” means the council of the specialized municipality;

                               (c)    “effective date” means January 1, 2018;

                              (d)    “old municipality” means the municipal district of Lac La Biche County formed by Order in Council numbered O.C. 332/2007;

                               (e)    “specialized municipality” means the specialized municipality referred to in section 2 and named “Lac La Biche County” in section 2(3);

                               (f)    “Rural Service Area” means the area described as Area 1 in Schedule 1;

                               (g)    ”Urban Service Area” means the area  described as Area 2 in Schedule 1.

Change of status to specialized municipality

2(1)  On the effective date, the status of the old municipality is changed from a municipal district to a specialized municipality.

(2)  The status of the old municipality is changed to a specialized municipality to provide for the unique needs of a municipality including an urban centre and a large rural territory.

(3)  The official name of the specialized municipality is Lac La Biche County.  

(4)  The provisions of the Act and other enactments are modified to the extent necessary to accomplish the intent of this Order.

(5)  Except as otherwise provided in this Order, for the purposes of the Act and all other enactments, but not for any other purpose, enactments applicable to a town apply in the Urban Service Area and enactments applicable to a municipal district apply in the Rural Service Area.

Municipal council structure

3(1)  The council shall consist of 8 councillors and the chief elected official.

(2)  The chief elected official shall have the title “Mayor”.

(3)  The chief elected official shall be elected by a vote of the electors and be elected at large.

(4)  The  specialized municipality shall be divided into 7 electoral wards having the boundaries described in Schedule 2.

(5)  Wards 1 to 6 shall have one councillor to be elected in each ward.

(6)  Ward 7 shall have 2 councillors elected in that ward.

(7)  The election and term of office for councillors and the Mayor are to be governed by the Local Authorities Election Act.

Rural service area

4(1)  The Rural Service Area shall be recognized as equivalent to a municipal district by the Government of Alberta for the purposes of program delivery and grant eligibility.

(2)  The specialized municipality shall provide the Government of Alberta any and all information required to administer programs or to determine the amount of grants that would apply to the Rural Service Area if it were a municipal district.

Urban service area

5(1)  The Urban Service area shall be recognized as equivalent to a town by the Government of Alberta for the purposes of program delivery and grant eligibility.

(2)  The specialized municipality shall provide the Government of Alberta any and all information required to administer programs or to determine the amount of grants that would apply to the Urban Service Area if it were a town.

Taxation matters

6   The council may, for each taxation year, pass a property tax bylaw providing for different tax rates for property in the Rural Service Area and in the Urban Service Area for each assessment class or sub-class referred to in section 297 of the Act.

Determination of population

7(1)  For the purpose of the determination of population under section 6 of the Police Act, the area of the specialized municipality, instead of being treated as an individual entity, shall be treated as if it were the following 3 separate areas:

                               (a)    the Rural Service Area;

                              (b)    the Hamlet of Lac La Biche;

                               (c)    the Hamlet of Plamondon.

(2)  For the purpose of reporting population to the Minister under section 4 of the Determination of Population Regulation (AR 63/2001), the form set out in Schedule 4 to that Regulation may be adapted to list separately the population of each of the 3 areas referred to in subsection (1).

(3)  This section ceases to apply when the population attributed under subsection (1) to any of the areas referred to in subsection (1)(a), (b) or (c) exceeds 5000.


 

Schedule 1

Service Area Boundaries for the Specialized
Municipality of Lac La Biche County

The service areas for the specialized municipality of Lac La Biche County are as follows:

AREA 1 ‑ URBAN SERVICE AREA

Area 1 is made up of all those lands contained within the limits of the following boundaries:

Commencing at the southeast corner of section THIRTY (30), township SIXTY-SIX (66), RANGE THIRTEEN (13), west of the FOURTH (4TH) MERIDIAN, and then proceeding northerly along the east boundary of said section to the intersection with the northerly boundary of Township SIXTY-SIX (66), RANGE THIRTEEN (13), west of the FOURTH (4TH) MERIDIAN,

THENCE easterly along the north boundary of said Township to the INTERSECTION WITH THE southeast corner of Section tWO (2), Township sIXTY-sEVEN (67), RANGE THIRTEEN (13), west of the fourth (4th) mERIDIAN,

THENCE northerly along the eastern boundary of said section to the intersection WITH the right shore of  the lac la biche lake,

THENCE westerly along the southern shore of the lac la biche to the intersection with the northeast corner of River Lot 58 IN THE SETTLEMENT OF LAC LA BICHE, located in the southeast QUARTER Of section FOURTEEN (14), Township SIXTY-SEVEN (67), range FOURTEEN (14) west of the FOURTH (4TH) MERIDIAN,

THENCE southwesterly along the north boundary of River Lot 58 IN THE SETTLEMENT OF LAC LA BICHE, AND THEN PROCEEDING ACROSS the powerline right of way as described in PLAN 7079 MC to the northwest corner of Lot 5 as described in PLAN 002 3713,

THENCE southerly along the west boundary of said LOT to the intersection with THE SOUTHWEST corner of said LOT boundary,

THEN PROCEEDING southwesterly to the intersection WITH the south boundary of the east-west road ALLOWANCE of section fourteen (14), Township SIXTY-SEVEN (67), Range FOURTEEN (14), west of the FOURTH (4TH) MERIDIAN,

THENCE westerly along said east-west road allowance to the intersection WITH the northwest boundary of section NINE (9), Township SIXTY-SEVEN (67), Range FOURTEEN (14), west of the FOURTH (4TH) MERIDIAN,

THENCE southerly to the intersection with the north boundary of Road Plan 1922 PX,

THENCE southeastERly along the north boundary of said  Road Plan TO THE INTERSECTION WITH Road Plan 792 1356, then  PROCEEDING across Road Plan 792 1356 TO THE INTERSECTION with the west boundary of Northwest section THREE (3), township SIXTY (67), range FOURTEEN (14), west of the FOURTH (4TH) MERIDIAN,

THENCE in a southerly direction along said boundary to the intersection with the SOUTHWEST corner of section three (3), township SIXTY-SEVEN (67), range FOURTEEN (14), west of the FOURTH (4TH) MERIDIAN,

THENCE easterly along the northern boundary of the east-west road ALLOWANCE of section three (3), township SIXTY-SEVEN (67), range FOURTEEN (14), west of the FOURTH (4TH) MERIDIAN for three hundred (300) meters,

THEN PROCEEDING south TO the intersection WITH the southERN boundary of Road Plan 5891 LZ,

THENCE westerly along the southern boundary of said road plan to the intersection with the east boundary of Road Plan 5242 LZ,

THENCE southerly along the east boundary ofRoad Plan 5242 LZ to the intersection with the southwest corner of the northwest quarter of section twenty-eight (28), Township SIXTY-SIX (66), range FOURTEEN (14), west of the FOURTH (4TH) MERIDIAN,

THENCE in an easterly direction along the southern boundary of said quarter section to the southeast corner of THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF section TWENTY-EIGHT (28), township SIXTY-SIX (66), range FOURTEEN (14), west of the FOURTH (4TH) MERIDIAN,

then PROCEEDING in a easterly direction across the north-south road allowance to the intersection WITH the southwest corner of Plan 052 1788,

THENCE southerly along the eastern boundary of the SAID north-south road allowance to the intersection WITH the southwest corner of section TWENTY-SEVEN (27), township SIXTY-SIX (66), range FOURTEEN (14), west of the FOURTH (4TH) MERIDIAN,

THENCE easterly along the northern boundary of the east-west road allowance to the point of commencement.

AND

Commencing at the southeast corner of the northeast quarter of SECTION THIRTY-FIVE (35), TOWNSHIP SIXTY-SEVEN (67), RANGE SIXTEEN (16), west of the FOURTH (4TH) MERIDIAN, and then proceeding northerly along the East boundary of said section to the intersection with the eastern boundary of river LOT 4 in the SETTLEMENT of LAC LA BICHE in the southeast QUARTER of section ELEVEN (11), township SIXTY-EIGHT (68), RANGE SIXTEEN (16) west of the FOURTH (4TH) MERIDIAN,

THENCE  northeasterly along the eastern boundary of said RIVER lot to the intersection WITH the northern boundary of said river LOT,

THENCE northwesterly along the northern boundary of said RIVER LOT, to the intersection with the east boundary of the NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION ELEVEN (11), Township SIXTY-eight (68), RANGE SIXTEEN (16), west of the FOURTH (4TH) MERIDIAN,

THENCE northerly along the east boundary of said  section to the intersection with the north boundary of said section,

THENCE westerly along the boundary of said SECTION TO the intersection with the right shore of horse lake in the northeast QUARTER OF section tEN (10), township SIXTY-Eight (68), RANGE SIXTEEN (16), west of the FOURTH (4TH) MERIDIAN,

THENCE southwesterly following the right shore of Horse Lake to the intersection with the west BOUNDARY OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF section tEN (10), township sIXTY-eIGHT (68), RANGE SIXTEEN (16), west of the FOURTH (4TH) MERIDIAN,

THENCE southerly along the west boundary of said SECTION, to the intersection with southwest corner of THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF section THIRTY-FOUR (34), TOWNSHIP SIXTY-SEVEN (67), RANGE SIXTEEN (16), west of the FOURTH (4TH) MERIDIAN,

THENCE in an easterly direction to the point of commencement.

AREA 2 ‑ RURAL SERVICE AREA

Area 2 is made up of all those lands lying within the boundaries of the specialized municipality of Lac La Biche County, excluding all lands in Area 1 and excluding lands comprising any Indian Reserve or Metis Settlement.


 

Schedule 2

Electoral Wards For
The Specialized Municipality of Lac La Biche County

The electoral wards and ward boundaries for the specialized municipality are as follows:

ALL THE LANDS HEREIN SITUATED WEST OF THE FOURTH (4TH) MERIDIAN IN THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA AND FURTHER DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, EXCLUDING THEREOUT ALL THOSE AREAS CONTAINED WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF ANY TOWN, VILLAGE, SUMMER VILLAGE, INDIAN RESERVE OR METIS SETTLEMENT:

Ward One

Township 62:

All of Range 13, and

In Range 14, section 36;

Township 63:

All of Ranges 10 to 13 inclusive, and

In Range 14, sections 1, 12, 13, 24, 25 and 36;

Township 64:

All of Ranges 10 to 13 inclusive;

Township 65:

All of Ranges 9 to 14 inclusive, and

In Range 15, sections 1, 2, 11 to 14 inclusive, 23 to 26 inclusive, 35 and 36.

Ward Two

Township 64:

In Range 15, the northwest quarter of section 32;

Township 65:

All that portion of Range 15 not included in Ward One, and

All of Range 16;

Township 66:

All of Ranges 15 and 16;

Township 67:

All of Range 15, and

In Range 16, sections 1 to 24 inclusive;

Township 68:

In Range 15, sections 3 to 8 inclusive.

Ward Three

Township 67:

In Range 16, sections 25 to 36 inclusive;

Township 68:

In Range 15, sections 30 and 31, and

All of Range 16;

Township 69:

All that portion of Range 15 excluding sections 1, 12, 13, 24, 25 and 36, and

All of Range 16;

Township 70:

All that portion of Range 15 excluding sections 1, 12, 13, 24, 25 and 36, and

All of Range 16.

Ward Four

Township 66:

In Range 14, sections 3 to 10 inclusive, 15 to 22 inclusive and 27 to 34 inclusive;

Township 67:

In Range 14, all that portion of fractional section 1 lying south of the south shore of Lac la Biche Lake, except that portion lying to the south of the north limit of Road Plan 3065 PX and the east boundary of LOT 3 PLAN 812 1193 production northerly until the intersection of the south shore of Lac la Biche Lake, and

In Range 14, all those portions of sections 2 to 34 inclusive lying to the south and west of Lac la Biche Lake.

Ward Five

Township 66:

All that portion of Range 13 excluding those lands to the north and west of PLAN 052 6511, and

All that portion of Range 14 not included in Ward 4 excluding those lands to the north and east of PLAN 032 5356;

Township 67:

In Range 13, section 4,

In Range 13, all those portions of section 8 lying east of the shore of Lac la Biche Lake and all those portions of section 8 lying north of the southern boundary of River Lot 68 in the Lac La Biche Settlement,

In Range 13, section 9,

In Range 13, in section 16 those lands to the south east of Road Plan 499 PX and the northwesterly projection of the south boundary of PLAN 862 1141 until its intersection with the south shore of Lac la Biche Lake including all of those lands to the south and east of the shore of Lac la Biche Lake,

In Range 13, section 17, all those lands lying southeast of Lac la Biche Lake, and

In Range 14, all those lands to the south of PLAN 3065 PX and to the west of PLAN 812 1193.

Ward Six

Township 66:

Ranges 9 to 12 inclusive;

Township 67:

All that portion of Ranges 9 to 14 inclusive not included in Ward Four, Five or Seven;

Township 68:

All that portion of Ranges 9 to 15 inclusive not included in Ward Two or Three;

Township 69:

All that portion of Ranges 9 to 15 inclusive not included in Ward Three;

Township 70:

All that portion of Ranges 9 to 15 inclusive not included in Ward Three;

Townships 71 and 72

All of Ranges 9 to 15 inclusive;

Townships 73 and 74:

All of Ranges 3 to 15 inclusive;

Township 75:

All of Ranges 3 to 18 inclusive;

Townships 76 and 77:

All of Ranges 10 to 18 inclusive;

Townships 78, 79 and 80:

All of Ranges 10 to 17 inclusive.

Ward Seven

Township 66:

In Range 13, all those lands lying north and west of PLAN 052 6511, and

In Range 14, all those lands lying north and west of PLAN 052 6511;

Township 67:

In Range 13, all those lands in section 5 not included in Ward Five,

In Range 13, all those portions of section 6 lying south of the south shore of Lac La Biche, and

In Range 14, all those portions of the southeast quarter of section 1 not included in Ward Four or Five.