Members of Athabasca County Council attend a variety of local meetings, public events and conferences where they have the opportunity to speak directly with elected officials in the region and at the provincial level. The tabs below provide information about committees, council member timesheets, the County budget, meeting highlights, agendas and minutes, as well as the Strategic Plan.
Members of Council are appointed to various boards and committees at the Annual Organizational Meeting each October. In addition to regular council meetings, Councillors attend committee meetings, in some cases alongside elected officials from other municipalities and public members at large. Regular updates on the activity within the committees and commissions are given at Regular Council Meetings and can be viewed by reading meeting minutes.
- Public Works
- Agriculture Service Board
- Budget & Finance
- Policy Review
- Lobby Committee
- Municipal Planning Commission
Boards and Committees
Alberta Coordinated Action for Recycling Enterprises (Alberta CARE)
Aspen Regional Water Services Commission (ARWSC)
Assessment Review Board
Athabasca Area Inter-Municipal Planning Committee
Athabasca Chamber of Commerce
Athabasca Landing Trail Steering Committee
Athabasca Physician Recruitment/Retention Committee
Athabasca Regional Multiplex Society (ARMS) Board of Directors
Athabasca Regional Waste Management Commission (ARWMSC)
Athabasca Watershed Council (WPAC)
Baptiste & Island Lakes Stewardship Committee (BAILSS)
Blue Heron Vocational Training Centre
Boyle Area Intermunicipal Development Committee
Boyle Community Advisory Committee
Boyle Public Library Board
Community Education Committee (CEC) – Northern Lakes College
Community Futures of Tawatinaw & Region Committee
County Library Board
County Recreation Board
Family & Community Support Services
Farm Women’s Conference & Awards Planning Committee
Greater North Foundation
Joint Recreation Committee (Village & County)
Long & Narrow Lakes Stewardship Society
Northern Lights Library Board
Subdivision & Development Appeal Board
Tourism & Economic Development Committee (TED)
Water North Coalition
Council Timesheets & Expenses
Athabasca County makes Councillor timesheets and expense reports available for public review. In July of 2018 Council’s remuneration changed and each councillor now receives a salary and expense claims are submitted for all travel outside Athabasca County. Timesheets are no longer submitted. Both can be accessed by clicking the link below. Please note: expense reports are displayed with a full year of reports in a single file, reports are organized by month.
Council Meeting Highlights
Council Highlights are a way for residents and businesses to keep up with discussions that take place at Regular Council Meetings twice per month.
Budget & Finances
CAPITAL & OPERATING BUDGET
Athabasca County’s full Capital and Operating budget documents are also available for review. They can can be viewed by clicking on the links below or a paper copy picked up from the County Administration office, 3602 – 48th Avenue, Athabasca, AB T9S 1M8.
Previous Budgets by Year
Each year a budget highlights document is sent out with the tax notices to explain what the priorities are for the budget year. If you missed it in your mailbox you can view it by clicking on the link below. Please call us if you have any questions about your tax notice or spending priorities for the year.
AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Each year Athabasca County engages the services of an independent auditor to review the financial position of the municipality and create audited financial statements which are made available to the public. They include and Independent Auditors’ Report and Statement of Financial Position and are presented to Athabasca County Council for review each year. Click on the link below for the year of the financial statement you wish to review.