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.
- Budget & Finance
- Committee of the Whole
- Policy Review
- Municipal Planning Commission
Boards and Committees
Agriculture Service Board (ASB)
Alberta Community Crime Prevention Association (ACCPA)
Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS)
Alice B Donahue Library & Archives Board
Aspen Regional Water Services Commission (ARWSC)
Assessment Review Board
Athabasca Area Inter-Municipal Planning Committee
Athabasca Landing Trail Steering Committee
Athabasca Regional Multiplex Society (ARMS) Board of Directors
Athabasca Regional Waste Management Commission (ARWMSC)
Athabasca Watershed Council (WPAC)
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 (CFTR)
County Library Board
Family & Community Support Services (FCSS)
Farm Women’s Conference & Awards Planning Committee
Greater North Foundation (GNF)
Joint Recreation Committee (Village & County)
Northern Lights Library Board (NLLS)
Regional Emergency Advisory Committee
Regional Healthcare Recruitment & Retention Committee
Subdivision & Development Appeal Board
Summer Village of Baptiste Lake Inter-Municipal Development Planning Committee
Summer Village of Bondiss Inter-Municipal Development Planning Committee
Summer Village of Island Lake Inter-Municipal Development Planning Committee
Water North Coalition (WNC)
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.
HIGHLIGHTS BY YEAR
- 2023 Council Highlights
- 2022 Council Highlights
- 2021 Council Highlights
- 2020 Council Highlights
- 2019 Council Highlights
- 2018 Council Highlights
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.
In December 2018 Athabasca County Council adopted a strategic plan to help guide the efforts of the municipality in terms of projects and overall focus. The plan is reviewed periodically throughout the year.
Recordings of Council Meetings
Recordings will remain posted on the Athabasca County YouTube channel for a period of one week as per Policy 8100. To access an audio recording of an Athabasca County Council meeting please click below.
Requesting an Archived Recording
Archived audio recordings of Council meetings are available up to one year from the date of recording. Please fill out a request form by clicking on the link below.