Road Closures

Township Road 520 between Range Roads 80 and 82 is closed due to flooding. 

Township Road 504 between Range Roads 85 and 90 is closed due to flooding.

Township Road 503 between Range Roads 105 and 111 will be closed for road construction. 

Effective Friday, June 8, 2018 Range Road 84 between Township Roads 492 and 494 will be closed for construction.

Notice of Public Hearing – April 16, 2018



The Council of the County of Minburn No. 27 has deemed it necessary to undertake an Area Structure Plan (ASP) for the Hamlet of Lavoy. The ASP Bylaw is a mid- to long-range land use planning document that considers what types of development should/could occur within the Hamlet. It is put into effect through the decisions made regarding subdivision and development applications on land within the ASP boundary. On February 20, 2018 County Council gave first reading to proposed Lavoy ASP Bylaw No. 1261-17.

A Public Hearing is scheduled for:

Monday, April 16, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers of the County of Minburn No. 27 located at 4909 – 50 Street, Vegreville, AB

The purpose of the hearing is to allow persons to make known their views with respect to proposed Bylaw No. 1261-17. Written comments regarding the proposed bylaw may be dropped off, or mailed to:

The County of Minburn No. 27 at Box 550, Vegreville, AB, T9C 1R6

by 4:30 p.m. the weekday prior to the public hearing. Written comments must contain the name and address (legal land description) of the person(s) making the submission as well as their comments regarding proposed Bylaw No. 1261-17.

Should you wish to make a verbal presentation to Council at the Public Hearing, you must contact the County by 9:00 a.m. the day of the scheduled hearing at 780-632-2082 to register to speak.

Copies of proposed Bylaw No. 1261-17 are available for public inspection during regular office hours at the Municipalities’ offices.

Should you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact Davin Gegolick, Planning & Development Officer at 780-632-2082.

Sale of Equipment

Sale of Miscellaneous Equipment

 The County of Minburn No. 27 is accepting sealed written offers on the following used miscellaneous equipment:

1- Industrial Smoke Eater – Sourcetec – Model #SV-700, 115 V – 1 Hp.

3- 160 H Motorgrader Rims

1- Miscellaneous Rim

3- 160 H Rims with V-Steel K-Traction 17.5 R25 Tires

1- 4’W x 8’L x 32″H – Work bench with Steel Top and Eight Drawers for Storage

1- Jasper Water Tank: 1997, 15000 L, 17 ft. long – off tandem truck

1- 12′ V-Plow – Craig, Model #631-9DP

1- 13′ V-Plow – Craig

1- Craig V-Plow Lift Group Mount Off Volvo G976

1- Old Style Craig Lift Group

1- ATECO Rear 5 Shank Ripper/Scarifier Combo

1- ATECO Front Scarifier

1- Volvo 5 Shank Rear Ripper/Scarifier Combo

1- Set D7R Rails and 26″ pads

1- Set D7G Rails and 26″ pads

1- 5th Wheel Holland: Sub Frame Mount and Fenders for Tandem Axles

1- Tenco 11 yard Hopper Sander Box and Grizzlys- No chain or spinner

1- BT Lifters Pallet Jack Model #BTL-2000

1- Strongarm 10 ton floor Jack Serial #38027

1- 150 Gallon Used Oil Tank – Mounted on Axle with Hitch

1- 2003 Ford F-150 Crew Cab 4×4, 270,000 km

1- 2001 GMC 2500HD Regular Cab 4×4, 210,000 km

1- Challenger Toolbox for the back of a truck box, over the rail type


All Units are to be sold on an “AS IS”WHERE IS” basis.


For further information or viewing of equipment, please call Ian Uskiw, Shop Foreman or Graham Shell, Superintendent of Public Works at (780) 632-3715.
Please submit sealed offers in writing by Friday, April 13, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. to:

County of Minburn No. 27

Attn: Graham Shell, Superintendent of Public Works

P.O. Box 550, 4909-50 Street

Vegreville, Alberta  T9C 1R6

New Home Buyer Protection Act

New Builder Licensing effective December 1, 2017

With the Government of Alberta’s introduction of builder licensing on December 1, 2017, residential builders in Alberta are now required to have either a valid builder licence or an Owner Builder Authorization (OBA) in order to receive a building permit.

Builder Licensing Process

  • Under the New Home Buyer Protection Act, owner builders must apply to the Registrar for authorization to construct their own home. Owner builders interested in applying for an authorization must follow the Owner Builder Authorization Application Process.
  • If an OBA application receives approval, an authorization certificate will be issued to the owner builder. The authorization allows owner builders to construct their own home, either with or without warranty. Permit issuers are only able to provide the necessary permits if an authorization has been approved.
  • Certificates issued by the New Home Buyer Protection Program for approved OBAs are referred to as “Approved Application for Authorization” or “Approved New Home Registration”.
  • To help permit issuers confirm that they are looking at the correct type of authorization certificate, all owner builder certificates issued after December 1, 2017, contain letters “AA” in the Application ID number.
    • Prior to December 1, 2017, owner built homes constructed with warranty received a certificate that contained the letters “RF” in the Application ID number (e.g. 17RFxxxxxx). Owner builders constructing without warranty received a certificate that contained the letters “AA” (e.g. 17AAxxxxx).
  • All homes approved for an OBA can be searched on the Public Registry using the legal land description. The Registry provides location information and contact information for the warranty provider, if applicable, including how much warranty coverage remains.
  • Additional information about the OBA process is located on the Municipal Affairs website at

If you have any further questions, please contact program staff at, or by phone at 1-866-421-6929.

New 9-1-1 Phone System Number

Strathcona County Emergency Communications Centre is transitioning to a new 9-1-1 phone system effective Monday, September 25, 2017.

What does this mean for the communities we serve? When someone in your service area dials 9-1-1, emergency calls will continue to be received and professionally handled in the same proficient, seamless manner as always. There will be no impact to your residents.

However the long-dial “Alarm Line” number (780-449-6707) that alarm monitoring companies use to contact our centre is changing.

Although some single-family homes use alarm monitoring, the majority of users are multi-family developments, schools, care facilities, public service buildings and commercial businesses. It is important that these facilities are notified of the change so they may advise their respective alarm monitoring contractors. Therefore, to ensure no delays in response are experienced, we ask that you please pass this information on to any facilities in your area of responsibility that engage an alarm monitoring company.

There will be a transition period during which users dialling the old contact number will be call forwarded to the new contact number, including a recorded message advising of the change. This, together with communication from you, will give users in your area ample time to notify their alarm monitoring companies of the change so procedural documentation can be updated with the new number.

Old number (calls will be forwarded until 12/31/2017) – 780 449-6707

New number (effective 09/25/2017) – 780 449-9701

Preparation of Combined Assessment/Tax Notices

Notice is hereby given that the 2017 combined Assessment/Tax Notices have been prepared and mailed June 1, 2017 to all taxpayers as per Section 311 of the Municipal Government Act (MGA).

The Assessment Roll is available for review at the County of Minburn No. 27 office during business hours. Any person wishing to make a complaint about assessment must do so in accordance with Section 460 MGA within sixty (60) days from the date on the combined Assessment/Tax notice (Section 309(1)(c) MGA). A complaint must be in the form prescribed in Section 460(2) MGA and must be accompanied with the fees detailed on the back of the combined assessment/tax notice. This form is available at the County of Minburn No. 27 Administration office.

All assessed persons are deemed to have received their combined Assessment/Tax Notice as a result of this publication.

Myrna Swihun
Taxation Supervisor