QUICK FACTS 2013
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Leduc County provides quality municipal services to its citizens.
Mayor John Whaley
As the southern gateway to the capital region, Leduc County offers an economic advantage, a sustainable agricultural network, environmental leadership and a quality of life unsurpassed for our residential and industrial citizens.
We believe in:
â€˘ Effective leadership, integrity and a future built on a strong foundation of history and tradition.
budget and taxation 2013 Annual Budget Operating budget (municipal funds only) Capital budget TOTAL MUNICIPAL BUDGET Not included in the above figures: Requisitions and Leduc Foundation Loan TOTAL COMBINED BUDGET
$63,215,925 $59,996,059 $123,211,984 $18,433,342 $141,645,326
NOTE: Requisitions are dollars requested by other sources such as the provincial government and are used to fund education and seniorsâ€™ programming. Leduc County has no control over this amount, but is obligated to collect the levy for other parties.
Distribution of Operating and Capital Expense Budget General Government (GG) $0.08 Protective Services (PS) $0.06 Public Works and Utilities (PW&U) $0.68 Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) $0.02 Agriculture (AG) $0.01 Planning and Development (PD) $0.04 Recreation, Parks and Culture (RP&C) $0.09 Revenue Sharing (RS) $0.02 General Contingency (GC) Less than $0.01 Other (OTH) Less than $0.01 TOTAL $1.00 $0.02 (RS)
$0.02 (FCSS) $0.04 (PD)
$0.06 (PS) $0.08 (GG) $0.09 (RP&C)
budget and taxation 2013 Property Collection Total Residential Farmland Non-residential (commercial/industrial) Linear (power/pipeline) Machinery and equipment Grant-in-lieu Local improvement levies TOTAL
$31,353,000 53.17% $11,086,000 18.80% $991,000 1.68% $17,959 0.03% $1,115,597 1.89% $58,972,556 100.0%
2013 Tax Structure and Rates Municipal Tax Rate (may vary slightly; includes school tax rate) Residential 0.00584 Farmland 0.01448 Non-residential (commercial/industrial) 0.01102 Linear (power/pipeline) 0.01102 Machinery and equipment 0.00739 Total taxable assessment for 2013
How a TAX RATE is calculated Tax Rate =
Total dollars collected (munipal tax dollars + requisitions) Total Leduc County assessment (total of all property values in county)
Leduc County has different assessment classes and corresponding tax rates for different types of properties: • Residential (e.g. house) • Non-residential (e.g. business) • Farmland • Machinery and equipment (e.g. oilfield) • Linear property (e.g. pipelines, power lines, communication lines) To determine your property taxes for the year, multiply your assessment value by the appropriate tax rate. Multiple tax rates may apply, depending on what kind of property you own.
How to calculate your TAXES OWING Taxes = owing
Your assessed value of your property ($) X Appropriate tax rate
PLEASE NOTE: Depending on your property, you may have multiple assessment values (e.g. farmland, business buildings and a residence). Therefore, you would multiply each different assessed value by the appropriate tax rate.
protective services Enforcement Services
• 6 peace officers • 1 animal control officer • Patrol approximately 2,436 kilometres of road • Responsible for enforcement of Leduc County bylaws and selected provincial statutes • Boating authorities as outlined by Transport Canada
• 1 full-time fire chief • 2 full-time deputy fire chiefs • 1 full-time volunteer coordinator • 1 fleet coordinator • 5 part-time district fire chiefs • 64 part-time firefighters, who work out of 2 Leduc County fire stations (Nisku and New Sarepta) • County fire and rescue trucks are located in Calmar, Leduc, Millet, Nisku, New Sarepta, Thorsby, Warburg and Edmonton International Airport fire stations • Cost-sharing agreements are in place with above agencies and municipalities to respond to emergencies within the county • Responded to a total of 861 emergency calls in 2012
Enforcement Services statistics Warnings Tickets Public complaints Overload permits Animal complaints Animal tickets Animal warnings
2012 2011 603 830 2,567 1,646 1,265 1,186 11,810 3,241 440 412 85 109 32 32
Ambulance Services • Alberta Health Services is responsible for emergency medical services throughout the province. In the event of a medical emergency, the closest available ambulance will be dispatched. Within Leduc County, ambulance stations are located in Beaumont, Leduc and Warburg, with a daytime unit stationed in Calmar.
Leduc County City of Edmonton Strathcona County
Nisku City of Leduc
Beaumont New Sarepta
Warburg Brazeau County County of Wetaskiwin
Municipality size (hectares) Beaver County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354,419 Camrose County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338,900 County of Wetaskiwin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .337,912 Brazeau County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306,915
Leduc County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267,346 Parkland County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242,595 Strathcona County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126,620 City of Edmonton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69,984
transportation and public works • 1 international airport (Edmonton International Airport) • Served by Canadian National and Canadian Pacific Rail • Home to section of Queen Elizabeth II Highway between Edmonton and Calgary
Operations and roads: • 1,842 kilometres of gravel roads • 381 kilometres of hard-surfaced roads • Roughly 7,000 equipment hours for sanding and plowing in 2012 • Roughly 22,000 hours of grader time for gravel road maintenance in 2012 • 7,000 tonnes of sand and 2,500 tonnes of salt used for roads • 114 kilometres of crack sealing completed in 2012 • Roughly 120,000 tonnes of gravel used in 2012 • Roughly 14,300 tonnes of asphalt used in 2012 • Roughly 5.6 kilometres of road construction completed • Roughly 5.4 kilometres of hot/cold mix resurfacing completed • 113 kilometres of line painting completed in 2012 • 350 paid dust suppression spots plus 56 kilometres of continuous dust control • 79 active bridge structures and 114 active bridge culverts located within the county • 200 utility permits issued in 2012 • 8.5 kilometres of cement stabilization for paving prep
• 9 solid waste transfer stations, taking in 7,549 tonnes of garbage in 2012 • Roughly 9,425 tonnes of solid waste and 51,563 litres of liquids were diverted from landfills in 2012 due to recycling initiatives • 1 water system servicing Nisku Business Park and surrounding area, 1 water system servicing the hamlet of New Sarepta; total of 3 reservoirs and 3 pumping stations • Roughly 1,281 water/sewer accounts; total volume of water is 715,710 cubic metres. • 1 sewage transfer station, Alberta Capital Region Wastewater Commission supplies sewage trunk main services • 6 lagoons serving hamlets throughout the county • 100 first calls performed by water department in 2012
planning and development Source: 2012 Leduc County stats
• Development permits – 385 • Building permit construction value – $149,774,761 • Dwelling starts – 124 • Safety codes permits (includes building, electrical, plumbing, gas & private sewage) – 2,763 • Value of safety codes permit fees – $1,280,055 • Subdivision applications – 96
agriculture Number of farms Average farm size
1,255 180 hectares
Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Agriculture
Hectares of farmable land and hay land Farm residences
Farm operation and producers: Crops grown • Forages (alfalfa, clovers, hay) • Cereals (barley, wheat, oats, corn) • Oil seeds (canola) • Specialty crops (peas, borage, hemp, strawberries, saskatoons, organic operations) • Market gardens (cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, onions, etc.) • Livestock producers (beef and dairy cattle, swine, poultry, eggs, elk, bison, deer, sheep/lambs, goats, horses)
Source: 2012 Leduc County Assessment records
Services offered: Enforcement
• Weed Control Act • Agricultural Pest Control Act • Soil Conservation Act
• Sustainable Agriculture program • Public awareness and education • Horticulture services • Specialized rental equipment
population and stats Population Population change 2006-2011 Total private dwellings Overall population including all municipalities within Leduc County Market area (greater Edmonton region)
13,541 3.1% 4,965 61,413 1,159,869
Source: Statistics Canada 2011
Leduc County Information • 2,607 square kilometres (1,043 square miles) • 76 residential subdivisions • 1 industrial/commercial subdivision (Nisku Industrial Business Park)
The county boundaries include: • 1 city (City of Leduc) • 3 towns (Beaumont, Calmar and Devon) • 2 villages (Thorsby, Warburg) • 3 summer villages (Sundance and Itaska Beaches and Golden Days) • 6 hamlets (Buford, Kavanagh, Looma, New Sarepta, Rolly View and Sunnybrook) • 4 localities (Glen Park, Michigan Center, St. Francis and Telfordville) • 7 neighbouring municipalities: 1 city (City of Edmonton) and 6 counties (Beaver, Brazeau, Camrose, Parkland, Strathcona and Wetaskiwin)
parks and recreation
Recreation and Community Development
Family and Community Support Services
Leduc County understands recreation is vital to the quality of life of our residents. We continue to support community organizations and neighbouring municipalities through an investment in recreation.
Leduc County FCSS is a multi-municipal program that serves the residents of Leduc County, Calmar, Thorsby and Warburg. Services are also available to the Graminia area of Parkland County.
Did you know...?
FCSS develops locally-driven, preventive social initiatives to enhance the well-being of individuals, families and communities.
• More than 1,000 people attended programs and events
hosted by Leduc County last year. • More than 9,000 nights were booked last season at our campgrounds (2,200 at Centennial Park on Joseph Lake and 6,800 at Jubilee Park on Wizard Lake). • In 2013, Leduc County will contribute $45,000 to community halls, $128,600 to local organizations, $333,000 to libraries and more than $1,600,000 through cost sharing to neighbouring municipalities. • Leduc County supports 11 arenas, 4 pools (2 indoor and 2 outdoor), 4 curling rinks, several athletic fields and 18 community halls in the region. Leduc County operates 4 regional municipal parks: Camping Jubilee Park
on Wizard Lake
Group Camping Centennial Park Day-use on Joseph Lake area
Sunnybook Creek Park Genesee Heritage Park
Did you know…? • In 2012, there were 892 child and youth participants in classroom and community workshops. • Leduc County partnered with several Nisku businesses to raise $8,342 to provide Christmas hsampers to 425 households, which included 669 children. • Leduc Regional Parent Link Centre ran 518 program sessions last year. • The Seniors Services program provided 3,873 hours of housekeeping services to 140 households last year. The program also provided $22,805 in subsidy. • Family Connections Home Visitation provided long-term support to first-time parents. • The Bridges FASD Program supported adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. • The Early Childhood Resource program provided inhome support to 58 families.
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