August 31, 2020
Sturgeon County Council adopted a “Temporary Mandatory Face Covering Bylaw” on August 20th, 2020 due to the increase of COVID-19 cases reported by Alberta Health Services. This resulted in Alberta Health Services informing the County that their COVID-19 classification changed from “open” to a “watch”. The Temporary Mandatory Face Coverings Bylaw applies to all indoor or substantially enclosed indoor spaces that are open to the public, whether privately owned or owned by Sturgeon County, as well as public vehicles (taxis, shuttles). This bylaw only applies to Sturgeon County and does NOT apply to the Town of Legal.
Currently, the Town of Legal is not aware of any COVID-19 cases within its municipal jurisdiction. We continue to monitor the AHS information and updates as it becomes available. By staying vigilant with the practices of social distancing, proper hygiene, wearing of masks and public education, Council at this time does not see the need to enact a bylaw as it would be difficult to enforce.
Regionally, the Sturgeon Regional Emergency Management Partnership group (SREMP) is meeting weekly to discuss the value of such a bylaw. At this time, Sturgeon County is the only municipality adopting such a bylaw, although others will discuss with their respective Councils.
Council applauds our residents and businesses who have worked hard to provide a safe environment for all while trying to return to as near-normal life. We also thank those that do wear a mask and encourage all to utilize a mask to protect others including their families.
Chief Administrative Officer
-- October 20, 2020 --
There is currently no Fire Ban or Restriction for the Town of Legal.
Visit Alberta Fire Bans for details and information on Fire Bans and Restrictions within the province.
The Town of Legal Municipal Office is open to the public.
Be advised that a maximum of 3 customers will be allowed in the office at one time.
For your safety, and the safety of our staff, please be sure to follow proper precautions as set out by Alberta Health Services (following physical distancing, sanitizing upon entering and exiting the building, etc).
We look forward to seeing you!
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The report from CFIB (Canadian Federation of Independent Business) analyzes the operating spending of 181 municipalities across Alberta from 2007 to 2017. Alberta's largest municipalities (i.e. with populations of 1,000 residents or more) are ranked. Additionally, all of Alberta's 181 municipal governments are organized according to municipal spending and revenue.
Each municipality was given an overall provincial ranking based on its spending, where #1 is the best performing municipality, and #181 is the worst. The rankings are based on growth in real operating spending per capita from 2007 to 2017. The complete provincial rankings are included in Appendix C. Legal is ranked #10 out of 181.
To view the complete report, click the link: Alberta Municipal Spending Watch Report (Dec. 2019)
With property tax bills being mailed to taxpayers, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation analyzed which Alberta municipal governments are spending the most and least per person, based on data published by the Alberta government. Taxpayers can use this report to see how much their municipal governments are spending per resident, which is proxy for the overall tax burden to fund the municipal government, and compare their municipal governments with similar cities and towns in Alberta.
The CTF’s report, based on data published by the Alberta government, highlights the annual per person spending for municipal governments across the province. In this report, #1 is the worst performing municipality. In the Small Towns category, Legal is ranked #172 out of 195.
To view the complete report, click the link: CTF’s Municipal Spending Report