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March 27, 2020 Update

Effective immediately:

  1. Provincial Parks are closed to vehicle traffic, note the County parks will remain open unless we observe groups of more than 15 gathering in them, or people not observing the 2m physical distance separation
  2. Gatherings reduced from 50 to 15 people
  3. Non-essential businesses are closed
  4. All restaurants are closed for dine-in purposes, take-out and delivery are allowed
  5. A close proximity personal services have been closed. Ex: hair stylist, tattoo artist, massage, chiropractor, etc. 
  6. A non-emergency medical procedures & lab work have been postponed
  7. Rent relief has been set up by the Province

For details go to www.alberta.ca.

Playgrounds Closed Until Further Notice 

Following the advice of AHS on COVID-19, Camrose County has closed all playgrounds. Do not use any playground equipment; it has not be sterilized. Evidence shows that the coronavirus can last on plastic and metal surfaces for several days.

Everyone using our parks must maintain 2 metres (6 feet) of separation from people that you do not live with. In addition, gatherings of more than 15 people are not allowed per Alberta Health. When gathering you must still maintain 2m separation.

Essential Services Status

  • The County Peace Officers will remain on duty
  • The grader operators will continue to maintain the roads
  • Our utility operators will continue to ensure water and sewer services are maintained
  • Landfill & Transfer stations are operating within their normal hours
  • Agricultural Service Board continues to operate
  • Seed Cleaning Plant continues to operate

County Facility Status 

  • The Main Office and Shop are closed to all public
  • The ASB Office is closed to all public
  • The Seed Cleaning Plant is available by appointment only. Drivers are required to remain in their vehicle.
  • The West Dried Meat Lake Regional Landfill and Transfer stations are open, but public are not allowed in the buildings.

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Payments to the County

Can be made via online banking to your banking institution

  • Camrose County Taxes
  • Camrose County Utilities
  • Camrose County Other (for anything other than taxes or utilities)
  • Click  here for assistance with setting up online banking or contact the County at 780-672-4446.

By mailing a cheque or leaving it in the drop box at the front door of the County Administration Office. Please do not mail or drop off cash.

Provincial & Federal Coronavirus resources:

Small Business Resource Information:

Camrose County is maintaining a list of resources for businesses in the community. Contact us at ecdev@county.camrose.ab.ca if you have any questions about the resources available to you while we manage through this situation.

Contact Information

If you have additional questions contact Reeve Cindy Trautman at 780-679-7390 or ctrautman@county.camrose.ab.ca or the Public Information Officer, Anjah Howard, at 780-678-3070 or ahoward@county.camrose.ab.ca.

Reeve's Message - March 23, 2020

Camrose County is committed to protecting its staff and residents during this unprecedented time. You may have already noticed changes to how we help our residents, but we want to reassure you that these changes will not impact our essential services. Our Peace Officers continue to patrol, our graders continue to maintain our roads, our utility operators are maintaining our water and sewer services, our seed cleaning plant is fully operational to help our vital agricultural base, and our landfill and transfer sites continue to operate.

While we are limiting face to face meetings with our staff, we are still here to serve you. You can always reach us by phone or email. We are also frequently updating our website, Facebook and twitter accounts and we encourage you to follow us there.

Some staff who aren’t required to provide in person front line services are working from home on a rotational basis to limit the potential for all staff to become sick or quarantined, but rest assured they continue to work for you and are looking at how they can help the community now and as we recover from this situation.

Staff that must be onsite are working with new safety protocols to limit potential risks, including social distancing with each other and the public. Many of our staff already work alone, so there is no major change to their operations. Where possible we are trying to put one person to one piece of equipment. For instance, our Peace Officers will not swap work vehicles and each Grader Operator will only use their own grader. Where sharing must occur, staff are required to clean the equipment before and after using it to limit risk of cross contamination. Ratepayers are unlikely to see these changes, but we want you to be assured that we are doing everything possible to reduce the risk of our essential services being disrupted by illness or required self-isolations.

Camrose County is built on its strong agricultural families who know how to support each other through difficult times. This sense of community is still strong and while we may not be able to physically be together, our bonds are stronger than ever. Keep looking after your neighbours and contact the County if you need our support.

Please keep up to date on the Covid-19 situation by following our website www.county.camrose.ab.ca and for provincial updates at www.alberta.ca/covid19. There is a lot of misinformation out there so make sure you are following reliable sources.

Some of our doors may be closed, but we are open for business, working for you to minimize the impact of this situation on our community and making sure Camrose County remains a place to live, work, and play in the short and long term.

Reeve Cindy Trautman

780-679-7390 or email ctrautman@county.camrose.ab.ca

Previous Updates

Welcome to Camrose County

Camrose County is a rural municipality located about a 40-minute drive along Highway 21 south east of Edmonton in East Central Alberta.

Physically, the municipality is approximately 56 km (35 miles) miles wide by 128 km (80 miles) long. Within its boundaries are a variety of landforms ranging from knob and kettle topography, flat prairie, including lakes, well treed regions, and the winding Battle River with its many deep coulees.

Within the boundaries of the County are the City of Camrose, the Town of Bashaw and the Villages of Bittern Lake, Bawlf, Edberg, Hay Lakes and Rosalind as well as the hamlets of Armena, Duhamel, Ferintosh, Kelsey, Kingman, Meeting Creek, New Norway, Ohaton and Round Hill.

Early settlers arrived in the area around the turn of the century from all parts of the world and began to shape today’s County by establishing farms and building roads, schools and communities. Railroads were a major factor in development. Villages and towns were established every eight miles along the railroads; the distance a farmer could haul grain with a horse drawn wagon. Today, communities proudly celebrate their heritage with many descendants of the original pioneers operating the original farms and businesses.

Agriculture is the backbone of the County. All forms of agriculture are practiced including intensive livestock operations, beef production, large scale grain and oilseed production along with a burgeoning local food initiative.

Industry is also located here using the network of 2600 km (1500 miles) of well-maintained roads, three railways, access to waterlines and a well educated, ambitious workforce.

The flourishing of Camrose County has been due to the talent, ingenuity and hard work of its residents and County staff through the years and this continues today.

The County operation is necessarily complex to provide services to its 8660 residents. Consequently, this website is long on detail and provides information relevant to its operation.

As well, the website has categories related to the social aspects of life listed under the heading “Communities”. Camrose County is also found on Facebook and on Twitter.

Welcome to Camrose County, where residents live, work, play and prosper.

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