Departments

Saddle Hills County Administration is made up of a number of departments devoted to assist Council in meeting their strategic priorities, policies, and programs, and provide professional advice while recognizing the value of Councillors' local/community knowledge.

Administration is responsible for ensuring that the County's business is conducted in a professional manner adhering to the highest standards of governance as mandated by the Alberta Municipal Government Act (MGA).

 

Community & Protective Services

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Departmental Responsibilities:

  • Fire Departments
  • Enforcement
  • Facilities Maintenance
  • Community Recreation Program
  • Project Development
  • Health & Safety
  • Risk Management
  • Campgrounds & Parks Maintenance
  • Regional Emergency Planning
 

Corporate Services

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Departmental Responsibilities:

  • Finance Budget
  • Long Term Planning
  • Insurance/Asset Management
  • Human Resources
  • Grants
  • Financial Reporting for:
    • FCSS
    • Library Board
    • Waste Commission
  • Assessment
  • Project Development
  • Records Management (Assist)
 

Economic & Rural Development

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Departmental Responsibilities:

  • Inter-municipal Initiatives
  • Community Development
  • Economic Development
  • FCSS
  • Project Development
  • Rural Development

The Community and Economic Development Coordinators are responsible for facilitating and promoting economic development in order to support healthy communities, economic diversification and population growth.

The Rural Development Coordinator is responsible for managing weed and pest control, animal health, soil erosion, and water conservation programs as well as vegetation management on all County rights of way.

 

Operations

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The Operations Department is responsible for the construction and maintenance of roads, bridge/culverts, drainage ditches, and technical services.

Departmental Responsibilities:

  • Roads & Bridges
  • Facilities Grounds Maintenance
  • Aggregate Fleet Management
  • Surface Storm Drainage (Hamlet)
  • Surface Water Management (Roads)
  • Water Treatment Plants
  • Rural Water
  • Wastewater
  • Solid Waste
  • Waste Transfer Stations
  • Landfills
  • Project Development

The Operations Department is responsible for the construction and maintenance of roads, bridge/culverts, drainage ditches, and technical services.

 

Planning & Information Systems

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Departmental Responsibilities:

  • Planning & Development
  • Municipal Planning Commission
  • Safety Codes
  • GIS
  • Information Technology
  • Project Development
  • Communications Towers

The Planning and Information Systems Department is responsible for ensuring the orderly, responsible and sustainable development and use of land within Saddle Hills County.

The department is also responsible for managing and maintaining the County's network of communications towers and managing the County's efforts to ensure the best available options are available for broadband technology available to residents, businesses and industry.