All rural roadsides in the County are on a three year rotation. Spot spraying of noxious weeds and bush is done annually. You need to submit a no spray application by May 29 if you do not want spraying to be done within the road allowance adjacent to your property.
How many times will my roadside be mowed?
If you live in a rural setting your roadside will first receive one shoulder pass to a maximum of 15 feet and that one fence line to fence line pass later in the year.
Check the ward map to find out which ward you live in. Then click Mayor and Councillors to find who represents that ward and his/her contact information.
How do I Speak to Council or a Committee?
For Council and Policy and Priorities Committee meetings, time is set aside during the noon hour for anyone to address Council on any topic for up to 10 minutes. You do not have to pre-register. Anyone who needs more time should Request to Appear as a Delegation. Delegation requests must be submitted in writing to Legislative Services at least six days prior to the desired meeting date.
How do I contact the County after hours?
For emergencies, call 911.
For issues regarding natural gas (including leaks) or water and sewer, contact our Utilities department at 780-623-7494.
For issues with County roadways, contact our Transportation Services department at 780-404-4078. County workers are on call to clear trees, repair downed signs, and check road conditions, among other duties to keep County roads clear and safe.
Residents may also contact our Peace Officers for issues related to bylaw enforcement by dialing our complaint line at 780-623-6767.
Where do I find local weather information?
A weather station is located at the Lac La Biche Airport. Constantly updated detailed information is at ylb.laclabichecounty.com
Does the County offer a Commissioner for Oaths service?
Yes. It is free but the County reserves the right to decline commissioning certain documents. Call 780-623-1747 to book an appointment and confirm your documents can be commissioned by us.
How do I change my personal information on County records?
Email Legislative Services or call them at 780-623-6806 for correcting, accessing or just asking questions about your personal information that the County has on file.
What's the County's hours of operation?
The main office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. The County's facilities map shows where the main office and other County offices are located.
Jobs and Contracts
How do I find out about the County’s Benefits Plan?
After the job posting’s closing date. We only contact short-listed applicants.
How do I contact Lac La Biche County's Peace Officers?
You can contact the County's Peace Officers by dialing 780-623-6767.
Peace Officers enforce bylaws set by County Council and some provincial statutes such as speeding on highways. They oversee animal control and work closely with the RCMP on emergency management, community safety and security issues.
Planning & Development
What are the rules and the process for rezoning or subdividing a property?
Any changes to land or buildings that alters the features or use of the land or buildings requires a development permit. The County’s Land Use Bylaw spells out what kind of development can be done in the County. It is strongly recommended people read our Development Information Package before making a development application. Various application forms can be found on the Planning & Development section of this website.
For the Bold Center and McArthur Place, fill out and submit a Facility Booking Request Form. For other County facilities or if you have questions email or call 780-623-6370 or 780-623-3829.
Waste and Recycling
When are landfill and transfer stations open and what are the tipping fees?
Landfills and transfer stations hours of operation vary between summer and winter. A tipping feeis charged for industrial, commercial and institutional waste. Disposal of regular household garbage & recycling is free.
What do I do with items that are too big for the curbside containers or at not accepted?
Take large items to your local landfill or transfer site. Fees may apply. The County holds a Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up twice a year in the hamlet of Lac Lac Biche to collect paint, batteries and other hazardous goods. These can also be taken to any landfill or transfer site at any time. The next Round-Up is October 24, 2015 from 10 am to 2 pm at MacArthur Place.
You can compost yard waste, take it to a landfill or transfer site, or wait for the County's annual yard waste pickup for curbside customers. This occurs each spring. Composters can be purchased from the County at cost.
Do I have to bag or sort waste or recyclables?
You only need to put waste in a tied bag (biodegradable is recommended) before putting it in the brown container. Clean, unsoiled recyclables can be placed in the blue container loose or bagged in a transparent, blue plastic recycling bag.
What do I do if my container gets damaged or lost?
The County will investigate and make arrangements to replace or repair them. There may be charges for damages if the damage is caused by homeowner negligence.
What should I do if I have extra waste that won't fit in my curbside container?
Either store extra waste to dispose of the following week, or take the excess garbage to any County landfill or transfer site free of charge. Because of the automated system, overfilled containers or excess bags left outside of the container will not be picked up.
What are the curbside pickup dates and rules?
A weekly curbside waste and recycling pick-up service is provided every Tuesday to residents living in Lac La Biche, and every Wednesday to residents in Plamondon and 12 country subdivisions (Young’s Beach, Holowachuk Estates, Lakeview Estates, Clearwater Cove, Sunset Bay, Lac La Biche West, Churchill Gates, Summit Heights, Wedgewood/Green Banks, Claude Lake, Ulliac Beach and Mission Spruce Bay).
The containers must have their lids closed, be out between 6:00 and 8:00 am on the day of pickup and properly placed and spaced.They must be removed from the road by 6 am the next morning.
Sort and dispose of waste and recyclables properly by finding out What Goes Where?