Grass / Leaves / Branches Pick Up
Begins Tuesday May 1st, 2018
Public Works crews will pick up any grass, leaves, and yard waste that are deposited in approved non-corrosive durable metal or plastic containers or recyclable paper bags, which must not weigh more than 50 pounds (20 kilograms). Please place containers for grass pick up in your back-alley or where your garbage is collected if you do not have a back-alley. Branches must be bundled and cut into lengths of not more than four feet.
Plastic garbage bags containing any yard refuse will NOT be picked up as they cannot be composted.
If you have any questions or concerns please call the Town Shop at 403-732-4881.
Pool Open House
NEW POOL OPEN HOUSE
Come check out the conceptual designs for the new pool and pool building. This is your opportunity to give us your thoughts and feedback in regards to this new exciting project.
Enter our draw for your chance to win a Family season pass to the pool during opening season!
Where: Picture Butte Community / Seniors Centre
When: Tuesday 26th June, 2018 starting at 6:00 p.m.
See you there!
Tax Notices have been sent out!
Tax Payment Deadline:
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Meothods of payment:
BY 4:00 p.m.
1. Telephone / Online Banking:
A tax payment that is made through a financial institution is deemed to have been received on the date stamped by the institution. If you are making your payment on the due date, please check with your financial institution to ensure you meet the deadline for the same day payment.
2. In Person at the Town Office:
Payment methods accepted are by cash, cheque and interac. Please check with your financial institution to ensure your single transaction limit is sufficient. Reminder – Credit Cards are not an accepted form of payment for Taxes and will not be accepted as a payment method.
Please make your cheques payable to the Town of Picture Butte and enclose the bottom portion of the notice or record your roll number on the cheque. A tax payment that is sent by mail is deemed to have been received according to the Canada Post date stamped on the envelope. If the date stamp is not legible, the date that it is received by the Town will be deemed the receipt date. Please enclose the bottom portion of your notice with your payment.
4. Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPPs):
The Town of Picture Butte has a monthly tax installment payment plan (TIPP) to help taxpayers budget their property taxes over a twelve (12) month period. To be eligible for the plan, all tax arrears must be paid in full. New applications must be received by January 10 to be eligible. Please contact the Town Office to inquire about this option.
**If taxes are paid by a mortgage company, the owner is responsible to ensure that the taxes are paid on time.**
The Government of Alberta offers a program to seniors called: Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program. This program allows you to defer all or part of your residential property taxes through a low interest home equity loan with the Alberta Government.
Click for more information
Picture Butte Bylaw Enforcement
The Town of Picture Butte, the Town of Coaldale, Town of Coalhurst and the Village of Barons are all happy to announce the commencement of our new bylaw enforcement program, called Coaldale and District Municipal Enforcement.
Four Community Peace Officers (CPOs) will be working various shifts to allow for seven day a week coverage, primarily from the hours of 7 AM until 9:30 PM, however the times may vary due to changes in the Officers' shifts. The four CPOs will be responsible for enforcing all municipal bylaws as well as provincial traffic offences under the Traffic Safety Act.
If you have a question for an officer or have a complaint, you can call 1-844-645-2635. Complaints can also be filed using the new online form. When accessing the link, you may need to adjust your browser to allow pop ups.
When using the online form to submit a complaint, under the heading of "Select a Group", use the drop down arrow and select "Coaldale and District Municipal Enforcement". Once you have made the selection, click on "Write New Online Report" and fill in the information. When finished, it will be sent to an officer on duty and will be dealt with in a timely fashion. If the matter is an emergency, please call 911.
Lots for Sale!
Sunset Park lots are now for sale! Phase 1 is already more than 60% sold, so if you're thinking of buying a lot for your first home, your dream home or anything in between, stop by the Town Office before they're all gone!
Details of lot pricing, purchase incentives and more for Sunset Park can be found here.