Council Approves Five-Year Fire Service Agreement
The Village of Thorsby and Leduc County agreed to a five-year contract to provide fire services to Thorsby and the surrounding rural areas. The agreement follows a month of negotiation between the municipalities to provide fire suppression, rescue services, dangerous goods awareness, and emergency public safety. Rick Thomas, General Manager of Community Services in Leduc County, provided a detailed overview of the agreement, including the following highlights: The total annual oper...
2014 Budget Highlights
View the 2014 Budget The Village of Thorsby Council voted unanimously to support the 2014 municipal budget. The proposed increase in municipal residential tax assessment is 2 per cent. “This was a new budget process,” advised Christine Burke, Manager of Corporate Services. “This year, department managers completed service level reviews for the new Council to highlight how the budget relates to daily operations.” A major highlight of the budget was a change ...
Village of Thorsby remembers fallen rodeo rider
Village of Thorsby remembers fallen rodeo rider Thorsby, Alberta: The Village of Thorsby expresses its sadness and condolences to the family and friends of Ben Steiger, who tragically passed away on Saturday, April 5 at the Thorsby Haymaker Centre. “Ben was a member of the Alberta High School Rodeo Association and he loved everything about rodeos,” said Mayor Barry Rasch. “The community is devastated by his passing. He will be remembered as a young man who did what ...
Water Main Break
Water Main Break on 52 Street Crews are currently working on a water main break on 52 Street by the railroad tracks. Please slow down and expect minor delays as it is repaired. The break is expected to be repaired over the weekend with things returning to normal Monday.
Seniors Eligible for Tax Deferral Program
Seniors Eligible for Tax Deferral Program News from the Village of Thorsby If you are 65 years or older, an Alberta resident, own a home in Thorsby, and have at least a minimum 25% equity in your house, you may be eligible for a tax deferral program with the Alberta Government. Tax season is upon us. While Thorsby Council is finalizing its 2014 budget, seniors may want to consider their tax options. The Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program (SPTDP) allows eligible senior homeowners ...
Draft 4 - 2014 Budget
Village Council and administration are curently working on finalizing the 2014 budget. View the Detailed 2014 Draft Budget
Thorsby Fire District Update
Thorsby Fire District Update New fire management team in place Thorsby, Alberta: Leduc County reports the volunteer firefighting recruitment drive is generating success in the Thorsby Fire District. A Fire Management team is in place with a District Fire Chief and two Captains. Six experienced members are now available to respond. Three new recruits are in the application stage and will be available to respond after a short orientation and recruit training second week in April. As of...
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