To help manage the strain on Lethbridge County’s transportation infrastructure as a result of heavy loads from the industries operating within the municipality, Lethbridge County Council passed a series of bylaws and amendments last week that support the County’s “Funding Our Future” initiative. The initiative involved extensive public consultation and will introduce a three dollar per unit fee on cattle, hogs, chickens, goats, and sheep, as well as a special tax on dryland and irrigated farmland. The County has also adopted the Community Aggregate Payment (CAP) Levy which applies to aggregate or gravel producers.

The bylaws will bring in an additional $2.65 million to the County of which $1.3 million will be directed towards bridges and $1.35 million will go towards roads.

Lethbridge County owns and maintains approximately 2,000 km of paved and gravel roads and 167 bridges, and is also home to the highest number of intensive livestock operations in Alberta.

For more information on the Lethbridge County Funding Our Future Initiative, click here.

Enquiries may be directed to:

Matt Dow
Policy Analyst
780.955.4085

Kim Heyman
Director of Advocacy and Communications
780.955.4079

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