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The most current M.D. ownership map is available in PDF format by right clicking and selecting "Save Link As" on the map below.  Printed maps are also available at the Administration Office at 717 - 14 Avenue, Wainwright for $10.00.

January 2019 Map

Rural Addressing in the M.D. of Wainwright

 

Rural addressing is a standardized system of identifying and locating rural properties. The M.D. of Wainwright will be assigning addresses adhering to the standards set by Alberta Municipal Affairs, which are widely used by rural municipalities throughout Alberta.

The M.D. of Wainwright Council approved moving forward with rural addressing as part of its 2016 Budget. The system will aid Emergency Medical Services, Fire, Police, utility companies, couriers and other visitors in finding your residence or business quicker.  The M.D. awarded the contract to Kalitec in June and they are currently producing the signs.  Their contractor will start marking locations for installation on Monday Aug 15, 2016 and all signs should be completed by October 31, 2016.  If you have any questions please see the FAQ at the bottom of this page.  If your question is not answered there please contact the Administration office at 780-842-4454 and we will do our best to answer your questions.

 

Reading rural addresses

 

 

 

 

Sign Placement

There are standards for the way rural addressing signs are to be placed in the M.D. This is being done to ensure emergency services can easily find the main entrance to your property from the roadway when they are called.

The signs can only be installed by M.D. of Wainwright Public Works Staff, or contractors conducting this work on behalf of the M.D. Each rural property will receive signage that will be placed according to Bylaw No. 1587, Schedule A – Sign Placement.

 

How does it work?

Rural addresses are based on the location of the primary access to a residence or business along a road allowance. 

Each mile of road is divided into intervals of 40 metres, with numbers increasing from South to north and East to West. Even number addresses are placed along the North and West sides of a road allowance and odd number addresses are placed along the South and East side of a road allowance.

Reference the road to the east if the Primary Access is off a Township Road or to the south if the Primary Access is off a Range Road. For the purposes of addressing, virtual township roads exist between all sections, whether an actual road allowance exists or not. 

 

Example #1:  643008 RGE RD 213 – The access is along the West side of RGE RD 213. It is located in address interval 8. 643 is the intersecting TWP RD number to the South.

Example #2:  213033 TWP RD 644 – When there are multiple accesses, the primary access is used. In this case, the access is along the South side of TWP RD 644. 213 is the intersecting RGE RD to the East, and 33 is the interval the primary access is in.

Example #3:  643032 RGE RD 213 – When there are multiple accesses along the same side of a road allowance, the primary access, interval 32, is determined.

Example #4:  643072 RGE RD 213 – When there is one access along a TWP RD, one access along a RGE RD, and no clear primary access, the access along the RGE RD is typically chosen.

Example #5:  643009A & 643009B RGE RD 214 – When there are multiple residences located off the same primary access, the first building off the access is designated “A”, the second building is designated “B”, and so forth.

Example #6:  643047(5, 12, 16 & 21) RGE RD 214 – Subdivision addresses are also based on the location of the primary access on a road allowance. Each parcel within a subdivision will be assigned a unique number. The lots are numbered clockwise using an increment of 4, with odd numbers along the East and South, and even along the West and North. The lot number is to be used along with the six-digit rural address for your full address.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a Rural Address? Where a rural address has not previously been assigned or where an approach application is approved for a new approach or multi-lot subdivision, the address will be determined and assigned when a development permit is issued or when a subdivision is approved.

What are the benefits of using Rural Addresses over a Legal Land Location? A legal land location will identify where a property is located on a specific quarter section whereas a Rural Address will pinpoint the access to the property off of a road allowance.

Is the Rural Address the same as a Mailing Address? No, they are two different addresses. Your current Canada Post mailing address will not change, so please continue using your existing mailing address to send and receive parcels and letters.

Who assigns Rural Addresses and who will have access to my address? Rural Addressing information is assigned and maintained by the M.D. of Wainwright. Rural Addresses are shared with TELUS Communications to link to TELUS 911, 911 Dispatch and Emergency Responders.

What do I do with my new Rural Address once I get it? You don’t need to do anything with your new rural address, other than memorize it! Your new Rural Address is primarily for emergency response. If you ever need to call 911, you can give the 911 dispatcher this address. We recommend posting your Rural Address near every phone in your house. Also be sure to educate your children as to what your Rural Address is, what it is for, and how it should be used in the event of an emergency.

Is it mandatory? Yes, all developed rural properties with an inhabited residence or business will require a Rural Address and proper signage.

I live in a village or hamlet.  Do I get an address also? Yes.  Each house in Fabyan, Jarrow and Ribstone has a house number just like the Town of Wainwright, Irma and Chauvin.  Each street will have a road name like 1st Avenue, 2nd Street.

 

 

The Municipal District of Wainwright is pleased to announce a new, convenient solution to pay your property taxes online with your choice of credit card.

We partnered with ATB Financial and through their unique partnership with PaySimply, you can now pay your property taxes online, with your credit card, within minutes.

Highlights include:

  • Secure – PaySimply doesn’t store your payment information
  • Digital alternative to cheques and cash
  • You can earn points on any rewards credit card and have your taxes pay you back!

Go to PaySimply.ca and pay your property taxes when you want, from wherever you are and on any device.

The steps are as follows:

  1. Go to paysimply.ca
  2. You will then see a screen saying “Select a payee or search our full list of billers”. Please click the button that says “Municipalities”.
  3. Next you will see a search screen. Enter the keyword “Wainwright”.
  4. You will then be provided with four choices. Note that two of the options belong to the Town of Wainwright.  You can pick either “Wainwright #61 (M.D.) Tax” to pay taxes or “Wainwright #61 (M.D.) Miscellaneous” to pay utilities, gravel or other invoices.
  5. Following this, you will be asked to enter your email address, the account holder’s name, the account number and the payment amount.
  6. Next enter your credit card information.
  7. Once processed, you will be given a transaction number and a receipt will be emailed to you from PaySimply.

The payment amount as well as a fee of 2.5% of the face value of the payment will be charged to your credit card.

Other payment options (such as Interac e-transfer and PayPal) are also available at various fees.

Please allow 3 business days processing time.

 

Tax Autopay

The Municipal District of Wainwright has implemented a TAX AUTOPAY program allowing us to direct debit a monthly payment from your banking institution towards your current year tax levy.

To be eligible, your 2017 tax levy must be paid in full and you must complete a PRE-AUTHORIZED DEBIT FORM (forms available at our office or for download here). For further information, please call or come in to see us at:

Municipal District of Wainwright No. 61
717 - 14th Avenue
Wainwright, Alberta  T9W 1B3

Phone: 780-842-4454
Fax: 780-842-2463

Download Pre-Authorized Debit Form as a PDF file

Other forms

Assessment Review Board Complaint Form
Assessment Complaints Agent Authorization

The M.D. of Wainwright is situated in the heart of the agriculture and oil industries and is a major partner with one of Canada’s largest military training bases. This makes the M.D. of Wainwright an area of diverse wealth both socially and economically and allows us to provide our residents with many services and the benefit of low taxes.

In addition, the M.D. of Wainwright offers various historical and recreational attractions for residents and visitors.

The M.D. of Wainwright is a progressive community that is a great place to live, work and raise a family. We are glad to welcome you.

In 2016 the M.D. of Wainwright had a population of 4,479 living in 1,459 of its 1,768 total private dwellings, a change of 8.2% from its 2011 population of 4,138. With a land area of 4,156.56 km2 (1,604.86 sq mi), it had a population density of 1.1/km2 (2.8/sq mi) in 2016.

 

Admin Office Closed August 5

The M.D. of Wainwright offices will be closed on August 5 for Heritage Day.  Offices will reopen for regular hours on August 6th.

Pay your taxes with your credit card

The Municipal District of Wainwright is pleased to announce a new, convenient solution to pay your property taxes online with your choice of credit card.

We partnered with ATB Financial and through their unique partnership with PaySimply, you can now pay your property taxes online, with your credit card, within minutes.

Highlights include:

  • Secure – PaySimply doesn’t store your payment information
  • Digital alternative to cheques and cash

You can earn points on any rewards credit card and have your taxes pay you back!

For more information please see the Tax Autopay page or call 780-842-4454.

Road Ban Update

Effective at 1:00 pm Tuesday, July 2, 2019 there is a 75% Axle weight restriction on Secondary Highway 899 from the south boundry of the M.D. of Wainwright to the junction at Secondary Highway 610.  Further information is available at http://www.transportation.alberta.ca/content/doctype260/Production/roadbans.pdf

2019 Rural Routes Supper

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2019 Calendar Contest

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Construction Labourer

EQUIPMENT OPERATORS & LABOURERS

for

CONSTRUCTION & OILING CREWS

 

The M.D. of Wainwright is inviting applications for seasonal Equipment Operators and Labourers for the 2019 construction/oiling season.

Qualified applicants must have a valid class 5 driver’s license and prior equipment operation experience would be an asset.

Further detail and information may be obtained by contacting the Director of Road Construction at the M.D. Public Works Shop at (780) 842-4024. Please submit applications to:

M.D. of Wainwright No. 61

Attn:  Public Works Shop

2005 14th Street

Wainwright, AB  T9W 1K2

Fax:  (780) 842-4110

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RMA Post-Secondary Scholership Program

In recognition of the importance of an educated population to the future well-being of rural communities, the Association established the RMA Scholarship Program in 1995.

The RMA Scholarship Program is designed to encourage young rural Albertans to pursue further education, and thereby enhance the ability of these young people to make meaningful contributions to their communities in subsequent years. Through the Scholarship Program, RMA provides funding assistance to five rural students each year (one student in each of the five RMA geographic districts).

For more details please go to https://rmalberta.com/about/awards-recognition/rma-scholarship-program/

CN Crossing at 14 Street

The CN crossing at 14th Street (by the Stampede Grounds) will be closed from 4:30 pm - 2:00 am on June 25 and 26, 2019 in order for crews to work on the track.  Please use alternative routes at these times.

 

Thank you for your understanding.

Road Ban Update

All road bans have been lifted.

Intermunicipal Develpment Plans (IDP) - Notice of Public Open Houses

The Municipal District of Wainwright No. 61 and the Village of Chauvin, Village of Irma, Village of Edgerton and Town of Wainwright are working to prepare new Intermunicipal Development Plans (IDP) pursuant to the Municipal Government Act, R.S.A 2000, c. M-26, as amended.  An Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) is a mandatory statutory plan prepared by two (or more) municipalities that share a common border. An IDP ensures future development concepts and land use policies for areas of mutual interest, are coordinated between the two municipalities, and help to reduce the possibility of any future land use conflicts between the municipalities by establishing processes for communication, referral, and dispute resolution.

The 2019 Village of Edgerton & M.D. of Wainwright Intermunicipal Development Plan replaces the 2011 IDP adopted by the Village and the M.D.  The 2019 Town of Wainwright & MD of Wainwright Intermunicipal Development Plan replaces the 2015 IDP adopted by the Town and the M.D.  These new IDPS have been prepared to ensure that the plans are current with the amended Municipal Government Act, and that they reflect the current development and regulatory environments affecting lands within the plan areas.

In addition, the Village of Chauvin, Village of Irma and Village of Edgerton are working to adopt their own Municipal Development Plans (MDP). The MDP is a high-level planning document that guides the long-term planning for the community. It is the preeminent planning document for a community’s municipal government and will provide direction for all other policies created for each of the communities.

As such, the Villages, the Town and the M.D. would like to invite residents to attend public meetings in each of the communities where representatives of the Villages, the Town, the M.D., and its planning consultants will be in attendance, and the public will be asked to provide their thoughts on future land use, development and redevelopment within the Wainwright region.  The public meetings for each of the communities will be held according:

VILLAGE OF CHAUVIN - 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 24, 2019 at the Chauvin Seniors Drop In Centre (123 2nd Avenue, Chauvin).

Those persons unable to attend the meeting may submit their comments and inquiries to:

Kyle Miller

Martina Skinner

Kim Christensen

Planner

Municipal Planning Services

Acting CAO

Village of Chauvin

Development Officer

M.D. of Wainwright

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(780) 486-1991

(780) 858-3881

(780) 842-4454

VILLAGE OF IRMA - 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at the New Horizons Seniors Centre (4913 50 St, Irma)

Those persons unable to attend the meeting may submit their comments and inquiries to:

Kyle Miller

Neil Loonen

Kim Christensen

Planner

Municipal Planning Services

CAO

Village of Irma

Development Officer

M.D. of Wainwright

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(780) 486-1991

(780) 754-3668

(780) 842-4454

 

TOWN OF WAINWRIGHT - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at the Wainwright Communiplex (700–2nd Avenue, Wainwright), in Hall 2

 

Those persons unable to attend the meeting may submit their comments and inquiries to:

Kyle Miller

Scott Flett

Kim Christensen

Planner

Municipal Planning Services

Director of Planning & Development

Town of Wainwright

Development Officer

M.D. of Wainwright

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(780) 486-1991

(780) 842-3381

(780) 842-4454

 

VILLAGE OF EDGERTON - 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at the Edgerton Royal Canadian Legion Branch (5032 53 St, Edgerton).

Those persons unable to attend the meeting may submit their comments and inquiries to:

Kyle Miller

Wes Laporte

Kim Christensen

Planner

Municipal Planning Services

CAO

Village of Edgerton

Development Officer

M.D. of Wainwright

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(780) 486-1991

(780) 755-3933

(780) 842-4454

Refreshments will be provided.

Thanks you Bonnie!

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Reeve Barss and Kelly Buchinski present Bonnie Milton a thank you plaque for her 30 years of service. During Bonnie's time with the M.D. she filled many rolls and retired as the Assistant Administrator.  On behalf of all the staff at the M.D. we would like to say thank you for all your hard work and dedication throughout the years.

2019 Photo Contest

The 2019 Photo contest has been updated.  You can download a copy of the rules and submission form here.

 

2018 Financial Statement Available

The audited financial statement for 2018 is available from

http://www.mdwainwright.ca/index.php/council/finacial-report

 

Strychnine Notice

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CAP Announcement

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