In 2019, the Municipal Government Act’s amendments included the ability for Municipalities to institute a bylaw that would allow ratepayers to opt-in to receiving assessment, tax, and other notices, documents, and information by electronic means.
The County of Stettler No. 6 is starting to receive requests for this service, particularly from industry.
Ratepayers must request to opt-in to receive these notices electronically, so this bylaw will not affect anyone who does not want it.
The Municipal Government Act - Part 9, 10, 11 Sections 608.1
Take notice that the Council of the County of Stettler No. 6, in the Province of Alberta, has given first reading to Electronic Transmission of Documents Bylaw 1641-20 which will, establish a process for sending assessment notices, tax notices and other notices, documents and information under Part 9, 10 or 11 of the Act or the regulation under Part 9, 10, 11 by electronic means;
NOW THEREFORE NOTICE is hereby given by the Council of the County of Stettler No. 6 that, unless a petition of Bylaw 1641-20 is demanded, as provided for by the terms of Section 608.1 of the Municipal Government Act, the said Council may pass the said electronic transmission of documents bylaw.
The proposed bylaw may be examined between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the office of the Director of Municipal Services, County of Stettler No. 6, 6602 – 44 Avenue, Stettler, Alberta.
This Bylaw was given first reading on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 and Council will consider second and third readings of Bylaw 1641-20 at their Regular Council Meeting on Wednesday, December 9, 2020.