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There is a wealth of sights to see and experiences to be had in Stony Plain. Use this Guide to help plan your trip.
Town and Trail Map Find your way around Stony Plain by vehicle or on bike or foot using our detailed route and amenities map.
Mural Program Stony Plain's rich heritage is preserved through its extensive mural program. Take a tour of the magnificent artwork.
About UsThe Town of Stony Plain is the local government authority responsible for planning and delivering municipal services in Stony Plain — a Canadian urban community of more than 15,000 people. Stony Plain is located 17 kms west of Edmonton, the capital city of the province of Alberta.
Local government is the most accessible and responsive level of government, made up of local citizens elected by the community and whom, together, form Town Council.
Council leads an organization that:
- believes in open and accessible government;
- strives to improve the quality of life for Stony Plain citizens through efficient and effective delivery of Town services; and
- is accountable to the community for leadership and good governance.
Like all local governments in Canada, the Town is granted its powers by the provincial government. The legal framework and foundation is set out in provincial legislation within the Alberta Municipal Government Act (MGA) and the Local Authorities Elections Act (LAEA).
The Town provides the community’s essential services – clean water, garbage collection, sewer systems, roads and sidewalks, traffic and pedestrian crossing lights, fire and police protection, library, parks and trail(s) and recreational facilities - such as sports fields, the arena and the outdoor swimming pool. It also shapes the community through policies and land use planning, responding to the community’s needs and planning for its future. Council has authority to pass bylaws that regulate such issues as land use, collecting certain taxes, approving expenditures, taking on debts, giving grants, noise, animal control, parking restrictions and more.
How We Work
The Town of Stony Plain provides a wide range of 'hard' services, such as water and sewer, garbage and recycling collection and street maintenance; however, it is also involved in strategic planning, economic development, growth management, recreation and facilities, social services, communications and financial planning.
A Mayor and Council are responsible for setting the Town's policies - in accordance with the terms outlined in the Municipal Government Act (MGA). All members of Council are elected by the citizens, in accordance with the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA); general elections are held every three years. The majority of the current Council was elected in October 2010, while Mayor Choy and Coun. Lloy were elected in a by-election in May 2012. Councillors do not have individual authority; authority lies with Council as a whole.
To implement the policies developed by council, the Mayor and Council are assisted by the Town Manager, who is responsible for ensuring that the directives set by Council are carried out effectively and efficiently. The Town Manager oversees the Town's departments and staff, who in turn, provide the organization's day-to-day administrative and operational functions.
Council appoints a number of standing committees, ad hoc committees and working groups, which make recommendations for its consideration.
Council, the Town Manager, administration and Council-appointed committees are subject to various legislation - municipal, provincial and federal. The Municipality derives its authority from the Municipal Government Act, which defines the authority, roles and responsibilities of elected and appointed officials, and the purpose and functions of the organization.
The Town is committed to good governance and accountability. The goal is to make informed decisions that are best for the whole community - for today and for future generations. As the local government authority, we are committed to strengthening the community's overall well-being and growing into the future as a liveable, dynamic and sustainable community. The Town works to facilitate an engaged and active citizenry; transparency, two-way communication and accountability; a healthy economy; and a genuine respect for the environment.