Rocky Mountain House
We share recreation funding with the Town on a 50-50 basis for capital funding and a 25-75 basis for operational funding. In 2015, the County provided $4.5 million capital funding and $650,974.00 operational funding to the Town. Recreation funding goes towards items such as the operation of the Town pool and arena, as well as capital purchases such as new bleachers or new plexi-glass at the arena.
The Town and County have partnered to encourage new doctors to come the area through the Doctor Recruitment committee. The Town and County recently purchased the Rocky Mountain House Medical Clinic as part of the Committee's recruitment and retention plans. This was done to remove a barrier towards new physicians coming to the area as they can now rent space in the clinic, which is jointly owned by the Town and County, rather than having to come up with a large amount of their own money to buy into a spot at the clinic.
Revenue Sharing Agreements
Through revenue sharing agreements, Clearwater County provides $750,000.00 funding annually to the Town of Rocky Mountain House. In return for this payment, County residents are provided access to Town owned facilities on the same basis as Town residents.
Rocky Mountain House Museum
Clearwater County and the Town of Rocky Mountain House both provide annual funding to the Rocky Mountain House Museum,which is operated by the Rocky Reunion and Historical Society. In 2015, the County and Town provided $30,000.00 each to the Rocky Reunion and Historical Society, towards the operation of the museum.
Visitor Information Centre
The Town of Rocky Mountain House and Clearwater County partner with the Chamber of Commerce to provide the local Visitor Information Centre. The Centre is funded on a 50-50 cost share basis between the Town and County and is managed by the Chamber of Commerce. The Town and County provided $30,000.00 each towards the operation of the Visitor Information Centre.
Clearwater County provides annual capital and operational funding for the Rocky Mountain House Airport. In 2015, the County provided approximately $50,000.00 in capital and operational funding.
Search and Rescue
In recognition of the valuable work that these dedicated volunteers undertake, Clearwater County supports Rocky Mountain House Search and Rescue by covering their annual insurance and utility costs and the Town of Rocky Mountain House waives the property taxes on the Search and Rescue facility.
The Regional Family and Community Support Services program is made possible by funding from the province, Clearwater County, the Village of Caroline and the Town of Rocky Mountain House. In 2015, Clearwater County provided $70,636.00 towards the Regional FCSS program.
The County partners with the Village of Caroline and the Town of Rocky Mountain House to provide a Regional Fire Rescue service. The County and Town each provide 47.5% of the funding and the Village provides 5%.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE FIRE DEPARTMENT
Clearwater County provided $35,750.00 towards the Rocky Mountain House Fire Department in 2015.
Joint Funding Programs
Clearwater County, the Town of Rocky Mountain House and the Village of Caroline have partnered to provide solid waste services to the area through the creation of the Rocky Mountain Regional Solid Waste Authority. Clearwater County contributed $1,266,114.00 to the Waste Authority in 2015. For more information of the Rocky Mountain Regional Waste Authority, visit their website.
In addition to providing insurance payment support for our local halls, Clearwater County also provides funding that community halls and associations can apply for in the form of a capital projects grant. Council has allocated $35,000.00 in the 2015 budget towards this grant.
Clearwater County funds 100% of the Village's recreation budget. Clearwater County provided $228,778.00 towards this in 2015.
Through a revenue sharing agreement, the County provides an annual payment of $50,000.00 to the Village of Caroline. In return for this funding, County residents have access to Village owned facilities on the same basis as Village residents.
Clearwater County provides annual funding of $6,000.00 to STARS in recognition of the invaluable service they provide to the community.
School Resource Officer
Clearwater County provides funding towards the local School Resource Officer position. In 2015, the County provided $124,800.00 towards this position.