TOWN OF BOWDEN
The Town of Bowden invites you to "Come Grow With Us"! The friendly hospitality found in our small town lifestyle is second only to our special amenities, like parks and playgrounds. We have hayrides in the summer and winter too, that your kids will never forget. The Bowden Igloo, our arena, is always buzzing with activity. Hockey and figure skating season is usually booked solid. Town Adminstration and Council take the business of running the Town very seriously. If you have any questions about corporate services, events in the community, your utilities or taxes, please don't hesitate to contact Town Office.
The Town of Bowden has a snow removal policy and we aim to remove snow accumulation as efficiently as possible. The policy is based on a coloured route system that allocates priorities to each road (high, medium and low). This policy therefore determines when each street gets plowed (please refer to the snow removal priority map for an illustration of the town routes and their priorities).
The municipal government of Bowden and the provincial government fund programs offered through Family & Community Support Services. FCSS has the objective of building strong communities through prevention, self-help, and volunteerism. The strength of FCSS is community development.
What is FCSS?
Programs which have been or continue to be offered by FCSS:
Interested in getting involved in your community? Call the FCSS office to find out more about volunteering and what's available.
FCSS is located in the "Old Library", behind the arena, next to the play structure in Centennial Park.
Box 338, Bowden, AB T0M 0K0
All information and referrals are strictly confidential.
Bowden Circle of Supports - A list of organizations and their contact information.
Can-Pak Environmental picks up garbage every other week on Mondays. Please have your garbage out prior to 7:00 am.
Can-Pak Environmental picks up regular household garbage ONLY. Items such as appliances, furniture or construction materials are not acceptable and it is the responsibility of the homeowner to dispose of non-household garbage. There is a Transfer Station located in Innisfail. For more information, please call the Innisfail Transfer Station at 403-227-3376.
For Town of Bowden residents there are compost bins conveniently located throughout town. These sites are held within concrete containers and only accept grass clippings, leaves, and compostable material.
To make your yard care as easy as possible, tree limbs, tree roots, and portions of shrubs and bushes can be taken directly to the Town burn pit as long as it is un-treated and free of nails. Contact Public Works at 403-224-3621 or the Town Office at 403-224-3395 for further information.
Bowden receives its water from the Red Deer River, from the Anthony Henday Water Treatment Plant at Innisfail. Along with Carstairs, Crossfield, Didsbury, Olds and Innisfail, the Town of Bowden belongs to the Mountain View Regional Water Services Commission. The Town of Bowden provides water and wastewater (sewer) services. When you move to Bowden, you need to apply at Town Office to receive these services.
Water bills are sent out monthly. Water usage is determined by the number of people in your household, the number of water saving devices in your home and how often you water your lawn in the summer. Your monthly invoice includes garbage pickup fees, water/sewer charges, and recycling charges. For more information, call the Town Office at 403-224-3395.
The Town of Bowden now offers Bulk Water Sales. The Pumphouse is located at 24a Crescent. Water dispensed is clean, potable water. More information here.
Does Bowden have direct debit services for Utilities?
Assessments are conducted in January of each year with taxes due the 30th of June. Your Assessment and Tax Notice include a Municipal Levy and a School Levy, both of which make up your Total Property Taxes. If you disagree with your assessment, you may appeal to the Municipal Administrator at the Town of Bowden.
Please visit the Town Bylaws page for the current taxation rate bylaw.
2019 COMBINED ASSESSMENT & TAX NOTICE
The Combined Assessment & Taxation notice contains important information regarding assessment appeal procedures. Appeals must be postmarked on or before Monday July 22, 2019 and must be accompanied by a $30.00 fee. This fee will be refunded if the appeal is successful.
The deadline for payment of 2019 taxes is June 30, 2019. If you require more information or have any questions about your assessment, please contact the Town Office at (403) 224-3395.
Does Bowden have direct debit services for Taxes?