Summer Village of Parkland Beach
The office will be closed July 30 an 31 and August 3 to 7 for staff vacation. The office will open again on August 10.
Ponoka County has now lifted the fire ban. Fire permits for open burning will once again be issued. The use of burning barrels with screens is once again permitted.
Annual Reserves Cleanup
2015 Annual Reserve Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, September 26th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday, September 27th from 9:00 to noon.
Lunch will be provided for the Saturday event and the Sunday event will be followed by a volunteer appreciation BBQ at the Village Office.
For information or to volunteer your time and or equipment please contact the organizers of the event. Wayne or Pat Deschamps at 403-843-6198 or leave your name at the Village Officer at 403-843-2055.
Break and Enter
Always be proactive in protecting your property. Ensure someone checks on your place if you will be away for extended periods of time.
During the winter months ask a neighbor to shovel the walks and turn lights on periodically. This may deter anyone who is watching for an opportunity.
Septic Smart: Solutions for Rural Living
Download the informational PDF.
ANIMAL CONTROL ISSUES
The Village receives many verbal complaints about dog poop being left on the ground by dog owners. Please consider others when you are out walking your dog and pick up after your pet. Bylaw Enforcement will be out enforcing the Animal Control Bylaw and writing tickets.
If you would like to lodge a complaint and can identify an owner, a formal "municipal enforcement complaint form" can be found on the Enforcement page of this website.
Also, please ensure your animals are not running at large in the community.
New Home Buyer Protection Act
The New Home Buyer Protection Act (NHBPA) will come into force effective February 1, 2014 as part of the Government of Alberta's ongoing commitment to improving consumer protection, recourse options and builder accountability for new homes built in Alberta. Builders or new homeowners who have questions or want more details can refer to the Municipal Affairs' website. www.municpalaffairs.ablerta.ca/NHBP or contact Municipal Affairs at 1-866-421-6929.
Did you know?
The Village is now issuing official tax receipts for donations over $250 towards capital projects. Contact the office for more information.
SUBDIVISION & DEVELOPMENT APPEAL BOARD - WEED CONTROL APPEAL BOARD
The Subdivision & Development Appeal Board (SDAB) sits to hear appeals regarding any developments within the Village including stop orders. Members are selected through application from the general public and reviewed and determined through Council.
The Weed Control Appeal Board (WCAB) sits to hear appeal submissions regarding notices issued to property owners for prohibited noxious and noxious weeds. This process of Weed Inspection as required by law is administered on behalf of the Summer Vilage by Ponoka County.
There is no set schedule for these hearings as they are set based on submitted appeals and the timelines required for each appeal hearing.
Hearings are open to the public and you may find one in your area that you can attend to see how the process works.
Gull Lake Water Quality Management Society Aquifer Mapping Project
Friends of the Lakefront seeking volunteers
Are you interested in assisting in the fundraising activities to further the beach improvements?
Gull Lake Stabilization Project
The agreement between the four lakefront municipalities has been signed.
Although no pumping was done in 2012/13 the funds will go into a pool that will be used in future years if the cost to pump exceeds $100,000 or equipment needs upgrading.
No more than two years worth of funds will be held for the years we do not pump (less standby power/repair costs). Any further costs will not be invoiced out unless we pump in that current year.
The Summer Village of Parkland Beach is responsible for 7.5% of the cost to pump, up to $100,000. That computes to $7500 a year for us.
Parkland Beach documents contained in this system are for information purposes only. To verify the accuracy and currency of this information please contact the Administration Office at (403) 843-2055.