Summer Village of Parkland Beach
MAY 24, 2016 PONOKA COUNTY FIRE BAN UPDATE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. THE SUMMER VILLAGE ROUTINELY FOLLOWS PONOKA COUNTY NOTIFICATIONS.
With the recent moisture, Ponoka County, including the Town of Rimbey and Summer Village of Parkland Beach, has changed their full fire ban to a fire advisory effective today. The County will not be issuing open fire permits yet. However, burn barrels (with screens), cooking or warming fires in approved backyard fire pits will be allowed.
Always remember to be fire smart and use extreme caution while using your fire pits, burn barrels. In a split second an “under control” fire can take a turn for the worse. Before and during your fire, be aware of the current weather conditions and re-evaluate if the weather changes. Always extinguish your fire if the change in weather increases the hazard of your fire. We thank you for being safe!
Marina Rental Update:
The marina is fully rented for the 2016 season including the tentative rentals.
2016 Land Use Bylaw review: OPEN HOUSE JUNE 4 AT SUMMER VILLAGE OFFICE 1:00 - 3:00 P.M.
The Summer Village will be undertaking a full review of Land Use Bylaw 2007-01 this year starting in March. Every property owner will recieve a letter early in March outlining the process for review and how each property owner may be involved. This is an important project and relevant to everyone. Please participate.
2016 Civic Addressing Project
A letter has been sent to all property owners regarding this project. Civic Addressing Bylaw 2001-04 is currently in review to ensure addressing meets the requirements and is appropriate to enable first repsonders (police, fire, ambulance) to find you. No action is required at this time unless you have received an additional letter requiring you to take action.
2016 Regular council meetings have been changed to every second Monday and the meeting time is changed to 1:00 PM.
Vacation schedule to be posted at a later date.
Annual Reserves Cleanup
2015 Annual Reserve Cleanup was held Saturday, September 26th Sunday, September 27th. Please watch the website for 2016 information when it becomes available.
Break and Enter
Please be aware we are entering the time of year when a lot of break-ins occur. Ensure you are regularly checking on your property or have a neighbor assist you.
Septic Smart: Solutions for Rural Living
Download the informational PDF.
Animal Control Issues
The Village receives many verbal complaints about dogs barking, running at large and 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. Community Peace Officers are authorized under the Animal Control Bylaw to carry out enforcement measures including issuing Municipal Violation 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.
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 will issue official tax receipts for donations. 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.