Summer Village of Parkland Beach
ANNUAL RESERVES CLEANUP
Update: Another successful event was held with approximately 27 volunteers participating this year. Thank you notes have been sent to participants & businesses from the coordinators (Wayne & Pat Deschamps) and the Summer Village of Parkland Beach.
The Reserves Clean Up Committee is seeking new and returning volunteers to assist with the immense task of cleaning up the two municipal reserves that back onto private properties. These areas are a potential safety and fire hazard, the Village Council is most appreciative of the efforts of the public to assist with this project.
Date of event one: Saturday, September 20th, 2014 from 9:00am to 4:00pm AND Sunday, September 21st, 2014 from 9:00am to 1:00pm with a volunteer appreciation BBQ at the Village Facility to follow.
Contact Wayne or Pat Deschamps and let them know how you can help or provide equipment by calling 403-843-6198
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.
BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED
Parkland Beach is recruiting volunteers to sit on our "combined" Subdivision & Development Appeal Board AND Weed Control Appeal Board.
The Subdivision & Development Appeal Board (SDAB) sits to hear appeal submissions regarding any developments within the Village that are denied or developments that are commenced without proper authorization.
The Weed Control Appeal Board (WCAB) sits to hear appeal submissions regarding notices issued to property owners that disagree with prohibited noxious and noxious weed removal orders.
There is no set schedule for these hearings as they are set based on the appeal timelines. Once an appeal has been received, the Village has 30 days in which to host the appeal hearing. In the past, hearings amounted to approximately 2 to 3 per year for the SDAB; the Weed Control Legislation for municipalities is new and WCAP is a new board with no appeal history. Village will pay any mileage and subsistance expences incurred, as well as workshops if and when they become available.
Hearings in the Village are normally set for a Saturday in order for volunteers and participants to easlily attend.
If you are a good listener, can be unbiased and open minded, and are interested in participating, please send an email to the Village Office.
Currently we are looking for several alternate members (back up members for when main members cannot be available).
Hearings are open to the public and you may find one in your area that you can attend to see how the process works.
The Volunteer Fire Marshall program has been discontiued due to a lack of volunteers.
Gull Lake Water Quality Management Society Aquifer Mapping Project
We need volunteers and donations!
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.