​​​​​Summer Village Information
Next Council Meeting(s)
Regular Council Meetings are held at Fallis Hall (RR52 and Hwy 16). The next meeting(s) have been scheduled for:

​​​-Friday, September 29, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. - Regular Meeting


Municipal Election
An election was held for the Summer Village of Silver Sands on 
Saturday, July 8, 2017.  
Election Results.


​​Fire Bans in the Summer Village of Silver Sands
Please be advised that 'open' fires are NOT allowed. Only fires within fire pits are permissible.

Please continue to ensure you take care and caution when having a fire and be sure your fire is completely out when unattended.

The Summer Village will post 'Fire Ban in Effect' signs when there is a full fire ban in effect.  This means no open fires and no fireworks.  The Summer Village will be under a total fire ban when there is a Provincial Fire Ban in place.

For all other Provincial Fire Ban Information please visit the following website:  www.albertafirebans.ca


Love Your Lake Website
This website has tips on how to maintain a shoreline buffer, how to prevent erosion, know which docks are the most environmentally friendly or something else that’s impacting your shoreline and lake. Click here.


Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers from Entering Alberta
If you are bringing a boat and equipment into Alberta from another province or state, make sure to: Clean, Drain, Dry

If you are using your boat in a number of different waterbodies, be sure to clean, drain and dry your boat and equipment after you leave each waterbody. This is especially important if you boat outside of the province.

For more information or to report something suspicious on your boat or equipment:

Call Toll Free: 1 855 336-2628 (BOAT)Link to Aquatic Invasive Species Website
 (click here)

News & Updates

Fires Can happen - are you covered?

Did you know that the cost of fire suppression by the fire department for a structure fire is payable by the property owner to the fire suppression provider?  Did you know that if a fire department responds to any other sort of fire:  ie)  grass, lawnmower, burn barrel, home alarm, false home alarm, that there will also be a cost to the property owner?

Most insurance companies standard coverage payable for fire suppression is $10,000.00, this may not be enough to cover the bill of a fire.  Within various Summer Villages, we have seen fire suppression invoices for grass fires as high as $11,000.00 and invoices for structure fires ranging from $8,000.00 to $28,000.00 and these invoices have come to us through three different fire services providers responding to the various incidents.

Do you have enough insurance to cover these costs?  Do you need to increase your coverage?   What does your policy say?

Be sure you take a look at your home insurance policy or talk to your insurance agent.  Most insurance companies provide an option for you to increase your various coverages for very reasonable additional costs.  Ask your provider if your policy covers and what amounts are covered specifically for grassland, fire suppression and call-out costs.



Fortisalberta led light conversion project

FortisAlberta received approval to proceed with LED streetlight conversions and Summer Village of Silver Sands will be one of  the many communities that will be part of this initiative.

The Summer Village of Silver Sands will have approximately 46 lights converted from HPS to LED technology and construction took place on September 7, 2017.

Please see the below news release for more information about the overall LED Streetlight Conversion program. 

FortisAlberta News Release



Summer Village Boat Launch

The Silver Sands Boat Launch will be closed until further notice.   Separation has occurred between some of the concrete pads making the site potentially unsafe.   Please use alternate public launch sites:

-Hoffman Beach (on the North side of Lake Isle - west of the Summer Village of South View)

-Woodland Bay Estates (on the North side of Lake Isle - west of the Summer Village of South View)

-Kokomoko (on the South side of Lake Isle)


SEEKING VOLUNTEERS!

Nature Alberta will be conducting the Shoreline Assessments for Lake Isle this year are looking for boat volunteers for Lake Isle.  If there is anyone that would be available to volunteer their time and take the staff from Nature Alberta out on the water, please email or call Anya Batycky anya@naturealberta.ca or at 780-427-8124.  Your time and help would be much appreciated!


Blue-Green Algae advisory for Lake Isle (June 21, 2017)

Blue-green algae has been visually confirmed at Isle lake.   Blue green algae advisories will be posted on the following Alberta Health Services website:http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/news/Page1926.aspx

Information and the advisory will also be posted at various locations along the lake. 

If you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact Jennifer Fearnehough, Public Health Inspector at 780-967-6221.


TWP Road 540 Project Update

Did you know?   The first half mile of TWP Road 540 off of Range Road 52 belongs to Lac Ste. Anne County, and the next mile and a half belongs to the Summer Village of Silver Sands.  (see map)


Because this entire road services both Summer Village and County residents, representatives from both municipalities have had several meetings with respect to a joint project to rehabilitate the entire 2 miles of this road and, currently, it is the County who is taking the lead on this project and who will be coordinating the specifications and tenders.   It is our understanding that the tender for this project will be released shortly. 

It is important to note that while we certainly are hoping we will be able to complete this road rehabilitation this summer, it will depend in large part on what the costs come in at.  If for some reason this road rehabilitation of the entire 2 miles is unable to proceed, then the Summer Village will have to reassess its respective mile and a half and determine what work we should/can proceed with.


We will continue to update information as we have it with respect to this project.
 

Silver Sands Golf Resort Proposed Area Structure Plan Information

The Silver Sands Golf Resort Proposed Area Structure Plan is a document that, if adopted by Council, is for the purpose of providing a framework for subdivision and development of lands within the plan area.  A Public Hearing with respect to the adoption of this document was held on May 20, 2017.   Available to residents is the Proposed Silver Sands Golf Resort Area Structure Plan, the Silver Sands Golf Resort Area Structure Plan Engineering Review, the Public Hearing Minutes of May 20, 2017 and a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) document. 

Click here for more information


News Release - Municipalities Preserve Local Clinic

A collaborative effort between Lac Ste. Anne County and five municipal partners has enabled the Onoway Medical Clinic in Onoway to continue operations as Onoway Regional Medical Clinic. Over the past year, the County has worked closely with The Town of Onoway, and with the Summer Villages of Ross Haven, West Cove, Val Quentin and Silver Sands to ensure this medical facility would continue to be able to provide quality health care services to families in and around the Onoway region.  read more

Keeping Your Home/Cabin Secure
A reminder to secure your belongings when you are away from your residence.  If you see any suspicious activity, please be sure to report it to the Evansburg RCMP at 780-727-4446 or Dial 9-1-1.

See link below for Tips on Crime Proofing Your Cottage.

5-ways-to-crime-proof-your-cottage-this-winter


Use of Municipal Reserves
What are the Summer Village municipal reserve areas intended for?
- Reserve areas are intended to provide active or passive park and recreation areas
- Reserve areas are intended to provide walking trails and enjoyment of the natural plant and wild life for residents and their guests

What are the Summer Village municipal reserves NOT intended for?
- reserve areas are not to be “annexed” into properties adjacent to them 
- reserve areas are not to be cleared unless Council determines that areas need to be cleared of dangerous undergrowth or decayed trees
- reserve areas are not to be used for the purpose of placing buildings or structures or extra storage of material or disposal of refuse without written authorization from Council
- reserve areas are not to be used for the storage of boat lifts or boat docks
- reserve areas are not for camping or recreational fires of any kind 

The Summer Village will strictly enforce the use of the Municipal Reserve areas.  Your cooperation in ensuring these rules and regulations are followed is required in accordance with 

Summer Village Bylaw #107 – Use of Public Lands.



Recent thefts have been occurring in the area.  Please be aware!   Report ANY suspicious activity to the RCMP - 780-727-4447.

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The Summer Village of Silver Sands was incorporated on January 1st, 1969 and spans a land area of 2.35 square kilometers. The Summer Village is located on the shores of Lake Isle. The 2012 Population is 154 according to the Municipal Census conducted in May of 2012.  Silver Sands has a 3-member Council whose term currently runs until 2017.


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Summer Village of Silver Sands

Box 8

Alberta Beach AB

T0E 0A0 


Office Location:

4808-51 Street

Onoway AB


P:587-873-5765 F:780-967-0431 administration@wildwillowenterprises.com