THERE IS CURRENTLY NO FIRE BAN IN EFFECT

Summer Village of Silver Sands

Box 8

Alberta Beach AB

T0E 0A0 


Office/Courier Location:

4808-51 Street

Onoway AB  T0E 1V0


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


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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Council Meetings

Regular Council Meetings are held at the Fallis Hall located on RR52 & Hwy 16 at 9:00 a.m.
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The next meeting has been scheduled as follows:

-Regular Council Meeting:  Friday, August 31, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

-Public Hearing & Public Open House:  Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
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Assessment and Tax Notices

This is certification under Sections 310(4) & 336(1) of the Municipal Government Act that assessment and tax notices were mailed to all property owners in the Summer Village of Silver Sands on May 14, 2018.

Wendy Wildman, Chief Administrative Officer



​​Fire Bans in the Summer Village of Silver Sands

Note that even when a Total Fire Ban is NOT in place, '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.More details here...



STOP AQUATIC HITCH-HIKERS 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

August 10, 2018
Summer Village Boat Launch

Please be advised that the Summer Village boat launch is open for use.  The launch site will accommodate most boats, however, it is not intended for larger or oversized vessels.   Please use at your own risk.



July 30, 2018
TWP 540 JOINT ROAD PROJECT UPDATE

Please be advised that there will be construction on Twp Rd 540 beginning July 31, 2018.   Please be patient through this construction period and expect minor delays.



July 23, 2018
ATTENTION RESIDENTS - BLACK BEAR SIGHTING

A black bear was spotted in the Alder Avenue area on July 22nd, 2018.  


How do we prevent problems between bears and people?
BearSmart Tips Below
YouTube: How to use Bear Spray

Remember that bears are clever, curious and live to eat. Bears are in a constant search for new food sources. Once they have discovered a new food source it is extremely difficult to keep them from returning to it. To prevent problems from starting, never leave any kind of food for the bear to find.

Remember that bears have an excellent sense of smell. Managing the smells of potential bear food - including human and pet foods, garbage, grains and harvested animals - is an essential part of preventing problems with bears.

When in bear territory, keep food and garbage in airtight containers, and store anything that may have the smell of food or garbage away from humans and out of the reach of bears.

Be BearSmart. Most bear encounters can be prevented. Learn how to avoid bear encounters and how to react if you find yourself in an unavoidable encounter with a bear.


Read more information here...



June 19, 2018
Blue Green Algae Bloom Advisory Issued for Lake Isle

Read Alberta Health Advisory here...




NATURE ALBERTA IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS!

Nature Alberta and the Love Your Lake Program would like to finish the lake assessments on Lake Isle as soon as possible this year. In order to make this happen, they need some volunteer boat operators that will take them out on the lake so they can finish the assessments that were not completed last year. 


They are asking for help to find these volunteer boat operators. It is best if you can volunteer for a whole day or get 2 people to each do a half day. The less they have to switch boats, the faster they can complete the work. They would also ask to get volunteers for 4/5 days in a row so the lake work could be completed in one week. They would be able to come out as early as next week depending on if they get the boat volunteers they need. 

If you are interested in volunteering or know someone who is, please contact:


Amanda Scoular
Shoreline Advisor
Nature Alberta
3rd Floor, Percy Page Centre
11759 Groat Road
Edmonton, Alberta
T5M 3K6
T:  780-427-8124
www.naturealberta.ca



NEW - BLUE BAG RECYCLING IS HERE

Read more details here...



New Safety Codes Services Provider

Effective May 1st, 2018, residents will contact The Inspections Group Inc. for Safety Codes permits (building, plumbing, gas, electrical, private sewage)More contact details here.....



Still Accepting FCSS Grant Applications

Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) is:
“FCSS is a unique 80/20 funding partnership between the Government of Alberta and participating municipalities or Metis settlements. Provincially, the FCSS Program receives its mandate from the FCSS Act and Regulation. The Act describes what the Province and municipality/Metis Settlement can do to provide preventive social services. The Regulation describes how services may be provided … Under FCSS, communities design and deliver social programs that are preventive in nature to promote and enhance well-being among individuals, families and communities …”

More details here...



East End Bus Society Services

East End Bus Society is a cooperative effort of the Lac Ste. Anne County, the Town of Onoway and the Village of Alberta Beach to provide affordable transportation for seniors and handicapped. With additional financial support from 10 Summer Villages, Yellowstone, South View, Silver Sands, Val Quentin, Sunset Point, Sunrise Beach, Birch Cove, West Cove, Nakamun Park and Ross Haven. 

Service consists of scheduled shopping/medical trips to West Edmonton Mall, and Spruce Grove along with excursion and rentals by service clubs, special interest groups and community members.

Contact:  Lorna Porter, Coordinator
Phone:  780-905-3934
Email:  eastendbus@gmail.com


Print Your East End Bus Activity Calendar Here...



Have you ever thought of becoming a firefighter?

Onoway Regional Fire Services is looking for you!

More details here...



Attention Residents

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



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.


​Prevention is Key!
See link below for Tips on Crime Proofing Your Cottage.
5-ways-to-crime-proof-your-cottage-this-winter

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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.


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​​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

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