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 2016 Population was 160. Silver Sands has a 3-member Council whose term currently runs until 2021.
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Summer Village Information
Regular Council Meetings are held at the Fallis Hall located on RR52 & Hwy 16.
The next Council meeting has been scheduled as follows:
-Friday, May 31, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
-Saturday, June 8, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. –
Large Bin Clean Up at the Quonset
The following bins will be available:
-White Metal Bin for items including: stoves, washers, dryer
-Clean Wood Bin (painted or stained wood will go into the Mixed Waste) -Mixed Waste Bin
-Mattress Bin - (this is a chargeable item - $23.00 per mattress)
PLEASE BREAK DOWN LARGE ITEMS BEFORE HAULING TO THE LARGE BIN SITE.
Items that will not be accepted include but are not limited to:
Fridges, Deep Freezers, Air Conditioners, Water Coolers, Oil, Antifreeze, Paint, Stain, Chemicals, Tires, TV's, Microwaves, Batteries, Shingles, Hot Tubs - Note: The Summer Village has the right to refuse any item.
-Monday, July 1, 2019 – Canada Day Celebration Funded by the Government of Canada - Join us at the Boat Launch for Celebration and Fireworks!
-Saturday, July 20, 2019 – Family Day Picnic - Activities to include a Breakfast, Golf Tournament, Horseshoe Tournament, Supper and Fireworks!
This is certification under Sections 310(4) & 336(1) of the Municipal Government Act that 2018 Combined Assessment and Tax Notices were mailed to all property owners in the Summer Village of Silver Sands on May 13, 2019.
Wendy Wildman, Chief Administrative Officer
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
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...
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
A cougar has recently been spotted in the Hazel Avenue area of the Summer Village. If you see a cougar in your community, call your nearest Fish and Wildlife office.
A Fish and Wildlife officer can provide advice on preventing cougar encounters and responding when cougar encounters are unavoidable.
Fish & Wildlife Office Contacts
For more information on preventing conflict with cougars, see link below.
A few important reminders:
How can I prevent cougars from visiting my property?
-Never feed any kind of wildlife. Feeding or leaving fallen bird seed or salt licks that attract wildlife such as deer to your property will, in turn, attract cougars and other predators. Urban deer that get food from unnatural sources such as your yard tend to become slower and more docile, making them easier prey for cougars. Cougars may be more likely to enter human-use areas if the deer there are easier to catch.
-Avoid attracting small animals to your yard. Keep your garbage in a container with a tightly fitting lid.
-Keep the perimeter around your house clear of thick or tall vegetation. This will help ensure that cougars, other predators and prey species will not see your home as a safe place to stop to rest or search for food.
-Close off open spaces under decks or patios with durable wire mesh. This will prevent cougars, and other wildlife, from using that space for shelter.
-Install motion-activated security lights. These may help frighten away curious cougars.
-Encourage your family and neighbours to take the same preventative measures on their property. If a cougar returns to your neighbourhood, it is because it has learned that food or shelter can be easily attained there.
Waste Collection Change: There will be weekly waste pick up on Tuesday's during the months of May to October. Bi-weekly pick up will continue from November to April.
Blue-Bag Collection Change: Beginning February 2019, Blue-Bag collection will follow the waste collection schedule of Tuesday's (bi-weekly winter pickup and weekly summer pickup).
There are five yellow sand bins available for residents to use for icy walkways. Three bins are located on the west side of the Summer Village in front of 26 Willow Avenue, 26 Pine Crescent and 26 Fir Crescent. Two bins are located on the east side of the Summer Village in front of 17 Ash Avenue and 1 Conifer Crescent. There are also sand and gravel chips at the rear of the Quonset. Please bring your own pail to transport and please only take what you require.
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 …”
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
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
Blue Bag Recycling is Here!
Summer Village of Silver Sands
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