THE FIRE BAN HAS BEEN LIFTED EFFECTIVE
MAY 11, 2021 - A REMINDER THAT OPEN BURNING IS NOT PERMITTED – ONLY SMALL WARMING / COOKING & PLEASURE FIRES.
Are You Interested in Running for Council?
Summer Village of Silver Sands Council is comprised of three Councillors who serve a four-year term. Individuals can put their names forward as candidates in each municipal election on Nomination Day. In order to qualify for nomination as a Councillor in a Summer Village, a person is not required to be a resident of the Summer Village but must be entitled to vote in the election and have been a resident of Alberta for the 12 consecutive months immediately preceding Election Day. Once elected, members of Council will organize their positions as Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillor amongst themselves at their annual organizational meeting.
Councillors are responsible to:
-Make decisions in the best interest of the entire municipality;
-Set the overall strategic direction of the Summer Village;
-Set and develop policies and bylaws;
-Provide guidelines for the Administration to follow as it runs the municipality;
-Represent the Summer Village on various boards and committees; and
-Attend monthly Council meetings and vote on various matters.
What is involved in being a Councillor for the Summer Village of Silver Sands?
As a Councillor for the Summer Village, you will attend monthly Council meetings and several Committee meetings throughout your term. A detailed listing of Council committees can be viewed here.
Documents & Links:
Roles & Responsibilities of Municipal Officials
A Candidate's Guides - Running for Municipal Office in Alberta
Summer Village Council Committee Listing
Councillor Remuneration - Summer Village of Silver Sands
Summer Village of Silver Sands
Alberta Beach AB
Onoway AB T0E 1V0
Nomination Day Results (Saturday, June 12, 2021)
The Returning Officer for the Summer Village of Silver Sands received and accepted 3 nominations for 3 Council positions on Nomination Day. The following candidates have been elected by acclamation:
HORNE, Graeme (Incumbent)
POULIN, Joseph Bernard (Bernie) (Incumbent)
TURNBULL, Elizabeth Joan (Liz) (Incumbent)
Official Notice of Nomination Day Results (note: the original document has been signed)
2021 is a general election year for the Summer Village and all three (3) Council positions are open to receive nominations. If you are interested in running for Council, you can find election packages and additional information on the Summer Village website – or you can make arrangements to pick up hard copies at the administration office. As there is a requirement to include several supporting signatures from those electors nominating a candidate, we encourage interested individuals to get their forms as soon as possible – especially as COVID-19 makes meeting and acquiring these signatures more difficult than in past years.
Nomination Day: Saturday, June 12th, 2021 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Darwell Community Hall
Election Day: Saturday, July 10th, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. - Darwell Community Hall (not required)
Advance Vote: Friday, July 2nd, 2021 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. - Darwell Community Hall (not required)
Returning Officer - Dwight Moskalyk - 780-967-0271
Notice of Nomination was mailed to all property owners on May 13th, 2021.