THERE IS CURRENTLY NO FIRE BAN IN PLACE
JUNE 1, 2023
Summer Village of Silver Sands
Box 8, Alberta Beach, Alberta T0E 0A0
New Office/Courier Location:
2317 Township Road 545, Division No. 13 Lac Ste. Anne County, Alberta T0E 1V0
p: 587-873-5765 f: 780-967-0431
NEW RESIDENT INFORMATION
Please contact the Summer Village Office to ensure we have your correct mailing address for mailing of Tax Notices.
Looking for Local Contractors? Lac Ste. Anne County has a "Shop the County" web page.
The Summer Village does not endorse any vendor, product or service on the Shop the County site.
Mail & Canada Post Information
To obtain a mailbox located near Fallis, please contact the Wabamun Post Office at 780-892-3626 or go directly to their office located at 5101-52 Street Wabamun, Alberta.
Do the Community Mailboxes need snow clearing?
Call Canada Post directly at 1-866-607-6301 to let them know.
Municipal Reserve Areas - Important Information
The municipal reserve areas throughout the Summer Village are intended to provide active or passive park and recreation areas and are intended to provide walking trails and enjoyment of the natural plant and wildlife for residents and their guests.
The reserve areas are not to be “annexed” into properties adjacent to them, to be cleared unless Council determines that areas need to be cleared of dangerous undergrowth or decay, to be used for the purpose of placing buildings or structures or extra storage of material or disposal of refuse, are not for camping or recreational fires of any kind and are not to be used for the storage of boat lifts or pier sections unless written permission is granted by the Summer Village.
The Summer Village will be erecting boundary signage throughout the municipal reserve areas and tagging and removing any items that are encroaching onto these areas. Please move or remove any items you may have on the Summer Village municipal reserve areas to your own property. Everyone’s cooperation in this matter is essential to the preservation of these precious lands.
Bylaw 282 - Use of Public Lands
Policy A-ADM-MR-1 Municipal Reserve Use for Storage of Boat Lifts & Pier Sections
Please note that if you are wishing to store your boat lift/pier sections on a municipal reserve within the Summer Village of Silver Sands over the winter months (September 1 to May 31), you will need to send a written request to the Summer Village (can be emailed to: email@example.com) detailing the item(s) to be stored, the municipal reserve and the location on the municipal reserve you are requesting your item(s) be stored. Your request will then be considered by the Summer Village and you will be advised accordingly.
Map of Summer Village
Natural Gas Supplier - Ste. Anne Natural Gas - 780-967-2246
Pumpout Providers - For a listing of providers, please see the Shop the County site.
Fortis Alberta - 310-9473 (wire)
If you would like to find out what energy plans are available in your area you can use the following site: www.ucahelps.gov.ab.ca or call 310-4822 (toll free in Alberta).
The Summer Village of Silver Sands' fire services are provided by Onoway Regional Fire Services who contract from North West Fire Rescue-Onoway - North West Fire Rescue Website.
The Summer Village of Silver Sands currently has a Mutual Aid Fire Agreement in place with Lac Ste. Anne County.
The nearest Firehall to Silver Sands is the Darwell Firehall (a Lac Ste. Anne County Fire Hall) and is located approximately 11km from Silver Sands.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL RESIDENTS
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.
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.
Are You a Resident in Need of Transportation to Appointments?
If you are a resident of the Summer Village and would like to volunteer to drive or require transportation to appointments, please contact Barbara Enders at 780-797-2440. Barbara will be coordinating names and numbers of volunteer drivers and matching them with those residents in need of transportation.
Darwell School - K-7 - Website
Onoway Junior/Senior High School - 8-12 - Website
Bussing Information/Schoolboard Trustee Information - Contact Northern Gateway Public Schools - Website
Onoway Regional Medical Clinic
With its convenient location next to the pharmacy in Onoway, Onoway Regional Medical Clinic's friendly and knowledgeable staff provide a spectrum of essential services from routine check-ups to more specialized treatments.
#2, 4927 Lac Ste. Anne Trail, Onoway AB T0E 1V0
T: 780 967 6477 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org
ONOWAY REGIONAL CLINIC FACEBOOK PAGE
A bylaw is a law made by a local authority in accordance with the powers conferred by or delegated to it under a statute, in this case the MGA. Council may pass a bylaw to govern the affairs within the council (the procedural bylaw and code of conduct for councillors) and bylaws that govern within the municipality. Common bylaws include vehicle parking and stopping regulations, animal control, licensing, noise, business regulation, and management of public recreation areas. A municipal by-law is no different than any other law of the land, and can be enforced with penalties, challenged in court and must comply with higher levels of law. Municipal bylaws are often enforceable through the public justice system, and offenders can be charged with a criminal offence for breach of a bylaw.