The Village of Alberta Beach was incorporated in 1920 and is set on the shores of Lac Ste. Anne approximately 60km West of Edmonton and is primarily used for recreation. Over the years Alberta Beach has become a popular resort to visit which has a combination of permanent and summer residents. Our permanent population taken from the 2016 census is 1018 and on a busy summer weekend can attract 3000 or more visitors. Alberta Beach has a 5-member Council whose term currently runs until 2021.

NEWS

NOTICES

UPCOMING EVENTS

UPDATE: May 28, 2020
For those shoreline property homeowners that are still in need of sandbags, they will be available for pick up on Friday, May 29th, from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm and Saturday, May, 30th from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at our Public Works Building located at 4000 Museum Road. If anyone is interested in volunteering to help fill sandbags, please contact the village office at 780-924-3181. For Friday, we will deliver if necessary to affected homeowners' properties if large amounts are required; however, homeowners will be responsible for the placement of the sandbags. Unfortunately, the delivery of sandbags will not be available for Saturday.

May 27, 2020 - PUBLIC NOTICE

Please be advised that effective May 27, 2020, at 2:09 P.M. Alberta Beach has declared a State of Local Emergency due to high lake levels which has caused flooding to homes resulting in loss of private and public property along the shoreline of Lac Ste. Anne in Alberta Beach that may create a public safety concern and could cause possible evacuation of residents to affected properties. The high lake levels is also a strain on the Trivillage Regional Sewer System due to the influx into the sewer system, which also creates the potential of a public health emergency. To assist Alberta Beach residents, sandbags will be available Thursday, May 28th, 2020 between the hours of 7:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. at the Alberta Beach Public Works Building located at 4000 Museum Road. Sandbags will be handed out on a priority basis.   Volunteers will be standing by to assist. If a large amount of sandbags is required arrangements can be made for delivery.


Atco Gas has assessed the affected area. At the present time there is no apparent risk to people or property. Atco Gas does recommend if you have a home in the affected area that has a crawl space with gas fed appliances that they be called so it can be turned off at the meter. Please call 780-893-4642 if this applies to you.


Fortis has also assessed the affected area, and at the present time there is no danger. If the circumstances change please contact 310-wire (9473).

MONTHLY COUNCIL MEETING UPDATES: As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and for the health and safety of Council, staff and the residents of Alberta Beach, all Council meetings will be held virtually using Zoom video conferencing until further notice. The public is invited to attend the meetings through Zoom and can ask questions during the public question and answer period held at the end of the meetings as you normally would in person. You will need to download the Zoom app prior to accessing the meeting. From the home window of the Zoom app, click on the "Join" icon. A window will pop up where you will need to enter the Meeting ID number provided. Click "Join" to enter the meeting. The link is provided below before each meeting. Stay Healthy, Stay Safe!

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING DATE: Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 @ 7:00 P.M. to be held electronically via zoom. To access the meeting please click here.

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 municipalities, 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.

COVID-19 ONGOING UPDATES - Alberta declared COVID-19 a public health emergency. Learn more

May 25, 2020 - COVID-19 Information - Playgrounds.

May 1, 2020 - In an effort to assist those in need to access the food bank during these challenging times, the Alberta Beach and District Agricultural Society has partnered with the Lac Ste. Anne East Food Bank to provide food hamper delivery in the Alberta Beach Area. Learn More

April 30, 2020: Notice - Garage\Yard Sales are prohibited due to COVID-19. Learn More

COVID-19 Public Health Order Violations. Learn more

MARCH 16, 2020 - PUBLIC NOTICE: EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. CLICK FOR DETAILS

Alberta Beach Municipal Accountability Program Report

Alberta Municipal Affairs initiated a program to collaboratively foster effective local governance and build administrative capacity in Alberta’s municipalities. The Municipal Accountability Program (MAP) reviews municipal processes and procedures relating to bylaws, policies, and procedures of administration; this will support municipalities with their legislative compliance. The MAP review for Alberta Beach was completed in March. The report indicated overall, the review findings were positive. The report did identify that there are some legislative gaps that needed to be addressed. Alberta Beach administration will be preparing a response letter that identifies the response action and timeline to remediate each item. Click to view - Municipal Accountability Program Report

Lightcatch APP - Crime Prevention Initiative: This app has been in use since July 2018 with a lot of success stories in parts of B.C., Grand Prairie, Lloydminster, and even North Battleford, Sk.  For example, the public have used it to track stolen vehicles driving around in their communities while a user calls police to give them updates. 

This app is a crowd sourcing tool used by the general public to assist in criminal investigations.  A member of the general public downloads the app, creates a profile and then selects a home address and work address for monitoring purposes.  They also set a radius of 1 km or 20 km for notifications to be sent to their phone in the event someone posts information about a crime in their respective radius.

Unlike Facebook, this app transmits information in real time, similar to Whatsapp or other messaging apps.  Facebook is generally delayed by about 5 minutes and sends replies in batches to make it look like people are all commenting at the same time.  The difference with Lightcatch is that the user can indicate where the suspect is located on the map, and attach a photo or video of what they saw/recorded.  Once a post goes out, it sends an alert to tell all the users within the radius of the event about the updated info.  When the alert goes out, it is also date and time stamped.

The more people who are using the app when crime happens, the more eyes and ears will be out there watching, and the more likely police can catch the suspect.

User information is anonymous, so you are protected. 

For more info, visit these links. 

http://www.lightcatch.net/

https://medium.com/lightcatch/police-abandoning-high-speed-chases-is-over-4e55b499dee4

https://medium.com/lightcatch/when-everyone-knows-who-did-it-6ecec4b237c8

https://www.prrecordgazette.com/news/local-news/crime-prevention-conference-and-trade-show-a-success?fbclid=IwAR2L9X6m2UYM6-F8e1yKg9sdOZ5Gh3nGd4zuoGTH6gpUFJz7eLGTmI3b_OA

You can download the app from the Google Play Store or the App store for iPhone. 

March 30, 2020 - Social Services Funding Support for COVID-19

The Government of Alberta has announced that emergency funding may be available to charities or non-profits organizations to support COVID-19 response by those stakeholders in their communities.  To be eligible, the support must address the social well-being of those most affected by the pandemic and the measures implemented to limit the spread of the virus.  Those impacted may include seniors, individuals with chronic medical conditions, caregivers, families with children at home, and individuals with limited access to supports.  For full details, please refer to the “Funding Criteria” document attached.

Lac Ste. Anne County will be accepting applications on behalf of organizations providing services throughout the County, as well as those serving the Town of Onoway, Village of Alberta Beach or any of the Summer Villages within the County boundary.  Services being provided to Mayerthorpe and area can be submitted to either Lac Ste. Anne County (dkerr@LSAC.ca) or the Town of Mayerthorpe (fcss@mayerthorpe.ca).

Although the completed “Funding Request Form” will flow through the local FCSS program, funding will be provided directly to the organization by the provincial FCSSAA (Family & Community Support Services Association of Alberta).  Approvals for all funding requests will be at the discretion of the Government of Alberta.

Questions can be directed to Donna Kerr, Community Services Manager, by email dkerr@LSAC.ca or by phone 780-785-3411 (leave a message and your call will be returned).

Guidelines for funding

Request for funding form

Effective April 21, 2020, the Government of Alberta will be temporarily suspending applications for the $30 million in emergency social services funding to charities, not-for-profits and civil society organizations to support their COVID-19 response. Government has received over 600 applications. Current applications are being reviewed, and approvals for urgent requests will occur before reopening intake of applications. 

MONTHLY COUNCIL MEETINGS: MEETING LOCATION CHANGE- UPDATED JANUARY 2ND, 2019: Council Meetings are held the third Tuesday per month. Meetings start at 7:00p.m. and are open to the public. Effective January 2019 Council Meetings will be held at the Alberta Beach Public Works Building Facility at 4000 Museum Road in Unit 5A until further notice. If you wish to speak with Council regarding a specific matter please contact the Village Office at 780-924-3181 prior to the meeting (Thursday before) to have your name and topic added to the Agenda. Council also has a brief general question period at the end of each Council Meeting.

GARBAGE\ORGANIC & BLUE BAG PICK UP - 2020 SCHEDULE

ALBERTA BEACH SNOW REMOVAL PROCEDURES

POSTED APRIL 9, 2020 - DRAINAGE NOTICE

Community Futures Yellowhead East - Community Awareness Video Series - Alberta Beach please share. Video Link. Community members can also access the links through these additional links:

FACEBOOK

YOUTUBE

TWITTER

LINKEDIN @Community-Futures-Yellowhead-East 

WEBSITE

INSTAGRAM @communityfuturesye 

ONOWAY REGIONAL FIRE SERVICES - RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN

LAC STE. ANNE COUNTY AND VILLAGE OF ALBERTA BEACH WEIGH WATER LEVEL MITIGATION OPTIONS - Posted July 26, 2019.

Representatives from Lac Ste. Anne County and the Village of Alberta Beach have met with Lac Ste. Anne-Parkland MLA Shane Getson regarding lake level of Lac Ste. Anne. During this meeting the possibility of lowering the lake level to a reasonable degree while not adversely affecting any neighboring municipalities. Click to view further details of the media release.

June 14, 2019 - Combined Tax Statement & Assessment Notice: Mailed June 10, 2019.

June 12, 2019 - CORRECTION NOTICE: There was an error made in the 2019 Annual Newsletter. The Planning & Development Fee listed for Additions and Accessory Buildings on page 4 is incorrect. It should have read $150.00, we apologise for the error.

June 6, 2019 - THERE IS CURRENTLY NO FIRE BAN IN EFFECT.

LILSA Membership: Why become a member of LILSA?

LILSA is the only organization which represents everyone who is concerned about Lac Ste. Anne, Lake Isle and their surrounding watershed. The annual cost for a membership is $20.00. Click for additional details.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

Public Hearings are an opportunity for people who are affected by projects or proposals to address Alberta Beach Council. Public Hearings are required by the Municipal Government Act as part of the adoption or amendment process for statutory plans and the land use bylaw.

The public and other stakeholders can participate in the public hearing process by speaking during the public hearing, or by providing written comments on the subject matter. Any correspondence received after the public hearing cannot be considered by Council, so it is important that concerned parties participate in the hearing.

NO PUBLIC HEARINGS ARE CURRENTLY SCHEDULED

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

The Village of Alberta Beach believes in providing the public with opportunities to be engaged in important decisions that affect the community. We encourage public input, and we use public participation to inform our decision-making process when appropriate.

What is public participation? Public participation happens when we ask stakeholders to provide input before we make a decision. For example, we may invite stakeholders to complete a survey or attend an open house so we can learn how they feel about a specific topic.

When is public participation needed? It is necessary when it’s required by Alberta’s Municipal Government Act and other legislation, and when Alberta Beach Council directs Administration to seek public input. There are a variety of circumstances when public participation may be necessary, please see below our Public Participation Policy.

How does public participation take place? We may use a variety of methods public participation: input, consultation and collaboration. Opportunities may include but are not limited to:
Input: In-person, online polls, printed surveys and email
Consultation: Open houses, public hearings, question period at the monthly Council Meetings and workshops.
Collaboration: Joint committees or task forces, able to form recommendations to Council.
After we seek public input, we report our findings to Council for consideration.

Click here to read our Public Participation Policy.

Current Opportunities for Public Participation: None

PUBLIC NOTICE: ROAD BAN - PLEASE BE ADVISED ALBERTA BEACH HAS A 75% ROAD BAN ON UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Alberta Environment & Parks - Lac Ste Anne Lake Levels & Weir Information: Since August 2018 Alberta Environment & Parks received numerous complaints regarding dropping lake levels on Lac Ste Anne. For general information related to the weir and current water levels please call the Alberta Environment and Parks Information Center at toll free Alberta 310-3773 or 1-877-944-0313. If you would like to report unauthorized activities or compliance issues please call the 24 Hour Environmental Hotline at 1-800-222-6514. Below you will find a Water Act Approvals Fact Sheet. Please click for details of a brief overview and current and historical lake levels and the contributing factors.

Alberta Environment & Sustainable Resource Development: Water Act Approvals - Fact Sheet

Cannabis Legalizaton in CanadaFor additional information please click for details.

July 31, 2018 - PRESS RELEASE: Alberta Beach Announces Food Truck Friday! Click to view press release.

Alberta Beach Truck Fill Station - Opening Saturday, June 16, 2018. Located 1/2 mile south of Alberta Beach on Range Road 32. Please click for details for setting up an account.

NOW ACCEPTING FCSS GRANT APPLICATIONS:
The Town of Onoway administers FCSS funding for the following areas: Alberta Beach, S.V. of Birch Cove, S.V. of Castle Island, S.V. of Nakamun Park, S.V. of Silver Sands, S.V. of South View, S.V. of Sunrise Beach, S.V. of Sunset Point, , S.V. of Val Quentin, S.V. of West Cove and Town of Onoway. Please click for details on applying.
 FCSS Grant Applications can be found at www.onoway.ca/content/fcss

Alberta Government Resource Information for working along the Shoreline: These documents should be referenced for anyone planning work along the shoreline. Additional resource links can be found under the About tab in the Link Library of our website.

Respect Our Lakes - Understanding Ice Ridges and Ice Pushes Information. Click for details.

Lake Isle and Lac Ste. Ann State of the Watershed Report 2017

Nature Alberta Inspires Change in Lakeside Property Care - News Article

Canada's Recycling Program for Mobile Devices & Accessories: Recycle my Cell-The Alberta Beach Administration Office hosts a drop off location.

Alberta Fire Bans - Home

Alberta Beach Regional Intermunicipal Development Plan

Assessment Roll - Assessment Year 2018, Tax Year 2019

Alberta Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program

Alberta Seniors Services Information

LOCAL EVENTS

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, Silversands, Val Quentin, Sunset Point, Sunrise Beach, Birch Cove, West Cove, Nakamun Park and Ross Haven. Services consists of scheduled shopping\medical trips to West Edmonton Mall, and Spruce Grove along ith excursion and rentals by service clubs, special interests groups and community members.

Lac Ste. Anne East End Bus Activity Schedule - January 22 to March 19, 2020 - click to view

TRI-VILLAGE REGIONAL SEWER SERVICES COMMISSION GENERAL INFORMATION

Tri-Village Regional Sewage Services Commission Emergency Contact Info:

Tri-Village Regional Sewage Services Commission Policy Information: Installation of Clean-Outs\Line Blockages & Separations

Please contact the Village Office for further information.

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