It’s that time of year again, sun shining, fluff flying, everyone trying to clean up their yards after a very long winter. The Village Office has been a busy place, we had elections this past Fall, your new Council members are: Mayor Jim Benedict, Deputy Mayor Angela Duncan, Councillor Bud Love, Councillor Judy Valiquette and Councillor Daryl Weber, we are pleased and proud that you’ve chosen us.

Other changes at the Village Office, we’ve welcomed Jason Madge as our new Public Works Manager and Paul Hanlan as our new Development Officer, both gentlemen are great additions to our municipal team. Should you wish to contact either, you can do so through the Village office at 780-924-3181.

Our 47th Street upgrade project is moving along, with new drainage, curbs and sidewalks, not only helping with drainage it will enhance the entrance to the Village and the business’s on the south side of the street. Then we will concentrate on rebuilding the roads damaged this Spring with the frost heaves and if funding permits do as many other roads as we can. We thank you for your patients during this process, short term pain for long term gain.

The ice quake we experienced in January did quite a bit of damage along the shoreline. The boat launch and our main beach took a big hit pushing the soil down and then with the high water level washing it away, leaving it unsafe for the public. Before any rebuilding can be done the Village is waiting on approval permits from the Provincial Government Regulatory Agencies.

The WILD Water Project, (bring city water to the area) has now completed Phase 2. They are waiting on the ground to dry up so paving can be done at the Alberta Beach Truck Fill Station, then we all can attend the grand opening. We will keep you informed once we have an opening date.

Alberta Beach became a member of GROWTH Alberta, joining other vibrant and dynamic communities with economic development and promoting our recreational & historical cultural. With GROWTH Alberta exposure we have access to more than 50 million consumers.

We have teamed up with the Summer Villages of Sunset Point and Val Quentin to hold a “Tri-Village Clean Up Day” (previously Alberta Beach Large Bin Clean Up). During June you can stop by the Village Office and pick up your free dump pass. This pass is good ony for Saturday July 7th, between the hours of 9a.m. – 4p.m. good only at the Hwy 43 East Waste Land Fill Site located at Hwy 43 & RR35. Any information you may need please contact the Village Office.

On June 23rd we will be holding a Community and Council Meet & Greet at the Alberta Beach Seniors Centre from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Come out and see what’s happening in your Village, what groups are here and what they do for your community.

As always if you have any questions, comments or concerns or would just like to sit down and have a coffee with myself or any member of Council or our municipal team please contact the Village Office. Again as a reminder, Council Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 7p.m. in the Alberta Beach Council Chambers, everyone is welcome.

Let’s all have a safe and enjoyable summer!

Sincerely

Jim Benedict, Mayor