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Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) advisory issued for Lake Isle
Effective June 28th, 2023, Alberta Health Services has issued a health advisory for Lake Isle - view advisory here.
2023 Summer Village Projects & Construction
-May 30th - Crack Filling
-June 7th & 8th - Speed Bump Painting
-June 12th - Basketball Court Construction begins at Hillside Park
-Week of June 12th - Road Paving/Gravelling in various areas to follow basketball court construction
-June 28th - Planned tree maintenance/removal on Park Street to take place between 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m., this area may be closed, residents can use Lakeview Avenue for access during those time.
-June 29th - Planned tree maintenance/removal in the area of 101 Avenue and 101 Street
Your patience is appreciated when driving past our workers during times of roadwork and construction! Let's keep them safe!
Tax & Assessment Notices
2023 Combined Tax & Assessment Notices have been mailed (May 17, 2023). Please contact the Summer Village office if you do not receive your notice or if your mailing address has changed. It is the property owner's responsibility to ensure taxes are paid on time.
Coyote & Wildlife Sightings
There has been an increase in coyote sightings in our area lately, some tips below on dealing with urban coyotes(Government of Alberta Website):
Avoid attracting coyotes to your neighbourhood:
Teach your children how to respond to coyote encounters and remind them about the importance of not leaving food or garbage in school yards, parks or in your backyard. If you know there are coyotes in the area, supervise your children when they are outside.
• Do not feed coyotes. Feeding coyotes inevitably leads to unsafe situations that can result in human injury.
• Pet food will attract coyotes. Bring in feeding dishes immediately after your pets have eaten or feed pets inside.
• Dispose of garbage and compost materials in containers that have secure lids, or keep them in the garage or a shed.
• Take your garbage out only on collection day.
• Do not litter in school yards and parks.
• Keep a clean backyard. Remove seeds and suet put out for birds as well as fallen fruit. These foods can attract mice and squirrels, which are prey for coyotes.
• Make sure your fence has no holes or gaps that a curious coyote can use to access your property.
• Trim out thick shrubs and the bottom of trees to prevent coyotes or prey animals, such as rabbits or squirrels, from using those spaces as shelter.
• Coyotes and other wildlife may use the spaces under decks, patios and outbuildings as shelter. Close off these spaces with a durable wire mesh.
• Talk to your neighbours about following the same preventative measures.
For more information: Government of Alberta Brochure - Urban Coyotes
Mayor, Sandi Benford, receives Queen's Platinum Jubilee Pin
Mayor Sandi Benford is the recipient of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee pin which
recognizes residents who have provided exceptional service to the community and to
Canada. The pin celebrates the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II’s 70th
anniversary on the throne, marking her as Canada’s longest sovereign and first to
celebrate a platinum jubilee.
Sandi has been a member of South View Council since 2001 and has been Mayor
for the majority of that time. Sandi also volunteers her time with the Lake Isle Aquatic
Management Society (LIAMS).
Those who received a Jubilee pin were nominated online by local residents as
someone who made important contributions to the community by volunteering,
being a community leader, person of achievement, or someone who represents
the best of Canadians.
Congratulations Mayor Benford!
Recently, the quick response of a resident from a nearby community who reported suspicious activity to the RCMP led to the apprehension of the responsible individuals. A reminder to all residents that we are the eyes and ears of our communities. If you see suspicious activity, report it immediately to the RCMP or visit the website below and download the Alberta Rural Crime Watch app and report any crime or suspicious activity as it happens.
Alberta Rural Crime Watch Website
Emergency - Police/Fire/Ambulance: 9-1-1
RCMP - Non-Emergency Line Evansburg Detachment: 780-727-4446
Did you know that you can sign up with FortisAlberta for Power Outage Alerts? Power outage alerts will inform you:
-When the power goes out,
-Why the power is out,
-If there is updated restoration information,
-When the power is back on.
Find out more information here
Docks & Mooring Structures - New Provincial Standards
There are now mooring disturbance standards in place for placing docks and mooring structures in the lake! Visit the Docks & Mooring page for more information.
Municipal Accountability Program (MAP) Review
Alberta Municipal Affairs recently announced a new program to collaboratively foster effective local governance and build administrative capacity in Alberta’s municipalities. The Municipal Accountability Program (MAP) will review municipal processes and procedures to help develop knowledge of mandatory legislative requirements. This will support municipalities with their legislative compliance.
The Summer Village of South has completed its MAP Review. Letter from the Deputy Minister with respect to this review can be read here.
Onoway Regional Fire Services - Now Recruiting Volunteer Firefighters
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter?
Attention Community Groups - Now Accepting FCSS Grant Applications
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 …”
Note: Applications will be accepted beyond due date providing funding is still available.
Funding Application details here...
A PARTIAL FIRE BAN IS IN PLACE YEAR ROUND
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