Things are hopping in Alberta Beach, last year we had a record number of development permits taken out and so far this year we are off to a great start. As you all should have noticed there are some new houses around the village, and the new motel next to the Village Office is well underway and they are hoping to have it completed this fall. This is a great addition to the village!

Now that our Boat Launch Park Project has been completed, it's time to hold an Official Grand Opening, this will take place on Friday, June 24th, 2016 at 1:00 p.m., come out and meet the people behind the project, enjoy a piece of cake and socialize with your neighbours. This park has been a great addition to the community enjoyed by residents and visitors.

Our new Fire Service provider has moved into the renovated hall and they have made themselves at home. Since taking over fire duties in the village, they have been quite busy integrating themselves into the community. They are offering a free service to all residents to come into your home and perform a fire safety survey, which may assist you if and when you have an insurance claim. They are also offering all business owners a fire pre-plan survey. We encourage you to take advantage of these free services. We will be holding a Grand Opening for our New Fire Department Saturday, June 25th, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Come out for cake and coffee, tour the fire hall, sit in a fire truck and just have fun, all of Council will be there to answer any concerns you may have.

We are once again holding the Large Bin Clean Up on Saturday, June 18th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the New Public Works Building. Gather up all that junk in your yard and bring it to us, lets clean up our village. There will be no charge for Alberta Beach residents.

The Village has entered into an agreement with a company called Switch Inc., they are a technology communications company. They have agreed to supply wifi to the Alberta Beach Campground, Beachwave Park and the Main Beach area. Sign on, stay connected and enjoy.

Beachwave Park is still raising funds for rink board replacement and other improvements, so please drop off any bottles\cans or donations when the park is open, the initiative is for all our kids and their enjoyment. Once again I encourage all of you to get involved in our community: volunteer for a service group, come to Council with your ideas, anything that will make our Village a better place to live and enjoy life.

Lets all have a great and safe summer!

Jim Benedict, Mayor