Welcome to 2019 at Alberta Beach! After a long hard winter we are all looking forward to a relaxed, warm and enjoyable summer. We would like to welcome our new Development Team, Kim Kozak Development Officer, and Linda Henrickson Planner, they will be sharing the duties.

Once again we have all noticed the conditions of our roads. Last fall our contractor was able to start on a few of our worst areas, and has promised to continue once the road bans are off June 15th. Again we thank you for your patience. The  Tri-Village Regional Sewer Commission has been installing the new Force Main Sewer Line from the main lift station behind the new motel out to the lagoon. The path goes through the ball diamonds down 47 Avenue to Boundary Road (42 Street) and then east through the golf course to the lagoon. This new line will eliminate the line breaks we have been having on 50 Avenue over the last few years. We appreciate your patience on this project!

As a lake community, we are in a unique position and have an important role to play in the protection of our lake and watershed; they are vital to our local economy. The Lake Isle and Lac Ste. Anne Water Quality Society (LILSA) is an organization that helps maintain and improve the quality of our lakes. We encourage all residents; property owners and visitors to support LILSA by purchasing an annual membership. Memberships are $20.00 per family and allow the members to vote at the Annual General Meeting. The money raised goes directly into the costs associated with running LILSA, their programs and events, and applying for grants. In other words money raised in the area goes right back to helping our lakes and watershed. To support LILSA, Alberta Beach will be selling memberships at the Village Office (LILSA receipts will be given). We hope you support LILSA in their important work.

We have our Public Works department working hard to clean up our Village, I encourage all of you to do the same. Remove all those old and tired vehicles parked in your yards, cut your grass and weeds, fix those fences and paint if needed. Take pride in where you live. Respect your neighbours and yourselves. To report an unsightly property, please call Bylaw at 780-924-3434.

We have teamed up with the Summer Villages of Sunset Point and Val Quentin to hold  the “Tri-Village Clean Up Day” (previously Alberta Beach Large Bin Clean Up). During the month of June you can stop by the Village Office and pick up your free dump pass. This pass is good for Saturday July 6th, between the hours of 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and good only at the Hwy 43 East Waste Commission Main  Land Fill Site located at Hwy 43 & RR35. For additional please contact the Village Office.

The RCMP have once again agreed to offer Enhanced Policing patrols that started on May long weekend and will run through to mid September. They have been utilizing their field office that is set up in our administration building, offering year round patrols.

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 on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.  in the Alberta Beach Council Chambers that are temporarily located in Unit 5A, 4000 Museum Road until further notice. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Let’s all have a safe and enjoyable summer.

Sincerely

Jim Benedict, Mayor