Welcome to the official website of the Summer Village of WestCove. Alberta.
What's New & Alerts
"Each year, thousands of Alberta Volunteers dedicate their time and talents to making this province a great place to live, visit and raise a family. Thanks to their dedication, Albertans have access to the cultural, recreational, and social programs that are cornerstones for building strong communities and promising futures for all Albertans."
Unauthorized Aquatic Vegetation Removal Is IllegalRemoving aquatic vegetation requires prior approval by the Government of Alberta, Department of Environment and Parks. Unauthorized removal could be subject to fines and penalties. Here’s what the law says:Under the Public Lands Act, it is prohibited to disturb the bed and shore of a water body without prior authorization.Under the Water Act, an approval is required for an activity which affects a water body such as aquatic vegetation removal.
Are you interested in volunteering or know someone that is? The Summer Village is looking for Community‐Minded Volunteers!
The Summer Village currently contracts to the Town of Mayerthorpe for Bylaw Enforcement / Animal Control & Community Peace Officer Services. The Officer must be contacted directly as follows:
A reminder to place branches and leaves as high as possible on the existing pile. Lake weeds and garden waste are to be placed on the extisting weed pile off to the side. Thank you for your continued cooperation!
Effective May 20, 2016, the Fire Ban has been lifted in the Summer Village of West Cove.
The Summer Village of West Cove is currently part of a 3-component project along with 7 other municipalities. One component is to adopt a Municipal Development Plan (MDP) which will be a mandatory requirement for all municipalities under the Modernized Municipal Government Act. The Municipal Development Plan is a primary document that guides the future development and growth of the whole community. The MDP sets the vision on how to accommodate this growth responsibly and serves as an important decision-making tool for Council, administration and all stakeholders. As a statutory plan required by the Alberta Municipal Government Act, the MDP provides direction for Council, administration, developers and builders, property-owners, residents and adjacent municipalities.
News Release - Municipalities Preserve Local ClinicA collaborative effort between Lac Ste. Anne County and five municipal partners has enabled the Onoway Medical Clinic in Onoway to continue operations as Onoway Regional Medical Clinic. Over the past year, the County has worked closely with The Town of Onoway, and with the Summer Villages of Ross Haven, West Cove, Val Quentin and Silver Sands to ensure this medical facility would continue to be able to provide quality health care services to families in and around the Onoway region. read more
If you drive your quad or snow mobile within or outside of the Summer Village Boundaries, different rules may apply. Please see the various local bylaws and Provincial requirements below.
NEW TAX PAYMENT PLAN OPTION
Thank you to our volunteers - It could not have been done without you!
The Waste Services provider is GFL Environmental Inc.
For years, the Summer Village of West Cove has had a dedicated volunteer group who have committed their time to the West Cove Community League. This group has also played a large part in recruiting volunteers, organizing and hosting West Cove Days. The group is always looking for new volunteers to run the Community League and to help out with the planning of the annual West Cove Days event.
Next Regular Council Meeting
-Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the West Cove Community Centre
Nomination Day was held for the Summer Village of West Cove on Saturday, June 10, 2017.
The following 3 candidates have elected by acclamation:
Larry St. Amand
Term of office will be: 2017 to 2021
Council organized as follows on June 29, 2017:
Dave Breton - Councillor
Ren Giesbrecht - Deputy Mayor
Larry St. Amand - Mayor
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FortisAlberta LED Light Conversion Project
FortisAlberta received approval to proceed with LED streetlight conversions and Summer Village of West Cove will be one of the many communities that will be part of this initiative.
The Summer Village of West Cove will have approximately 38 lights converted from HPS to LED technology and construction is expected to begin on or around September 5, 2017; installations are expected to be completed by September 5, 2017 as they will have 1 truck in the Village working to complete the conversion project.
Please see the below news release for more information about the overall LED Streetlight Conversion program.
The Municipal Inspection Report is Complete
A public presentation was held on Saturday, February 27th, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at the Darwell Seniors' Hall. The document is available to view by clicking on the link below.
Letter from the Minister of Municipal Affairs advising that the Directives have been completed as ordered.
Any follow-up queries with respect to the final Municipal Inspection Report are to be directed to Municipal Affairs at 780-427-2225 – ask to speak to a Municipal Advisor.
New CAO for West Cove
The Summer Village of West Cove is pleased to announce that Wendy Wildman of Wildwillow Enterprises Inc. has been hired as the Chief Administrative Officer commencing in the position January 1st , 2016.
Wendy brings to this position an extensive background in municipal government and a strong knowledge of the the Lac Ste. Anne area and the municipalities within it. Wildwillow Enterprises Inc. has a team of municipal professionals that will also be providing administration services for West Cove.
New Development Officer for West Cove
Tony Sonnleitner: Development Officer
- Mailing Address: Box 2945, Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1Y4
- Phone: 780-718-5479
- Fax: 1-866-363-3342
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