Welcome to the official website of the Summer Village of WestCove. Alberta.
What's New & Alerts
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.
The Summer Village will be working with Aquatic Weed Harvesters this year to provide lakefront aquatic vegetation removal. The work will be done under the conditions of the Summer Village of West Cove’s 5-year Water Act Approval. The Summer Village will be collecting applications and payments on behalf of Aquatic Weed Harvesters for lake weed removal services.
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:
The main gate to the compost site will be closed until futher notice. The site can be accessed off to the side through an opening in the fence. The best method to access the site is with a quad and trailer or a smaller vehicle.
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!
A reminder that weekly waste/compost pickup ends October 31, 2016. There will be no pickup November 7th, 2016. Biweekly waste-only pickup begins November 14th, 2016 and ends April 2017.
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(s) (Note: Council Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m.)
-Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Regular Council Meeting & Organizational Meeting at the West Cove Community Centre
Annual Information Meeting
-Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the West Cove Community Centre
West Cove Days
Saturday, July 22, 2017
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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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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