Welcome to the official website of the Summer Village of WestCove. Alberta.
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About Blue Green Algae
There is currently no fire ban in effect.
Community League InformationFor 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.
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!
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 - this is a shared service amongst several municipalities - this service for the Summer Village of West Cove is part time. A reminder to contact the RCMP if you require immediate assistance.
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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.
-Regular Council Meeting - Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the West Cove Community Hall
-Public Hearing with respect to Bylaw 450-2018 Land Use Bylaw Amendment - Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the West Cove Community Hall
West Cove Community League Upcoming Events
West Cove Community Santa Sleigh Ride and Pancake Brunch - December 1, 2018
Flowering Rush is a prohibited, noxious weed that has been introduced into several Alberta water bodies. It is an aquatic plant that grows as an emergent plant along shorelines of both lakes and rivers. Flowering Rush was brought to North America from Europe as a garden plant. This variety will form dense stands which will interfere with recreational lake use. Flowering Rush crowds out our native plants and has the potential to fill in an entire lake if left uncontrolled.
For more information - visit the Lake Isle Lac Ste. Anne (LILSA) website
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The Summer Village had tendered out its 2018/2019 Winter Maintenance Requirements and only received one bid from a company called Global Roadway Maintenance. This company is actually based out of B.C. but has branches in Alberta which services areas of Barrhead, Morinville, Westlock, Onoway and Evansburg. Our November 9th, 2018 sanding from the freezing rain will be completed by this company by application from a pickup truck. The Company’s sander for their truck is in transit and, hopefully, will be in service by the time we get another icy occurrence.
Fisheries & Oceans Canada - West Cove Boat Launch Ramp
Use of Municipal Reserve Areas
A reminder to all residents that vegetation such as trees, plants and flowers are not to be removed or planted on any municipal reserve areas without prior permission from the Sumner Village. Any vegetation that has been planted on the municipal reserve areas without permission will be removed. If you have planted anything on the municipal reserve areas, please remove or move to your property. Your cooperation is appreciated.
Municipal Floating Pier
The Floating Pier beside the boat launch has been removed for the 2018/2019 season. Thank you to the following volunteers for removing it:
Derek & Fred Noble, Mike Woods, Joel Woods, Aaron Neuffer, Dave Breton, Ren Giesbrecht