West Cove

Welcome to the official website of the Summer Village of WestCove. Alberta.

What's New & Alerts

0 - Fire Advisories & Bans


There is currently no fire ban in effect.


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1 - West Cove Community League & West Cove Days Committee


West Cove Days took place on Saturday, July 27th, 2019.Visit the Community League Facebook page for more information on the Community League and their upcoming events.


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2 - Chattels Must Be Removed from Roadways/Boulevards Update


IMPORTANT NOTICE 


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3 - Compost Collection Site - Open


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!


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Aquatic Vegetation Removal - What You Need to Know


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.


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Are you Interested in Volunteering in Your Community? We have a volunteer opportunity!


Are you interested in volunteering or know someone that is? The Summer Village is looking for Community‚ÄźMinded Volunteers!


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ATTENTION RESIDENTS - REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY TO THE RCMP - 780-968-7200





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Bylaw Enforcement & Animal Control & Community Peace Officer Services


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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Community Events


For a listing of community events - click here!


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Municipal Development Plan Project


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.   


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News Release - Municipalities Preserve Local Clinic


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


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Off-Highway Vehicle Information


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.


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Tax Payment Information


NEW TAX PAYMENT PLAN OPTION


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Thank You to our Volunteers!


Thank you to our volunteers - It could not have been done without you!


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Next Council Meeting  - Note Change from the Regular Scheduled Date

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the West Cove Community Hall.

 

 

Municipal Development Plan Project

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.   

An MDP will address several items, including:

-future land use
-future development
-coordination
-transportation
-municipal services 

-Current Municipal Development Plan for the Summer Village of West Cove (2011) - Municipal Development Plan

-A Public Open House was held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Darwell Seniors Hall with respect to the Draft Municipal Development Plan - Draft 2019 Municipal Development Plan Document

 

 

Annual Information Meeting

The Annual Information Meeting was held on Saturday, July 13, 2019, there were some questions and suggestions from residents.  The follow-up Questions and Answers from the meeting are posted below.

Annual Information Meeting Q & A's - July 13, 2019

 

 

Lake Isle & Lac Ste. Anne Water Quality Management Society (LILSA)

www.LILSA.ca
Did you know that LILSA:

  • Advocates for the health of our lakes;
  • Is working hard to slow and prevent the spread of FLOWERING RUSH, an invasive species that is taking over Lake Isle and making its way to Lac Ste Anne;
  • Completed a State of the Watershed Report and is working with other organizations to develop a Watershed Management plan;
  • Partners with municipal and provincial governments to apply for grants and improve the quality of our lakes;
  • Is working on short and long-term solutions to improve our lakes and keep them healthy and useable for generations to come;
  • Needs more members to keep doing their important work!

Become a LILSA Member today!
There is no time commitment required. You can do as little or as much as you choose.
By becoming a member you will:

  • Help support the health of our lakes;
  • Be able to vote at our AGM;
  • Be eligible to run for the board;
  • Be a part of the solution!

Annual Memberships are $20 (individual or family) & can be purchased at:
Alberta Beach Village Office (4935-50Ave)    Lac Ste Anne County Building (56521 Rge Rd 65)  Onoway Town Office (4812-51St)

 

 

Flowering Rush

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

Here you can read the latest top stories

Joint Media Release  -  Provincial Police Funding Model

Read more here...

 

Contract Position - Winter Road Maintenance - October 4, 2019

The Summer Village of West Cove is seeking submissions from companies interested in winter road maintenance work for the 2019/2020 winter season, and consideration may be given to a multi-year contract.  

 

View ad and road map here.

 

Submission deadline is October 31, 2019 at noon.

 

 

Blue-Green Algae Advisory - Lac Ste. Anne - July 5, 2019

Please see further information on the Alberta Health Services Website

Alberta Health Services

 

 

Playground Update - August 30, 2019

The playground has been repaired and is now open!

 

 

2019 Annual Newsletterdownload your copy here

Please note that there was an error in the 2019 newsletter that was mailed on May 13, 2019.   
Below is the correct contact information for your Summer Village Council. 
We apologize for any confusion this has caused.

 

Mayor: Larry St.Amand 

Email:   lwstamand@gmail.com  

Phone:  780-919-4382

Deputy Mayor:  Ren Giesbrecht   

Email:  renjgiesbrecht@gmail.com 

Phone:  780-910-3157

Councillor: Dave Breton  

Email:  dave@centraltractor.ca   

Phone: 780-289-5270

 

 

Recreational Use of Shorelines along Public Park Areas

To the Residents of the Summer Village of West Cove:

As we approach the Summer boating season, a number of issues have been brought up with regards to piers and lifts placed in the public park shorelines.  In the past, all the Summer Villages (Alberta Summer Village Association) have asked for a formal policy from the Federal and Provincial Agencies that are responsible for Lakeshores and Beds.  This has not happened to date and, as such, the Summer Village has no jurisdiction over these shorelines.  We ask, however, that those who use these shores to place their equipment in the lake are considerate to the others who use the park as access to the lake for recreational purposes.

If you have the time, please contact your local MLA and voice your concern to this issue, as well, further information may be obtained by contacting Alberta Environment & Sustainable Resource Development (information below).

Province of Alberta
Land and Forest Policy Branch, Policy Division 
Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development 
2nd Floor, South Petroleum Plaza 
9915-108 Street 
Edmonton, AB T5K 2G8

Ph: (780) 427-4767 
Fax: (780) 422-4251 
E-mail: gerry.haekel@gov.ab.ca

Thank you,

Larry St. Amand, Mayor

Summer Village of West Cove

  

 

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.