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Thursday, June 17, 2021
Join an HEALTH Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

National Indigenous Peoples Day Canada June 21
Time: All Day
SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

Upcoming Activites

National Indigenous Peoples Day Canada June 21
Time: All Day
Friday, June 18, 2021
COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

National Indigenous Peoples Day Canada June 21
Time: All Day
SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

Join an HEALTH Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

Office Hours
Time: All Day

Only one visitor at a time regardless of whether you are cohorts or not. 

Please continue to conduct your municipal affairs through email and phone, but if you do visit us at the office do so one at a time, practicing social distancing and wearing a mask.

Aug/Sept is holiday and cheques can be dropped off in the Village stainless steel mailbox at the store, way on the left or please strongly consider to pay via Interac: email payments.

  • Email your payment to svandyb@xplornet.ca
  • Password RollXXX
  • XXX=your property or roll number: which is on your tax notice top right

Tax notices, TPP letters were mailed May 13, 2021

All Council meetings (from March 2021) will be conducted via audio/tele conferencing using the ZOOM platform as per AB Health guidelines unless posted as "Hall" on the website under Council/Meetings.

See the Welcome Page of the website for log in details regarding Council meetings.

The Council/meeting dates page on the website also has the list of meeting dates. 

During 2021 election year from May 27 to July 15 the office will be open from 12 noon to 7 pm on Thursday's for tax payments and the submission of nomination papers.  One person at a time.

Read the ORG meeting August 26 7 pm meeting guidelines/exceptions on the Welcome Page.

Sandy Beach thank you for your cooperation. 

Hours

  • Mondays 9 am - 3 pm
  • Tuesdays 9 am - 3 pm 
  • Wednesday 9 am - 3 pm (Closed every 3rd week)
  • Thursday 9 am - 3 pm
  • Friday 9 am - 3 pm (Open every 3rd week)

Please check out the daily office hours weekly update at top left of WELCOME page (website)

Hours are subject to change - we appreciate your patience especially during the busy season where there is multiple bank and town runs to Onoway or Morinville, thank you.

Starting July 6-Sept 2, 2021 the Village office will operate reduced office hours.

The office will be closed Dec 24-Jan 4, 2022

Email ANY payments to svsandyb@xplornet.ca (Interac ONLY). No cheques please.

Check daily update top left of welcome page for office availability.

Text or email at anytime svsandyb@xplornet.ca / text 780.718.1894 (cell)

Fines and Removal
Time: 12:00 am

All Residents 

  • DO NOT push your snow into the ditches.  Do not complain about flooding in the Spring if you do so.  All areas are monitored and where snow is pushed into the ditches recorded, to check and correspond with Spring flooding complaints.
  • ATV's must have spark arresters - the call out from fire will be charged to the roll number;
  • No target practice or any form of weapons discharge or cross bow discharge is allowed in the public lands to the east of Lakeshore Drive or within municipal boundaries- any activity will be fined by the Bylaw Officer and fines will be added to the appropriate roll number;
  • Do not leave your garbage and organics on the road during the week PUT IT OUT THE NIGHT OR MORNING BEFORE;
  • Please slow down and STOP at the stop signs - we have people walking - be respectful and courteous;
  • When the day park is open (May 1 to Oct 15) report suspicious vehicles and when you use the day park: pick up after your dog (which must be on a lease), no alcohol, no cannabis, no open fires or any music - be courteous;
  • All recreational fires (at your property ONLY) must be in a approved fire pit and must have a spark screen/cover at all times - douse, stir and douse when you put out the fire (you MUST put it out;
  • STRAY dogs - report to the office as the Bylaw Officer (780.718.1894) will impound the dogs and all costs will be added to the tax roll;
  • If you are using weed control or gopher extermination - follow all user guidelines and do not let residue escape onto neighbouring property please - USE CAUTION;
  • ATV's are not allowed in the day park at any time or season - the Bylaw Officer will issue fines and a camera has been installed to monitor offenders that are a liability to children and other users.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Saturday, June 19, 2021
Join an HEALTH Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

National Indigenous Peoples Day Canada June 21
Time: All Day
Fines and Removal
Time: 12:00 am

All Residents 

  • DO NOT push your snow into the ditches.  Do not complain about flooding in the Spring if you do so.  All areas are monitored and where snow is pushed into the ditches recorded, to check and correspond with Spring flooding complaints.
  • ATV's must have spark arresters - the call out from fire will be charged to the roll number;
  • No target practice or any form of weapons discharge or cross bow discharge is allowed in the public lands to the east of Lakeshore Drive or within municipal boundaries- any activity will be fined by the Bylaw Officer and fines will be added to the appropriate roll number;
  • Do not leave your garbage and organics on the road during the week PUT IT OUT THE NIGHT OR MORNING BEFORE;
  • Please slow down and STOP at the stop signs - we have people walking - be respectful and courteous;
  • When the day park is open (May 1 to Oct 15) report suspicious vehicles and when you use the day park: pick up after your dog (which must be on a lease), no alcohol, no cannabis, no open fires or any music - be courteous;
  • All recreational fires (at your property ONLY) must be in a approved fire pit and must have a spark screen/cover at all times - douse, stir and douse when you put out the fire (you MUST put it out;
  • STRAY dogs - report to the office as the Bylaw Officer (780.718.1894) will impound the dogs and all costs will be added to the tax roll;
  • If you are using weed control or gopher extermination - follow all user guidelines and do not let residue escape onto neighbouring property please - USE CAUTION;
  • ATV's are not allowed in the day park at any time or season - the Bylaw Officer will issue fines and a camera has been installed to monitor offenders that are a liability to children and other users.

Thank you for your cooperation.

BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

Sunday, June 20, 2021
OPIOID SUPPORT
Time: 12:00 am
Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
National Indigenous Peoples Day Canada June 21
Time: All Day
ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Fines and Removal
Time: 12:00 am

All Residents 

  • DO NOT push your snow into the ditches.  Do not complain about flooding in the Spring if you do so.  All areas are monitored and where snow is pushed into the ditches recorded, to check and correspond with Spring flooding complaints.
  • ATV's must have spark arresters - the call out from fire will be charged to the roll number;
  • No target practice or any form of weapons discharge or cross bow discharge is allowed in the public lands to the east of Lakeshore Drive or within municipal boundaries- any activity will be fined by the Bylaw Officer and fines will be added to the appropriate roll number;
  • Do not leave your garbage and organics on the road during the week PUT IT OUT THE NIGHT OR MORNING BEFORE;
  • Please slow down and STOP at the stop signs - we have people walking - be respectful and courteous;
  • When the day park is open (May 1 to Oct 15) report suspicious vehicles and when you use the day park: pick up after your dog (which must be on a lease), no alcohol, no cannabis, no open fires or any music - be courteous;
  • All recreational fires (at your property ONLY) must be in a approved fire pit and must have a spark screen/cover at all times - douse, stir and douse when you put out the fire (you MUST put it out;
  • STRAY dogs - report to the office as the Bylaw Officer (780.718.1894) will impound the dogs and all costs will be added to the tax roll;
  • If you are using weed control or gopher extermination - follow all user guidelines and do not let residue escape onto neighbouring property please - USE CAUTION;
  • ATV's are not allowed in the day park at any time or season - the Bylaw Officer will issue fines and a camera has been installed to monitor offenders that are a liability to children and other users.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

Join an HEALTH Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

Office Hours
Time: All Day

Only one visitor at a time regardless of whether you are cohorts or not. 

Please continue to conduct your municipal affairs through email and phone, but if you do visit us at the office do so one at a time, practicing social distancing and wearing a mask.

Aug/Sept is holiday and cheques can be dropped off in the Village stainless steel mailbox at the store, way on the left or please strongly consider to pay via Interac: email payments.

  • Email your payment to svandyb@xplornet.ca
  • Password RollXXX
  • XXX=your property or roll number: which is on your tax notice top right

Tax notices, TPP letters were mailed May 13, 2021

All Council meetings (from March 2021) will be conducted via audio/tele conferencing using the ZOOM platform as per AB Health guidelines unless posted as "Hall" on the website under Council/Meetings.

See the Welcome Page of the website for log in details regarding Council meetings.

The Council/meeting dates page on the website also has the list of meeting dates. 

During 2021 election year from May 27 to July 15 the office will be open from 12 noon to 7 pm on Thursday's for tax payments and the submission of nomination papers.  One person at a time.

Read the ORG meeting August 26 7 pm meeting guidelines/exceptions on the Welcome Page.

Sandy Beach thank you for your cooperation. 

Hours

  • Mondays 9 am - 3 pm
  • Tuesdays 9 am - 3 pm 
  • Wednesday 9 am - 3 pm (Closed every 3rd week)
  • Thursday 9 am - 3 pm
  • Friday 9 am - 3 pm (Open every 3rd week)

Please check out the daily office hours weekly update at top left of WELCOME page (website)

Hours are subject to change - we appreciate your patience especially during the busy season where there is multiple bank and town runs to Onoway or Morinville, thank you.

Starting July 6-Sept 2, 2021 the Village office will operate reduced office hours.

The office will be closed Dec 24-Jan 4, 2022

Email ANY payments to svsandyb@xplornet.ca (Interac ONLY). No cheques please.

Check daily update top left of welcome page for office availability.

Text or email at anytime svsandyb@xplornet.ca / text 780.718.1894 (cell)

Monday, June 21, 2021
OPIOID SUPPORT
Time: 12:00 am
Office Hours
Time: All Day

Only one visitor at a time regardless of whether you are cohorts or not. 

Please continue to conduct your municipal affairs through email and phone, but if you do visit us at the office do so one at a time, practicing social distancing and wearing a mask.

Aug/Sept is holiday and cheques can be dropped off in the Village stainless steel mailbox at the store, way on the left or please strongly consider to pay via Interac: email payments.

  • Email your payment to svandyb@xplornet.ca
  • Password RollXXX
  • XXX=your property or roll number: which is on your tax notice top right

Tax notices, TPP letters were mailed May 13, 2021

All Council meetings (from March 2021) will be conducted via audio/tele conferencing using the ZOOM platform as per AB Health guidelines unless posted as "Hall" on the website under Council/Meetings.

See the Welcome Page of the website for log in details regarding Council meetings.

The Council/meeting dates page on the website also has the list of meeting dates. 

During 2021 election year from May 27 to July 15 the office will be open from 12 noon to 7 pm on Thursday's for tax payments and the submission of nomination papers.  One person at a time.

Read the ORG meeting August 26 7 pm meeting guidelines/exceptions on the Welcome Page.

Sandy Beach thank you for your cooperation. 

Hours

  • Mondays 9 am - 3 pm
  • Tuesdays 9 am - 3 pm 
  • Wednesday 9 am - 3 pm (Closed every 3rd week)
  • Thursday 9 am - 3 pm
  • Friday 9 am - 3 pm (Open every 3rd week)

Please check out the daily office hours weekly update at top left of WELCOME page (website)

Hours are subject to change - we appreciate your patience especially during the busy season where there is multiple bank and town runs to Onoway or Morinville, thank you.

Starting July 6-Sept 2, 2021 the Village office will operate reduced office hours.

The office will be closed Dec 24-Jan 4, 2022

Email ANY payments to svsandyb@xplornet.ca (Interac ONLY). No cheques please.

Check daily update top left of welcome page for office availability.

Text or email at anytime svsandyb@xplornet.ca / text 780.718.1894 (cell)

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

Join an HEALTH Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

National Indigenous Peoples Day Canada June 21
Time: All Day
ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

National Indigenous Peoples Day Canada June 21
Time: All Day
CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

Join an HEALTH Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

Office Hours
Time: All Day

Only one visitor at a time regardless of whether you are cohorts or not. 

Please continue to conduct your municipal affairs through email and phone, but if you do visit us at the office do so one at a time, practicing social distancing and wearing a mask.

Aug/Sept is holiday and cheques can be dropped off in the Village stainless steel mailbox at the store, way on the left or please strongly consider to pay via Interac: email payments.

  • Email your payment to svandyb@xplornet.ca
  • Password RollXXX
  • XXX=your property or roll number: which is on your tax notice top right

Tax notices, TPP letters were mailed May 13, 2021

All Council meetings (from March 2021) will be conducted via audio/tele conferencing using the ZOOM platform as per AB Health guidelines unless posted as "Hall" on the website under Council/Meetings.

See the Welcome Page of the website for log in details regarding Council meetings.

The Council/meeting dates page on the website also has the list of meeting dates. 

During 2021 election year from May 27 to July 15 the office will be open from 12 noon to 7 pm on Thursday's for tax payments and the submission of nomination papers.  One person at a time.

Read the ORG meeting August 26 7 pm meeting guidelines/exceptions on the Welcome Page.

Sandy Beach thank you for your cooperation. 

Hours

  • Mondays 9 am - 3 pm
  • Tuesdays 9 am - 3 pm 
  • Wednesday 9 am - 3 pm (Closed every 3rd week)
  • Thursday 9 am - 3 pm
  • Friday 9 am - 3 pm (Open every 3rd week)

Please check out the daily office hours weekly update at top left of WELCOME page (website)

Hours are subject to change - we appreciate your patience especially during the busy season where there is multiple bank and town runs to Onoway or Morinville, thank you.

Starting July 6-Sept 2, 2021 the Village office will operate reduced office hours.

The office will be closed Dec 24-Jan 4, 2022

Email ANY payments to svsandyb@xplornet.ca (Interac ONLY). No cheques please.

Check daily update top left of welcome page for office availability.

Text or email at anytime svsandyb@xplornet.ca / text 780.718.1894 (cell)

Join an HEALTH Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

Thursday, June 24, 2021
Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

Join an HEALTH Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Fines and Removal
Time: 12:00 am

All Residents 

  • DO NOT push your snow into the ditches.  Do not complain about flooding in the Spring if you do so.  All areas are monitored and where snow is pushed into the ditches recorded, to check and correspond with Spring flooding complaints.
  • ATV's must have spark arresters - the call out from fire will be charged to the roll number;
  • No target practice or any form of weapons discharge or cross bow discharge is allowed in the public lands to the east of Lakeshore Drive or within municipal boundaries- any activity will be fined by the Bylaw Officer and fines will be added to the appropriate roll number;
  • Do not leave your garbage and organics on the road during the week PUT IT OUT THE NIGHT OR MORNING BEFORE;
  • Please slow down and STOP at the stop signs - we have people walking - be respectful and courteous;
  • When the day park is open (May 1 to Oct 15) report suspicious vehicles and when you use the day park: pick up after your dog (which must be on a lease), no alcohol, no cannabis, no open fires or any music - be courteous;
  • All recreational fires (at your property ONLY) must be in a approved fire pit and must have a spark screen/cover at all times - douse, stir and douse when you put out the fire (you MUST put it out;
  • STRAY dogs - report to the office as the Bylaw Officer (780.718.1894) will impound the dogs and all costs will be added to the tax roll;
  • If you are using weed control or gopher extermination - follow all user guidelines and do not let residue escape onto neighbouring property please - USE CAUTION;
  • ATV's are not allowed in the day park at any time or season - the Bylaw Officer will issue fines and a camera has been installed to monitor offenders that are a liability to children and other users.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Friday, June 25, 2021
CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Office Hours
Time: All Day

Only one visitor at a time regardless of whether you are cohorts or not. 

Please continue to conduct your municipal affairs through email and phone, but if you do visit us at the office do so one at a time, practicing social distancing and wearing a mask.

Aug/Sept is holiday and cheques can be dropped off in the Village stainless steel mailbox at the store, way on the left or please strongly consider to pay via Interac: email payments.

  • Email your payment to svandyb@xplornet.ca
  • Password RollXXX
  • XXX=your property or roll number: which is on your tax notice top right

Tax notices, TPP letters were mailed May 13, 2021

All Council meetings (from March 2021) will be conducted via audio/tele conferencing using the ZOOM platform as per AB Health guidelines unless posted as "Hall" on the website under Council/Meetings.

See the Welcome Page of the website for log in details regarding Council meetings.

The Council/meeting dates page on the website also has the list of meeting dates. 

During 2021 election year from May 27 to July 15 the office will be open from 12 noon to 7 pm on Thursday's for tax payments and the submission of nomination papers.  One person at a time.

Read the ORG meeting August 26 7 pm meeting guidelines/exceptions on the Welcome Page.

Sandy Beach thank you for your cooperation. 

Hours

  • Mondays 9 am - 3 pm
  • Tuesdays 9 am - 3 pm 
  • Wednesday 9 am - 3 pm (Closed every 3rd week)
  • Thursday 9 am - 3 pm
  • Friday 9 am - 3 pm (Open every 3rd week)

Please check out the daily office hours weekly update at top left of WELCOME page (website)

Hours are subject to change - we appreciate your patience especially during the busy season where there is multiple bank and town runs to Onoway or Morinville, thank you.

Starting July 6-Sept 2, 2021 the Village office will operate reduced office hours.

The office will be closed Dec 24-Jan 4, 2022

Email ANY payments to svsandyb@xplornet.ca (Interac ONLY). No cheques please.

Check daily update top left of welcome page for office availability.

Text or email at anytime svsandyb@xplornet.ca / text 780.718.1894 (cell)

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

Fines and Removal
Time: 12:00 am

All Residents 

  • DO NOT push your snow into the ditches.  Do not complain about flooding in the Spring if you do so.  All areas are monitored and where snow is pushed into the ditches recorded, to check and correspond with Spring flooding complaints.
  • ATV's must have spark arresters - the call out from fire will be charged to the roll number;
  • No target practice or any form of weapons discharge or cross bow discharge is allowed in the public lands to the east of Lakeshore Drive or within municipal boundaries- any activity will be fined by the Bylaw Officer and fines will be added to the appropriate roll number;
  • Do not leave your garbage and organics on the road during the week PUT IT OUT THE NIGHT OR MORNING BEFORE;
  • Please slow down and STOP at the stop signs - we have people walking - be respectful and courteous;
  • When the day park is open (May 1 to Oct 15) report suspicious vehicles and when you use the day park: pick up after your dog (which must be on a lease), no alcohol, no cannabis, no open fires or any music - be courteous;
  • All recreational fires (at your property ONLY) must be in a approved fire pit and must have a spark screen/cover at all times - douse, stir and douse when you put out the fire (you MUST put it out;
  • STRAY dogs - report to the office as the Bylaw Officer (780.718.1894) will impound the dogs and all costs will be added to the tax roll;
  • If you are using weed control or gopher extermination - follow all user guidelines and do not let residue escape onto neighbouring property please - USE CAUTION;
  • ATV's are not allowed in the day park at any time or season - the Bylaw Officer will issue fines and a camera has been installed to monitor offenders that are a liability to children and other users.

Thank you for your cooperation.

SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

Saturday, June 26, 2021
OPIOID SUPPORT
Time: 12:00 am
BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Fines and Removal
Time: 12:00 am

All Residents 

  • DO NOT push your snow into the ditches.  Do not complain about flooding in the Spring if you do so.  All areas are monitored and where snow is pushed into the ditches recorded, to check and correspond with Spring flooding complaints.
  • ATV's must have spark arresters - the call out from fire will be charged to the roll number;
  • No target practice or any form of weapons discharge or cross bow discharge is allowed in the public lands to the east of Lakeshore Drive or within municipal boundaries- any activity will be fined by the Bylaw Officer and fines will be added to the appropriate roll number;
  • Do not leave your garbage and organics on the road during the week PUT IT OUT THE NIGHT OR MORNING BEFORE;
  • Please slow down and STOP at the stop signs - we have people walking - be respectful and courteous;
  • When the day park is open (May 1 to Oct 15) report suspicious vehicles and when you use the day park: pick up after your dog (which must be on a lease), no alcohol, no cannabis, no open fires or any music - be courteous;
  • All recreational fires (at your property ONLY) must be in a approved fire pit and must have a spark screen/cover at all times - douse, stir and douse when you put out the fire (you MUST put it out;
  • STRAY dogs - report to the office as the Bylaw Officer (780.718.1894) will impound the dogs and all costs will be added to the tax roll;
  • If you are using weed control or gopher extermination - follow all user guidelines and do not let residue escape onto neighbouring property please - USE CAUTION;
  • ATV's are not allowed in the day park at any time or season - the Bylaw Officer will issue fines and a camera has been installed to monitor offenders that are a liability to children and other users.

Thank you for your cooperation.

ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Sunday, June 27, 2021
ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

Office Hours
Time: All Day

Only one visitor at a time regardless of whether you are cohorts or not. 

Please continue to conduct your municipal affairs through email and phone, but if you do visit us at the office do so one at a time, practicing social distancing and wearing a mask.

Aug/Sept is holiday and cheques can be dropped off in the Village stainless steel mailbox at the store, way on the left or please strongly consider to pay via Interac: email payments.

  • Email your payment to svandyb@xplornet.ca
  • Password RollXXX
  • XXX=your property or roll number: which is on your tax notice top right

Tax notices, TPP letters were mailed May 13, 2021

All Council meetings (from March 2021) will be conducted via audio/tele conferencing using the ZOOM platform as per AB Health guidelines unless posted as "Hall" on the website under Council/Meetings.

See the Welcome Page of the website for log in details regarding Council meetings.

The Council/meeting dates page on the website also has the list of meeting dates. 

During 2021 election year from May 27 to July 15 the office will be open from 12 noon to 7 pm on Thursday's for tax payments and the submission of nomination papers.  One person at a time.

Read the ORG meeting August 26 7 pm meeting guidelines/exceptions on the Welcome Page.

Sandy Beach thank you for your cooperation. 

Hours

  • Mondays 9 am - 3 pm
  • Tuesdays 9 am - 3 pm 
  • Wednesday 9 am - 3 pm (Closed every 3rd week)
  • Thursday 9 am - 3 pm
  • Friday 9 am - 3 pm (Open every 3rd week)

Please check out the daily office hours weekly update at top left of WELCOME page (website)

Hours are subject to change - we appreciate your patience especially during the busy season where there is multiple bank and town runs to Onoway or Morinville, thank you.

Starting July 6-Sept 2, 2021 the Village office will operate reduced office hours.

The office will be closed Dec 24-Jan 4, 2022

Email ANY payments to svsandyb@xplornet.ca (Interac ONLY). No cheques please.

Check daily update top left of welcome page for office availability.

Text or email at anytime svsandyb@xplornet.ca / text 780.718.1894 (cell)

Fines and Removal
Time: 12:00 am

All Residents 

  • DO NOT push your snow into the ditches.  Do not complain about flooding in the Spring if you do so.  All areas are monitored and where snow is pushed into the ditches recorded, to check and correspond with Spring flooding complaints.
  • ATV's must have spark arresters - the call out from fire will be charged to the roll number;
  • No target practice or any form of weapons discharge or cross bow discharge is allowed in the public lands to the east of Lakeshore Drive or within municipal boundaries- any activity will be fined by the Bylaw Officer and fines will be added to the appropriate roll number;
  • Do not leave your garbage and organics on the road during the week PUT IT OUT THE NIGHT OR MORNING BEFORE;
  • Please slow down and STOP at the stop signs - we have people walking - be respectful and courteous;
  • When the day park is open (May 1 to Oct 15) report suspicious vehicles and when you use the day park: pick up after your dog (which must be on a lease), no alcohol, no cannabis, no open fires or any music - be courteous;
  • All recreational fires (at your property ONLY) must be in a approved fire pit and must have a spark screen/cover at all times - douse, stir and douse when you put out the fire (you MUST put it out;
  • STRAY dogs - report to the office as the Bylaw Officer (780.718.1894) will impound the dogs and all costs will be added to the tax roll;
  • If you are using weed control or gopher extermination - follow all user guidelines and do not let residue escape onto neighbouring property please - USE CAUTION;
  • ATV's are not allowed in the day park at any time or season - the Bylaw Officer will issue fines and a camera has been installed to monitor offenders that are a liability to children and other users.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

Monday, June 28, 2021
COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Office Hours
Time: All Day

Only one visitor at a time regardless of whether you are cohorts or not. 

Please continue to conduct your municipal affairs through email and phone, but if you do visit us at the office do so one at a time, practicing social distancing and wearing a mask.

Aug/Sept is holiday and cheques can be dropped off in the Village stainless steel mailbox at the store, way on the left or please strongly consider to pay via Interac: email payments.

  • Email your payment to svandyb@xplornet.ca
  • Password RollXXX
  • XXX=your property or roll number: which is on your tax notice top right

Tax notices, TPP letters were mailed May 13, 2021

All Council meetings (from March 2021) will be conducted via audio/tele conferencing using the ZOOM platform as per AB Health guidelines unless posted as "Hall" on the website under Council/Meetings.

See the Welcome Page of the website for log in details regarding Council meetings.

The Council/meeting dates page on the website also has the list of meeting dates. 

During 2021 election year from May 27 to July 15 the office will be open from 12 noon to 7 pm on Thursday's for tax payments and the submission of nomination papers.  One person at a time.

Read the ORG meeting August 26 7 pm meeting guidelines/exceptions on the Welcome Page.

Sandy Beach thank you for your cooperation. 

Hours

  • Mondays 9 am - 3 pm
  • Tuesdays 9 am - 3 pm 
  • Wednesday 9 am - 3 pm (Closed every 3rd week)
  • Thursday 9 am - 3 pm
  • Friday 9 am - 3 pm (Open every 3rd week)

Please check out the daily office hours weekly update at top left of WELCOME page (website)

Hours are subject to change - we appreciate your patience especially during the busy season where there is multiple bank and town runs to Onoway or Morinville, thank you.

Starting July 6-Sept 2, 2021 the Village office will operate reduced office hours.

The office will be closed Dec 24-Jan 4, 2022

Email ANY payments to svsandyb@xplornet.ca (Interac ONLY). No cheques please.

Check daily update top left of welcome page for office availability.

Text or email at anytime svsandyb@xplornet.ca / text 780.718.1894 (cell)

Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

Tuesday, June 29, 2021
ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

Office Hours
Time: All Day

Only one visitor at a time regardless of whether you are cohorts or not. 

Please continue to conduct your municipal affairs through email and phone, but if you do visit us at the office do so one at a time, practicing social distancing and wearing a mask.

Aug/Sept is holiday and cheques can be dropped off in the Village stainless steel mailbox at the store, way on the left or please strongly consider to pay via Interac: email payments.

  • Email your payment to svandyb@xplornet.ca
  • Password RollXXX
  • XXX=your property or roll number: which is on your tax notice top right

Tax notices, TPP letters were mailed May 13, 2021

All Council meetings (from March 2021) will be conducted via audio/tele conferencing using the ZOOM platform as per AB Health guidelines unless posted as "Hall" on the website under Council/Meetings.

See the Welcome Page of the website for log in details regarding Council meetings.

The Council/meeting dates page on the website also has the list of meeting dates. 

During 2021 election year from May 27 to July 15 the office will be open from 12 noon to 7 pm on Thursday's for tax payments and the submission of nomination papers.  One person at a time.

Read the ORG meeting August 26 7 pm meeting guidelines/exceptions on the Welcome Page.

Sandy Beach thank you for your cooperation. 

Hours

  • Mondays 9 am - 3 pm
  • Tuesdays 9 am - 3 pm 
  • Wednesday 9 am - 3 pm (Closed every 3rd week)
  • Thursday 9 am - 3 pm
  • Friday 9 am - 3 pm (Open every 3rd week)

Please check out the daily office hours weekly update at top left of WELCOME page (website)

Hours are subject to change - we appreciate your patience especially during the busy season where there is multiple bank and town runs to Onoway or Morinville, thank you.

Starting July 6-Sept 2, 2021 the Village office will operate reduced office hours.

The office will be closed Dec 24-Jan 4, 2022

Email ANY payments to svsandyb@xplornet.ca (Interac ONLY). No cheques please.

Check daily update top left of welcome page for office availability.

Text or email at anytime svsandyb@xplornet.ca / text 780.718.1894 (cell)

Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

Thursday, July 1, 2021
Garbage & Organics pick up will be TUESDAY August 3, 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Same pick up rules

5 black (household) and 5 clear/orange (organics) bags ONLY - 30 lb. per bag.

No exceptions.

Please do not leave garbage bags on the curb for the week.

Please put it out the night before or by 7 am on THE DAY of Pick Up.

Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

Fines and Removal
Time: 12:00 am

All Residents 

  • DO NOT push your snow into the ditches.  Do not complain about flooding in the Spring if you do so.  All areas are monitored and where snow is pushed into the ditches recorded, to check and correspond with Spring flooding complaints.
  • ATV's must have spark arresters - the call out from fire will be charged to the roll number;
  • No target practice or any form of weapons discharge or cross bow discharge is allowed in the public lands to the east of Lakeshore Drive or within municipal boundaries- any activity will be fined by the Bylaw Officer and fines will be added to the appropriate roll number;
  • Do not leave your garbage and organics on the road during the week PUT IT OUT THE NIGHT OR MORNING BEFORE;
  • Please slow down and STOP at the stop signs - we have people walking - be respectful and courteous;
  • When the day park is open (May 1 to Oct 15) report suspicious vehicles and when you use the day park: pick up after your dog (which must be on a lease), no alcohol, no cannabis, no open fires or any music - be courteous;
  • All recreational fires (at your property ONLY) must be in a approved fire pit and must have a spark screen/cover at all times - douse, stir and douse when you put out the fire (you MUST put it out;
  • STRAY dogs - report to the office as the Bylaw Officer (780.718.1894) will impound the dogs and all costs will be added to the tax roll;
  • If you are using weed control or gopher extermination - follow all user guidelines and do not let residue escape onto neighbouring property please - USE CAUTION;
  • ATV's are not allowed in the day park at any time or season - the Bylaw Officer will issue fines and a camera has been installed to monitor offenders that are a liability to children and other users.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

Friday, July 2, 2021
Fines and Removal
Time: 12:00 am

All Residents 

  • DO NOT push your snow into the ditches.  Do not complain about flooding in the Spring if you do so.  All areas are monitored and where snow is pushed into the ditches recorded, to check and correspond with Spring flooding complaints.
  • ATV's must have spark arresters - the call out from fire will be charged to the roll number;
  • No target practice or any form of weapons discharge or cross bow discharge is allowed in the public lands to the east of Lakeshore Drive or within municipal boundaries- any activity will be fined by the Bylaw Officer and fines will be added to the appropriate roll number;
  • Do not leave your garbage and organics on the road during the week PUT IT OUT THE NIGHT OR MORNING BEFORE;
  • Please slow down and STOP at the stop signs - we have people walking - be respectful and courteous;
  • When the day park is open (May 1 to Oct 15) report suspicious vehicles and when you use the day park: pick up after your dog (which must be on a lease), no alcohol, no cannabis, no open fires or any music - be courteous;
  • All recreational fires (at your property ONLY) must be in a approved fire pit and must have a spark screen/cover at all times - douse, stir and douse when you put out the fire (you MUST put it out;
  • STRAY dogs - report to the office as the Bylaw Officer (780.718.1894) will impound the dogs and all costs will be added to the tax roll;
  • If you are using weed control or gopher extermination - follow all user guidelines and do not let residue escape onto neighbouring property please - USE CAUTION;
  • ATV's are not allowed in the day park at any time or season - the Bylaw Officer will issue fines and a camera has been installed to monitor offenders that are a liability to children and other users.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Garbage & Organics pick up will be TUESDAY August 3, 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Same pick up rules

5 black (household) and 5 clear/orange (organics) bags ONLY - 30 lb. per bag.

No exceptions.

Please do not leave garbage bags on the curb for the week.

Please put it out the night before or by 7 am on THE DAY of Pick Up.

SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

Office Hours
Time: All Day

Only one visitor at a time regardless of whether you are cohorts or not. 

Please continue to conduct your municipal affairs through email and phone, but if you do visit us at the office do so one at a time, practicing social distancing and wearing a mask.

Aug/Sept is holiday and cheques can be dropped off in the Village stainless steel mailbox at the store, way on the left or please strongly consider to pay via Interac: email payments.

  • Email your payment to svandyb@xplornet.ca
  • Password RollXXX
  • XXX=your property or roll number: which is on your tax notice top right

Tax notices, TPP letters were mailed May 13, 2021

All Council meetings (from March 2021) will be conducted via audio/tele conferencing using the ZOOM platform as per AB Health guidelines unless posted as "Hall" on the website under Council/Meetings.

See the Welcome Page of the website for log in details regarding Council meetings.

The Council/meeting dates page on the website also has the list of meeting dates. 

During 2021 election year from May 27 to July 15 the office will be open from 12 noon to 7 pm on Thursday's for tax payments and the submission of nomination papers.  One person at a time.

Read the ORG meeting August 26 7 pm meeting guidelines/exceptions on the Welcome Page.

Sandy Beach thank you for your cooperation. 

Hours

  • Mondays 9 am - 3 pm
  • Tuesdays 9 am - 3 pm 
  • Wednesday 9 am - 3 pm (Closed every 3rd week)
  • Thursday 9 am - 3 pm
  • Friday 9 am - 3 pm (Open every 3rd week)

Please check out the daily office hours weekly update at top left of WELCOME page (website)

Hours are subject to change - we appreciate your patience especially during the busy season where there is multiple bank and town runs to Onoway or Morinville, thank you.

Starting July 6-Sept 2, 2021 the Village office will operate reduced office hours.

The office will be closed Dec 24-Jan 4, 2022

Email ANY payments to svsandyb@xplornet.ca (Interac ONLY). No cheques please.

Check daily update top left of welcome page for office availability.

Text or email at anytime svsandyb@xplornet.ca / text 780.718.1894 (cell)

Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Saturday, July 3, 2021
Fines and Removal
Time: 12:00 am

All Residents 

  • DO NOT push your snow into the ditches.  Do not complain about flooding in the Spring if you do so.  All areas are monitored and where snow is pushed into the ditches recorded, to check and correspond with Spring flooding complaints.
  • ATV's must have spark arresters - the call out from fire will be charged to the roll number;
  • No target practice or any form of weapons discharge or cross bow discharge is allowed in the public lands to the east of Lakeshore Drive or within municipal boundaries- any activity will be fined by the Bylaw Officer and fines will be added to the appropriate roll number;
  • Do not leave your garbage and organics on the road during the week PUT IT OUT THE NIGHT OR MORNING BEFORE;
  • Please slow down and STOP at the stop signs - we have people walking - be respectful and courteous;
  • When the day park is open (May 1 to Oct 15) report suspicious vehicles and when you use the day park: pick up after your dog (which must be on a lease), no alcohol, no cannabis, no open fires or any music - be courteous;
  • All recreational fires (at your property ONLY) must be in a approved fire pit and must have a spark screen/cover at all times - douse, stir and douse when you put out the fire (you MUST put it out;
  • STRAY dogs - report to the office as the Bylaw Officer (780.718.1894) will impound the dogs and all costs will be added to the tax roll;
  • If you are using weed control or gopher extermination - follow all user guidelines and do not let residue escape onto neighbouring property please - USE CAUTION;
  • ATV's are not allowed in the day park at any time or season - the Bylaw Officer will issue fines and a camera has been installed to monitor offenders that are a liability to children and other users.

Thank you for your cooperation.

BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

Garbage & Organics pick up will be TUESDAY August 3, 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Same pick up rules

5 black (household) and 5 clear/orange (organics) bags ONLY - 30 lb. per bag.

No exceptions.

Please do not leave garbage bags on the curb for the week.

Please put it out the night before or by 7 am on THE DAY of Pick Up.

SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

Sunday, July 4, 2021
Fines and Removal
Time: 12:00 am

All Residents 

  • DO NOT push your snow into the ditches.  Do not complain about flooding in the Spring if you do so.  All areas are monitored and where snow is pushed into the ditches recorded, to check and correspond with Spring flooding complaints.
  • ATV's must have spark arresters - the call out from fire will be charged to the roll number;
  • No target practice or any form of weapons discharge or cross bow discharge is allowed in the public lands to the east of Lakeshore Drive or within municipal boundaries- any activity will be fined by the Bylaw Officer and fines will be added to the appropriate roll number;
  • Do not leave your garbage and organics on the road during the week PUT IT OUT THE NIGHT OR MORNING BEFORE;
  • Please slow down and STOP at the stop signs - we have people walking - be respectful and courteous;
  • When the day park is open (May 1 to Oct 15) report suspicious vehicles and when you use the day park: pick up after your dog (which must be on a lease), no alcohol, no cannabis, no open fires or any music - be courteous;
  • All recreational fires (at your property ONLY) must be in a approved fire pit and must have a spark screen/cover at all times - douse, stir and douse when you put out the fire (you MUST put it out;
  • STRAY dogs - report to the office as the Bylaw Officer (780.718.1894) will impound the dogs and all costs will be added to the tax roll;
  • If you are using weed control or gopher extermination - follow all user guidelines and do not let residue escape onto neighbouring property please - USE CAUTION;
  • ATV's are not allowed in the day park at any time or season - the Bylaw Officer will issue fines and a camera has been installed to monitor offenders that are a liability to children and other users.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

Office Hours
Time: All Day

Only one visitor at a time regardless of whether you are cohorts or not. 

Please continue to conduct your municipal affairs through email and phone, but if you do visit us at the office do so one at a time, practicing social distancing and wearing a mask.

Aug/Sept is holiday and cheques can be dropped off in the Village stainless steel mailbox at the store, way on the left or please strongly consider to pay via Interac: email payments.

  • Email your payment to svandyb@xplornet.ca
  • Password RollXXX
  • XXX=your property or roll number: which is on your tax notice top right

Tax notices, TPP letters were mailed May 13, 2021

All Council meetings (from March 2021) will be conducted via audio/tele conferencing using the ZOOM platform as per AB Health guidelines unless posted as "Hall" on the website under Council/Meetings.

See the Welcome Page of the website for log in details regarding Council meetings.

The Council/meeting dates page on the website also has the list of meeting dates. 

During 2021 election year from May 27 to July 15 the office will be open from 12 noon to 7 pm on Thursday's for tax payments and the submission of nomination papers.  One person at a time.

Read the ORG meeting August 26 7 pm meeting guidelines/exceptions on the Welcome Page.

Sandy Beach thank you for your cooperation. 

Hours

  • Mondays 9 am - 3 pm
  • Tuesdays 9 am - 3 pm 
  • Wednesday 9 am - 3 pm (Closed every 3rd week)
  • Thursday 9 am - 3 pm
  • Friday 9 am - 3 pm (Open every 3rd week)

Please check out the daily office hours weekly update at top left of WELCOME page (website)

Hours are subject to change - we appreciate your patience especially during the busy season where there is multiple bank and town runs to Onoway or Morinville, thank you.

Starting July 6-Sept 2, 2021 the Village office will operate reduced office hours.

The office will be closed Dec 24-Jan 4, 2022

Email ANY payments to svsandyb@xplornet.ca (Interac ONLY). No cheques please.

Check daily update top left of welcome page for office availability.

Text or email at anytime svsandyb@xplornet.ca / text 780.718.1894 (cell)

BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

Garbage & Organics pick up will be TUESDAY August 3, 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Same pick up rules

5 black (household) and 5 clear/orange (organics) bags ONLY - 30 lb. per bag.

No exceptions.

Please do not leave garbage bags on the curb for the week.

Please put it out the night before or by 7 am on THE DAY of Pick Up.

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Monday, July 5, 2021
Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

Garbage & Organics pick up will be TUESDAY August 3, 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Same pick up rules

5 black (household) and 5 clear/orange (organics) bags ONLY - 30 lb. per bag.

No exceptions.

Please do not leave garbage bags on the curb for the week.

Please put it out the night before or by 7 am on THE DAY of Pick Up.

Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

Office Hours
Time: All Day

Only one visitor at a time regardless of whether you are cohorts or not. 

Please continue to conduct your municipal affairs through email and phone, but if you do visit us at the office do so one at a time, practicing social distancing and wearing a mask.

Aug/Sept is holiday and cheques can be dropped off in the Village stainless steel mailbox at the store, way on the left or please strongly consider to pay via Interac: email payments.

  • Email your payment to svandyb@xplornet.ca
  • Password RollXXX
  • XXX=your property or roll number: which is on your tax notice top right

Tax notices, TPP letters were mailed May 13, 2021

All Council meetings (from March 2021) will be conducted via audio/tele conferencing using the ZOOM platform as per AB Health guidelines unless posted as "Hall" on the website under Council/Meetings.

See the Welcome Page of the website for log in details regarding Council meetings.

The Council/meeting dates page on the website also has the list of meeting dates. 

During 2021 election year from May 27 to July 15 the office will be open from 12 noon to 7 pm on Thursday's for tax payments and the submission of nomination papers.  One person at a time.

Read the ORG meeting August 26 7 pm meeting guidelines/exceptions on the Welcome Page.

Sandy Beach thank you for your cooperation. 

Hours

  • Mondays 9 am - 3 pm
  • Tuesdays 9 am - 3 pm 
  • Wednesday 9 am - 3 pm (Closed every 3rd week)
  • Thursday 9 am - 3 pm
  • Friday 9 am - 3 pm (Open every 3rd week)

Please check out the daily office hours weekly update at top left of WELCOME page (website)

Hours are subject to change - we appreciate your patience especially during the busy season where there is multiple bank and town runs to Onoway or Morinville, thank you.

Starting July 6-Sept 2, 2021 the Village office will operate reduced office hours.

The office will be closed Dec 24-Jan 4, 2022

Email ANY payments to svsandyb@xplornet.ca (Interac ONLY). No cheques please.

Check daily update top left of welcome page for office availability.

Text or email at anytime svsandyb@xplornet.ca / text 780.718.1894 (cell)

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

Tuesday, July 6, 2021
CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

Garbage & Organics pick up will be TUESDAY August 3, 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Same pick up rules

5 black (household) and 5 clear/orange (organics) bags ONLY - 30 lb. per bag.

No exceptions.

Please do not leave garbage bags on the curb for the week.

Please put it out the night before or by 7 am on THE DAY of Pick Up.

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

Wednesday, July 7, 2021
CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

Garbage & Organics pick up will be TUESDAY August 3, 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Same pick up rules

5 black (household) and 5 clear/orange (organics) bags ONLY - 30 lb. per bag.

No exceptions.

Please do not leave garbage bags on the curb for the week.

Please put it out the night before or by 7 am on THE DAY of Pick Up.

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

Office Hours
Time: All Day

Only one visitor at a time regardless of whether you are cohorts or not. 

Please continue to conduct your municipal affairs through email and phone, but if you do visit us at the office do so one at a time, practicing social distancing and wearing a mask.

Aug/Sept is holiday and cheques can be dropped off in the Village stainless steel mailbox at the store, way on the left or please strongly consider to pay via Interac: email payments.

  • Email your payment to svandyb@xplornet.ca
  • Password RollXXX
  • XXX=your property or roll number: which is on your tax notice top right

Tax notices, TPP letters were mailed May 13, 2021

All Council meetings (from March 2021) will be conducted via audio/tele conferencing using the ZOOM platform as per AB Health guidelines unless posted as "Hall" on the website under Council/Meetings.

See the Welcome Page of the website for log in details regarding Council meetings.

The Council/meeting dates page on the website also has the list of meeting dates. 

During 2021 election year from May 27 to July 15 the office will be open from 12 noon to 7 pm on Thursday's for tax payments and the submission of nomination papers.  One person at a time.

Read the ORG meeting August 26 7 pm meeting guidelines/exceptions on the Welcome Page.

Sandy Beach thank you for your cooperation. 

Hours

  • Mondays 9 am - 3 pm
  • Tuesdays 9 am - 3 pm 
  • Wednesday 9 am - 3 pm (Closed every 3rd week)
  • Thursday 9 am - 3 pm
  • Friday 9 am - 3 pm (Open every 3rd week)

Please check out the daily office hours weekly update at top left of WELCOME page (website)

Hours are subject to change - we appreciate your patience especially during the busy season where there is multiple bank and town runs to Onoway or Morinville, thank you.

Starting July 6-Sept 2, 2021 the Village office will operate reduced office hours.

The office will be closed Dec 24-Jan 4, 2022

Email ANY payments to svsandyb@xplornet.ca (Interac ONLY). No cheques please.

Check daily update top left of welcome page for office availability.

Text or email at anytime svsandyb@xplornet.ca / text 780.718.1894 (cell)

Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

Thursday, July 8, 2021
Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

Garbage & Organics pick up will be TUESDAY August 3, 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Same pick up rules

5 black (household) and 5 clear/orange (organics) bags ONLY - 30 lb. per bag.

No exceptions.

Please do not leave garbage bags on the curb for the week.

Please put it out the night before or by 7 am on THE DAY of Pick Up.

ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

Fines and Removal
Time: 12:00 am

All Residents 

  • DO NOT push your snow into the ditches.  Do not complain about flooding in the Spring if you do so.  All areas are monitored and where snow is pushed into the ditches recorded, to check and correspond with Spring flooding complaints.
  • ATV's must have spark arresters - the call out from fire will be charged to the roll number;
  • No target practice or any form of weapons discharge or cross bow discharge is allowed in the public lands to the east of Lakeshore Drive or within municipal boundaries- any activity will be fined by the Bylaw Officer and fines will be added to the appropriate roll number;
  • Do not leave your garbage and organics on the road during the week PUT IT OUT THE NIGHT OR MORNING BEFORE;
  • Please slow down and STOP at the stop signs - we have people walking - be respectful and courteous;
  • When the day park is open (May 1 to Oct 15) report suspicious vehicles and when you use the day park: pick up after your dog (which must be on a lease), no alcohol, no cannabis, no open fires or any music - be courteous;
  • All recreational fires (at your property ONLY) must be in a approved fire pit and must have a spark screen/cover at all times - douse, stir and douse when you put out the fire (you MUST put it out;
  • STRAY dogs - report to the office as the Bylaw Officer (780.718.1894) will impound the dogs and all costs will be added to the tax roll;
  • If you are using weed control or gopher extermination - follow all user guidelines and do not let residue escape onto neighbouring property please - USE CAUTION;
  • ATV's are not allowed in the day park at any time or season - the Bylaw Officer will issue fines and a camera has been installed to monitor offenders that are a liability to children and other users.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Friday, July 9, 2021
Office Hours
Time: All Day

Only one visitor at a time regardless of whether you are cohorts or not. 

Please continue to conduct your municipal affairs through email and phone, but if you do visit us at the office do so one at a time, practicing social distancing and wearing a mask.

Aug/Sept is holiday and cheques can be dropped off in the Village stainless steel mailbox at the store, way on the left or please strongly consider to pay via Interac: email payments.

  • Email your payment to svandyb@xplornet.ca
  • Password RollXXX
  • XXX=your property or roll number: which is on your tax notice top right

Tax notices, TPP letters were mailed May 13, 2021

All Council meetings (from March 2021) will be conducted via audio/tele conferencing using the ZOOM platform as per AB Health guidelines unless posted as "Hall" on the website under Council/Meetings.

See the Welcome Page of the website for log in details regarding Council meetings.

The Council/meeting dates page on the website also has the list of meeting dates. 

During 2021 election year from May 27 to July 15 the office will be open from 12 noon to 7 pm on Thursday's for tax payments and the submission of nomination papers.  One person at a time.

Read the ORG meeting August 26 7 pm meeting guidelines/exceptions on the Welcome Page.

Sandy Beach thank you for your cooperation. 

Hours

  • Mondays 9 am - 3 pm
  • Tuesdays 9 am - 3 pm 
  • Wednesday 9 am - 3 pm (Closed every 3rd week)
  • Thursday 9 am - 3 pm
  • Friday 9 am - 3 pm (Open every 3rd week)

Please check out the daily office hours weekly update at top left of WELCOME page (website)

Hours are subject to change - we appreciate your patience especially during the busy season where there is multiple bank and town runs to Onoway or Morinville, thank you.

Starting July 6-Sept 2, 2021 the Village office will operate reduced office hours.

The office will be closed Dec 24-Jan 4, 2022

Email ANY payments to svsandyb@xplornet.ca (Interac ONLY). No cheques please.

Check daily update top left of welcome page for office availability.

Text or email at anytime svsandyb@xplornet.ca / text 780.718.1894 (cell)

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Garbage & Organics pick up will be TUESDAY August 3, 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Same pick up rules

5 black (household) and 5 clear/orange (organics) bags ONLY - 30 lb. per bag.

No exceptions.

Please do not leave garbage bags on the curb for the week.

Please put it out the night before or by 7 am on THE DAY of Pick Up.

Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

Fines and Removal
Time: 12:00 am

All Residents 

  • DO NOT push your snow into the ditches.  Do not complain about flooding in the Spring if you do so.  All areas are monitored and where snow is pushed into the ditches recorded, to check and correspond with Spring flooding complaints.
  • ATV's must have spark arresters - the call out from fire will be charged to the roll number;
  • No target practice or any form of weapons discharge or cross bow discharge is allowed in the public lands to the east of Lakeshore Drive or within municipal boundaries- any activity will be fined by the Bylaw Officer and fines will be added to the appropriate roll number;
  • Do not leave your garbage and organics on the road during the week PUT IT OUT THE NIGHT OR MORNING BEFORE;
  • Please slow down and STOP at the stop signs - we have people walking - be respectful and courteous;
  • When the day park is open (May 1 to Oct 15) report suspicious vehicles and when you use the day park: pick up after your dog (which must be on a lease), no alcohol, no cannabis, no open fires or any music - be courteous;
  • All recreational fires (at your property ONLY) must be in a approved fire pit and must have a spark screen/cover at all times - douse, stir and douse when you put out the fire (you MUST put it out;
  • STRAY dogs - report to the office as the Bylaw Officer (780.718.1894) will impound the dogs and all costs will be added to the tax roll;
  • If you are using weed control or gopher extermination - follow all user guidelines and do not let residue escape onto neighbouring property please - USE CAUTION;
  • ATV's are not allowed in the day park at any time or season - the Bylaw Officer will issue fines and a camera has been installed to monitor offenders that are a liability to children and other users.

Thank you for your cooperation.

CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

Saturday, July 10, 2021
Fire Advisory Spring 2021
Time: 12:00 am
Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Garbage & Organics pick up will be TUESDAY August 3, 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Same pick up rules

5 black (household) and 5 clear/orange (organics) bags ONLY - 30 lb. per bag.

No exceptions.

Please do not leave garbage bags on the curb for the week.

Please put it out the night before or by 7 am on THE DAY of Pick Up.

Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

Fines and Removal
Time: 12:00 am

All Residents 

  • DO NOT push your snow into the ditches.  Do not complain about flooding in the Spring if you do so.  All areas are monitored and where snow is pushed into the ditches recorded, to check and correspond with Spring flooding complaints.
  • ATV's must have spark arresters - the call out from fire will be charged to the roll number;
  • No target practice or any form of weapons discharge or cross bow discharge is allowed in the public lands to the east of Lakeshore Drive or within municipal boundaries- any activity will be fined by the Bylaw Officer and fines will be added to the appropriate roll number;
  • Do not leave your garbage and organics on the road during the week PUT IT OUT THE NIGHT OR MORNING BEFORE;
  • Please slow down and STOP at the stop signs - we have people walking - be respectful and courteous;
  • When the day park is open (May 1 to Oct 15) report suspicious vehicles and when you use the day park: pick up after your dog (which must be on a lease), no alcohol, no cannabis, no open fires or any music - be courteous;
  • All recreational fires (at your property ONLY) must be in a approved fire pit and must have a spark screen/cover at all times - douse, stir and douse when you put out the fire (you MUST put it out;
  • STRAY dogs - report to the office as the Bylaw Officer (780.718.1894) will impound the dogs and all costs will be added to the tax roll;
  • If you are using weed control or gopher extermination - follow all user guidelines and do not let residue escape onto neighbouring property please - USE CAUTION;
  • ATV's are not allowed in the day park at any time or season - the Bylaw Officer will issue fines and a camera has been installed to monitor offenders that are a liability to children and other users.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Sunday, July 11, 2021
ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Fines and Removal
Time: 12:00 am

All Residents 

  • DO NOT push your snow into the ditches.  Do not complain about flooding in the Spring if you do so.  All areas are monitored and where snow is pushed into the ditches recorded, to check and correspond with Spring flooding complaints.
  • ATV's must have spark arresters - the call out from fire will be charged to the roll number;
  • No target practice or any form of weapons discharge or cross bow discharge is allowed in the public lands to the east of Lakeshore Drive or within municipal boundaries- any activity will be fined by the Bylaw Officer and fines will be added to the appropriate roll number;
  • Do not leave your garbage and organics on the road during the week PUT IT OUT THE NIGHT OR MORNING BEFORE;
  • Please slow down and STOP at the stop signs - we have people walking - be respectful and courteous;
  • When the day park is open (May 1 to Oct 15) report suspicious vehicles and when you use the day park: pick up after your dog (which must be on a lease), no alcohol, no cannabis, no open fires or any music - be courteous;
  • All recreational fires (at your property ONLY) must be in a approved fire pit and must have a spark screen/cover at all times - douse, stir and douse when you put out the fire (you MUST put it out;
  • STRAY dogs - report to the office as the Bylaw Officer (780.718.1894) will impound the dogs and all costs will be added to the tax roll;
  • If you are using weed control or gopher extermination - follow all user guidelines and do not let residue escape onto neighbouring property please - USE CAUTION;
  • ATV's are not allowed in the day park at any time or season - the Bylaw Officer will issue fines and a camera has been installed to monitor offenders that are a liability to children and other users.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Garbage & Organics pick up will be TUESDAY August 3, 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Same pick up rules

5 black (household) and 5 clear/orange (organics) bags ONLY - 30 lb. per bag.

No exceptions.

Please do not leave garbage bags on the curb for the week.

Please put it out the night before or by 7 am on THE DAY of Pick Up.

Office Hours
Time: All Day

Only one visitor at a time regardless of whether you are cohorts or not. 

Please continue to conduct your municipal affairs through email and phone, but if you do visit us at the office do so one at a time, practicing social distancing and wearing a mask.

Aug/Sept is holiday and cheques can be dropped off in the Village stainless steel mailbox at the store, way on the left or please strongly consider to pay via Interac: email payments.

  • Email your payment to svandyb@xplornet.ca
  • Password RollXXX
  • XXX=your property or roll number: which is on your tax notice top right

Tax notices, TPP letters were mailed May 13, 2021

All Council meetings (from March 2021) will be conducted via audio/tele conferencing using the ZOOM platform as per AB Health guidelines unless posted as "Hall" on the website under Council/Meetings.

See the Welcome Page of the website for log in details regarding Council meetings.

The Council/meeting dates page on the website also has the list of meeting dates. 

During 2021 election year from May 27 to July 15 the office will be open from 12 noon to 7 pm on Thursday's for tax payments and the submission of nomination papers.  One person at a time.

Read the ORG meeting August 26 7 pm meeting guidelines/exceptions on the Welcome Page.

Sandy Beach thank you for your cooperation. 

Hours

  • Mondays 9 am - 3 pm
  • Tuesdays 9 am - 3 pm 
  • Wednesday 9 am - 3 pm (Closed every 3rd week)
  • Thursday 9 am - 3 pm
  • Friday 9 am - 3 pm (Open every 3rd week)

Please check out the daily office hours weekly update at top left of WELCOME page (website)

Hours are subject to change - we appreciate your patience especially during the busy season where there is multiple bank and town runs to Onoway or Morinville, thank you.

Starting July 6-Sept 2, 2021 the Village office will operate reduced office hours.

The office will be closed Dec 24-Jan 4, 2022

Email ANY payments to svsandyb@xplornet.ca (Interac ONLY). No cheques please.

Check daily update top left of welcome page for office availability.

Text or email at anytime svsandyb@xplornet.ca / text 780.718.1894 (cell)

ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Monday, July 12, 2021
Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

Garbage & Organics pick up will be TUESDAY August 3, 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Same pick up rules

5 black (household) and 5 clear/orange (organics) bags ONLY - 30 lb. per bag.

No exceptions.

Please do not leave garbage bags on the curb for the week.

Please put it out the night before or by 7 am on THE DAY of Pick Up.

Office Hours
Time: All Day

Only one visitor at a time regardless of whether you are cohorts or not. 

Please continue to conduct your municipal affairs through email and phone, but if you do visit us at the office do so one at a time, practicing social distancing and wearing a mask.

Aug/Sept is holiday and cheques can be dropped off in the Village stainless steel mailbox at the store, way on the left or please strongly consider to pay via Interac: email payments.

  • Email your payment to svandyb@xplornet.ca
  • Password RollXXX
  • XXX=your property or roll number: which is on your tax notice top right

Tax notices, TPP letters were mailed May 13, 2021

All Council meetings (from March 2021) will be conducted via audio/tele conferencing using the ZOOM platform as per AB Health guidelines unless posted as "Hall" on the website under Council/Meetings.

See the Welcome Page of the website for log in details regarding Council meetings.

The Council/meeting dates page on the website also has the list of meeting dates. 

During 2021 election year from May 27 to July 15 the office will be open from 12 noon to 7 pm on Thursday's for tax payments and the submission of nomination papers.  One person at a time.

Read the ORG meeting August 26 7 pm meeting guidelines/exceptions on the Welcome Page.

Sandy Beach thank you for your cooperation. 

Hours

  • Mondays 9 am - 3 pm
  • Tuesdays 9 am - 3 pm 
  • Wednesday 9 am - 3 pm (Closed every 3rd week)
  • Thursday 9 am - 3 pm
  • Friday 9 am - 3 pm (Open every 3rd week)

Please check out the daily office hours weekly update at top left of WELCOME page (website)

Hours are subject to change - we appreciate your patience especially during the busy season where there is multiple bank and town runs to Onoway or Morinville, thank you.

Starting July 6-Sept 2, 2021 the Village office will operate reduced office hours.

The office will be closed Dec 24-Jan 4, 2022

Email ANY payments to svsandyb@xplornet.ca (Interac ONLY). No cheques please.

Check daily update top left of welcome page for office availability.

Text or email at anytime svsandyb@xplornet.ca / text 780.718.1894 (cell)

Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

Garbage & Organics pick up will be TUESDAY August 3, 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Same pick up rules

5 black (household) and 5 clear/orange (organics) bags ONLY - 30 lb. per bag.

No exceptions.

Please do not leave garbage bags on the curb for the week.

Please put it out the night before or by 7 am on THE DAY of Pick Up.

ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

Office Hours
Time: All Day

Only one visitor at a time regardless of whether you are cohorts or not. 

Please continue to conduct your municipal affairs through email and phone, but if you do visit us at the office do so one at a time, practicing social distancing and wearing a mask.

Aug/Sept is holiday and cheques can be dropped off in the Village stainless steel mailbox at the store, way on the left or please strongly consider to pay via Interac: email payments.

  • Email your payment to svandyb@xplornet.ca
  • Password RollXXX
  • XXX=your property or roll number: which is on your tax notice top right

Tax notices, TPP letters were mailed May 13, 2021

All Council meetings (from March 2021) will be conducted via audio/tele conferencing using the ZOOM platform as per AB Health guidelines unless posted as "Hall" on the website under Council/Meetings.

See the Welcome Page of the website for log in details regarding Council meetings.

The Council/meeting dates page on the website also has the list of meeting dates. 

During 2021 election year from May 27 to July 15 the office will be open from 12 noon to 7 pm on Thursday's for tax payments and the submission of nomination papers.  One person at a time.

Read the ORG meeting August 26 7 pm meeting guidelines/exceptions on the Welcome Page.

Sandy Beach thank you for your cooperation. 

Hours

  • Mondays 9 am - 3 pm
  • Tuesdays 9 am - 3 pm 
  • Wednesday 9 am - 3 pm (Closed every 3rd week)
  • Thursday 9 am - 3 pm
  • Friday 9 am - 3 pm (Open every 3rd week)

Please check out the daily office hours weekly update at top left of WELCOME page (website)

Hours are subject to change - we appreciate your patience especially during the busy season where there is multiple bank and town runs to Onoway or Morinville, thank you.

Starting July 6-Sept 2, 2021 the Village office will operate reduced office hours.

The office will be closed Dec 24-Jan 4, 2022

Email ANY payments to svsandyb@xplornet.ca (Interac ONLY). No cheques please.

Check daily update top left of welcome page for office availability.

Text or email at anytime svsandyb@xplornet.ca / text 780.718.1894 (cell)

SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

Garbage & Organics pick up will be TUESDAY August 3, 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Same pick up rules

5 black (household) and 5 clear/orange (organics) bags ONLY - 30 lb. per bag.

No exceptions.

Please do not leave garbage bags on the curb for the week.

Please put it out the night before or by 7 am on THE DAY of Pick Up.

ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Thursday, July 15, 2021
SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Fines and Removal
Time: 12:00 am

All Residents 

  • DO NOT push your snow into the ditches.  Do not complain about flooding in the Spring if you do so.  All areas are monitored and where snow is pushed into the ditches recorded, to check and correspond with Spring flooding complaints.
  • ATV's must have spark arresters - the call out from fire will be charged to the roll number;
  • No target practice or any form of weapons discharge or cross bow discharge is allowed in the public lands to the east of Lakeshore Drive or within municipal boundaries- any activity will be fined by the Bylaw Officer and fines will be added to the appropriate roll number;
  • Do not leave your garbage and organics on the road during the week PUT IT OUT THE NIGHT OR MORNING BEFORE;
  • Please slow down and STOP at the stop signs - we have people walking - be respectful and courteous;
  • When the day park is open (May 1 to Oct 15) report suspicious vehicles and when you use the day park: pick up after your dog (which must be on a lease), no alcohol, no cannabis, no open fires or any music - be courteous;
  • All recreational fires (at your property ONLY) must be in a approved fire pit and must have a spark screen/cover at all times - douse, stir and douse when you put out the fire (you MUST put it out;
  • STRAY dogs - report to the office as the Bylaw Officer (780.718.1894) will impound the dogs and all costs will be added to the tax roll;
  • If you are using weed control or gopher extermination - follow all user guidelines and do not let residue escape onto neighbouring property please - USE CAUTION;
  • ATV's are not allowed in the day park at any time or season - the Bylaw Officer will issue fines and a camera has been installed to monitor offenders that are a liability to children and other users.

Thank you for your cooperation.

CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

Garbage & Organics pick up will be TUESDAY August 3, 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Same pick up rules

5 black (household) and 5 clear/orange (organics) bags ONLY - 30 lb. per bag.

No exceptions.

Please do not leave garbage bags on the curb for the week.

Please put it out the night before or by 7 am on THE DAY of Pick Up.

Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

Friday, July 16, 2021
Garbage & Organics pick up will be TUESDAY August 3, 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Same pick up rules

5 black (household) and 5 clear/orange (organics) bags ONLY - 30 lb. per bag.

No exceptions.

Please do not leave garbage bags on the curb for the week.

Please put it out the night before or by 7 am on THE DAY of Pick Up.

ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

Fines and Removal
Time: 12:00 am

All Residents 

  • DO NOT push your snow into the ditches.  Do not complain about flooding in the Spring if you do so.  All areas are monitored and where snow is pushed into the ditches recorded, to check and correspond with Spring flooding complaints.
  • ATV's must have spark arresters - the call out from fire will be charged to the roll number;
  • No target practice or any form of weapons discharge or cross bow discharge is allowed in the public lands to the east of Lakeshore Drive or within municipal boundaries- any activity will be fined by the Bylaw Officer and fines will be added to the appropriate roll number;
  • Do not leave your garbage and organics on the road during the week PUT IT OUT THE NIGHT OR MORNING BEFORE;
  • Please slow down and STOP at the stop signs - we have people walking - be respectful and courteous;
  • When the day park is open (May 1 to Oct 15) report suspicious vehicles and when you use the day park: pick up after your dog (which must be on a lease), no alcohol, no cannabis, no open fires or any music - be courteous;
  • All recreational fires (at your property ONLY) must be in a approved fire pit and must have a spark screen/cover at all times - douse, stir and douse when you put out the fire (you MUST put it out;
  • STRAY dogs - report to the office as the Bylaw Officer (780.718.1894) will impound the dogs and all costs will be added to the tax roll;
  • If you are using weed control or gopher extermination - follow all user guidelines and do not let residue escape onto neighbouring property please - USE CAUTION;
  • ATV's are not allowed in the day park at any time or season - the Bylaw Officer will issue fines and a camera has been installed to monitor offenders that are a liability to children and other users.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Office Hours
Time: All Day

Only one visitor at a time regardless of whether you are cohorts or not. 

Please continue to conduct your municipal affairs through email and phone, but if you do visit us at the office do so one at a time, practicing social distancing and wearing a mask.

Aug/Sept is holiday and cheques can be dropped off in the Village stainless steel mailbox at the store, way on the left or please strongly consider to pay via Interac: email payments.

  • Email your payment to svandyb@xplornet.ca
  • Password RollXXX
  • XXX=your property or roll number: which is on your tax notice top right

Tax notices, TPP letters were mailed May 13, 2021

All Council meetings (from March 2021) will be conducted via audio/tele conferencing using the ZOOM platform as per AB Health guidelines unless posted as "Hall" on the website under Council/Meetings.

See the Welcome Page of the website for log in details regarding Council meetings.

The Council/meeting dates page on the website also has the list of meeting dates. 

During 2021 election year from May 27 to July 15 the office will be open from 12 noon to 7 pm on Thursday's for tax payments and the submission of nomination papers.  One person at a time.

Read the ORG meeting August 26 7 pm meeting guidelines/exceptions on the Welcome Page.

Sandy Beach thank you for your cooperation. 

Hours

  • Mondays 9 am - 3 pm
  • Tuesdays 9 am - 3 pm 
  • Wednesday 9 am - 3 pm (Closed every 3rd week)
  • Thursday 9 am - 3 pm
  • Friday 9 am - 3 pm (Open every 3rd week)

Please check out the daily office hours weekly update at top left of WELCOME page (website)

Hours are subject to change - we appreciate your patience especially during the busy season where there is multiple bank and town runs to Onoway or Morinville, thank you.

Starting July 6-Sept 2, 2021 the Village office will operate reduced office hours.

The office will be closed Dec 24-Jan 4, 2022

Email ANY payments to svsandyb@xplornet.ca (Interac ONLY). No cheques please.

Check daily update top left of welcome page for office availability.

Text or email at anytime svsandyb@xplornet.ca / text 780.718.1894 (cell)

ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

Saturday, July 17, 2021
ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Garbage & Organics pick up will be TUESDAY August 3, 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Same pick up rules

5 black (household) and 5 clear/orange (organics) bags ONLY - 30 lb. per bag.

No exceptions.

Please do not leave garbage bags on the curb for the week.

Please put it out the night before or by 7 am on THE DAY of Pick Up.

Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

Fines and Removal
Time: 12:00 am

All Residents 

  • DO NOT push your snow into the ditches.  Do not complain about flooding in the Spring if you do so.  All areas are monitored and where snow is pushed into the ditches recorded, to check and correspond with Spring flooding complaints.
  • ATV's must have spark arresters - the call out from fire will be charged to the roll number;
  • No target practice or any form of weapons discharge or cross bow discharge is allowed in the public lands to the east of Lakeshore Drive or within municipal boundaries- any activity will be fined by the Bylaw Officer and fines will be added to the appropriate roll number;
  • Do not leave your garbage and organics on the road during the week PUT IT OUT THE NIGHT OR MORNING BEFORE;
  • Please slow down and STOP at the stop signs - we have people walking - be respectful and courteous;
  • When the day park is open (May 1 to Oct 15) report suspicious vehicles and when you use the day park: pick up after your dog (which must be on a lease), no alcohol, no cannabis, no open fires or any music - be courteous;
  • All recreational fires (at your property ONLY) must be in a approved fire pit and must have a spark screen/cover at all times - douse, stir and douse when you put out the fire (you MUST put it out;
  • STRAY dogs - report to the office as the Bylaw Officer (780.718.1894) will impound the dogs and all costs will be added to the tax roll;
  • If you are using weed control or gopher extermination - follow all user guidelines and do not let residue escape onto neighbouring property please - USE CAUTION;
  • ATV's are not allowed in the day park at any time or season - the Bylaw Officer will issue fines and a camera has been installed to monitor offenders that are a liability to children and other users.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Sunday, July 18, 2021
BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

Fines and Removal
Time: 12:00 am

All Residents 

  • DO NOT push your snow into the ditches.  Do not complain about flooding in the Spring if you do so.  All areas are monitored and where snow is pushed into the ditches recorded, to check and correspond with Spring flooding complaints.
  • ATV's must have spark arresters - the call out from fire will be charged to the roll number;
  • No target practice or any form of weapons discharge or cross bow discharge is allowed in the public lands to the east of Lakeshore Drive or within municipal boundaries- any activity will be fined by the Bylaw Officer and fines will be added to the appropriate roll number;
  • Do not leave your garbage and organics on the road during the week PUT IT OUT THE NIGHT OR MORNING BEFORE;
  • Please slow down and STOP at the stop signs - we have people walking - be respectful and courteous;
  • When the day park is open (May 1 to Oct 15) report suspicious vehicles and when you use the day park: pick up after your dog (which must be on a lease), no alcohol, no cannabis, no open fires or any music - be courteous;
  • All recreational fires (at your property ONLY) must be in a approved fire pit and must have a spark screen/cover at all times - douse, stir and douse when you put out the fire (you MUST put it out;
  • STRAY dogs - report to the office as the Bylaw Officer (780.718.1894) will impound the dogs and all costs will be added to the tax roll;
  • If you are using weed control or gopher extermination - follow all user guidelines and do not let residue escape onto neighbouring property please - USE CAUTION;
  • ATV's are not allowed in the day park at any time or season - the Bylaw Officer will issue fines and a camera has been installed to monitor offenders that are a liability to children and other users.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Office Hours
Time: All Day

Only one visitor at a time regardless of whether you are cohorts or not. 

Please continue to conduct your municipal affairs through email and phone, but if you do visit us at the office do so one at a time, practicing social distancing and wearing a mask.

Aug/Sept is holiday and cheques can be dropped off in the Village stainless steel mailbox at the store, way on the left or please strongly consider to pay via Interac: email payments.

  • Email your payment to svandyb@xplornet.ca
  • Password RollXXX
  • XXX=your property or roll number: which is on your tax notice top right

Tax notices, TPP letters were mailed May 13, 2021

All Council meetings (from March 2021) will be conducted via audio/tele conferencing using the ZOOM platform as per AB Health guidelines unless posted as "Hall" on the website under Council/Meetings.

See the Welcome Page of the website for log in details regarding Council meetings.

The Council/meeting dates page on the website also has the list of meeting dates. 

During 2021 election year from May 27 to July 15 the office will be open from 12 noon to 7 pm on Thursday's for tax payments and the submission of nomination papers.  One person at a time.

Read the ORG meeting August 26 7 pm meeting guidelines/exceptions on the Welcome Page.

Sandy Beach thank you for your cooperation. 

Hours

  • Mondays 9 am - 3 pm
  • Tuesdays 9 am - 3 pm 
  • Wednesday 9 am - 3 pm (Closed every 3rd week)
  • Thursday 9 am - 3 pm
  • Friday 9 am - 3 pm (Open every 3rd week)

Please check out the daily office hours weekly update at top left of WELCOME page (website)

Hours are subject to change - we appreciate your patience especially during the busy season where there is multiple bank and town runs to Onoway or Morinville, thank you.

Starting July 6-Sept 2, 2021 the Village office will operate reduced office hours.

The office will be closed Dec 24-Jan 4, 2022

Email ANY payments to svsandyb@xplornet.ca (Interac ONLY). No cheques please.

Check daily update top left of welcome page for office availability.

Text or email at anytime svsandyb@xplornet.ca / text 780.718.1894 (cell)

Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

Garbage & Organics pick up will be TUESDAY August 3, 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Same pick up rules

5 black (household) and 5 clear/orange (organics) bags ONLY - 30 lb. per bag.

No exceptions.

Please do not leave garbage bags on the curb for the week.

Please put it out the night before or by 7 am on THE DAY of Pick Up.

Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Monday, July 19, 2021
ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Office Hours
Time: All Day

Only one visitor at a time regardless of whether you are cohorts or not. 

Please continue to conduct your municipal affairs through email and phone, but if you do visit us at the office do so one at a time, practicing social distancing and wearing a mask.

Aug/Sept is holiday and cheques can be dropped off in the Village stainless steel mailbox at the store, way on the left or please strongly consider to pay via Interac: email payments.

  • Email your payment to svandyb@xplornet.ca
  • Password RollXXX
  • XXX=your property or roll number: which is on your tax notice top right

Tax notices, TPP letters were mailed May 13, 2021

All Council meetings (from March 2021) will be conducted via audio/tele conferencing using the ZOOM platform as per AB Health guidelines unless posted as "Hall" on the website under Council/Meetings.

See the Welcome Page of the website for log in details regarding Council meetings.

The Council/meeting dates page on the website also has the list of meeting dates. 

During 2021 election year from May 27 to July 15 the office will be open from 12 noon to 7 pm on Thursday's for tax payments and the submission of nomination papers.  One person at a time.

Read the ORG meeting August 26 7 pm meeting guidelines/exceptions on the Welcome Page.

Sandy Beach thank you for your cooperation. 

Hours

  • Mondays 9 am - 3 pm
  • Tuesdays 9 am - 3 pm 
  • Wednesday 9 am - 3 pm (Closed every 3rd week)
  • Thursday 9 am - 3 pm
  • Friday 9 am - 3 pm (Open every 3rd week)

Please check out the daily office hours weekly update at top left of WELCOME page (website)

Hours are subject to change - we appreciate your patience especially during the busy season where there is multiple bank and town runs to Onoway or Morinville, thank you.

Starting July 6-Sept 2, 2021 the Village office will operate reduced office hours.

The office will be closed Dec 24-Jan 4, 2022

Email ANY payments to svsandyb@xplornet.ca (Interac ONLY). No cheques please.

Check daily update top left of welcome page for office availability.

Text or email at anytime svsandyb@xplornet.ca / text 780.718.1894 (cell)

Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Garbage & Organics pick up will be TUESDAY August 3, 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Same pick up rules

5 black (household) and 5 clear/orange (organics) bags ONLY - 30 lb. per bag.

No exceptions.

Please do not leave garbage bags on the curb for the week.

Please put it out the night before or by 7 am on THE DAY of Pick Up.

Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Garbage & Organics pick up will be TUESDAY August 3, 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Same pick up rules

5 black (household) and 5 clear/orange (organics) bags ONLY - 30 lb. per bag.

No exceptions.

Please do not leave garbage bags on the curb for the week.

Please put it out the night before or by 7 am on THE DAY of Pick Up.

ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Office Hours
Time: All Day

Only one visitor at a time regardless of whether you are cohorts or not. 

Please continue to conduct your municipal affairs through email and phone, but if you do visit us at the office do so one at a time, practicing social distancing and wearing a mask.

Aug/Sept is holiday and cheques can be dropped off in the Village stainless steel mailbox at the store, way on the left or please strongly consider to pay via Interac: email payments.

  • Email your payment to svandyb@xplornet.ca
  • Password RollXXX
  • XXX=your property or roll number: which is on your tax notice top right

Tax notices, TPP letters were mailed May 13, 2021

All Council meetings (from March 2021) will be conducted via audio/tele conferencing using the ZOOM platform as per AB Health guidelines unless posted as "Hall" on the website under Council/Meetings.

See the Welcome Page of the website for log in details regarding Council meetings.

The Council/meeting dates page on the website also has the list of meeting dates. 

During 2021 election year from May 27 to July 15 the office will be open from 12 noon to 7 pm on Thursday's for tax payments and the submission of nomination papers.  One person at a time.

Read the ORG meeting August 26 7 pm meeting guidelines/exceptions on the Welcome Page.

Sandy Beach thank you for your cooperation. 

Hours

  • Mondays 9 am - 3 pm
  • Tuesdays 9 am - 3 pm 
  • Wednesday 9 am - 3 pm (Closed every 3rd week)
  • Thursday 9 am - 3 pm
  • Friday 9 am - 3 pm (Open every 3rd week)

Please check out the daily office hours weekly update at top left of WELCOME page (website)

Hours are subject to change - we appreciate your patience especially during the busy season where there is multiple bank and town runs to Onoway or Morinville, thank you.

Starting July 6-Sept 2, 2021 the Village office will operate reduced office hours.

The office will be closed Dec 24-Jan 4, 2022

Email ANY payments to svsandyb@xplornet.ca (Interac ONLY). No cheques please.

Check daily update top left of welcome page for office availability.

Text or email at anytime svsandyb@xplornet.ca / text 780.718.1894 (cell)

Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Garbage & Organics pick up will be TUESDAY August 3, 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Same pick up rules

5 black (household) and 5 clear/orange (organics) bags ONLY - 30 lb. per bag.

No exceptions.

Please do not leave garbage bags on the curb for the week.

Please put it out the night before or by 7 am on THE DAY of Pick Up.

ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

Thursday, July 22, 2021
BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

Garbage & Organics pick up will be TUESDAY August 3, 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Same pick up rules

5 black (household) and 5 clear/orange (organics) bags ONLY - 30 lb. per bag.

No exceptions.

Please do not leave garbage bags on the curb for the week.

Please put it out the night before or by 7 am on THE DAY of Pick Up.

Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

Fines and Removal
Time: 12:00 am

All Residents 

  • DO NOT push your snow into the ditches.  Do not complain about flooding in the Spring if you do so.  All areas are monitored and where snow is pushed into the ditches recorded, to check and correspond with Spring flooding complaints.
  • ATV's must have spark arresters - the call out from fire will be charged to the roll number;
  • No target practice or any form of weapons discharge or cross bow discharge is allowed in the public lands to the east of Lakeshore Drive or within municipal boundaries- any activity will be fined by the Bylaw Officer and fines will be added to the appropriate roll number;
  • Do not leave your garbage and organics on the road during the week PUT IT OUT THE NIGHT OR MORNING BEFORE;
  • Please slow down and STOP at the stop signs - we have people walking - be respectful and courteous;
  • When the day park is open (May 1 to Oct 15) report suspicious vehicles and when you use the day park: pick up after your dog (which must be on a lease), no alcohol, no cannabis, no open fires or any music - be courteous;
  • All recreational fires (at your property ONLY) must be in a approved fire pit and must have a spark screen/cover at all times - douse, stir and douse when you put out the fire (you MUST put it out;
  • STRAY dogs - report to the office as the Bylaw Officer (780.718.1894) will impound the dogs and all costs will be added to the tax roll;
  • If you are using weed control or gopher extermination - follow all user guidelines and do not let residue escape onto neighbouring property please - USE CAUTION;
  • ATV's are not allowed in the day park at any time or season - the Bylaw Officer will issue fines and a camera has been installed to monitor offenders that are a liability to children and other users.

Thank you for your cooperation.

ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

Friday, July 23, 2021
Garbage & Organics pick up will be TUESDAY August 3, 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Same pick up rules

5 black (household) and 5 clear/orange (organics) bags ONLY - 30 lb. per bag.

No exceptions.

Please do not leave garbage bags on the curb for the week.

Please put it out the night before or by 7 am on THE DAY of Pick Up.

Office Hours
Time: All Day

Only one visitor at a time regardless of whether you are cohorts or not. 

Please continue to conduct your municipal affairs through email and phone, but if you do visit us at the office do so one at a time, practicing social distancing and wearing a mask.

Aug/Sept is holiday and cheques can be dropped off in the Village stainless steel mailbox at the store, way on the left or please strongly consider to pay via Interac: email payments.

  • Email your payment to svandyb@xplornet.ca
  • Password RollXXX
  • XXX=your property or roll number: which is on your tax notice top right

Tax notices, TPP letters were mailed May 13, 2021

All Council meetings (from March 2021) will be conducted via audio/tele conferencing using the ZOOM platform as per AB Health guidelines unless posted as "Hall" on the website under Council/Meetings.

See the Welcome Page of the website for log in details regarding Council meetings.

The Council/meeting dates page on the website also has the list of meeting dates. 

During 2021 election year from May 27 to July 15 the office will be open from 12 noon to 7 pm on Thursday's for tax payments and the submission of nomination papers.  One person at a time.

Read the ORG meeting August 26 7 pm meeting guidelines/exceptions on the Welcome Page.

Sandy Beach thank you for your cooperation. 

Hours

  • Mondays 9 am - 3 pm
  • Tuesdays 9 am - 3 pm 
  • Wednesday 9 am - 3 pm (Closed every 3rd week)
  • Thursday 9 am - 3 pm
  • Friday 9 am - 3 pm (Open every 3rd week)

Please check out the daily office hours weekly update at top left of WELCOME page (website)

Hours are subject to change - we appreciate your patience especially during the busy season where there is multiple bank and town runs to Onoway or Morinville, thank you.

Starting July 6-Sept 2, 2021 the Village office will operate reduced office hours.

The office will be closed Dec 24-Jan 4, 2022

Email ANY payments to svsandyb@xplornet.ca (Interac ONLY). No cheques please.

Check daily update top left of welcome page for office availability.

Text or email at anytime svsandyb@xplornet.ca / text 780.718.1894 (cell)

ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

Fines and Removal
Time: 12:00 am

All Residents 

  • DO NOT push your snow into the ditches.  Do not complain about flooding in the Spring if you do so.  All areas are monitored and where snow is pushed into the ditches recorded, to check and correspond with Spring flooding complaints.
  • ATV's must have spark arresters - the call out from fire will be charged to the roll number;
  • No target practice or any form of weapons discharge or cross bow discharge is allowed in the public lands to the east of Lakeshore Drive or within municipal boundaries- any activity will be fined by the Bylaw Officer and fines will be added to the appropriate roll number;
  • Do not leave your garbage and organics on the road during the week PUT IT OUT THE NIGHT OR MORNING BEFORE;
  • Please slow down and STOP at the stop signs - we have people walking - be respectful and courteous;
  • When the day park is open (May 1 to Oct 15) report suspicious vehicles and when you use the day park: pick up after your dog (which must be on a lease), no alcohol, no cannabis, no open fires or any music - be courteous;
  • All recreational fires (at your property ONLY) must be in a approved fire pit and must have a spark screen/cover at all times - douse, stir and douse when you put out the fire (you MUST put it out;
  • STRAY dogs - report to the office as the Bylaw Officer (780.718.1894) will impound the dogs and all costs will be added to the tax roll;
  • If you are using weed control or gopher extermination - follow all user guidelines and do not let residue escape onto neighbouring property please - USE CAUTION;
  • ATV's are not allowed in the day park at any time or season - the Bylaw Officer will issue fines and a camera has been installed to monitor offenders that are a liability to children and other users.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

Saturday, July 24, 2021
Fines and Removal
Time: 12:00 am

All Residents 

  • DO NOT push your snow into the ditches.  Do not complain about flooding in the Spring if you do so.  All areas are monitored and where snow is pushed into the ditches recorded, to check and correspond with Spring flooding complaints.
  • ATV's must have spark arresters - the call out from fire will be charged to the roll number;
  • No target practice or any form of weapons discharge or cross bow discharge is allowed in the public lands to the east of Lakeshore Drive or within municipal boundaries- any activity will be fined by the Bylaw Officer and fines will be added to the appropriate roll number;
  • Do not leave your garbage and organics on the road during the week PUT IT OUT THE NIGHT OR MORNING BEFORE;
  • Please slow down and STOP at the stop signs - we have people walking - be respectful and courteous;
  • When the day park is open (May 1 to Oct 15) report suspicious vehicles and when you use the day park: pick up after your dog (which must be on a lease), no alcohol, no cannabis, no open fires or any music - be courteous;
  • All recreational fires (at your property ONLY) must be in a approved fire pit and must have a spark screen/cover at all times - douse, stir and douse when you put out the fire (you MUST put it out;
  • STRAY dogs - report to the office as the Bylaw Officer (780.718.1894) will impound the dogs and all costs will be added to the tax roll;
  • If you are using weed control or gopher extermination - follow all user guidelines and do not let residue escape onto neighbouring property please - USE CAUTION;
  • ATV's are not allowed in the day park at any time or season - the Bylaw Officer will issue fines and a camera has been installed to monitor offenders that are a liability to children and other users.

Thank you for your cooperation.

ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

Garbage & Organics pick up will be TUESDAY August 3, 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Same pick up rules

5 black (household) and 5 clear/orange (organics) bags ONLY - 30 lb. per bag.

No exceptions.

Please do not leave garbage bags on the curb for the week.

Please put it out the night before or by 7 am on THE DAY of Pick Up.

Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

Sunday, July 25, 2021
Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Fines and Removal
Time: 12:00 am

All Residents 

  • DO NOT push your snow into the ditches.  Do not complain about flooding in the Spring if you do so.  All areas are monitored and where snow is pushed into the ditches recorded, to check and correspond with Spring flooding complaints.
  • ATV's must have spark arresters - the call out from fire will be charged to the roll number;
  • No target practice or any form of weapons discharge or cross bow discharge is allowed in the public lands to the east of Lakeshore Drive or within municipal boundaries- any activity will be fined by the Bylaw Officer and fines will be added to the appropriate roll number;
  • Do not leave your garbage and organics on the road during the week PUT IT OUT THE NIGHT OR MORNING BEFORE;
  • Please slow down and STOP at the stop signs - we have people walking - be respectful and courteous;
  • When the day park is open (May 1 to Oct 15) report suspicious vehicles and when you use the day park: pick up after your dog (which must be on a lease), no alcohol, no cannabis, no open fires or any music - be courteous;
  • All recreational fires (at your property ONLY) must be in a approved fire pit and must have a spark screen/cover at all times - douse, stir and douse when you put out the fire (you MUST put it out;
  • STRAY dogs - report to the office as the Bylaw Officer (780.718.1894) will impound the dogs and all costs will be added to the tax roll;
  • If you are using weed control or gopher extermination - follow all user guidelines and do not let residue escape onto neighbouring property please - USE CAUTION;
  • ATV's are not allowed in the day park at any time or season - the Bylaw Officer will issue fines and a camera has been installed to monitor offenders that are a liability to children and other users.

Thank you for your cooperation.

CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

Office Hours
Time: All Day

Only one visitor at a time regardless of whether you are cohorts or not. 

Please continue to conduct your municipal affairs through email and phone, but if you do visit us at the office do so one at a time, practicing social distancing and wearing a mask.

Aug/Sept is holiday and cheques can be dropped off in the Village stainless steel mailbox at the store, way on the left or please strongly consider to pay via Interac: email payments.

  • Email your payment to svandyb@xplornet.ca
  • Password RollXXX
  • XXX=your property or roll number: which is on your tax notice top right

Tax notices, TPP letters were mailed May 13, 2021

All Council meetings (from March 2021) will be conducted via audio/tele conferencing using the ZOOM platform as per AB Health guidelines unless posted as "Hall" on the website under Council/Meetings.

See the Welcome Page of the website for log in details regarding Council meetings.

The Council/meeting dates page on the website also has the list of meeting dates. 

During 2021 election year from May 27 to July 15 the office will be open from 12 noon to 7 pm on Thursday's for tax payments and the submission of nomination papers.  One person at a time.

Read the ORG meeting August 26 7 pm meeting guidelines/exceptions on the Welcome Page.

Sandy Beach thank you for your cooperation. 

Hours

  • Mondays 9 am - 3 pm
  • Tuesdays 9 am - 3 pm 
  • Wednesday 9 am - 3 pm (Closed every 3rd week)
  • Thursday 9 am - 3 pm
  • Friday 9 am - 3 pm (Open every 3rd week)

Please check out the daily office hours weekly update at top left of WELCOME page (website)

Hours are subject to change - we appreciate your patience especially during the busy season where there is multiple bank and town runs to Onoway or Morinville, thank you.

Starting July 6-Sept 2, 2021 the Village office will operate reduced office hours.

The office will be closed Dec 24-Jan 4, 2022

Email ANY payments to svsandyb@xplornet.ca (Interac ONLY). No cheques please.

Check daily update top left of welcome page for office availability.

Text or email at anytime svsandyb@xplornet.ca / text 780.718.1894 (cell)

BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Garbage & Organics pick up will be TUESDAY August 3, 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Same pick up rules

5 black (household) and 5 clear/orange (organics) bags ONLY - 30 lb. per bag.

No exceptions.

Please do not leave garbage bags on the curb for the week.

Please put it out the night before or by 7 am on THE DAY of Pick Up.

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Monday, July 26, 2021
BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

Garbage & Organics pick up will be TUESDAY August 3, 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Same pick up rules

5 black (household) and 5 clear/orange (organics) bags ONLY - 30 lb. per bag.

No exceptions.

Please do not leave garbage bags on the curb for the week.

Please put it out the night before or by 7 am on THE DAY of Pick Up.

SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Office Hours
Time: All Day

Only one visitor at a time regardless of whether you are cohorts or not. 

Please continue to conduct your municipal affairs through email and phone, but if you do visit us at the office do so one at a time, practicing social distancing and wearing a mask.

Aug/Sept is holiday and cheques can be dropped off in the Village stainless steel mailbox at the store, way on the left or please strongly consider to pay via Interac: email payments.

  • Email your payment to svandyb@xplornet.ca
  • Password RollXXX
  • XXX=your property or roll number: which is on your tax notice top right

Tax notices, TPP letters were mailed May 13, 2021

All Council meetings (from March 2021) will be conducted via audio/tele conferencing using the ZOOM platform as per AB Health guidelines unless posted as "Hall" on the website under Council/Meetings.

See the Welcome Page of the website for log in details regarding Council meetings.

The Council/meeting dates page on the website also has the list of meeting dates. 

During 2021 election year from May 27 to July 15 the office will be open from 12 noon to 7 pm on Thursday's for tax payments and the submission of nomination papers.  One person at a time.

Read the ORG meeting August 26 7 pm meeting guidelines/exceptions on the Welcome Page.

Sandy Beach thank you for your cooperation. 

Hours

  • Mondays 9 am - 3 pm
  • Tuesdays 9 am - 3 pm 
  • Wednesday 9 am - 3 pm (Closed every 3rd week)
  • Thursday 9 am - 3 pm
  • Friday 9 am - 3 pm (Open every 3rd week)

Please check out the daily office hours weekly update at top left of WELCOME page (website)

Hours are subject to change - we appreciate your patience especially during the busy season where there is multiple bank and town runs to Onoway or Morinville, thank you.

Starting July 6-Sept 2, 2021 the Village office will operate reduced office hours.

The office will be closed Dec 24-Jan 4, 2022

Email ANY payments to svsandyb@xplornet.ca (Interac ONLY). No cheques please.

Check daily update top left of welcome page for office availability.

Text or email at anytime svsandyb@xplornet.ca / text 780.718.1894 (cell)

CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Garbage & Organics pick up will be TUESDAY August 3, 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Same pick up rules

5 black (household) and 5 clear/orange (organics) bags ONLY - 30 lb. per bag.

No exceptions.

Please do not leave garbage bags on the curb for the week.

Please put it out the night before or by 7 am on THE DAY of Pick Up.

Fire Break West Cove Drive: NO ATV's or Dirt Bikes
Time: 12:00 am

ALL MOTORIZED DRIVER's (ATV's and Dirt Bikes)

Please note the following:

The fire break area off West Cove Drive is off limits to any motorized vehicles including dirt bikes and ATV's - security cameras and trail cameras have been installed for plate identification and fines will be issues with immediate effect.  Failure to pay will be added to tax roll.  This will be done for liability identification as you are breaking the law and endangering the lives of residents and all driver's in the area.

The Bylaw Officer has been informed and will enforce motorized no access with immediate effect.

Guardians please note that there is ample places for dirt and ATV riding at Devils' Lake and Bump and Brule.

For a change please teach your young ones to be respectful and mindful: try and lead by example.

 

 

SUSPENDED: Access RR779 south through Alexander checkpoint
Time: 12:00 am

April 8 @ 5.30pm

With immediate effect Alexander First Nation has suspended all travel through privileges (on ALL their roads/checkpoints) to everyone who does not live in the nation.  This health order is being upheld not only to protect non-residents, the residents of Sandy Beach, but also ALL Alexander First Nation's residents, their families, children, elders, knowledge-keepers, essential staff and elected officials as well.   

RR12 through Sunrise Beach is by far the best, shortest and easiest way to get to the Stony Plain end in anyway (please follow all current health orders, wherever you are in Alberta, and wear a mask).

ATV's Please be CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am

Please do not speed with your ATV's

All driver's must be licensed and WEAR a helmet

No ATV's in the day park or beach area - NO EXCEPTIONS

Offenders on Lakeshore Drive - slow down, wear a helmet and only those that are licensed are allowed to drive a ATV

All residents and driver's have now been warned 

COMMUNITY CARE and RESPECT please - please promote a fool proof driving community and environment that RESPECTS the rights and amenities of others

BE CONSIDERATE
Time: 12:00 am
  • Please clean up after your dog and keep it on a lease;
  • Please do NOT dump your dog waste at the end of the day park;
  • Please use the dog scoop stations for pick up and disposal;
  • Please keep your dog on a lease;
  • Please slow down;
  • Please do NOT litter;
  • BE CONSIDERATE

Be Considerate Leash Your Dog And Pick Up After Pet with Icons Landscape -  Wall Sign | Creative Safety Supply

Village Stainless Steel MailBox
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has a stainless steel mailbox way on the left of the Canada Post mailboxes at the Noyes Store.  Lately, all sorts of mail have been dropped in this mailbox - this is a FINAL REMINDER that this mail will not be forwarded.  This mailbox is strictly for Sandy Beach tax payments ONLY.  

Standstone Vacuum Services payments should be mailed directly to the vendor by putting the envelope into the CANADA POST mail slots.  Christmas Cards should be dropped in the Canada Post mailboxes and so should anything that is your mail, unless it is a tax payment to Sandy Beach.

This mailbox is not checked on a regular basis and your mail will be your own liability.

This is a final reminder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Municipal Elections 2021
Time: 12:00 am

2021 (Saturday August 14th: 10 am to 7 pm) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach: Venue will be 63 Lakeshore Drive The Myrna Noyes Community Hall

OFFICE 

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

2021

Municipal Election Updates 2021

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.        CARRIED

 

Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

 

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO & Returning Officer Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

Property Assessments / Taxes 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Tax/Assessment Notices

Please note that Assessments for 2021 has now been received and all rolls updated.

Combine tax and assessment notices will be mailed May 13, 2021.  Your Notice of Assessment date is May 21 and the last date for filing a assessment appeal date is on your tax notice (July 20, 2021), but if you do have concerns about your assessment PLEASE contact your independent assessor first to discuss any possible revisions.  

The independent Assessor for Sandy Beach is:

Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc.
Box 3369, 10404 - 100th Ave.
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1S2
Phone 780-939-3310
Fax 780-939-3350
website: www.masg.ca

For any copies of your assessments or any year's tax notices or any receipts on all or any payments: these are available from the Village office via e-mail (COVID rules apply). 

Sandy Beach strongly encourage and kindly request email queries for all of these including any receipts at svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Annual Taxes will be due Sept 30 @ 11.59.59 pm.  A 2% penalty will be applied on the current year outstanding levy on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1 and a 3% penalty on the total outstanding amount January 1, 2022. 

A current property tax and tax penalty bylaw is available on the website under municipal info/bylaws.  These are adopted at the April regular Council meeting so monitor the website.  In 2021 Council offered more Covid-19 relieve along the same lines as in 2020: considerably lower penalty rate(s) and annual deadline end of Sept.

If you can pay by June 30th, please do so and please strongly consider sending your payment by email (Interac) to svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Receipts: svsandyb@xplornet.ca

Please provide your email address for receipts.

Sandy Beach appreciate your understanding and kindly thank you in advance for your cooperation.

CAUSEWAY
Time: 12:00 am

Please note that in 2020 the Village Administration received permission from Alberta Environment & Parks to maintain the free flow of natural water between the north and south lake underneath the causeway (Highway 642).  The natural riparian area underneath the causeway under provincial environmental legislation  is protected and cannot be altered or shaped in anyway so as to impeded with the natural flow of the water between the two lakes.  Anyone that tries to intervene will be reported.  Offences carries a $50,000 to $100,000 fine.   This area is monitored by video surveillance and maintained for free flow by Sandy Beach public works employees who has authorization.  Once again: residents and visitors are reminded to not approach working employees and those who threaten, abuse and approach any Village employee will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  If you have any questions contact the office at svsandyb@xplornet.ca  

Please also note that the ignorant comments on the Village so called secret Facebook page (who everybody has access too including the Village) should please be ignored.  The few malicious and narrow minded individuals that are too inconsiderate to make it pleasant for the majority should please not be given any platform for communication.  Please ignore these posts and know that any malicious comments are made in ignorance.

Thank you.

ABTraceTogether app
Time: 12:00 am

Good morning,

As mentioned in our meeting last week, we would like to request that all municipalities encourage their residents to download the secure ABTraceTogether app. Unlike the federal app, ABTraceTogether is directly integrated with Alberta’s contact tracing system. Notification of exposure is left to health experts to follow up directly with those at risk, support them in their recovery and ensure they isolate. In the time since ABTraceTogether launched, we have made a number of improvements. We updated the app in September to address any privacy concerns and allow it to run in the background on IOS. It can detect interactions between two iPhones while the app is in the background or on a locked iPhone.

The technology in ABTraceTogether has been successfully used in Singapore, Australia and other places to stop the spread of COVID19. And while any app is only one small part of the fight against COVID19, ABTraceTogether remains an effective public health tool.

Thank you,

Alberta Health Emergency Operations Center

Classification: Protected A

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
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