Summer Villages are an institution in Alberta, nearly as old as the province itself. Traditionally evolved from cottage summer resort areas where seasonal residents wanted a role in local government or were dissatisfied with the level of service and taxation provided by their local municipality. There are now five Summer Villages on Sylvan Lake, Birchcliff (1972), Half Moon Bay (1978), Jarvis Bay (1986), Norglenwold (1965) and Sunbreaker Cove (1991) all sharing an administration office since 1991. Your Summer Village maintains bylaws to protect the watershed, water quality, bank and shoreline, flora and fauna of the natural setting in which we live. Lake access for near lake residents is via road allowances and environment open spaces which are to be left in their natural state.
Holiday Office Hours
The Summer Village Administration Office will be closed for the holidays the following dates:
Provide your input on the vision and direction for the Sylvan Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) – a collaborative project with all 8 municipalities surrounding Sylvan Lake!
You can provide feedback online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/sylvanlakeidp
Tell us your unique perspectives on what are seen as key issues for the IDP to address. Your feedback will help us develop a coordinated approach to growth and development for the benefit of all our communities!
The IDP will work toward common goals while respecting the unique interests of each municipality, and will also:
• set the policy framework for coordinating future land uses and development between the municipalities;
• build upon the wealth of existing planning documents that provide strong background information;
• result in an agreement between the municipalities on how to work together to manage lands related to future land development areas, transportation and infrastructure, environmental considerations, agricultural land use viability, and economic development.
This survey will close on December 9, 2018 at 5:00 pm.