Welcome to the Village of Spring Lake
From Spring Lake’s peaceful meadows to it’s abundance of birds that call the lake home, the Village of Spring Lake is a quaint, tranquil community nestled along the shorelines of Spring Lake, Alberta. Known for its natural beauty and the wonders that have been preserved and protected over many decades, it has been described as a Nature Lover’s Oasis.
It is the perfect place for enjoyment and relaxation for all ages. So when you hear the call of the loons, take a moment to sit back enjoy it and all that Spring Lake has to offer.
Summer Employment Opportunity
Public Works Maintenance Labourer
The Village of Spring Lake is currently accepting resumes for a full-time maintenance labourer within the Public Works Department. The term of this position will be from May or June to August 29, 2014. Successful applicant will be performing a variety of manual labor and maintenance duties including maintenance of roadside and other village owned property including signage, litter pick-up, grass and brush cutting, cleaning windfall debris, tree planting, trimming and removal. Other duties include minor construction, repair projects, and general upkeep of village owned facilities, recreational structures and parks along with other labour work assigned by the supervisor. Knowledge of and experience with the operation of equipment used for grounds maintenance is essential. A flexible schedule is an asset as evening and weekend work may be required. Applicants must possess strong organizational and communication skills and be able to work without direct supervision. Must posess a valid Class 5 driver’s license. CSA approved steel toed boots are required.
Hourly rate of pay ranges from $12 to $14, based on experience.
If you are interested in applying for the above position, please drop-off, mail or email your resume to the address below. The Village of Spring Lake thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Village of Spring Lake
990 Bauer Avenue
Spring Lake, AB T7Z 2S9
Fax: (780) 963-4260
GARBAGE SPRING/SUMMER PICK-UP
RETURNS TO WEEKLY COLLECTION BEGINNING MAY 5, 2014
Garbage pick-up returns to WEEKLY Monday, May 5th for the spring/summer months. Bluebag and Recycling pick-up will remain biweekly.
· Ensure that bluebags and totes are separated by a few feet to prevent bluebags from being caught in the garbage tote mechanical arm.
· Close tote lids to prevent animals from breaking open your garbage.
· Remove your totes from your driveway/road on Monday nights.
Garbage pickup dates are May 5th continuing weekly.
Bluebag and Recycling pick-up dates are May 5th, May 19th, etc. continuing bi-weekly.
ROAD BANS EFFECTIVE MARCH 26, 2014
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
RETURNED TO BIWEEKLY COLLECTION
Garbage pick-up returns to BIWEEKLY Monday, November 4th for the fall and winter months. Bluebag and garbage collection are both November 4th. Please ensure that bluebags and totes are separated by a few feet to prevent bluebags from being caught in the garbage tote mechanical arm. Please also close tote lids to prevent animals from breaking open your garbage.
Fall/Winter Pick-up dates for Blue Bag and Garbage are Jan 13th, Jan 27th,
Feb 10th, Feb 24th and Mar 10th, 2014 continuing bi-weekly.
We encourage composting where possible but for those that can't Parkland County is currently allowing Spring Lake residents to use the Transfer Station at RR11 south of Highway 16A. Charges of $140.00 per/ton for disposal apply (Rates subject to change). To view allowable items please use the link to the Parkland County Website below.
Canada Day Volunteers Needed!!!
The Village Office is looking for Volunteers to help with Canada Day. If you are able to help please contact Janet at the Village Office or send a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more Information.
Spring Lake Council
Spring Lake Council was sworn in at the Annual Organizational Meeting held on Tuesday, October 8, 2013.
John Roznicki, Mayor
Cam MacDonald, Deputy Mayor
Bonnie Hall, Councillor
Bonnie Flesher, Councillor
Rainbow Williams, Councillor
The Forum section of the Village’s website is no longer available; however, Spring Lake is now on Facebook. Like our Facebook page to get all the latest updates and to stay in touch with the Village.
Click Here to go to our Facebook Page.
FIRE HAZARD WARNING: LOW
For further information, please contact the Village Office at 780-963-4211.
LOW: Wildfires do not readily ignite, unless from a more intense heat source like lightning. Weather and fuel conditions lead to low intensity and relatively easy to control fires. However, caution should always be taken with any type of burning.
Fire Permits are now available at the Village Office.
Pre-Authorized Tax Payment Plan
The Village of Spring Lake would like to offer a Pre-Authorized Tax payment plan as an alternative method of tax payment, where monthly tax payments would automatically come out of your bank account.
Those interested in this program can be setup for 2014 Tax year. Please call the Village Office at 780-963-4211 should you have any questions.
Village of Spring Lake 2012 Audited Financial Statements
Parkland County released information to the Village of Spring Lake this week regarding completion of a new Internet tower just outside the Village of Spring Lake. The new tower currently has two Internet providers with the possible addition of more service providers in the future.
On the new Tower is: Xplornet Internet Services (Starview Communications) or
an option available locally is: Platinum Communications
The Village of Spring Lake is in no way endorsing any single provider and is only supplying information to our residents.
A good reason to pick up your dog’s Droppings
In response to the POSTING on the Village Forum dated January 12, 2012 we have received a request to post this information received from our Environmental Advisory Committee.
Did You Know?...
....To get this complete posting click on the Notices page to the left ...
FIRE SMART PROGRAM
Council for the Village of Spring Lake would like to promote the Fire Smart Program to Residents of Spring Lake. Please take the time to review the Fire Smart Manual.
Homeowners Firesmart Manual
Fire Safety is a big part of our life this year. Take the time to review the manual and assess your home.
ALBERTA WEED CONTROL ACT
New Alberta Weed Control Act: Prohibited Noxious Weeds (46):
"prohibited noxious weeds - a person shall destroy a prohibited noxious weed that is on land the person owns or occupies".
New Alberta Weed Control Act: Noxious Weeds (29):
"noxious weeds - a person shall control a noxious weed that is on land the person owns or occupies".
On June 16, 2010 the new Alberta Weed Control Act was proclaimed. The new Act will deal with invasive plants that threaten natural ecosystems in addition to agricultural lands. Changes to note in the new act is that the categories of Restricted, Noxious and Nuisance weeds have been replaced by Prohibited Noxious and Noxious weeds. The Village must issue a weed notice for Prohibited Noxious weeds and property owners shall destroy any weeds under this designation. Weed notices will be posted on the property where the weed infestation is found. Under the current list of weed species there are 46 plants in the Prohibited Noxious category and 29 in the Noxious category. The new Act will not contain any native plants as the old Act could contain native plants.
Residents of the Village of Spring Lake will be required to destroy weeds identified as Prohibited Noxious on their property and control weeds identified as Noxious. Please take the time to review the Alberta Weed Control Act and other relevant information about Noxious weeds in the link attached:
Weed Control Act
Municipal Emergency Management Bylaw #327
The Municipal Emergency Management Bylaw #327 was passed in the Village of Spring Lake November 9, 2010. The Village of Spring Lake is working towards more current policies and proceedures in the event of a Disaster or Emergency within our municipality. One small step towards being prepared is encouraging residents to be PREPARED. Following is a linc below to the "Emergency Preparedness Guide" produced by Public Safety Canada. Please take the time to prepare your family.
Your Emergency Preparedness Guide
Integrated Community Sustainability Plan