THERE IS CURRENTLY NO FIRE BAN IN PLACE
(Open Fires are Prohibited – more details)
Welcome back to the Village’s Contractors!
The Village is pleased to welcome back its contractors for 2023. Trevor and his team keep our Village looking fabulous by trimming the grass, clearing the paths, and doing all general maintenance. Trevor continues to bring the Village his excellent work and knowledge gained through many years of experience working with Alberta Parks, Alberta Environment, and Municipalities. Luke and his team work hard to keep our roads clear of snow and ice, safe and accessible. The Village appreciates its hard-working contractors and looks forward to another successful year working together!
2022/2023 Yellowstone Winter Newsletter
Click here to view the latest Village newsletter. Newsletters can also be located on the website under the Information tab>Newletters
2023 Waste/Compost Collection Schedule
The new schedule can be viewed by clicking here. Printed copies are available in Yellowstone’s brochure box located at 500 Morin Drive, Yellowstone.
Respect Our Lakes Information Brochures
Become informed on how you can help preserve and improve the quality of the lake. Click here to view the Responsible Lake Living Brochure. More brochures available on the information tab under Lake and Dock.
Tax Payment Plan (TPP)
It’s not too late – Join the Tax Payment Plan today and spread your tax payments from January to December. Please contact the Village office for eligibility requirements and more information.
(IMPORTANT) December 31, 2022 Tax Deadline
This is a friendly reminder that all outstanding property taxes (including penalties) will receive an additional 18 % penalty if not paid by the December 31, 2022, deadline. Please ensure that your taxes are paid in full by this date to avoid this penalty. On December 2, letters were mailed to all residents with balances owing. It is the responsiblity of all property owners to update the Village office with current and correct mailing addresses. Please Note: This message does not apply to TPP (Tax Payment Plan) participants, as their payments were calculated to have the current year’s taxes paid in full by the December TPP payment.
Summer Village Regionalization Study – Final Report
The Summer Village of Yellowstone was a part of the Lac Ste Anne Summer Village Regionalization Study (SVRS) which aimed to identify ways in which the Summer Villages on Lac Ste Anne can collaborate to improve service delivery, decrease costs, and improve municipal efficiency.
The municipalities that participated are Castle Island, Ross Haven, Sunset Point, Val Quentin, West Cove, and Yellowstone. Click here to read the final report.
(IMPORTANT) Taxes Due August 10th, 2022.
A friendly reminder that taxes need to be paid by August 10th, 2022 to avoid an 18% penalty being applied to current outstanding taxes. Residents enrolled in the new TPP (Tax Payment Plan) are not required to pay their outstanding 2022 taxes as these payments are spread out to December 2022. IMPORTANT– Residents who continue to pay monthly but have not filled out the new TPP authorization form and returned it to the office are subject to an 18 % penalty on their current year’s taxes. Please check your mail for the TPP reminder letters and contact the office immediately to get enrolled in the TPP and avoid the 18% penalty.
BLUE-GREEN Algae Advisory
Alberta Health Services has issued a blue-green algae bloom advisory for Lac Ste. Anne Thursday July 21, 2022. Please click on this link for more info
Pedestrian Bridge Access To Pickleball Courts.
Thank you to all residents who attended the Village’s Pickleball Grand Opening, where Mayor Bauer and Councillor Jones officially opened the courts with a rally. In addition, the Village would like to inform residents that a pedestrian bridge will be installed as soon as possible to accommodate residents’ access to the pickleball courts. Until then, the Village requests that residents take extreme caution if attempting to cross the ditches or, as a safer alternative, use the pedestrian bridge at the end of 2nd street until the new bridge is installed.
A Message From The Mayor,
With great pleasure, I announce that the Village has started constructing the long-awaited pickleball courts. The Village is building a multi-use surface that will function as two pickleball courts and a playing surface for basketball. This multi-use playing surface is on Municipal Reserve one, at the green space between 1st and 2nd street. Please check the grand opening information on the website homepage located under News and Events for August 6, 2022.
-Mayor Don Bauer
Tax notices were mailed out May 17, 2022. If you did not receive your property tax notice please contact the office.
(NEW) TAX PAYMENT PLAN – TPP
As of June 2022, the Village is changing how monthly tax payments (TPP) are collected. People currently enrolled in the tax payment plan should have received an authorization form with their tax notice and MUST send in a void cheque with the authorization form before June 10. All payments will be withdrawn on the 17th of the month, starting June 2022. Monthly payments made through bank institutions no longer qualify for the TPP program. This new system ensures that the Village properly receives payments and amounts. Residents wishing to join the TPP are encouraged to contact the Village Office.
Village Walking Path and Off-Highway Vehicles
A friendly reminder that Off-Highway Vehicles are permitted to operate on Village roads but NOT on the walking path unless necessary to transport items to and from the lake. Driving Off-Highway Vehicles on the walking path disturbs residents and damages the path and grass. Those found contravening this Bylaw may be subject to a violation ticket or court appearance. For more information regarding Off-Highway Vehicle use and requirements, please see BYLAW 202-2019 of the Bylaw section on this website. The Village requests that everyone respects this Bylaw and keeps the walking path to its intended use. New signage will be placed to remind residents of this Bylaw. Many thanks, and let’s all have a great summer!
ATTENTION Boat Lift Owners
This is a friendly reminder that all boat lifts stored on Municipal reserves are required to be removed by June 1st, please see POLICY A-TRA-BOAT-1 of the Policy section on this website. These reserves are meant for the enjoyment of all residents, plus they act as emergency access to the lake. Any enforcement taken to remove boat lifts costs the Municipality through enforcement and administration costs. The Village appreciates your cooperation in keeping these reserves clear. IMPORTANT – The Summer Village will not be enforcing this policy for 2022 due to the high cost of removing these items and that September 1 is right around the corner, and residents will once again be permitted to store their lifts. However, this policy will be updated and strictly enforced June 1, 2023. Thank you to all residents who complied with this policy and removed their items from these public spaces in 2022.
Welcome to the Summer Village of Yellowstone website! The Summer Village of Yellowstone was incorporated on January 1st, 1965 and spans a land area of 25 Hectares. The Summer Village is located on the shores of Lac Ste. Anne. The 2016 Population is 137 according to the census conducted in 2016. Yellowstone has a 3-member Council whose term currently runs until 2025.
Regular council meetings are scheduled for the third Friday of each month at 9:00 a.m unless directed otherwise by Council. All meetings are held in-person in the Municipal Building at 500 Morin Drive in Yellowstone.
Property Owners/Potential Purchasers, Important Information about Properties within the Summer Village of Yellowstone
Below are two restrictive covenants that have been registered on the title of properties within the Summer Village. These covenants were registered when the subdivision itself was registered. If you are a property owner and unaware of this covenant, please refer to the Alberta Land Titles and below. If you are looking to purchase in Yellowstone, please inquire with the real estate agent or go to a registries and follow-up with a land titles search.
Notice to Residents Named in Recent Court Documents
The Summer Village has become aware that many local landowners have recently been provided with court documents relating to certain old registrations that exist on title to many parcels of land in the municipality. This court proceeding was not initiated by the Summer Village and appears to be a civil matter of interest to the affected landowners only. Anyone who has been served with documents relating to this matter should consult with their own lawyer.
Court of Queen’s Bench – Decision – Re: Restrictive Covenant S.V. of Yellowstone
The Summer Village of Yellowstone is a member of the following commissions:
-Highway 43 East Waste
-North 43 Lagoon (see North 43 Lagoon – for updated information)
-West Inter Lake District Regional Water Services
(Click here for Updated Info)
April 21, 2023
The next Council meeting will be on April 21, 2023 @ 9:00 A.M. at the Municipal building located at 500 Morin Drive, Yellowstone. The Council meeting agenda and minutes can be found on the Council page under Council Meetings/Minutes/Agendas. A link for the agenda will be posted here closer to the meeting date.
March 30, 2023 (IMPORTANT)
Open house for the proposed campground at the intersection of Hwy 43 and RR 33 on Thursday, March 30th, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Alberta Beach & District Senior Citizens Club located at 5012 – 49th Avenue, Alberta Beach. Click here to view pdf. Printed copies will be available for residents on Friday, March 17th, in the brochure box at Yellowstone’s maintenance building located at 500 Morin Drive.
Please note, this is NOT a Yellowstone development but a private development within Lac Ste. Anne County. This proposed private campground development is located within Lac Ste. Ann County (200 – 400 meters north of Morin Drive) and is only accessible off of RR33 approximately 100 meters south of Hwy 43. If Village residents have questions or concerns, you are encouraged to attend this open house.
March 17, 2023
The next Council meeting will be on March 17th, 2023 @9:00 A.M. at the Municipal building located at 500 Morin Drive, Yellowstone. The Council meeting agenda and minutes can be found on the Council page under Council Meetings/Minutes/Agendas. A link for the agenda will be posted here closer to the meeting date.
February 1 to May 31, 2023
East End Bus Society Services Schedule
Click here for the schedule
May 27, 2023
On May 27, 2023, the Village’s Director and Deputy Director of Emergency Management will be holding a mock emergency simulation in the Village. Those residents signed up as block captains will be contacted directly. Check the Village website’s Emergency Management tab for more information on this event.
Rural Crime Watch
Recently, the quick response of a resident from a nearby community who reported suspicious activity to the RCMP led to the apprehension of the responsible individuals. A reminder to all residents that we are the eyes and ears of our communities. If you see suspicious activity, report it immediately to the RCMP or visit the website below and download the Alberta Rural Crime Watch app and report any crime or suspicious activity as it happens.
Alberta Rural Crime Watch Website
Emergency – Police/Fire/Ambulance: 9-1-1
RCMP – 24-Hour Line (Stony Plain Detachment): 1-825-220-7267
Accepting FCSS Grant Applications
Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) is:
“FCSS is a unique 80/20 funding partnership between the Government of Alberta and participating municipalities or Metis settlements. Provincially, the FCSS Program receives its mandate from the FCSS Act and Regulation. The Act describes what the Province and municipality/Metis Settlement can do to provide preventive social services. The Regulation describes how services may be provided … Under FCSS, communities design and deliver social programs that are preventive in nature to promote and enhance well-being among individuals, families and communities …”
Keep Your Home/Cabin Secure Over the Winter Months.
A reminder to secure your belongings when you are away from your residence. If you see any suspicious activity, please be sure to report it to the Stony Plain RCMP at 780-968-7200 or Dial 9-1-1.
Reminder When Walking Dogs
A reminder to pick up after your dogs and keep them on a leash when walking throughout the Summer Village – these rules are in place for the enjoyment and safety of everyone in the Summer Village – thank you for your co-operation! Know the rules – Click here to view a copy of the Dog & Cat Control Bylaw.