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 back here for more information on the grand opening.
-Mayor Don Bauer
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.
ATTENTION Village Golfers
Municipal reserves are meant for the enjoyment of residents and should not be used to practice your golf swing. There has been observed damage to these green spaces. Please keep your golfing to the golf course and not Municipal reserves. Keeping the Summer Village beautiful requires effort from the Municipality and residents. Let’s keep the beautiful park spaces damage-free and for everyone’s enjoyment.
NEW 2022 Tax Notices
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.
NEW Village Maintenance and Grass Cutting Contractor
The Summer Village of Yellowstone would like to welcome Trevor as the Village’s contractor for grass cutting and maintenance. Trevor has extensive qualifications and many years of experience working with Parks, Municipalities, and Alberta Environment. As a municipal contractor for the Village, he has permission to drive in Village parks, walkways, or roads on his ATV. Please welcome him.
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. The next regularly scheduled Council Meeting is June 3, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
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)
The Summer Village of Yellowstone is part of the Lac Ste Anne Summer Village Regionalization Study (SVRS) which aims 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 this study applies to are Castle Island, Ross Haven, Sunset Point, Val Quentin, West Cove, and Yellowstone.
Three other municipalities (Nakamun Park, Silver Sands, and South View) will be observing the regionalization study but are not part of the analysis.
You can find more information with regard to this study at the following website:
June 12, 2022, Please be advised some attachments on the website are not currently working. The Village expects this to be fixed soon. Thank you for your patience!
May 25 – July 27, 2022, East End Bus Society Services Schedule
Click here for the schedule
Extended May 30 – June 23, 2022, The Road Rehabilitation project of streets 7 – 2nd street will begin approximately May 30, 2022. IMPORTANT -Please read the following notice to residents.
IMPORTANT – Please click here to read the notice
After completing the road construction, the Summer Village requests that residents only order their sewer and water services for the morning hours and that no heavy traffic enters the Village during the hotter parts of the day, reducing any potential damage to the newly paved roads.
July 15, 2022, Next Council Meeting @9:00 AM, located at 500 Morin Drive.
August 13, 2022, There will be a community BBQ from 12pm – 3 pm. More details to follow.
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.