Emergency Services

emergency numbers

 

72-Hour Emergency Kits

Whether it is a temporary power outage or a widespread disaster, a 72-hour emergency kit for you and your family will make you more comfortable during an emergency and may even save your life.

While there are many lists for 72-hour kits and kits are for sale, people are often intimidated by the costs and bulk of a kit and uncertainty as to what is necessary. Here is a list of the absolute necessities, and a few good ideas for extras, for your 72-hour emergency kit. For emergency preparedness in general, here’s some additional reading.

 

Rates and Fees

The Schedule of Rates & Fees is below, for various services at Parkland Beach. (Tax Certificates, Hall Rentals, Development Permits, etc.)

Bylaw-Rates & Fees-2018-04-Schedule A

 

Property Assessment & Taxation

Property Assessment is updated annually, and the value is used to determine the amount of your property tax. A Notice of Assessment is mailed to each property owner in early April.

The Summer Village of Parkland Beach has a contract with Wild Rose Assessment for assessment services. If you have questions about your property assessment, you may call the assessor directly: Rod Vikse tel: 403-343-3357.

The Assessment Roll is open for public information, and may be viewed at the Summer Village office during business hours. It is also posted in pdf format below.

Assessment Roll – 2019 Tax Year

Assessment is governed by provincial law and regulation. See Alberta.ca for more information.

Property Tax notices are mailed out in early May, with payment due by June 30th. Methods of payment include cheque (post-dated is acceptable), cash (in person only), or online banking at most financial institutions. RBC bank is not currently set up for Online Banking, but an e-transfer may be arranged.

Property owners may choose to make a monthly payment to spread out this expense, however the total tax amount must be calculated to arrive before the deadline.

When setting up your Online Banking for Summer Village of Parkland Beach tax payment, you may need to add a “zero” before your tax roll # in order to have a 7-digit account.   e.g. 0374 _ _ _

Penalties for overdue taxes are:

  • 15% on current tax owing – as of 4 pm on June 30
  • 18% on total tax balance – as of 4 pm on December 31
  • When paying online, please allow 3-5 business days for processing.
  • Payments sent by mail must be clearly postmarked on or before the deadline.

 

Garbage Collection

Cast-A-Waste Inc. collects garbage in the Summer Village every Monday. If Monday should fall on a holiday, pick up will be the following business day. Please ensure your trash is placed in covered bins.  Bags left on the ground will not be picked up.  The bags cannot weigh more than 50 lbs each.

  1.  Full-Time Residents: Covered bins can be placed by the road as long as they are put away immediately after pick up.
  2. Part-Time Residents / Vacationers: If you are not going to be present to put your bins away, please set them out at your property line where they can safely sit until your return.

Only bagged household waste is accepted.

Loose bags and items that are not picked up attract animals and often end up broken open and spread around. Fines may be levied for improper waste handling and/or clean-up costs:

  • 1st offence: Warning
  • 2nd offence: $40.00
  • 3rd offence: $100.00

Materials not accepted include: yard waste or clippings, appliances, chemicals or hazardous waste. See options for Landfill and Transfer Station below, to dispose of these and other waste materials. Note that Ponoka County provides the Landfill and Transfer Station services at no charge for County residents and property owners in Parkland Beach.

Parkland Beach is fortunate to have extensive treed public reserve areas. Residents must not dispose of their yard waste or tree clippings in the reserves. Dried yard waste becomes added fuel in a wildfire, and volunteers work hard each year to clean out the reserves and improve fire safety in the community. Each resident may do their part, by taking branches, etc. to the Landfill.

 

Bluffton Landfill

No Charge for Parkland Beach property owners

Open Wednesday & Saturday from 9 – 5

Bluffton Landfill User Guidelines

Bluffton Landill Map 1

For more information call

  • Evelyn at 403-704-3785  or  403-588-3516 (Mon – Fri)
  • or the Landfill Office at 403-843-3497 (Wed & Sat from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm)

 

Rimbey Transfer Station & Recycle Depot

No Charge for Parkland Beach property owners

Open Tuesday & Saturday from 9 – 5

6200- 40 Street, Rimbey (east side of Hwy 20)

Accepts Household Garbage, Yard Waste, and Recycling

Recycle items (papers, cardboard, metals, glass) must be placed in transparent bags.

 

Rimbey Bottle Depot

403-843-3361 | 5602 – 44th St, Rimbey

 

Natural Gas Service Provider

403-843-1050 |Gull Lake Deer Creek Gas Co-op (GLDC)

 

Electricity Service Provider

780-310-9473 | Fortis

 

Gas & Electric Utility Retailers

780-310-4300 | EPCOR

Visit ucahelps.alberta.ca to compare electricity and gas prices in your area, view historical rates, or get help resolving utility related issues.

 

Internet Providers

Xplornet  1-877-969-3152

CCI Wireless  1-888-240-4224

 

Home Telephone Service

1-888-811-2323 | Telus

1-877-969-3152 | Xplornet

 

Satellite TV

1-866 301-1942 | Bell

1-888-811-2323 | Telus

 

Landscaping & Invasive Species Information

Invasive species are non-native plants and animals that have been introduced, intentionally or unintentionally, from other countries and threaten Alberta’s ecosystem and biodiversity. When landscaping, we strongly recommend checking Alberta’s Invasive Species to ensure you are not inadvertently planting or harbouring harmful species.