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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.)

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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, phone 403-343-3357 or email [email protected]

Assessment is governed by provincial law and regulation. If, after contacting the assessor, a property owner wishes to file an appeal with the Assessment Review Board (ARB) they may fill out the ARB Complaint Form and submit it to the Summer Village office with the filing fee. The form, along with further information, is also available at www.crasc.ca under Assessment Review Board.

Fees are $50 per residential parcel, and $300 per non-residential. The fee is refundable, if the ARB makes a decision in favour of the complainant. Note: The deadline for filing an assessment complaint is 60 days after the Notice of Assessment date. These dates will be posted in the ‘Announcements’ section of this website, and are also printed on your Notice of Assessment.

The full 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.

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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 residential garbage in the Summer Village every Monday.

If Monday should fall on a holiday, pick up will be the following business day.

Please observe the following rules:

  • Only bagged household waste is accepted;
  • Place garbage out on collection day by 7:00 am;
  • All trash must be placed in covered bins;
  • Maximum allowed each week is 4 bags per household, no more than 50 lbs per bag; and
  • Materials not accepted include: yard waste or clippings, appliances, chemicals or hazardous waste.

For covered bin placement:

  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.

Fees will be levied for any non-contained, loose bags that become broken and/or scattered, or any non-household/unacceptable waste that requires clean up by Summer Village staff:

  • $ 50.00 first occasion
  • $100.00 repeat occurrence

See options for Landfill and Transfer Station below, to dispose of non-household and unacceptable 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) see Map here…

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.