Summer Village of South View
Box 8, Alberta Beach, AB, T0E 0A0  Office Location: 4808-51 Street Onoway, AB
P:587-873-5765 F:780-967-0431
Resident Information
Council Members

South View Council
(Left to right)
Deputy Mayor Garth Ward
Deputy Mayor Brian Johnson
Mayor Sandi Benford

Council Contact Information:
Garth Ward P: 780-968-1061 E:
Brian Johnson P: 780-984-0079 E:
Sandi Benford P: 780-892-4603 E:

The following information is available on this page:

Taxation & Assessment 
Tax Notices
Combined Tax and Assessment Notices are mailed May 13th each year.  Taxes are due on June 30th of each year.  An 18% penalty is applied to the unpaid current year taxes on July 1st of each year and an 18% penalty is applied to the total arrears on January 1st of each year.

Has Your Mailing Address Changed?
Please inform the Administration Office if your mailing address has changed to ensure you receive your mail from the Summer Village 587-873-5765.  You should also notify Alberta Land Titles of the change - 780-427-2742.

2017 Mill Rates and Levies
Minimum Municipal Tax - $975.00
Lagoon Reserve Levy - $45.00 per lot
Senior's Foundation Mill Rate - 0.2127233
Municipal Mill Rate Residential/Farm - 7.263667
Municipal Mill Rate Non-Residential - 19.67
School Mill Rate Residential/Farm - 2.509816
School Mill Rate Non-Residential - 3.673390

Payment of Taxes
Taxes can be paid on-line or through telephone banking at the following financial institutions (treat as a bill payment - your account number is your Tax Roll Number as shown on your Tax Notice):
-ATB Financial
-Credit Union
-PC Financial
-Scotia Bank
-TD Canada Trust

Payments can also be mailed to:  Box 8, Alberta Beach, AB  T0E 0A0 - Please ensure cheques are made payable to the "Summer Village of South View".  Envelopes must be postmarked on or before the tax due date.

Payments can be dropped off at the Municipal Office at 4808-51 Street, Onoway, AB.  There is an after-hours drop-off slot available.

Monthly Tax Payment Plan
Take advantage of the Tax Payment Plan. By making equal monthly installments, you will avoid penalties and the need for a large lump-sum payment. Contact the office for more information at 587-873-5765.

Minimum Municipal Tax
This year, Council adopted a minimum tax levy as approved in the 2017 Tax Rate Bylaw and in accordance with section 357(1) of the Municipal Government Act.  The Minimum Municipal Tax levy on all improved and vacant residential properties for 2017 is $975.00 which has been budgeted to collect $30,773.12.  All properties with an assessment less than $134,230 are subject to the minimum municipal tax upcharge.


Property with Assessed Value of $200,000 

2017 Municipal Mill Rate   7.263667

Municipal Levy Calculation   200,000 x 7.263667/1000 = $1,452.73

No Minimum Tax Upcharge (municipal levy > $975.00)

Total Municipal Taxes Payable    $1,452.73

Property with Assessed Value of $125,000

2017 Municipal Mill Rate  7.263667

Municipal Levy Calculation   125,000 x 7.263667/1000 = $907.96

Add Minimum Tax Upcharge    $67.04

Total Municipal Taxes Payable    $975.00

Minimum tax levies were approved this year in order to assist in a more cost-effective and efficient distribution of municipal expenses to each property owner.  The same municipal services are provided to each property within the Summer Village regardless of the assessed value of the property, therefore, implementing a minimum tax helps to equitably allocate the cost of all services required to maintain and sustain the municipality.  While the vacant properties will see the largest tax increases this year due to the minimum tax payable, the intention of this is to encourage the development of these properties throughout the municipality.

Education Property Tax Assisstance for Seniors and Senior Property Tax Deferral Program

Please contact the Alberta Seniors Information Line at 1-877-644-9992 for more detailed information on how you may qualify for the above programs. 

Assessment Process
Property assessment is the process of estimating the market value of your property for municipal & education taxation purposes. Assessment is simply a distribution mechanism. The property taxes that you pay are calculated in proportion to the value of the real estate you own. A qualified assessor prepares annual assessments for all property within South View.  The assessor is dedicated to providing a fair & accurate assessment for South View taxpayers.  The assessor can be contacted at 780-939-3310 - Dan Kanuka.

Market Value
Market value is the valuation standard set by provincial legislation & is the basis for property valuation across Alberta. Market value is the probable price your property could sell for in a competitive & open market, as of a given date. Market value is recognized as the most understandable, transparent & objective measure of a property's worth. The market value as shown on your 2017 Assessment & Taxation notice is based on a legislated valuation date of July 1st of the prior year & reflects the physical condition of your property as of Dec 31st of the prior year.

How are Market Value Assessments Prepared
Market value assessments are prepared using mass appraisal. This is the process of valuing a group of properties at a given date, using standard methods and allowing for statistical testing. For residential property, assessors compile, review & analyze information from all legitimate real estate sale transactions that have occurred in South View over the 12-month period prior to the valuation date. This process results in the estimated value of your property as of July 1st of the prior year.

Assessment Complaint Procedure
The assessment complaint deadline for 2017 is July 11, 2017 - See the 'Documents' section on this website.

Waste Collection 
The Summer Village provides 5 large bins throughout the municipality for household garbage. The bins are emptied by our service provider weekly on Tuesdays from May to October and bi-weekly on Tuesdays from November to April.

Only regular household waste is to be put into the bins.
Residents are not authorized to dispose of building/construction waste, barbeques, mattresses, bikes etc. into the Summer Village waste bins as these items are to be taken to the Highway 43 Waste Commission Regional Landfill Site located on highway 43 and RR35.  A reminder that grass clippings take up less room if they are removed from bags.  Unauthorized dumping will result in the person dumping being invoiced the cost of one bin lift.

Administration Contact Information 
C.A.O  Wendy Wildman -
General Administration/Information - P: 587-873-5765  F: 780-924-3025

Assessor  Dan Kanuka 780-939-3310

Development Officer  Diane Burtnick 780-284-0410
Building/Electrical/Gas/Plumbing Permits   Contact the Administration Office 587-873-5765 /
Call Before you Dig 1-800-242-3447

Bylaw Enforcement Services 
Peace Officer/Bylaw Enforcement/Animal Control
New Complaint Line

The Summer Village has entered into an agreement with Town of Mayerthorpe for Peace Officer Services.  Residents are to call the Complaint Line directly for Peace Officer,  Bylaw Enforcement and Animal Control Services.

Complaint Line - 1-844-786-4650 or 1-780-786-4650
Complaint Email -
Contact - Peace Officer, Dwight Dawn

R.C.M.P Drug Tip Line 780-968-7212
R.C.M.P Non-Emergency Line (Evansburg Detachment) 780-727-4446


Fire Services Information 
Please be advised that effective January 1st, 2016, the Summer Village of South View will be receiving its Fire Services from North West Fire Rescue instead of from Lac Ste. Anne County Fire Services.  

North West Fire Rescue is an Onoway-based industrial fire service which will now be expanding into municipal fire services.

The Summer Village welcomes Dave Ives and his professional team to our municipal services operation.  

There will be no change or disruption in how you obtain a fire services response - you will still dial 9-1-1.

The Summer Village thanks Lac Ste. Anne County and the volunteer members of the County Fire Services for the years of service.

Unfortunately fires can happen - Be sure you are Covered!
Did you know that the average cost of fire suppression by any fire department can be approximately five to fifteen thousand dollars for a structure fire and is payable by the property owner to the fire suppression provider?  Did you know that if a fire department responds to any other sort of fire (grass, lawnmower, burn barrel etc.), that there will also be a cost?

Will your insurance cover these costs?  Be sure you take a look at your home insurance policy or talk to your insurance agent.  Some insurance companies do not insure for fire equipment in the case of a fire, and some include up to two thousand dollars with an option for you to increase that coverage for a very reasonable additional cost.  What does your policy say?

Tax Certificates and Searches 
Tax Certificates are $25.00 each and can be requested via email at with proof of payment. Please make payment payable to the Summer Village of South View.  There is no charge for a tax search.

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