Summer villages preparing to purchase office, shop space

The administration office for the five summer villages around Sylvan Lake will likely be moved in the next couple of months.

The administration office for the five summer villages around Sylvan Lake will likely be moved in the next couple of months.

Sylvan Lake councillors, at their meeting Monday night, gave permission for the summer villages to buy a piece of property on Thevenaz Industrial Way for the summer villages administration office and public works shop.

The Municipal Government Act requires that a municipality that wishes to purchase land within another jurisdiction must first obtain written approval from the host council.

Phyllis Forsyth, chief administrative officer for the summer villages, said they have an conditional offer on a bay in a building and “hope to move forward quite quickly”. They’re hoping to close the deal by March 1st and then begin renovations. One of the other conditions of their offer is receiving approval for a development permit for renovations to the space from the town. Information provided to town councillors indicated the application would be presented at the Feb. 4 Municipal Planning Commission meeting.

The summer villages involved include Half Moon Bay, Norglenwold, Jarvis Bay, Birchcliff and Sunbreaker Cove.