Bylaws created by the Town of Okotoks are regularly reviewed and updated by Council. All bylaws require three readings by Council before they take effect. The Town encourages public feedback on bylaws which have a significant effect on citizens of Okotoks, such as animal control or traffic bylaws.
Public Consultation on Bylaws
Some bylaws, especially land use bylaws, require advertising and a public hearing before Council may approve them. These are referred to as statutory public hearings. Notice of the public hearing is posted on the Town’s website and advertised in the local paper in advance of the hearing.
Public Hearings are held at the Municipal Centre, Council Chamber at 5 Elizabeth Street at 7:00 p.m. on a regularly scheduled Council meeting date.
Public feedback is welcome on bylaws. Please note that any feedback, including letters, emails, or in person, become part of the public record and may be published in a Council agenda package which is posted on the Town’s website for public viewing.
A Public Hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Centre Council Chamber regarding Bylaw 38-17.
The purpose of Bylaw 38-17 is to amend Land Use Bylaw 40-98 to redesignate approximately 0.98 hectares (2.41 acres) within Lots 1 to 20, Block 26, Plan 161 2672 from Residential Single Detached District (R1) to Residential Narrow Lot Single Detached (R-1N) District.
Oral and written comments and suggestions are invited and shall be addressed to the point of the proposed Bylaw(s). Any person or group of persons, or person acting on behalf of anyone who claims to be affected by the proposed Bylaw(s) may make representation. Submissions mailed to the Town should be typewritten and must be received by Planning Services, PO Box 20 (5 Elizabeth Street), Okotoks, AB, T1S 1K1 by 12:00 noon on the WEDNESDAY before the Hearing. Eighteen (18) duplicate copies should accompany any written submissions received at the Hearing. Oral presentations may be made at the Hearing whether or not the presenter has submitted a written presentation. Oral presentations are subject to a five (5) minute time limit.
For further information on Bylaw 38-17, please contact Kari Idland, Development Planner.
Mon - Fri: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm