Public Consultation on Bylaws

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.

Many bylaws, especially land use bylaws, require advertising and a public hearing before Council may approve them. These are referred to as statutory public hearings, and are usually scheduled for 7 p.m. Notice of the public hearing is posted on the Town’s website and advertised in the local paper in advance of the hearing. Learn more on how public hearings are conducted.

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.

Bylaws Currently Being Considered by Council:

Bylaw 17-15 - Municipal Development Plan Amendment

The purpose of Bylaw 17-15 is to amend the Town of Okotoks Municipal Development Plan by inserting a new chapter which incorporates Council’s shift in policy direction from a finite growth model to a continued growth model.  

On June 29, 2015, Council adjourned the Public Hearing for Bylaw 17-15 to an unspecified date.  

For more information on Bylaw 17-15, please contact  

BYLAW 17-15

Bylaw 11-16 - Community Market

The purpose of Bylaw 11-16 is to amend the Land Use Bylaw to allow for the development of a Community Market on the former Creamery site at 35 Riverside Drive.

A Public Hearing will be held to consider this bylaw on Monday, June 13, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Centre, Council Chamber. 

Oral and written comments and suggestions are invited and shall be addressed to the point of the proposed bylaw.  Any person or group of persons, or person acting on behalf of anyone who claims to be affected by the proposed bylaw may make representation at the hearing.  Submissions to the Town must be received by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 to be included in Administration's report to Council.  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.

Bylaw 11-16

For feedback on this bylaw please  email or call Jamie Dugdale at 403-995-2791.

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