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.

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, 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.

Public Hearings

A Public Hearing has been scheduled on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. for Council to consider Bylaw 21-16.

Bylaw 21-16

A Public Hearing has been scheduled on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. for Council to consider Bylaw 24-16.

Bylaw 24-16

Public Hearings are held at the Municipal Centre, Council Chamber at 5 Elizabeth Street.  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 at the Muncipal Centre 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 21-16 or 24-16, please contact Colin Gainer by email or at 403-995-2759.

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Sat: Closed
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