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. 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. 

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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.

June 26, 2017 Public Hearings

A Public Hearing has been scheduled for Monday, June 26, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Centre Council Chamber regarding Bylaws 18-17 and 20-17. 

 

Bylaw 18-17

The purpose of Bylaw 18-17 is to adopt the Wind Walk Area Structure Plan to provide a framework for the future urban development of approximately 58.54 hectares (144.66 acres) of land within NW 16-20-29-W4 (southeast of the intersection of Highways 7 and 783), commonly known as the Wind Walk Lands.

 

Bylaw 20-17

The purpose of Bylaw 20-17 is to make textual amendments to Land Use Bylaw 40-98 to add two new Land Use Districts.  The purpose of the proposed amendments is to:

  • Add a Neighbourhood Commercial District to provide for neighbourhood commercial uses in a pedestrian-oriented development.
  • Add a Mixed Use Low Density District to facilitate a pedestrian-orientated, multi-unit residential and commercial mixed use development with lower density building forms.
  • Add sign provisions for the new district.

For further information on these bylaws, please contact Amanda Brinda, Senior Planner.  

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