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 16-16 - Regulate Transportation of Dangerous Goods

The purpose of Bylaw 16-16 is to Regulate Transportation of Dangerous Goods Within the Town of Okotoks.  On June 27, 2016, Council gave first reading to Bylaw 16-16.  

BYLAW 16-16

For more information on Bylaw 16-16 or to provide feedback, please email or call Municipal Enforcement at 403-995-6302.

Bylaw 13-16 - Open Burning Bylaw

The purpose of Bylaw 13-16 is to regulate open burning for the purposes of fire safety and to control the nuisance effects on people and properties in the vicinity of such open burning.

On June 13, 2016, Council gave first reading to Bylaw 13-16.  

For more information on Bylaw 13-16 or to provide feedback, please contact fire@okotoks.ca

BYLAW 13-16

Bylaw 12-16 - Intermunicipal Development Plan

The purpose of Bylaw 12-16 is to adopt a new Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP).  The Town of Okotoks and MD of Foothills have together prepared an IDP affecting certain lands within both municipalities.  The IDP guides development around the boundaries between the Town of Okotoks and the MD of Foothills, and provides a framework for the municipalities to communicate with each other to meet mutual goals.  Both Councils are considering adoption of this plan. 

Bylaw 12-16

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

Bylaw 14-16 - Municipal Development Plan Amendment

The purpose of Bylaw 14-16 is to amend the Municipal Development Plan to facilitate new residential development at a minimum density of 8 units per acres. 

A Public Hearing will be held to consider this bylaw on Monday, June 27, 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 22, 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 14-16

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

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.  

A Public Hearing will be held to consider this bylaw on Monday, June 27, 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 22, 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 17-15

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

Bylaw 15-16 - Northwest Okotoks Area Structure Plan Amendment

The purpose of Bylaw 15-16 is to amend the Northwest Okotoks Area Structure Plan to facilitate a new development concept for approximately 271 acres of land between Northridge Drive and the D'Arcy Ranch Golf Club, know as the D'Arcy Ranch Lands.   

A Public Hearing will be held to consider this bylaw on Monday, June 27, 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 22, 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 15-16

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

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