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.
The following Bylaws are scheduled for a Public Hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 21, 2017:
The purpose of Bylaw 34-17 is to amend the Land Use Bylaw to designate approximately 50.66 hectares (125.13 acres) of the northwest quarter of Section 16, Township 20, Range 29, west of the 4th Meridian from Direct Control District 28 (in the MD of Foothills Land Use Bylaw) to Urban Holding District.
The purpose of Bylaws 25-17 to 30-17 (inclusive) is to amend Land Use Bylaw 40-98 to re-designate approximately 50.66 hectares (117.32 acres) of the northwest quarter of Section 16, Township 20, Range 29, west of the 4th Meridian from Urban Holding to Neighbourhood Commercial District; Mixed Use Low Density District; Residential Medium Density Multi-Unit District; Residential Narrow Lot Detached District; Residential Small Lot Detached District; and Public Service (PS) District.
For further information on the above Bylaws, please contact Amanda Brinda, Senior Planner.
The purpose of Bylaw 31-17 is to amend Land Use Bylaw 40-98 to redesignate Lot 33, Block 19, 0915774 (119 Drake Landing Loop) from Direct Control District to Residential Small Lot Detached District.
The purpose of Bylaw 33-17 is to close a portion of the lane adjacent to 119 Drake Landing Loop (Lot 33 Block 19 Plan 091 5774) and consolidate it with the property.
For further information on the above Bylaws, please contact Colin Gainer, Senior Planner.
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