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. 

Please provide your input by clicking the button below.

Public Feedback

Okotoks United Church Municipal Historic Resource Designation Bylaw 21-19

On June 10, 2019 Council gave first and second readings to Bylaw 21-19.  The purpose of this Bylaw is to designate the Okotoks United Church located at 3 Elma Street East as a Municipal Historic Resource.  

The Bylaw will be presented to Council at the August 19, 2019 Regular Meeting for third and final reading. 

BYLAW 21-19 

 

Public Hearings are scheduled for Monday, August 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Centre Council Chamber regarding Bylaws 22-19, 23-19 and 24-19.

Bylaw 22-19

The purpose of Bylaw 22-19 is to amend Land Use Bylaw 40-98 by revising the South Business Industrial District to provide a broader range of uses, clarify which lands the special conditions apply to, and remove unenforceable clauses from the special conditions.

For further information on Bylaw 22-19, please contact Craig Davies, Development Planner.

Bylaw 23-19

The purpose of Bylaw 23-19 is to amend Land Use Bylaw 40-98 by revising the Central Business Commercial District to include additional permitted uses, reduce the front yard setback, and add new parking provisions.

For further information on Bylaw 23-19, please contact Colin Gainer, Senior Planner.

Bylaw 24-19

The purpose of Bylaw 24-19 is to amend the Municipal Development Plan by updating the definition of “affordable housing”, as recommended by the Affordable Housing Task Force and approved by Council.

For further information on Bylaw 24-19, please contact Colton Nickel, Development Planner.

 

 

Public Hearings Process

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 at a regular Council meeting.  Notice of the hearing is posted on the Town’s website and advertised in the local paper for two weeks before the hearing.  

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.

Process for presenting to Council
During the public hearing, members of the public are provided with an opportunity to speak in favour of or against the proposed bylaw. Speakers are allowed 5 minutes to address Council.

Those in favour of the bylaw speak first, followed by those opposed to it. You will be asked  to state your name and address.  Following your presentation, Council may ask you questions.

Written comments and suggestions are also accepted.   Submissions mailed to the Town should be typewritten and must be received by 12:00 noon on the Wednesday before the public hearing.  Eighteen (18) duplicate copies should accompany any written submissions received at the hearing. 

Okotoks Municipal Centre & Council Chambers
Sun: Closed
Mon - Fri: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat: Closed