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.

Public Hearings are scheduled for Monday, April 22, 2019 and Monday, May 13, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Centre Council Chamber regarding Bylaw 13-19, Bylaw 14-19, Bylaw 15-19, 16-19 and Bylaw 17-19.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Bylaw 13-19

The purpose of Bylaw 13-19 is to amend the Land Use Bylaw to redesignate ±7.11 hectares of Lot 1, Block 1, Plan 181 0673 from Urban Holdings District to Residential Single Detached District, Residential Narrow Lot Single Detached District, Residential Small Lot Single Detached District, Residential Low Density Multi-Unit District, Residential Medium Density Multi-Unit District, and Public Service District.

Bylaw 14-19

The purpose of Bylaw 14-19 is to amend the Land Use Bylaw to redesignate ±2.72 hectares of Lot 1, Block 1, Plan 181 0673 from Urban Holdings District to Residential Narrow Lot Single Detached District, Residential Small Lot Single Detached District, Residential Low Density Multi-Unit District, and Public Service District.

For more information regarding Bylaws 13-19 and 14-19 please contact Colin Gainer, Senior Planner.

BYLAW 15-19

The purpose of Bylaw 15-19 is to amend the Municipal Development Plan by adding a chapter to address housing choice and affordability.

For more information regarding Bylaw 15-19 please contact Jamie Dugdale, Corporate Strategist. 

BYLAW 16-19

The purpose of Bylaw 16-19 is to amend the Land Use Bylaw to modify definitions relating to studio suites and to change regulations around suites and accessory dwellings.  

For more information regarding Bylaw 16-19 please contact Colton Nickel, Development Planner. 
 

Monday, May 13, 2019

BYLAW 17-19

The purpose of Bylaw 17-19 is to amend the Land Use Bylaw by redesignating ±1.34 hectares (±3.31 ac) of Lot 3, Block 9, Plan 181 0640 from Urban Holdings District to Residential-Medium Density Multi-Unit District.

For more information regarding Bylaw 17-19 please contact Michele Grenwich, 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. 

 

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