Bylaws that have a significant effect on citizens, such as:
- animal or traffic control;
- changes to land use;
- development permits where Council is the development authority;
are typically posted on the Town website and/or heard at a Public Hearing. Residents are encouraged to provide feedback or participate in Public Hearings to ensure Council receives all perspectives from the public before passing a bylaw or approving a development permit.
Okotoks Town Council and Administration would like to advise that, due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), Council will be changing how they meet. In accordance with Council procedure Bylaw 42-17, Council is permitted to meet via electronic means. Commencing March 23, 2020, Council has made the decision to meet with four Councillors in Council Chamber and three Councillors attending the meeting electronically. Council meetings will continue to be live streamed for the public, residents may view Council meetings online by clicking Watch Council Meetings Live . Until further notice, please submit public hearing items and submissions electronically.
Public Hearings are advertised in the local paper and on the Town website. All area residents directly affected by the proposal are also notified. Public Hearings are scheduled on the same day as Regular Council Meetings and begin at 7:00 p.m. If Council is not in session, the Municipal Centre doors will open for the Public Hearing at 6:45 p.m. Any person present at a Public Hearing who believes his/her interest is affected by the proposed bylaw or development permit shall be given an opportunity to be heard.
Public feedback is always welcome and can be provided below. 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 website for public viewing.