Land Use Bylaw & Municipal Development Plan

Did You Know . . . Athabasca's updated Land Use Bylaw and updated Municipal Development Plan are now both in force, having gone through second and third readings on October 5.

 


Land Use Bylaw and Municipal Development Plan now in force

 

The Town of Athabasca's updated Land Use Bylaw and updated Municipal Development Plan are now both in force, having gone through second and third readings at the regular meeting of Town Council on October 5.

 

Hearings were held the evening before, on October 4, to allow members of the public the opportunity to offer comments and express opinions about the recently revised documents. Few residents turned out for the hearings, and of those present, only one person, former Town Councillor Mike Gismondi, chose to address Council.

 

Also present was town planner Bill Dolman, of Municipal Planning Services (2009) Ltd. Bill was on hand to assist with questions and take notes before making amendments to the documents and presenting them to Council for second and third reading on the evening of October 5.

 

Mike went through the documents, stopping at a number of pages in each to ask questions and make suggestions. At various points, he pointed out where or how the wording could be improved or a framing comment included to enhance the clarity and establish a stronger connection between the two documents.

 

Council expressed appreciation for the effort Mike put into reviewing the two documents and for taking the time to present his recommendations to Council at the hearings.

 

The Land Use Bylaw is a comprehensive document that provides both the Town and developers with definitions, regulations and guidelines governing all forms of development and construction within the Town of Athabasca. The document is reviewed and updated every few years and takes its direction from the Town's Municipal Development Plan, which is in turn informed by the Town of Athabasca Sustainability Plan.


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