The Community Standards Bylaw came into effect on August 26, 2020 and applies to all properties districted R1-R6 in Sturgeon County. The bylaw outlines the minimum standards for landscaping, vegetation management, outdoor storage, and noise on these properties.
A key part of the Community Standards bylaw is that grass and other vegetation must be kept under 15 centimeters high. This means that all owners are expected to regularly mow, trim, and otherwise control the vegetation on their property.
To help promote safe, enjoyable, and reasonable use of private property, Designated Officers will monitor vegetation on properties for compliance between June 7, 2021 and September 30, 2021. Any properties found violating the Community Standards bylaw during this timeframe may be issued an Enforcement Order. If the vegetation control work specified (e.g. mowing, trimming, etc.) in the Enforcement Order is not completed, Sturgeon County may arrange for this work to be completed, with all associated costs passed onto the landowner.