Public Hearing – Diversified Agriculture Amendments to Land Use Bylaw 1385/17 (Bylaw 1597/22)

In accordance with Section 606 of the Municipal Government Act, Sturgeon County Council is requesting public input on proposed Bylaw 1597/22. This bylaw proposes to amend the Land Use Bylaw by enacting recommendations of the Agribusiness and Agritourism Review Task Force Recommendations Report including, but not limited to:

  • Creation of Event Venue Agriculture use and related regulations.
  • Creation of Diversified Agriculture use and related regulations.
  • Amending the AG – Agriculture District to allow Diversified Agriculture as permitted use.
  • Creation of an Ag2 – Agriculture 2 District to allow more intensive agricultural uses as permitted use.
  • Allow the gathering of development information to be used to trial an Impact Matrix.
  • Other related changes.

Proposed amendments to the bylaw since the June 14, 2022 public hearing include:

  • Removing Event Venue use from the AG – Agriculture District.
  • Clarification of Diversified Agriculture definition.
  • Other related changes.

Public Hearing details

The Public Hearing will be held in person and via videoconference:

Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. (or as soon as practical thereafter)

Sturgeon County Council Chambers (9613 100 St. in Morinville)


Tyler McNab
Program Lead of Development and Safety Codes, Planning and Development Services

Important information about Public Hearings

Requirements for speakers

All speakers have five minutes to speak and are encouraged to provide a written copy of their submission before the Public Hearing.

Speaking in person

To speak at the Public Hearing in person, contact Legislative Services at 780-939-8279 or 780-939-8277 to pre-register.

Speaking via videoconference

To speak at the Public Hearing via videoconference, you must register by October 6 at 5:00 p.m. by contacting Legislative Services at 780-939-8279 or 780-939-8277. This ensures you receive instructions to access the videoconference.

Written submissions

Email a written submission to Legislative Services. Written submissions are accepted up to the close of the Public Hearing.

If making a written submission, you must include your name, state your interest in the matter (such as a County resident directly impacted by the proposed bylaw), and indicate if you are in favour of or opposed to the proposed bylaw.

Watching the Public Hearing

You can view the Public Hearing in person or online at To view the livestream, click on the meeting date on the calendar, then click on the video link.

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act: By submitting comments on this bylaw, either orally or in writing, the personal information you provide may be recorded in the minutes of the public hearing, or otherwise made public. This information is collected in line with section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you have any questions, please contact the Sturgeon County Access and Privacy Officer at 9613-100 Street, Morinville, AB T8R 1L9, 780-939-4321, or email

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