Public Hearing – Bylaw 1607/22 Amendment to the Land Use Bylaw 1385/17

Sturgeon County Council is requesting public input on new changes to proposed Bylaw 1607/22, which relates to resource extraction.

Council gave second reading to Bylaw 1607/22 on May 23, 2023. In addition to the regulations presented at the public hearing on March 15, 2023, the bylaw includes the following updates:

  • Sand, gravel and clay operations and secondary processing operations would need to be at least 400 metres (quarter mile) from homes whether located in a multi-lot subdivision or not.
  • Silica sand and secondary processing operations would need to be at least 800 metres (half mile) from homes whether located in a multi-lot subdivision or not. Silica sand is made up of at least 95 per cent silicon dioxide and less than 0.6 per cent iron oxide.

The existing and previously proposed bylaw presented on March 15, 2023, had setback distances of 400 metres between operations and single homes and 800 metres between operations and multi-lot subdivisions. The setback distances were the same for all operations, regardless of the material being mined.

Public Hearing details

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

Thursday, June 22, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. (or as soon as practical thereafter)

Sturgeon County Council Chambers (9613 100 St. in Morinville)
sturgeoncounty.ca/CouncilMeetings

Questions?

Planning and Development Services via email or 780-939-8275.

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 June 21 at 5:30p.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 sturgeoncounty.ca/CouncilMeetings. 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.

Sturgeon County offices will be closed Monday, February 19 for Family Day. Offices will re-open Tuesday, February 20 at 8:30 a.m.

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