Public Hearings – Resource Extraction Bylaws (Bylaw 1607/22 and 1608/22)

Published on Feb 15, 2023

Amendments to Land Use Bylaw 1385/17

Following a multi-year review and significant public engagement, Council is considering new rules for resource extraction. If approved, these changes would replace rules that are more than 30 years old.

In accordance with section 606 of the Municipal Government Act, Sturgeon County Council is requesting public input on proposed Bylaw 1607/22 and Bylaw 1608/22.

The public hearings will be held on:

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. (or as soon as practical thereafter)
Sturgeon County Council Chambers
9613 100 St.
Morinville, Alberta

About the proposed bylaws

Bylaw 1607/22 proposes to:

  • Amend the existing Resource Extraction land use district by:
    • adding transportation performance standards
    • adding groundwater management requirements and management plans
    • adding community consultation and communication requirements
    • removing the allowance to reduce the prescribed setbacks if agreed to in writing by area residents
  • Add a new Resource Extraction Direct Control District to the Land Use Bylaw that allows for:
    • exact setbacks to be determined on a case-by-case basis at the redistricting stage
    • built-in flexibility where the regulations can be adapted to the land and its characteristics
    • a process that allows for public input at the public hearing stage and confirmation of relevant regulations by Council prior to third reading of the relevant bylaw
    • a full range of enhanced performance standards applied on a case-by-case basis as Council deems appropriate

Bylaw 1608/22 provides for the repeal of the Calahoo-Villeneuve Sand and Gravel Extraction Area Structure Plan Bylaw 922/01.

In-person speakers

If you intend on participating in person, you are encouraged to pre-register for the public hearing by contacting Legislative Services at 780-939-8277.

Speakers participating through videoconference

If you wish to speak at the public hearing via videoconference, you must register 24 hours prior to the opening of the public hearing (no later than March 14, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.) by contacting Legislative Services at 780-939-8277. This is to ensure that virtual participants receive instructions to access the videoconference.

Requirements for all speakers

All speakers will be given a five-minute time limit and are encouraged to provide a written copy of their submission in advance of the public hearing.

Written submissions

All interested parties are encouraged to express their views by providing a written submission to Legislative Services by email. Written submissions will be accepted up to the close of the public hearing.

Viewing the public hearing

Persons wishing to view the public hearing without making a submission are invited to attend in person or view the livestream at To view the livestream, click on the meeting date on the calendar, then click on the video link.


Any inquiries regarding the proposed bylaw should be directed to Planning and Development Services by email or 780-939-8275.

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP): 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 accordance 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 & Privacy Officer at 780-939-4321 or email.

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