Sturgeon County Council Recap: June 25, 2024

Here are the highlights from Sturgeon County Council’s regular meeting on June 25, 2024. 

Appointment to Boards and Committees

Council appointed a public member to each the Agricultural Service Board/ALUS Partnership Advisory Committee and the Community Services Advisory Board, with terms starting June 25, 2024. This was needed as a result of a member’s resignation from the board and committee. 

Athabasca Landing Trail Memorandum of Understanding 

Council directed Administration to execute the Athabasca Landing Trail Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This MOU continues Sturgeon County’s participation on the Athabasca Landing Trail (ALT) Steering Committee, which advocates for and helps apply for funding to build sections of the trail. Under the MOU, partner municipalities agree to work together to develop the trail and explore opportunities in tourism, recreation, community well-being and historical importance. The ALT is designated as a segment of the Trans Canada Trail and 90 kilometres of the 150-kilometre Athabasca Landing Trail is in Sturgeon County. 

Noroncal Subdivision Water and Sewer Servicing Feasibility Study 

Council authorized Administration to conduct a feasibility study through the 2024 budget to understand the costs of bringing in water and sewer servicing in the Noroncal subdivision in the Sturgeon Valley. This is in response to a request from the public, in which 18 of the 22 (82 per cent) landowners in the subdivision signed a petition. Currently, landowners rely primarily on individual septic tanks and water cisterns. 

Sturgeon Valley South Waterline Extension Engineering 

Council approved interim funding to move forward with a detailed design of two major watermain extension projects along Range Road 250 to provide servicing to a portion of the Sturgeon Valley. This will help developers to submit neighbourhood area structure plans and outline plans within the Sturgeon Valley South area. Learn more about development in the Sturgeon Valley. 

Next Council Meeting 

The next Sturgeon County Council meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on July 16, 2024. Future agendas and past meeting minutes can be found online

Fast facts about land use bylaw amendments and public hearings 

View our webpage about land use planning and community engagement. 

  • At Sturgeon County, before Council gets public feedback on a proposed land use bylaw amendment, it gives the proposed bylaw first reading. This does not mean Council supports the bylaw; this allows the proposed bylaw to go to the next stage of the bylaw process, which is gathering public input. 
  • Public hearings, along with other public notices, are promoted on the public notices page on the Sturgeon County website as well as in local newspapers, on social media, and on road signs in accordance with the Public Notification Bylaw
  • Public hearings are open to any members of the public to view or provide input. 
    • Viewing the public hearing: You can view the hearing in-person or via livestream at 
    • Making a written submission: you can provide a written submission by email up to the close of the public hearing. 
    • Speaking at the public hearing: you can provide a statement at the public hearing in person or via videoconference. You are encouraged to pre-register to speak in-person at the public hearing. If you wish to speak via videoconference, you must register at least 24 hours prior to the opening of the public hearing. Register by contacting Legislative Services at 780-939-8277. 
  • When considering public input, Council considers how and to what degree the person is impacted by the proposed amendment. 

A fire advisory is in effect for Sturgeon County due to high temperatures and lack of precipitation.

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