Sturgeon County Council Recap | October 10, 2023

Mayor Hnatiw proclaimed October 10 as Mental Health Day in Sturgeon County, and October 15 to 21 as Small Business Week in Sturgeon County.

Villeneuve Airport Area – Area Structure Plan approved

Council gave third and final reading to Bylaw 1594/22, which approves the Villeneuve Airport Area – Area Structure Plan (VAA-ASP). This marks the final step in the multi-year process to establish specific land use and infrastructure plans for the area that will facilitate key sectors in locating there, and further diversify the local economy. Learn more about the ASP.

Public hearing

Council held a public hearing for Bylaw 1633/23 so the public could provide input before Council considers the proposed bylaw further. The applicant would like to operate an event venue on their land at 56210 Range Road 253 (Lot 1, Block 1, Plan 1220583); this land is currently zoned as AG – Agriculture District. This parcel is located roughly two kilometres north of the Town of Morinville near Highway 2, with direct access via Range Road 253. To operate an event venue in Sturgeon County, land must be zoned AG2 – Agriculture 2 District. If the redistricting is successful, the applicant could then apply to develop an event venue. Council will consider the presentations and submissions and will make a decision at a future Council meeting.

Land Use Advisory Committee

Council directed Administration to provide information and options regarding establishing a Land Use Advisory Committee, which would include members of Council and the public and would provide advice to Council on land use matters in Sturgeon County. This information will be provided at a future Council meeting.

Fast facts about land use bylaw amendments and public hearings:

  • At Sturgeon County, before Council seeks public feedback on a proposed land use bylaw amendment, Council gives first reading of the proposed bylaw. This does not mean Council supports the bylaw, but that Council is agreeing for the proposed bylaw to proceed to the next stage of the bylaw process, being receipt of public feedback.
  • Public hearings are open to any members of the public, but in considering feedback, Council must consider how and the degree to which the person making a written submission or speaking at a public hearing is affected by the proposal.
  • Anyone wishing to provide comments on a proposed bylaw can submit them in writing in advance, attend the Council Meeting in person, or participate virtually.
  • For more details and to register for a public hearing, call Legislative Services at 780-939-8277.
  • Public hearings, along with other public notices, are posted on the Public Notices page on our website.
Next Council Meeting

The next Sturgeon County Council meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m. on October 24, 2023.

Future agendas and past meeting minutes can be found online.

Scroll to Top