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Intermunicipal Devleopment Plan, Municipal Development Plans and Land Use Bylaws – Development and Updates

The MD of Spirit River #133 in partnership with the Town of Spirit River and Village of Rycroft have engaged ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd. (ISL) to prepare several new municipal planning documents. These include an Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) between the three partnering municipalities; updates to the Municipal Development Plans (MDPs)for the MD and Townand preparation of a new MDP for the Village; and updatesto the Land Use Bylaws (LUBs) for all three municipalities.
The Province of Alberta is implementing changes to the Municipal Government Act that now require all municipalities that share boundariesto prepare IDPs by April 2020. In addition, the Province now requires all municipalities to have MDPs in place.
The purpose of the IDP is to address future growth opportunities and other development-related matters of joint interest between the municipalities. The MDP is a municipality’s primary planning policy document and addresses matters associated with land use, transportation and servicing. The LUB, also known as a zoning bylaw, regulates land use in a municipality on a site-specific basis.The MD and Town approved their existing MDPs in 2010, and LUBs in 2009. The Village approved its current LUB in 2007. These existing documents are being updated to ensure that they meet current needs and reflect emerging development trends.
Community engagement will occur at majorpoints during the project, at which times area landowners, residents and other stakeholders will be involved in the development of these plans.The project is currently in its first phase, and the partnering municipalities and ISL are hosting public open houses for plan area landowners, residents and stakeholders in October to gather input on potential issues, opportunities and visions for each of the respective plans and bylaws.


Have your say! You are invited...

Public Open House #1
When:October 23, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30pm
Where: Community Hall, 5208 47 Avenue, Rycroft

Public Open House #2
When: October 24, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30pm
Where:Ross Family Room – Centennial Hall, 4812 44 Avenue, Spirit River

* Please note: the same information will be presented at each open house. Attend the session that is most convenient for you.
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