A Joint Public Hearing has been rescheduled for the Sylvan Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan on November 21, 2020, following a postponement because of COVID-19. The Joint Public Hearing is the final opportunity for members of the public to share their perspective on the plan with all eight Councils.
Joint Public Hearing Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020 starting at 1:30pm. The Joint Public Hearing will be hosted online and in-person to manage COVID-19 requirements.
Registration for in-person participation is required.
Written comments must be received by one of the Municipal Partners by November 20, 2020. For details on how to register, participate or provide written comments, please visit: https://www.sylvanlakeidp.com/engagement.
COVID-19 Precautions: For those attending in-person, masking is recommended if you cannot maintain physical distancing. If you are displaying symptoms, join us online or submit written comments.
Update on the Project:
No changes have been made to the draft Sylvan Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan since the Municipal Partners approved their respective 1st Readings in early 2020. The draft Sylvan Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan is available at https://www.sylvanlakeidp.com/sylvan-lake-idp.
Prior to 1st Reading, the Municipal Partners received public feedback in the fall of 2019 that prompted changes to the draft plan. A summary of these changes is on the project website and a “What We Heard” report summarises the feedback themes. All public feedback was considered for updates to the draft plan, and where agreed to by the Municipal Partners changes were incorporated in the draft Sylvan Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan. The main revisions included:
- removing the 30 metre development setback for vacant parcels and replacing it with requirements for a Development Design Plan that mitigates watershed impacts;
- clarifying the residential land use to be consistent with the existing Sylvan Lake / Red Deer County Intermunicipal Development Plan; and
- adding prioritization for the Lake Access Management Plan to the implementation plan, and potential inclusion of boat fuelling in the management plan.
To find out more information on the project, please visit the project website: www.sylvanlakeidp.com.
What is a Joint Public Hearing?
The Municipal Government Act requires all municipalities to hold a public hearing on Intermunicipal Development Plans. The Joint Public Hearing provides you with the opportunity to present to all Council members representing the eight municipalities. Following the Joint Public Hearing, any updates to the Sylvan Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan will be made by the Partner Municipalities’ Steering Committee and each Council will consider final approval of the plan.
What Municipalities are Involved?
The Sylvan Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) is a collaborative effort between the eight municipalities surrounding Sylvan Lake: Lacombe County, Red Deer County, The Town of Sylvan Lake, Summer Village of Birchcliff, Summer Village of Half Moon Bay, Summer Village of Jarvis Bay, Summer Village of Norglenwold, and the Summer Village of Sunbreaker Cove.
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