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Bylaws

Bylaws

A bylaw is a rule or law established by a municipality to regulate itself, as allowed by Alberta's Municipal Government Act. Bylaws are normally prepared by Town Administration at the request of Council. Council then proceeds to give the bylaw three Readings in council meetings. After the Third Reading, also known as a Final Reading, the bylaw is passed. Citizens with an interest in any bylaw can contact the Town Office where our knowledgeable and helpful staff will answer any questions or concerns you may have

Bylaws of Interest

Bylaw 1564 ATCO Agreement

Bylaw 1582 Utility

Bylaw 1582E Utility Rates Amendment

Bylaw 1595 Snow Removal

Bylaw 1600 Noise BylawBylaw 1649 Electricity Distribution Schedule A TOWN OF CARDSTON DISTRIBUTION TARIFF RATE SCHEDULE January 1, 2019

Bylaw 1604 Wild And Domestic Animals

Bylaw 1612 Burning

Bylaw 1623 Garbage And Recycling By Law

Bylaw 1623C Garbage Bylaw Amendment

Bylaw 1626 Smoking Bylaw

Bylaw 1643 Public Safety Bylaw

Bylaw 1644 Election Signage

Bylaw 1644A Election Signage Amendment

Bylaw 1647 Land Use Bylaw (consolidated To Bylaw 1647C)

Bylaw 1649 Electricity Distribution

Bylaw 1649 Electricity Distribution Schedule A TOWN OF CARDSTON DISTRIBUTION TARIFF RATE SCHEDULE January 1, 2019

Bylaw 1649 Electricity Distribution Schedule B TOWN OF CARDSTON DISTRIBUTION TARIFF TERMS AND CONDITIONS January 1 2016

Bylaw 1649 Electricity Distribution Schedule C DISTRIBUTION TARIFF FEE SCHEDULE January 1, 2019

Bylaw 1649 Electricity Distribution Schedule D REGULATED RATE OPTION TARIFF

Bylaw 1649 Electricity Distribution Schedule E REGULATED RATE OPTION TARIFF FEE SCHEDULE

Bylaw 1649 Electricity Distribution Schedule F REGULATED RATE TARIFF ENERGY PRICE SETTING PLAN

Bylaw 1649 Electricity Distribution Schedule G DEFAULT SUPPLIER TARIFF RATE SCHEDULE

Bylaw 1649 Electricity Distribution Schedule H DEFAULT SUPPLIER TARIFF TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Bylaw 1649 Electricity Distribution Schedule I DEFAULT SUPPLIER TARIFF PRICE SCHEDULE FEES

Bylaw 1649 Electricity Distribution Schedule J RETAIL ACCESS SERVICE AGREEMENT

Bylaw 1649D Electricity Distribution Bylaw Amendment

Bylaw 1649E Electricity Distribution Bylaw Amendment

Bylaw 1649F Electricity Distribution Bylaw Amendment

Bylaw 1649H Electricity Distribution With Schedule A C

Bylaw 1655 Unsightly Property Bylaw

Bylaw 1656 Borrowing Bylaw Solar

Bylaw 1661 Fire Cost Collection

Bylaw 1667 Business License Bylaw

Bylaw 1668 Code Of Conduct Bylaw

Bylaw 1673 Cannabis Control Bylaw

Bylaws 1500 - 1599

Bylaw 1500 Rescinding Bylaw 1488

Bylaw 1501 Local Imporovement

Bylaw 1502 Road Closure 10th St W

Bylaw 1504 Institutional Vote 1998

Bylaw 1506 Road Closure

Bylaw 1507 Mill Rate 1999

Bylaw 1508 Utility Bylaw Amendment REPEALED By 1529

Bylaw 1509 Access To Information REPEALED By 1635

Bylaw 1510 Power Of Attorney ORISA

Bylaw 1511 Local Improvement

Bylaw 1512 Mill Rate 2000

Bylaw 1513 Waste Collection Service

Bylaw 1514 Emergency Services Authority REPEALED By 1611

Bylaw 1515 Road Closure Plan 5570 AG

Bylaw 1516 Electricity Distribution REPEALED By 1553

Bylaw 1516A Electricity Distribution Amendment REPEALED By 1553

Bylaw 1517 Road Closure SW Concrete

Bylaw 1519 Water Rationing REPEALED By 1635

Bylaw 1520 Mill Rate 2001

Bylaw 1521 Rescind Bylaw 1314

Bylaw 1522 Election 2001

Bylaw 1523 Golf Course Board

Bylaw 1523A Golf Course Board Amendment

Bylaw 1524 Road Closure 11th Street West

Bylaw 1525 Mill Rate 2002

Bylaw 1526 Tourism Board

Bylaw 1526A Tourism Board Amendment

Bylaw 1528 Borrowing Bylaw Irrigation Pipeline

Bylaw 1529 Utility Bylaw REPEALED By 1583

Bylaw 1530 Municipal Development Plan

Bylaw 1531 Mill Rate 2003

Bylaw 1532 Borrowing Bylaw Leavitt Irrigation District

Bylaw 1533 Leavitt Irrigation District Loan

Bylaw 1534 Bylaw Enforcement Authority

Bylaw 1535A Curfew

Bylaw 1536 Mill Rate 2004

Bylaw 1537 Business License Amendment REPEALED By 1635

Bylaw 1539 Library Board

Bylaw 1540A Land Use Bylaw REPEALED By 1581

Bylaw 1540B Land Use Bylaw REPEALED By 1581

Bylaw 1540C Land Use Bylaw REPEALED By 1581

Bylaw 1540D Land Use Bylaw REPEALED By 1581

Bylaw 1540E Land Use Bylaw REPEALED By 1581

Bylaw 1540F Land Use Bylaw REPEALED By 1581

Bylaw 1541 Rescind Outdated Bylaws

Bylaw 1543 Unsightly Premesis REPEALED By 1597

Bylaw 1544 Mill Rate 2005

Bylaw 1545 Council Procedure Bylaw REPEALED By 1571

Bylaw 1546 Dog Control Bylaw REPEALED By 1616

Bylaw 1547 Park Closure Bylaw

Bylaw 1548 Cat Control Bylaw REPEALED By 1632

Bylaw 1549 Wild And Domestic Animals

Bylaw 1550 Opperating Line Of Credit

Bylaw 1551 Tax Exemption Carriage House Theatre

Bylaw 1552 Historic Resource Bank Of Montreal

Bylaw 1553 Eletricity Distribution Bylaw REPEALED By 1606

Bylaw 1553B Eletricity Distribution Amendment REPEALED By 1606

Bylaw 1553C Eletricity Distribution Amendment REPEALED By 1606

Bylaw 1553D Eletricity Distribution Amendment REPEALED By 1606

Bylaw 1554 Golf Course Road Closure

Bylaw 1555 Appointment Of Assessor

Bylaw 1556 Borrowing

Bylaw 1557 Borrowing

Bylaw 1558 Mill Rate 2006

Bylaw 1559 West Area Structure Plan

Bylaw 1559B West Area Structure Plan Amendment

Bylaw 1559C West Area Structure Plan Amendment

Bylaw 1559D West Area Structure Plan Amendment

Bylaw 1560 Road Closure

Bylaw 1561 West Area Structure Plan Cost Recovery

Bylaw 1562 Road Closure

Bylaw 1563 Mill Rate 2007

Bylaw 1564 ATCO Agreement

Bylaw 1565 Intermunicipal Development Plan

Bylaw 1566 Road Closure

Bylaw 1567 Road Closure

Bylaw 1568 Business License REPEALED By 1610

Bylaw 1568A Business License Amendment REPEALED By 1610

Bylaw 1568B Business License Amendment REPEALED By 1610

Bylaw 1568C Business License Amendment REPEALED By 1610

Bylaw 1569 Mill Rate 2008

Bylaw 1570 CAO Or Designate Appointment

Bylaw 1571 Council Procedure REPEALED By 1596

Bylaw 1571A Council Procedure Amendment REPEALED By 1596

Bylaw 1572 CAO Or Designate Appointment

Bylaw 1573 East Cardston Area Plan

Bylaw 1574 Beautification Committee

Bylaw 1575 Tax Exemption Carriage House Theatre

Bylaw 1579 Garbage

Bylaw 1579A Garbage Amendment

Bylaw 1582 Utility

Bylaw 1582A Utility Amendment

Bylaw 1583A FCSS

Bylaw 1583B FCSS Board Bylaw Amendment

Bylaw 1584 Parks And Recreation Advisory Committee

Bylaw 1595 Snow Removal

Bylaw 1596 Procedure REPEALED By 1628

Bylaw 1597 Vacant Unsightly Property REPEALED By 1655

Bylaw 1598 Litter Bylaw

Bylaw 1599 Designated Parking Bylaw

Bylaws 1600 - 1699

Development & Planning

Development or Subdivision within the Town of Cardston will require that you follow the Bylaws that are in place. The Bylaws that apply to development & subdivisions are: Municipal Development Plan, Bylaw 1631; Intermunicipal Development Plan, Bylaw 1565; Land Use Bylaw, Bylaw 1647C; West Cardston Area Structure Plan, Bylaw 1559D; East Cardston Area Redevelopment Plan, Bylaw 1573.   

Development & Planning Bylaws and Amendments:      

Bylaw 1559 West Cardston Area Structure Plan

Bylaw 1559A West Area Change

Bylaw 1559B Amendment ForWest Area A 2011

Bylaw 1559D Cardston Area Structure Plan Amendment

Bylaw 1565 Intermunicipal Development Plan

Bylaw 1573 East Cardston Area Redevelopment Plan

Bylaw 1631 Municipal Development Plan

Bylaw 1647 Land Use Bylaw

Bylaw 1647A Land Use Bylaw Amendment Residential Accommodation In Conjunction With An Approved Commercial Or Industrial Use

Bylaw 1647B Land Use Bylaw Amendment Drive Thru Restaurant In C1

Bylaw 1647C Land Use Bylaw Amendment Cannabis Dispensaries

The Cardston Development Office can help you understand how each Bylaw applies to the development that you are wishing to complete. You can call or come in to the Office and the Development Officer will review your plans and help you through the process of applying for the permits or filling out any applications that you will require.  

Municipal Development Plan 1631

A Municipal Development Plan (MDP) is a statutory plan that must be consistent with Provincial Land Use Policies; it is a long range planning tool that addresses the future land use, future development, transportation and other municipal services.  

Intermunicipal Development Plan 1565

An Intermunicipal Development Plan (IMDP) is another statutory plan used to control development and address planning issues between neighboring municipalities. IMDP’S promote coordination between municipalities in areas of joint interest. The Plan sets up rules for addressing land use concerns and creates the procedures for dealing with development within a defined area along the boundary of the municipalities. The Town of Cardston has an Intermunicipal Development Plan with Cardston County.

Land Use Bylaw 1647C

The Land Use Bylaw regulates the land uses and development within the Town limits. This Bylaw breaks the Town up into different zones that allow different types of development. (ex. Residential, Commercial, Industrial etc.). The Bylaw also has two different types of developments: permitted uses and discretionary uses. Permitted uses are the developments that are allowed in the zone. If the development fits the required setbacks from the property lines and other general rules, a Development Permit may be issued. The Discretionary Uses require an approval by the Subdivision and Development Authority prior to receiving a Permit. The Authority meets once a month to make decisions on discretionary uses.

West Cardston Area Structure Plan 1559DEast Cardston Area Redevelopment Plan 1573

Area Structure & Redevelopment plans are in place to design and regulate the development in a certain area in the Town limits. The purpose of these plans is to provide a framework for subdivision and development within the specified area that allows for the distribution and collection of utilities, drainage & traffic. The plans also provide some certainty to adjacent landowners and interested parties as to what the future development in the area will be.

Development Permits

A Development Permit is the first requirement that you will need to complete prior to starting any development within the Town of Cardston. You can apply for a development permit at the Town office, you will need to have a drawing of the development that you want to complete showing all the distances from property lines, all other structures, as well as the height and size of the project. If the development fits the regulations in the Land Use Bylaw and is a permitted use you can receive a Development Permit. Once you have a Development Permit you will need to get a Building Permit.

Building Permits

A Building permit is required prior to you starting any construction within the Town limits. It is obtained from Park Enterprises Ltd. in Lethbridge (the building inspectors that the Town contracts to oversee and inspect construction within the Town limits). To get a Building Permit you will need to have a Development Permit from the Town, two full sets of plans for the development which Park Enterprises will review and if they fit the building codes, they will give you a Building Permit.

Subdivisions

The first step in doing a subdivision is to come into the Town office and speak to the Development Officer to see if the subdivision that you want to do complies with the Bylaws that are in place. The Development Officer will review your plans, and if they fit the Bylaws that are in place, you can get an application form that will need to be submitted to Oldman River Regional Service Commission (ORRSC). You will then need to contract a surveyor to have them draw the plot plan that is needed to complete the subdivision. Once you have all the necessary information, ORRSC will file the application, send letters out to the adjourning land owners, and a public meeting will be set for the Subdivision and Development Authority to review the application and make a decision. If the subdivision plan is approved and not appealed by anyone, ORRSC will file the final subdivision. After Alberta Land Titles accepts the final plan, your surveyor will set the new pins in the property lines and your subdivision will be completed.

 

2019 Project Schedule

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