Engage Edson

Public feedback is important to the Town of Edson Council and Administration. Periodic surveys will help us get a better understanding of the needs and wants of our community.

Check back often for new surveys and engagement opportunities, as well as the results from recent engagements.

And watch for our survey kiosks returning soon to the Edson and District Library, Town Office, and the Edson and District Leisure Centre!

Land Use Bylaw Rewrite

The Land Use Bylaw (LUB) has been rewritten to guide development and shape the future of Edson. The current LUB was established in 1990 and required updating to better reflect the current contexts of Edson, while taking into consideration Edson’s unique identity and future vision as it grows.

The LUB divides the municipality into different land use districts, or “zones”, which establishes rules and regulations for development in Town, and informs decision making processes for development. 

 

For more information on this project visit www.edson.ca/lub.

We kindly request your valuable feedback through our online survey. Please take a moment to share your thoughts by accessing the following link: Land Use Bylaw Survey. The survey will be open from February 14th - March 1st, 2024.

You can also send comments or questions to
LUBEngage@edson.ca 

The Town of Edson is currently completing a review of recreation services and fees to ensure we are meeting the needs of the community and continuing to improve the quality of life of residents.

What is the Project?

To better understand the current and future needs and demands for recreation and parks facilities, spaces and services, the Town of Edson is undertaking a review of current recreation services policies and procedures and a review of current facility and space operations and utilization, as well as an assessment of service delivery approaches and community group partnerships. The Town has engaged the services of a recreation consulting firm, RC Strategies to support this project and to ensure that Town practices and policies are in alignment with leading practices in the recreation sector.

How to Contribute?

Throughout this project community organizations will have the opportunity to contribute and share their understanding of the recreation opportunities in Edson; as well as have the opportunity to share perspectives of current process and opportunities for change to best met the future community needs for recreation opportunities.

The project will focus on working with user groups who offer programming at the: Edson & District Leisure Centre, Vision Park Ball Diamonds, Town Ball Diamonds, Soccer Pitches, and other parks/green spaces.

Thank you for participating in the Communications Audit

The audit results will be posted here once they are reviewed by Council. The feedback collected in this survey will help form our updated Communications Plan.

 

In the fall of 2021, Administration applied for a grant through the Rural Transit Solutions Fund to conduct a thorough transportation study within our community to ensure a strategic and holistic approach to any future investments in public transportation.

In July 2022, the Town received our signed agreement from Infrastructure Canada indicating we had received that grant in the amount of $45,000 to complete the transportation study.

Following a thorough RFP process, EXP was contracted to complete the study, and work began in February 2023.

It is important to note that this study only focused on transportation related to pedestrian, cycling and public transportation (ESTS).

The full report can be viewed here.

The 2024 Budget Public Engagement Tool is now closed. Thank you for your feedback!

Council was presented with the results of the survey on June 6th. The full report can be found below.

Past results

The Traffic Bylaw Modernization Project was undertaken to review, update, modernize, and consolidate all bylaws related to traffic safety to create a single all-inclusive bylaw. 

Protective Services has worked very closely with the local RCMP and internal stakeholders to ensure Bylaw No. 2291 meets the needs of the community.

The public survey is now closed and the new bylaw is now in place.

The highlights of the bylaw include:

  • Consolidation and modernization of all relevant adopted bylaws.
  • Permitting OHV use within town for the purpose of accessing lands surrounding the town, with conditions.
  • Recognition of the increased use of Town streets by trucks and designation of those streets as truck routes.
  • Clarification of the definition of “Recreational Vehicle.”

The proposed bylaw can be found below.

Our graders have officially been named!
 
The winning names were "Sir-Grades-A-Lot" and "Mater the Grader"
 
We held our draw from the winning submissions and congratulations to 11 year old Anna-May from Mary Bergeron School who has won the backpack/tech prize pack! We've sent an email with details on how to claim your prize!
 
Congrats and thanks to everyone that submitted names and voted in our contest!

In Spring of 2022, the Town of Edson and Rural Development Network conducted the Edson Housing & Service Needs Estimation Survey.

The project goals were to

  • Provide a comprehensive picture of housing instability and homelessness in Edson, including demographic information on who is experiencing homelessness and which services are being accessed and which services are missing.
  • Help inform service providers and municipal, territorial, and federal policies, practices, and funding decisions on homelessness, housing, and support services.
  • Elevate and incorporate the voices of people experiencing homelessness in the solutions to end homelessness.

See the full report below.