Bylaws

Proposed Bylaws

Numerous bylaws get passed over the course of the year. In some cases extra advertising and/or feedback will be required. In these cases the bylaw will be advertised in the media and posted here for further review.

Proposed Edson Cannabis Framework

The Federal Government is set to legalize cannabis this fall.

Edson Town Council passed first reading of the Cannabis Framework for changes to the Land Use Bylaw. This deals with cannabis related businesses and zoning. A few changes were made to the original framework. Council has requested that cannabis related store setbacks be reduced to 100 metres to allow for more opportunities and less restriction on competition. They’ve also removed cannabis lounges from the framework to allow for Federal rules and guidelines on lounges and edibles to be established first.

See the proposed changes to the Land Use Bylaw below, as well as the results of the public survey conducted over the summer. Feedback can still be provided by calling 780-723-4402 or emailing our Planning Department. A Public Hearing is scheduled for October 16th, 2018 at 7:30 pm in Council Chambers.

 

 

Draft Public Conduct Bylaw

The Public Conduct bylaw combines and updates a few previous bylaws, which fall under the Public Conduct umbrella. We are seeking public feedback prior to bringing it before Council in the fall. To provide feedback, please contact our Protective Services Department at 780-723-3178 or email protectsrv@edson.ca

 

 

Draft Community Standards Bylaw

The Community Standards bylaw combines and updates a few previous bylaws, dealing with items like property maintenance, waste on property, and noise. We are seeking public feedback prior to bringing it before Council in the fall. To provide feedback, please contact our Protective Services Department at 780-723-3178 or email protectsrv@edson.ca

 

 

Frequently Requested Bylaws

Our most frequently requested bylaws are listed below for quick access.  If you are searching for a bylaw that is not listed, please follow this link or contact the Town Office at (780) 723-4401.

Animal Control Bylaw

The Animal Control Bylaw is a Bylaw to license and regulate dogs, and to regulate and control other animals within the Town of Edson.
For a complete review of this bylaw, please reference the link below:

Animal Control Bylaw

Dog License Application Form

Bulk Water Bylaw

This Bylaw pertains to Bulk Water Services within the Town of Edson.

For futher information on this bylaw or any other offenses pertaining to this Bylaw, please reference the link below:

Bylaw 2113 - Bulk Water Bylaw

Business License Bylaw

A valid Business License is required to operate a business within the Town of Edson (whether in a residential or commercial area).  The Business License Bylaw provides for the licensing, controlling and regulating of businesses within the Town. 

Applications for new or renewed licenses may be made in writing to the Licensing Officer at the Town Office.  At the discretion of the Licensing Officer approvals may be required from the Development Officer, Fire Chief, Medical Officer of Health, Municipal Planning Commission and R.C.M.P. prior to the issuance of a License.

For a complete review of this Bylaw please reference the link below:

Bylaw No.2030 - Business License Bylaw

You can also download the Business License Application Form

Cemetery Bylaw

The Cemetery Bylaw regulates and controls the operation of the Edson Glenwood Cemetery. The Town of Edson is responsible for the selling of burial and cremation plots, keeping the required records and the supervision of maintenance and construction.

For more information on this Bylaw please reference the link below:

Bylaw No. 1897 - Cemetery Bylaw

Curfew Bylaw

This bylaw was passed to regulate the time after which children shall not be in a public place at night without proper guardianship or a legitimate reason.  It also helps assist parents and legal guardians in exercising authority over their children and safe from harm.  This bylaw aids in preserving our community quality of life, which emphasizes individual safety and well being along with protection of the use of public and private property.

For a complete review of this Bylaw please reference the link below.

Bylaw No. 1884 - Curfew Bylaw

False Alarm Bylaw

The purpose of this Bylaw is to assist in the reduction of False Alarms requiring a Police response within the Town of Edson.  The Town of Edson and the Edson RCMP detachment ask that all businesses and residents maintain their alarm systems to reduce the number of false alarm calls.  False alarm calls  also pertain to 911 calls.  Please do not hang up if you have accidently called 911.  Instead notify the operator of your mistake.  Every 911 hangup must be treated with urgency and be investigated to ensure there is no actual emergency.  False alarms calls can be costly and potentially dangerous as it can take manpower away from an actual emergency call.

For a complete review of this Bylaw please reference the link below:

Bylaw No. 2104 - False Alarm Bylaw

Fees, Rates, and Charges Bylaw

This Bylaw contains the fees, rates, and charges relating to most Town of Edson Services and Bylaws.

For a complete review of this Bylaw please reference the link below:

 Bylaw 2214 - Fees, Rates, and Charges Bylaw

Fire Bylaw

The Fire Bylaw specifies that the Town of Edson will provide Fire Protection and Emergency Services within the municipality, as well as set out rules and regulations for fire pits in Town limits. Permits are required for all recreational fire pits in the Town of Edson.

For more details pleasefollow the link below. 

Bylaw No.2119 - Fire Bylaw

Fire Permit Application Form

Noise Bylaw

This bylaw regulates noise levels and times of day when certain levels of noise are / are not allowed.

During office hours, all inquiries and complaints should be directed to the Bylaw Enforcement Officer at 780-723-3178.  After hours, complaints should be directed to the R.C.M.P. at 780-723-8822 or 780-723-8800.

For a complete review of this bylaw including fine amounts please reference the link below:

 Bylaw No.1614 - Noise Bylaw

Nuisance & Noxious Weeds Bylaw

Town of Edson Nuisance Bylaw is designed in the public interest to prevent the continuance of conditions which may constitute a nuisance.  Some of the nuisances may consist of:

1.  dandelions, noxious weeds or plants
2.  repair or demolition of dwellings if required
3.  cutting of grass or pruning of trees if required
4.  allowing the emission of opaque or dense smoke
5.  clutter or litter creating an unsightly condition

If you're a senior citizen, disabled or a non-profit organization and find it difficult to clean your sidewalks, contact Community Services at 780-723-4403 for assistance.

For a complete review of this Bylaw, please reference the link below:

Bylaw 1976 - Nuisance Bylaw

Off-Highway Vehicle Bylaw

This Bylaw establishes the guidelines to control and regulate the operation of Off-Highway Vehicles within corporate limits of the Town of Edson and within public recreation areas administered by the Town.  Under this Bylaw, no persons shall operate, or shall be in the care and control of an off-highway vehicle on any park land or public place, or on any lands owned or controlled by the Town of Edson.

Complaints should be directed to the R.C.M.P. at (780)723-8822 or (780)723-8800, and to the Bylaw Enforcement Officer during business hours at (780)723-3178.

For a complete review of this Bylaw, please reference the link below:

Bylaw No. 1790 - Off-Highway Vehicle Bylaw

Outdoor Burning Appliances Bylaw

Under the Outdoor Burning Appliances Bylaw, the installation of an outdoor wood or solid fuel burning appliance within the Town of Edson is prohibited. The operation of such appliances within the Town is also prohibited.

The bylaw also gives inspectors authorization to enter at all reasonable times and in a reasonable manner on property to determine whether the requirements of this bylaw are being observed.

For a complete review of this bylaw, please reference the link below:

Bylaw 2154 (Outdoor Burning Appliances Bylaw)

Regulate Conduct in Public Places Bylaw (Bullying Bylaw)

This Bylaw was passed to discourage Bullying and Fighting in public places within the Town of Edson. 

For a complete review of the Bylaw please reference the link below:

Bylaw 2084 - Regulate Conduct in Public Place (Bully Bylaw)

 

Smoke Free Town Facilities Bylaw

This Bylaw states that all Town of Edson buildings and vehicles are smoke-free, except in designated areas.  Town buildings designated as smoke free are the Civic Centre (Town Office), Firehall, Public Works Building, Leisure Centre, All Water and Sewer Utility Buildings, Griffiths Park Centre, Recycling Building, Airport Terminal and the Family Centre.

For a complete review of this Bylaw, please reference the link below:

 Bylaw 1906 - Smoke Free Town Facilities Bylaw

 To review the Province of Alberta Tobacco Reduction Act please reference the link below:

 http://www.health.alberta.ca/initiatives/tobacco-reduction.html

Traffic Bylaw

This Bylaw Provides for regulation of vehicle, animal and pedestrian traffic within the Town.

For a complete review of this Bylaw, please reference the link below:

 Bylaw 1807 - Traffic Bylaw

 

Waste Management Bylaw

This bylaw will outline the rules and regulations regarding the waste collection system in the Town of Edson.

For more information on the Landfill please visit www.edson.ca/residents/landfill or call 780-723-6476.

Details on the Recycling Depot can be found at www.edson.ca/residents/recycling-depot

For a complete review of this Bylaw please reference the link below:

Bylaw 1858 - Waste Management Bylaw

 

Water and Sewer Services Bylaw

This Bylaw is pertaining to the water and sewer services within the Town of Edson.

For a complete review of this Bylaw please reference the link below:

 Bylaw 2114 - Water and Sewer Services Bylaw