Bylaws & Policies

New and 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 Bylaw 2270 (excavation, stripping, or grading)

Land Use Bylaw 2070 establishes rules for land development and the process for making decisions for development or related applications within the Town of Edson. Administration has identified that the regulations for excavation, stripping, or grading uses could be clarified to provide greater certainty to landowners.

To provide clear direction, certainty, and efficiency, Administration proposes the following amendments for excavation, stripping, or grading:

The proposed changes provide opportunities to apply excavation, stripping, or grading as a discretionary use in all land use districts, which will affect all parcels within the Town of Edson.

Council passed first reading of Bylaw 2270 on January 18th, 2022. A public hearing will be held via zoom on February 15th, 2022. To register, follow this link https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_o8KgWE2KR1yei4SvcN81DQ

NEW BYLAW - Flashing Green Light Bylaw

The Town of Edson has joined a growing list of communities that has passed a Flashing Green Light Bylaw. Council gave all three readings to Bylaw 2253, the Flashing Green Light Bylaw at their February 2nd, 2021 Council meeting.

The Traffic Safety Act allows for a municipal Council to pass a bylaw allowing for authorized firefighters to display a flashing green light while responding to an emergency. In Edson’s case, the green lights would be used for our volunteer firefighters responding to the firehall. There are no changes to the fire apparatus, which utilize the standard red lights.

The purpose of the bylaw is to enhance public safety and awareness by identifying Edson Firefighters who are in the process of responding to the hall. The bylaw does not give any special privileges or powers to those responding volunteers, but gives other motorists and pedestrians notice that there is an emergency taking place and to yield if it is safe to do so.

Please watch for our responders utilizing these new lights and keep our roads safe for all users.

NEW Bylaw 2249 - Non-residential Property Taxation Incentive Program

At the August 18th, 2020 Town council meeting, All three readings of the Non-Residential Property Tax Incentive Program Bylaw were passed, repealing the previous version. The purpose of the incentive is to encourage new development and redevelopment of non-residential properties within the Town and to encourage economic growth.

This program is for new development, additions, renovations, or expansions (permanent), with the assessed value being greater than or equal to a 25% increase over the previous assessment. The tax exemption would apply to increase in assessment only.

The period of tax exemption is five (5) years pro-rated as follows:

 

Frequently Requested Bylaws / Policies

Our most frequently requested bylaws are listed below for quick access.  If you are searching for a bylaw that is not listed, please visit our Bylaws and Policies Centre or contact the Town Office at (780) 723-4401.

Our Planning and Offsite Levy Policies can also be found in the Bylaws and Policies Centre