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 2260 - Land Use Amendment (Recycle Depot)

Council has passed first reading of Bylaw 2260, amending the Land Use Bylaw by adding “Recycle Depot” as a discretionary use to C-1 (Retail Commercial District), C-2 (Service Commercial District), M-1B (Unserviced Light Industrial District). It would also be a permitted use in M-1A (Serviced Light industrial District), GSI-C (Glenwood Service Industrial Commercial District) and M-2 (Heavy Industrial District). The bylaw can be reviewed below.

A Public Hearing has been set for August 17th, 2021 at 7pm. Those wishing to attend must do so virtually.

Registration is required at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qltiR-O5RgqEO6RlyWZ-KQ or contact engineeringandplanning@edson.ca for meeting details.

You may submit written comments by emailing: engineeringandplanning@edson.ca;
by mailing: Planning—Town of Edson, PO Box 6300, Edson AB T7E 1T7; or by hand delivering to the Civic Centre drop off box at the front door entrance.

Submissions must be received by the Town prior to the Zoom Public Hearing for Councils consideration.

Any person, group, or person acting on behalf of anyone who claims to be affected by the proposed bylaw, may make representation during a Public Hearing through Zoom online. Oral presentations are subject to a five (5) minute time limit and any documentation must be sent ONE WEEK PRIOR to the Zoom Public Hearing.

Registration will remain open until the beginning of the Public Hearing on August 17, 2021 at 7:00 pm.

Personal information contained in submissions are collected under the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP Act). This meeting will be recorded and shared.

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.

Mandatory Facial Covering Bylaw

Updated April 1st, 2021

Mandatory Facial Covering Bylaw

The Town of Edson's Mandatory Facial Covering Bylaw has expired.

However, as the Provincial Health Orders that are in place include masking, this means no changes to masking in our community.

Masks are still required in all indoor public places, places of worship, and indoor workplaces. https://www.alberta.ca/masks.aspx

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