Have your say on standards for properties and public spaces

October 4, 2022

Have your say on standards for properties and public spaces

Residents have another opportunity to review and share their perspective on an updated draft Community Standards Bylaw. The community is invited to provide feedback to Council via a non-statutory public hearing on October 25, 2022. 

In June, residents were invited to review a draft of the bylaw and provide feedback through a survey. In response to what was heard, the draft bylaw has been updated. The bylaw aims to establish clear standards of presentation and accountability in our community. It addresses topics including:  

  • Building, yard and fence maintenance 

  • Wood burning appliances and nuisance smoke 

  • Nuisance and unsightly properties 

  • Excessive noise 

  • Graffiti 

  • Storing construction materials and debris 

  • Parking on private property 

  • Symbols of hate 

About the public hearing: 

  • Hearing scheduled for 5 p.m., October 25, 2022 

  • Written submissions, visuals, and via Zoom: register by noon, October 24 

  • In-person: register in advance or at 5 p.m. at the hearing 

  • To register: legislativeofficer@strathcona.ca or call 780-464-8014 

    Prior to the hearing, Administration will present a report to Council outlining the key elements of the proposed bylaw, along with the public engagement survey results. The public is then invited to provide feedback to Council via a non-statutory public hearing. Council will consider whether to proceed with the Community Standards Bylaw or invite more opportunities for community engagement.  

Visit strathcona.ca/CommunityStandards for further information, including the updated draft Community Standards Bylaw, and a summary of public engagement from June 2022.  

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Contact:  
Strathcona County  
Communications 
780-410-6595 
strathcona.ca