Ponoka County has received a request from Lois Stutter to lease a portion of a laneway in Leedale. This request will be dealt with on October 13, 2020. Click here for a copy of the full notice.
Ponoka County has recently received numerous requests to allow for a second residence to be located on property where it would not normally be allowed, such as a three-acre parcel already subdivided off of a quarter section. Many of these requests are for economic and family reasons and do not follow the usual 2nd residence rules already outlined in the Land Use By-Law (related by blood or marriage, health concerns or part of the farming operation).
County Council would like your input into these types of requests and will be conducting a Public Hearing on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. to hear your concerns.
It is proposed that any request would be discretionary so that adjacent landowners would have the opportunity to comment on individual applications. It would be intended that any residence should be tied to the existing utilities where possible and not be permanent in nature.
Due to COVID restrictions, the Hearing will be conducted via conference call. Please contact the office prior to the hearing for instructions on how to join the call.
A new sub-section has been proposed for the Land Use By-Law to incorporate these requests. Copies of the proposed change may be picked up at the County office during business hours, or will be mailed, faxed or emailed on request.
The next meeting of Council is scheduled for October 13, 2020.
The agenda will be posted prior to the meeting.
Covering 721,396 acres in central Alberta, Ponoka County embodies the essence of rural Alberta with strong agricultural roots, a commitment to fiscal responsibility and an independent spirit. Today, the County serves 9,806 residents, providing strong leadership and guiding the municipality through some difficult challenges.