Planning, Development & Industry

Municipal Planning Commission (MPC)

The County’s MPC normally meets monthly and is the body charged with the County’s Land Use Bylaw (LUB) administration as well as all developments such as subdivision approvals and development permits.

Monthly meetings are open to the public and are listed below, along with previously approved minutes from earlier meetings.   To request an item be placed on the agenda, please contact the Development Officer no later than the Friday preceding the meeting date.

2017 MPC Meeting Dates:

November 7
December 19


#1 Crowfoot Crossing Industrial Park
County of Paintearth, AB

In accordance with the County of Paintearth’s Land Use Bylaw 593-09 and the Municipal Government Act Section 686, shall cause to be held a PUBLIC HEARING at the noted time below for the appeal of the following:

9:00 AM         Development Permits Appeal Hearing – for permits:

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Permit # Turbine #    Land Location Registered Landowner
DP171 T002 SE9-40-15-W4 Koenraadt Farms
DP1716 T003C SW10-40-15-W4 Koenraadt Farms
DP1719 T009A NW3-40-15-W4 Shannon & Doreen Blumhagen
DP1724 T018B NW26-39-15-W4 Tony & Lorraine Friemark
DP1735 T031B NW11-40-15-W4 Dean Streit
DP1743 T047A NE30-39-14-W4 Roger & Carolyn Fetaz
DP1744 T049 SW32-39-14-W4 Shannon & Doreen Blumhagen
DP1780 T136A SW10-40-15-W4 Koenraadt Farms
DP1782 T142 SE9-40-15-W4 Koenraadt Farms
DP1787 T150 SE31-39-14-W4 Richard Brown

View All Development Appeal Board Hearing documents

Development Permit Applications Approved

Notice is hereby given that the following Development Permit Applications have been approved:

DP1792  Tower Associates Canada   SE6-37-12-W4  Placement/construction of 60 m Meterological Tower

DP1793  Circle Square Ranch             SW9-39-15-W4  Construction of additional residence

Any person claiming to be affected by such decision may appeal by giving Notice in writing to the Secretary, Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, County of Paintearth No. 18, Box 509 Castor, AB TOC OXO not later than 4:30 p.m., October 27 2017.  The Notice must contain the reason for the appeal and pursuant to Bylaw No. 580-09 include the $200.00 fee.

Dated: October 12, 2017                                     Todd Pawsey, Development Officer

Municipal Development Plan Goals:

The goals of the Municipal Development Plan indicate the overall direction the County wishes to take in managing land uses. In preparing these Plan goals, recognition has been given to the important role the agricultural and natural resource industries have played in contributing to the growth and development of the County.

Based on this understanding, the following plan goals have been identified:
1. To provide opportunities for well-planned growth.
2. To provide opportunities for increased economic activity.
3. To protect agricultural operations and natural landscapes.
4. To balance economic activity with the protection of agricultural operations and natural landscapes.
5. To encourage population growth within the 20-34 year age groups (young families) to settle in the County through the MDP Policies and also additional partnerships, cooperation, and policies.

View Municipal Development Plan