Municipal Development Plan & Land Use Bylaw Review
- Community Engagement -

The County will be undergoing a very involving and detailed community engagement process in reviewing their MDP and LUB for updates in 2020. The process is planned over 3 rounds of public engagement starting this coming January.

Round one will see the County hosting four community sessions where all County land and business owners, and community leaders & groups will be invited to participate. This engagement session will be held as a working supper evening with facilitated table sessions where all participants will be asked to review and contribute to planning processes, documents, and land use considerations. Materials developed at these evenings will be compiled, organized, and prepared for presentation during round two.

Round one community sessions where hosted regionally and are now complete. You can still have your say by completing the online Landowner Values survey.

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Public Participation Plan

MDP/LUB Update 2020

Public Participation mapping for the Municipal Development Plan policy updates and
Land Use Bylaw regulation updates, taking place in 2020 for the County of Paintearth No.18

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Please be aware of the ice conditions at Huber Dam reservoir this coming winter.

Fire Restriction Lifted

The County of Paintearth has lifted Fire Restriction, effective June 24, 2019. Fire permits will be issued at the County Office between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Fires are allowed in:

"Acceptable Burn Barrel" means an outdoor receptacle that meets the following specifications:

  1. a minimum of 3 (three) meters clearance measured from the nearest edge of the Burn Barrel to a building, property lines, or other combustible material;
  2. equipped with an expanded metal spark arrest or mesh screen with openings no larger than 16mm (0.6inches), secured in place with a latch or; constructed of non-combustible material;
  3. not located over underground utility services or under aboveground wires;
  4. is supervised at all times by a responsible person until such time that the fire in the Burn Barrel has been extinguished. A fire shall be deemed to include hat ashes and smoldering embers resulting from the fire; and
  5. is used to burn non-prohibited debris.

"Fire Pit" means a non-combustible structure or container located on public or private property, used for recreation purposes and constructed in accordance with this Bylaw:

  1. a fire pit shall be constructed with non-combustible materials,
  2. the maximum external dimension of the Fire Pit shall not be greater than one meter,
  3. a fire pit shall be covered by a substantial screen or grate with openings not to exceed 16mm (0.6inches) in any dimension,
  4. a fire pit shall not be located closer than 3 meters (10feet) from a property line and two meters from any combustible material, including, but not limited to buildings, structures, fences, patio decks and foliage as measured from the nearest fire pit edge.
  5. a fire pit shall not be located less than 0.6meters (2feet) laterally from an underground utility line.

"Incinerator Fire" means a fire that is confined within a non-combustible container or barrel with opening; covered with a heavy gauge metal screen having a mesh size not larger than 13 millimeters and which is ventilated in such a manner as to preclude the escape of combustible materials, including ash.

The County of Paintearth is urging residents to be fire safe and ensure that all fires are always supervised and under control. Burning is ONLY to be done with extreme care and caution. Be aware that weather will determine if the County of Paintearth proceeds to a total fire ban.

Michael Simpson, CAO
County of Paintearth No. 18


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