On September 17, 2019, council passed the Public Notification Bylaw which provides for alternative methods of public notification of items required to be advertised under the Municipal Government Act (bylaws, resolutions, public hearings, meetings, and other items).
This page is intended to keep residents informed on legislative services and planning processes in the community, whether it be upcoming public hearings or notices.
Development decisions and public hearings may also be advertised in the local newspaper(s).
Public Hearings are open to the public. They are usually held at 9 a.m. during council meetings. Once the hearing is concluded, a motion may be made to provide second reading for the bylaw or bylaw amendment. If approved, it moves on to the third and final reading – if defeated, the bylaw does not pass. The bylaw may also be given it’s third and final reading at the same meeting. Conversely, council may request more information or an amendment, whereby the document will be reviewed for the third and final reading at the next council meeting.
Any comments provided will become part of the public record in accordance with Section 40 (1) of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection Privacy Act. Any personal information on submissions made regarding applications is collected under the authority of the FOIP Act Section 33 (c) and subsequent versions of the Act.
The decision of council regarding the approval or refusal of a land use bylaw amendment may not be appealed by anyone.
Comments may be forwarded in writing to Wheatland County or in person at the public hearing. The application files may be reviewed in the county office during regular office hours – Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.