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Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw

March 1st 2017

Public Notice: Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw Adoption Public Notice is hereby given that the Council for the Village of Edam intends to consider the adoption of a bylaw under section 35 The Planning and Development Act (PDA), 2007 to adopt a new Official Community Plan (OCP) and adopt a new Zoning Bylaw under section 46 of PDA, 2007. INTENT: The OCP provides a municipal vision of municipal futures and includes local land-use policies to assist decision makers in achieving this vision. It establishes balanced growth and associated servicing considerations within the region. The OCP will be adopted by Council, and all future land use decisions shall be consistent with the document. However, the OCP is a changing document, and amendments may be made in response to changing conditions in the municipality. The second proposed bylaw known as the Zoning Bylaw will establish the regulations for future growth and development within the municipal boundaries of the Village. Included are specific zoning designations to which specific permitted and discretionary uses are assigned. AFFECTED LAND: The affected land is legally described as all lands located within the jurisdiction of the Village of Edam. REASON: The reason for the adoption of the Official Community Plan is to: 1) Ensure that the Village of Edam remains a safe and sustainable community in the future. 2) Promote diverse and affordable housing options for various demographics within the municipality to maintain a high quality of life for all residents. It is important that local communities attract and retain permanent residents and families. 3) Regional collaboration allows for the preservation of environmentally, culturally sensitive areas, local water resources, and development opportunities for collaborative and complementary infrastructure and land uses. The retention of local amenities ensures the high quality of life and promotes recreational and tourism opportunities. 4) Encourage and facilitate economic diversification to establish a stable local economy built off agriculture and value-added agribusiness, oil and gas, consumer and tourism opportunities. 5) The identification of specific areas within the region for particular land-use development ensures appropriate compatibility between different types of development. These designations are regulated through the municipal Zoning Bylaw that reflect a particular character and community-inspired values, which preserve and enhance local identity. The reason for the adoption of the Zoning Bylaw is to control the use of land for providing for the amenity of the area within the Village’s jurisdiction and for the health, safety and general welfare of the inhabitants of the municipality. The Zoning Bylaw includes the following zoning districts that provide standards for development within specific areas within the municipality: 1) R1 – Residential District: which is intended to provide for low- to medium-density residential development surrounded by agricultural lands and other compatible developments. 2) R2 – Residential District: which is intended to provide for low- to medium-density residential development that includes mobile homes as a discretionary use, surrounded by agricultural lands and other compatible developments. 3) MH – Mobile Home District: which is to provide for specific areas within the community for mobile homes and other related and compatible developments. 4) C1 – Commercial Core District: which is intended to provide for general commercial development, and other compatible developments. 5) C2 – Highway Commercial District: which is intended to provide for highway commercial and light industrial development and other compatible developments. 6) M – Industrial District: which is intended for industrial and other types of compatible developments. 7) UH – Urban Holdings District: which is intended for lands held for subdivision prior to rezoning to accommodate specific forms of development. PUBLIC INSPECTION: Any person may inspect the bylaw at the Village office between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. as well as between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, excluding any statutory holidays. Copies will be available to the public, or by emailing the Village at edamvill@sasktel.net. Additional information and maps can be found on the Village website at www.villageofedam.ca. PUBLIC HEARING: The Public Hearing shall be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at the Village Office at 1000 Main Street, Edam, SK, S0M 0V0. Issued by the Village of Edam this 1st day of March, 2017. Pamela Dallyn Administrator