Stettler County

County of Stettler Bylaw amendment stopped in its tracks

‘Listening to the public hearing, the community made it clear that they don’t want two trailers on the lot’

By Kevin J. Sabo

For the Independent

A proposed County of Stettler bylaw amendment which would allow two recreation vehicles to be placed on designated lots in Buffalo Sands has come to an end.

County of Stettler council heard clearly from residents of the area that they were not in support of the proposed amendment. During the hour-long hearing, County of Stettler council heard six letters read into the record supporting the amendment, and a dozen in opposition.

Most of the opposition to the bylaw amendment stemmed from density in the subdivision, as well as limited water and sewer access in the area, and already restricted beach access which adding more “permanent” structures would not help.

“Listening to the public hearing, the community made it clear that they don’t want two trailers on the lot,” said Coun. Les Stulberg during deliberations on the bylaw.

When the vote was called to proceed the bylaw into second reading, all council members present voted against the motion, effectively killing the bylaw.

The first reading, which was motioned at the council’s February meeting, is rescinded with the defeat of the successive motions, and the bylaw reverts back to its previous form.

The previous version of the Buffalo Sands Land Use Bylaw allows one permanent recreation vehicle to be placed onto properties in the subdivision, and a second, by permit, may be placed for up to 21 days at a time.