Alix land use bylaw goes to public

Alix the Gator - Village of Alix mascot
Written by Stu Salkeld

The Village of Alix will hold an open house this summer for important amendments to its Land Use Bylaw (LUB), followed by a public hearing in the autumn. 

The decision was made at the July 8 regular meeting of council.

A report on amendments to the land use bylaw was prepared by village staff member Tanya Meston and presented by village Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Michelle White, who stated the LUB has been under review with the assistance of Parkland Community Planning Services since February 2020.

Proposed amendments and additions were broken up into four parts, with one part already presented to council earlier in 2020. 

The other three parts were presented to council in June and covered in a recent edition of the ECA Review.

Coun. Vicki Soltermann pondered that amending the current LUB is easier to present at a public meeting, as only new details or changes are presented.

Coun. Ed Cole wondered if summertime is the best time for an open house, as some people could be away for vacation.

White stated the proposed changes to the LUB have been well-publicized and staff have been answering a lot of questions for residents so the village wasn’t expecting a lot of people at the open house.

Councillors passed first reading of the LUB amendments as presented, and also approved the open house for Aug. 12 and public hearing Sept. 16 at the hall for adequate social distancing.


Stu Salkeld, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

ECA Review

About the author

Stu Salkeld

Stu Salkeld, who has upwards of 28 years of experience in the Alberta community newspaper industry, is now covering councils and other news in the Stettler region and has experience working in the area as well.

He has joined the ECA Review as a Local Journalism Initiative Journalist.

Stu earned his two-year diploma in print journalism from SAIT in Calgary from 1993 to ’95 and was raised in Oyen, Alta., one of the communities within the ECA Review’s coverage area.