Bylaws

Municipal Bylaws are developed by Administration and adopted by Town Council which are then put in place to meet the needs of residents, determine provisions and resolve issues including public safety and standards, business activities, financial provisions and Town services.

Municipalities are given the authority to enact bylaws under the Province of Alberta through the Municipal Government Act (MGA). In Alberta, the MGA oversees the creation of Bylaws and requires that Council give several readings to a Bylaw before it is passed, while the public is encouraged to provide input into the process.

Bylaws are enforced by Community Peace Officers on a complaint and observance basis and are enforceable even if not published on the website.

This page provides the most prevalent and frequently used bylaws. For a complete list, please contact info@blackfalds.com.

Administration

Determines the standards pertaining to corporate operations.

Bylaw Number Bylaw Name Description
1158/13 Taxi Business Bylaw Outlines the regulations for the licensing and control of taxis within the Town of Blackfalds
1232/19 Traffic Bylaw Respecting the safety, health and welfare and the protection of people and property

Community Standards

Determines the provisions for public safety and use of public spaces.

Bylaw Number Bylaw Name Description
1181/14 Animal Control Bylaw Details requirements for licensing, control and related fees for animals
1180/14 Cemetery Bylaw Outlines the terms for regulation and control of the cemetery
1220/18 Community Standards Bylaw Describes the regulations relating to many civic issues including: noise issues, unsightly premises, public disturbances, and curfew for youth. 
1187/15 Fire Protection Bylaw Provides the establishment and operation of fire protection services.
1117/11 Municipal Emergency Bylaw Directs the processes and procedures of the Municipal Emergency Management Agency to prepare for and respond to regional and municipal emergencies.
1219/17 Security Alarm System Bylaw Regulates security alarm systems in order to reduce false alarms that require RCMP or Fire Dept. response.  
1228/18 Smoking and Vaping Bylaw To regulate smoking and vaping of cannabis and tobacco products in public places

Council

Determines the proceedings for Town Council.

Bylaw Number Bylaw Name Description
1226/18 Council Code of Conduct Bylaw To ensure the conduct of Council members is consistent within the principles of transparent and accountable government.

1183/14

Council Procedural Bylaw

To regulate the proceedings and conduct of Council and Council Committee meetings.
1233/19 Amended Council Procedural Bylaw Amendment to Bylaw 1183/14
  EDTAC Terms of Reference Economic Development & Tourism Advisory Committee (Jan. 1, 2017)
1160/13 Municipal Election Bylaw Outlines the process and procedures and provides the authority to hold municipal and school trustee elections within the Town of Blackfalds.
1227/18 Parental Leave for Elected Officials To establish whether elected officials are entitled to take leave prior to or after the birth or adoption of their child.

Finance

Determines financial capacities.

Bylaw Number Bylaw Name Description
1247/20 2020 Property Tax Bylaw

Authorizes property tax rates for the 2020 budget year and includes authorization to assess additional tax on properties which have undergone improvements in 2020.

1238/19 2019 Borrowing Bylaw To authorize  Council to incur indebtedness by the issuance of debenture(s) or bank loan for the purpose of purchasing capital land and buildings.
1235/19 2019 Property Tax Bylaw Authorizes  property tax rates for the 2019 year and includes authorization to assess additional tax on properties which have undergone improvements in 2019.
1172/14 Rate Bylaw Amendment Contains updates to the rates for facility rentals previously outlined in the Rates Bylaw 1053/07
1113/10 Rate Bylaw Details municipal fees for the provision of a variety of goods and services.
1241/20 Authorized Overdraft Bylaw Authorizes temporary bank borrowing from the Servus Credit Union in the Town of Blackfalds.
1245/20 Multi-Plex Expansion Borrowing Bylaw Authorizes Council to incur indebtedness by the issuance of debenture(s) or bank loan for the purpose of constructing the Multi-Plex which includes an additional ice surface and public library.

Land Use & Development

Determines guidelines and procedures for Town development. 

Bylaw Number Bylaw Name Description
1185/15     Aspen Lakes Area Structure Plan Bylaw Provides a plan for subdivision and development of Aspen Lakes.
1165/13 Aurora Heights Area Structure Plan Bylaw Details plans for subdivision and development of the Aurora Heights area in the Town of Blackfalds.
1209/17 Business License Bylaw Controls and regulates the regulations for business licensing within the Town of Blackfalds, including business types and related fees.
1231.18 LUB Amendment - Cannabis To regulate cannabis retail sales in the Town of Blackfalds.
1141/12 Dangerous Goods Transportation Bylaw Regulates the transportation and handling of dangerous goods within the Town of Blackfalds.
1177/14 Direct Control District 3 Land Use Bylaw Amendment Outlines the permitted uses and development standards for commercial building at Lot 2 Block 1 Plan 122-4194 on Womacks Rd.
1174/14 Lakeside Area Structure Plan Bylaw Outlines the plans for subdivision and development of the Lakeside area in the Town of Blackfalds.
1198/16 Land Use Bylaw Outlines how districts in the municipality are divided, regulates the land use of each district, and guides decisions on development permits.
1182/14 Naming and Addressing Bylaw Regulates the naming of roadways and development areas within the Town of Blackfalds. 
1190/15 Offsite Levies Bylaw Authorizes the collection of Offsite Levies for the Town of Blackfalds.
1243/20 McKay Ridge Area Structure Plan Amendment Being a bylaw of the Town of Blackfalds in the Province of Alberta to amend Land Use Bylaw 1198/16
1244/20 McKay Ridge Re-Designation Bylaw Being a bylaw of the Town of Blackfalds in the Province of Alberta to amend Land Use Bylaw 1198/16

Utilities Bylaws

 

Bylaw # Name Description
1248/20 Electric Distribution System Franchise Agreement Amendment Amendment to Bylaw 1156/13, to prohibit other persons from providing electric distribution service within the legal boundaries of the municipality.
1167/13 Solid Waste Management To regulate the handling, collection and disposal of solid waste in the Town of Blackfalds and rescind Bylaw 1085/09.
1156/13 Electric Distribution System Franchise Agreement A Bylaw of the Town of Blackfalds in the Province of Alberta for the electric distribution system franchise agreement.
1150/13 Supply of Water and Sewer Services To provide and regulate the supply water and sewer services to the residents and customers of the Town of Blackfalds.

Disclaimer

The Town of Blackfalds strives to keep Bylaws on our website accurate and current and in compliance with the Municipal Government Act of Alberta. The Town of Blackfalds does not guarantee the accuracy of digital information and this listing may not include the latest updates and/or amendment(s). Electronic versions are placed here for reference and for convenience. For further information, or to request copies of Bylaws, please contact Legislative Services at the Town Office.