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BYLAW NO. 05 06

A Bylaw of the Village of Edenwold to adopt an Official Community Plan.

Whereas the Council of the Village of Edenwold has, by resolution authorized the preparation of an Official Community Plan for the Village pursuant to Section 29 of the Planning and Development Act, 2007;

And Whereas, the said Planning and Development Act, 2007, provides in Section 35 that Council may, by bylaw, adopt an Official Community Plan;

Therefore, the Council of the Village of Edenwold in the Province of Saskatchewan, in open meeting hereby enacts as follows:

1.   This Bylaw may be cited as the "Village of Edenwold Official Community Plan". 

2.   "The Official Community Plan" of the Village of Edenwold, is attached as Schedule A to and forms part of this Bylaw.

3.   This Bylaw shall come into force on the date of final approval by the Minister of Government Relations.

MAYOR

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ADMINISTRATOR

Read a First time this        , day of                   , 2006.

Read a Second time this       , day of                   , 2006.

Read a Third time and adopted this        , day of                   , 2006. 

Certifed a true and exact copy,

This ______ day of __________, 2006.

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Administrator


SCHEDULE A

BYLAW No. 05 06

VILLAGE OF EDENWOLD

This is Schedule A as attached to and forming part of Bylaw No. 05 06, the Official Community Plan of the Village of Edenwold.

OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN


Table of Contents


1   INTRODUCTION........................................................................................................ 1

1.1        Authority..................................................................................................................................................... 1

1.1        Scope............................................................................................................................................................... 1

2   COMMUNITY GOALS.............................................................................................. 1

3   RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT - OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES................ 1

3.1        Issues and Concerns................................................................................................................................ 1

3.2        Objectives..................................................................................................................................................... 2

3.3        Policies.......................................................................................................................................................... 2

4   BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT - OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES........................ 3

4.1        Issues and Concerns................................................................................................................................ 3

4.2        Objectives..................................................................................................................................................... 4

4.3        Policies.......................................................................................................................................................... 4

5   UTILITIES AND SERVICING OF LAND - OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES... 5

5.1        Issues and Concerns................................................................................................................................ 5

5.2        Objectives..................................................................................................................................................... 5

5.3        Policies.......................................................................................................................................................... 5

6   COMMUNITY SERVICES - OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES............................. 6

6.1        Issues and Concerns................................................................................................................................ 6

6.2        Objectives..................................................................................................................................................... 6

6.3        Policies.......................................................................................................................................................... 7

7   IMPLEMENTATION.................................................................................................. 7

7.1        ZONING BYLAW.......................................................................................................................................... 7

7.2        OTHER IMPLEMENTATION TOOLS..................................................................................................... 9

 


VILLAGE OF EDENWOLD

OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN

This is Schedule A as attached to and forming part of Bylaw No. 05 06, the Official Community Plan Bylaw.

1 INTRODUCTION

1.1 Authority 

In accordance with Sections 29 and 35 of the Planning and Development Act, 2007, the Council of the Village of Edenwold has prepared and adopted this Official Community Plan to provide the Village with goals, objectives and policies relating to the future development of the community to a population of at least 300.

1.1 Scope

The policies of this Official Community Plan shall apply to the incorporated area of the Village.  Policies which address the future development of areas outside the current limits of the Village will take effect on annexation of those areas to the Village, and Council will be guided by those policies prior to such annexation in consultations with the Council of the Rural Municipality.  All development within the Village shall conform to the objectives and policies contained in this Official Community Plan.

2 COMMUNITY GOALS

The goals for the Village of Edenwold are identified as follows:

2.1 To diversify the economic base of the community. 

2.2 To maintain and expand the role of the Village as a trade centre for the surrounding agricultural region. 

2.3 To ensure orderly and appropriate development of the land consistent with the purpose of the community. 

3 RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT - OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES 

3.1 Issues and Concerns

Edenwold, with a current population of 226, has averaged approximately 2 percent population growth per year over the last fourteen years.  Based on these trends a target population of 298 is anticipated in the next 14 years.

At present there is an existing inventory of 24 vacant residential lots in the Village.  It is expected that these will be mainly single detached dwellings or semi-detached dwellings.

Beyond the target population, directions for growth of residential areas should be identified.    Areas of future growth should be easily serviced with sewer and water by extension of the existing system.

As part time or professional work has become more common from the home, provision for limited home occupations is desirable, as long as such activity does not create a nuisance for neighbours’ residential use of their property.

3.2 Objectives

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3.3 Policies

3.3.1 Up to a population of 300, new residential development will be encouraged to locate in the lots now vacant within the Village of Edenwold.

3.3.2 The Village may consider the purchase and subsequent development of lots where private development is inadequate to meet potential demand, or to provide the necessary stimulus to growth.


3.3.3 Council will provide for new mobile homes as a form of residential structure.  Mobile homes will be a allowed as discretionary use in locations approved by Council under the following criteria:

- mobile homes may be considered on any full sized lot within a block face that contains an existing mobile home, or in such other area that Council has previously designated as suitable for mobile home use.

- mobile homes may be subject to specific standards of construction, size, and age of unit at the time of siting within the Village.

- mobile homes will be subject to special standards for attachment to the ground, connection to utilities, and finishing prior to occupancy.

- modular homes that are constructed to full national building code standards, are double wide or more, and are permanently placed on a full basement maybe considered for any full sized residential lot suitable for a single unit dwelling.


3.3.4 The zoning bylaw will provide for other institutional and recreational uses in a residential district that are consistent with and complementary to the overall residential use of the district.


3.3.5 The zoning bylaw will provide for limited home occupations in residential districts subject to the following criteria:

- The home occupation should not cause any apparent variation from the residential character of the dwelling.

- The home occupation will not require the construction of a building or other structure.

- Exterior storage of materials shall not be necessary in the operation of the home occupation.

- The participants in the home occupation at the dwelling will be restricted to the residents of the dwelling.


4 BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT - OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES

4.1 Issues and Concerns

Council wishes to encourage greater development of the Village as a service centre to the surrounding region through addition of business development.  Council particularly wishes to encourage the use of opportunities created by the location of Chamberlain Street. This area is suitable for most forms of commercial and farm service industry development that are likely to locate in the Village.


Chamberlain Street, running perpendicularly from 1st Avenue, has in the past been the main location for retail, commercial, and office uses in the Village.    There are opportunities for use and reuse of property for business purposes that are compatible with the surrounding residential core of the Village.  Council wishes to recognize this mixed use and provide for business opportunities.


There are some types of business development that may cause conflicts for the Village, if located beside residential development.  Council wishes to provide some flexible control to minimize this conflict without significantly constraining development opportunities.

4.2 Objectives

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4.3 Policies

4.3.1 The Zoning Bylaw will provide for residential use accessory to business developments.  Other residential development may be permitted in the business district at the discretion of Council based on the following criteria:

- The property abuts a residential district or an existing residential use, or

- The proposed development is of a higher density than is common in the residential district, or

- The development is an expansion of an existing residential use on an adjacent property, or

- The property is not located adjacent to a railway and, in the opinion of Council, cannot reasonably be expected to undergo business development within five years.

4.3.2 The Zoning Bylaw will provide for exterior storage and warehousing uses, bulk fuel and farm chemical depots, salvage yards, and industrial or farm machinery dealers, and similar uses at the discretion of Council based on the following criteria:

- The property will not abut a residential district without an intervening street or railway.

- All applicable environmental and safety standards are met.

- Council may consider other locations for construction trades involving a limited degree of exterior storage where such storage will be screened from view from residential districts.

4.3.3 The zoning bylaw will provide for non-residential institutional, cultural, governmental, utility, and intensive recreational uses in business areas.

4.3.4 Council recognizes that the appearance of the community's commercial areas affects the success of business activity in the Village generally.  Council will encourage the visual improvement of commercial areas through planting, landscaping and regular maintenance of business signs and structures.

5 UTILITIES AND SERVICING OF LAND - OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES 

5.1 Issues and Concerns

Over the past 4 years, the Village has upgraded the Village water supply and sewage disposal systems.  These systems should be sufficient for a population of at least 350.


Council wishes to ensure that the cost of servicing new lots should be paid for by the developer of the lots and thereby recovered from the proceeds of the sale of those lots.


The services provided by other utilities have been adequate and, in general, present few problems.


The Village's sanitary landfill has been adequate to serve the needs of the Village.  However, the landfill is almost full and new environmental regulations may require consideration of alternatives for future solid waste disposal.

5.2 Objectives


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5.3 Policies

5.3.1 Council has a contract with Sask Water who will monitor the water supply and sewage disposal demand and undertake examination of needs to expand the water supply and storage capacity or the sewage disposal capacity at least 3 years in advance of expected demand.

5.3.2 Council has a contract with Sask Water who will examine the potential use of effluent irrigation, as an alternative to lagoon discharge by the creek system, as a possible environmentally preferred method of sewage management.

5.3.3 Council recognizes that changing environmental regulations may require a substantial change in the methods used for solid waste disposal.  To minimize the potential costs, Council will investigate the possibility of entering into a regional waste disposal system and agreement with neighbouring municipalities.

5.3.4 Where a subdivision of land will require the installation or improvement of municipal services such as sewer lines, streets, or sidewalks, the developer will be required to enter into a servicing agreement with the Village pursuant to The Planning and Development Act, 2007, to cover the installation or improvements including, where necessary, charges to cover the costs of improvement or upgrading of off site services.  Council will, by resolution, establish the standards and requirements for such agreements and charges, including, if deemed necessary by Council, the posting of performance bonds or letters of credit.  The Village will consider sharing in the costs of a service only where the proposed service is of wider benefit to the whole community.

5.3.5 Council shall work with any utility service agency to ensure that proposed utility lines and facilities will not unduly constrain areas proposed for future development.  In general, utility distribution lines should follow existing or proposed street alignments.

6 COMMUNITY SERVICES - OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES 

6.1 Issues and Concerns

The Village of Edenwold is well supplied with recreational facilities for a community of its size.  Facilities include: a curling rink, a natural ice skating rink, a community hall (capacity 150-200), the senior’s centre (capacity 50 - 75).  Ball fields and a football field are located on the school grounds.


Most recreation facilities are operated by volunteer boards or groups under the guidance and authority of council, or in co-operation with the school board.  Council considers this approach to be the most appropriate for a community this size.


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6.3 Policies

6.3.1 Council will continue to provide for the recreation needs of the community using as much as possible volunteer boards and groups to manage the facilities.  Council will monitor the adequacy of the services and facilities provided.

6.3.2 Council will consider the following factors in making decisions on the provision of municipal reserves:

(1) Where required, new subdivisions shall make provision for municipal reserve land or development of municipal reserves through dedication of land, deferral of dedication to a specified future area of a concept plan, or payment of cash-in-lieu of the required land.

(2) Where the area required to be dedicated would amount to less than the area of one residential lot, firstly, deferral of dedication to a specified area of a concept plan, or secondly, payment of cash-in-lieu, would generally be preferred.

(3) In commercial and industrial subdivisions, cash in lieu will be considered as the primary method of meeting the municipal reserve requirement, unless council considers dedication of land desirable to provide separation from existing or proposed residential areas.

(4) Where municipal reserve is to be located in an area of future subdivision, dedication may be deferred to that area based on a concept plan.  Council may require such deferral to be protected by the registration of a caveat against that land.

6.3.3 Council, in conjunction with the Recreation Board and the specific facility boards, will examine the feasibility of expanding the types of recreational facilities in the community and the need for major maintenance or repairs from time to time.

6.3.4 Provisions for community service uses may be made in any district in the zoning bylaw.

7 IMPLEMENTATION 

7.1 ZONING BYLAW

The zoning bylaw will be the principal method of implementing the objectives and policies contained in this Official Community Plan, and will be adopted in conjunction herewith.

7.1.1 Purpose

The purpose of the Village's zoning bylaw is to control the use of land providing for the amenity of the area within Council's jurisdiction and for the health, safety and general welfare of the inhabitants of the Village.

7.1.2 Content and Objectives

The zoning bylaw will implement the land use policies contained in this Official Community Plan by prescribing and establishing zoning districts for residential uses, commercial and industrial uses, and agricultural and development reserve lands.  Regulations within each district will govern the range of uses, site sizes, setbacks, building locations, and any other factors of particular concern within the district.


(1)        RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT

The objective of this district is to provide an area for residential development along with other uses compatible with residential development. In addition to residential uses, nursing homes, schools, places of worship, parks and playgrounds, recreation facilities, community services and some public works may be included.  Uses such as mobile homes, multiple unit dwellings, home occupations, and clubs may be permitted at Council's discretion subject to special criteria and standards.


(2)        BUSINESS DISTRICT

The objective of this district is to provide an area for the location of business uses, other offices, and some cultural and recreational facilities.  Uses involving significant exterior storage, chemical storage, some manufacturing processes, or other industrial characteristics may be permitted at Council's discretion subject to special standards and location criteria.  Dwelling units may be permitted at the discretion of Council where ancillary to business use or where the land is not immediately required for business use.


(3)        FUTURE DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT

The objective of this district is to regulate those areas of the Village, which are not immediately required for urban development or areas within the Village, which are not suitable for development. Uses allowed in this area will include recreational uses, public works and residential uses. Subdivision will not be permitted except for specified permitted uses, and subject to location criteria.


Where necessary to carry out the objectives of this statement council may consider adding such other zoning district classifications as council deems desirable.

7.2 OTHER IMPLEMENTATION TOOLS

7.2.1 MUNICIPAL LAND BANKING

Where private development of land for urban purposes is not occurring to meet the Village's land use requirements, Council may undertake to acquire land for subdivision or development to meet such demand. Council will determine a suitable pricing system for resale of any lots developed.

7.2.2 LAND EXCHANGE AND PURCHASE

To facilitate the relocation of non-conforming uses, or for encouraging specific forms of development, Council may consider a program for acquiring specific sites, or for exchanging municipally owned land in an appropriate area of the Village for the preferred location of those uses.

7.2.3 SERVICING AGREEMENTS

Council will require the use of servicing agreements in conjunction with the subdivision of land as provided for in Section 5.

7.2.4 OTHER

As necessary, Council will undertake such studies or programs required to facilitate and encourage the growth and development of Edenwold and to minimize the costs of services. Council will work with the R.M. of Edenwold No. 158 and with other municipalities to investigate possible reductions in the costs of service provision through joint actions.

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