Notices found on this page were previously required to be advertised in a local newspaper, in accordance with section 606 of the Municipal Government Act (MGA).
Although this information may additionally be advertised through other channels, including the Western Wheel, the Town is now required to provide our citizens with the necessary information on our website. Such items might include information about Public Hearings, Municipal Elections, bylaws or resolutions requiring Public Hearings or other items required by the MGA or other statutes requiring information to be advertised. Please be sure to visit this page often to stay well informed.
Draft Bylaws not requiring a public hearing may be posted for public viewing prior to being given third reading by Council. Council may choose to pass most bylaws at one meeting, but often does not do this, so that the Draft Bylaw can be posted for further public review.
Regular Council Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, beginning at 6:30 pm. During the pandemic, the public is encouraged (and may at times be required) to participate in meetings online. The link to each meeting is included at the top of each Agenda. Agendas for regular meetings close on the Wednesday prior to the meeting and are published on the website on the Friday before the meeting.
Public Hearings and Appeal Hearings
Please visit the linked pages below to find out if there are any scheduled hearings of interest to you. You will also find information about participating in a hearing, particularly with COVID-19 restrictions in effect.
Public Hearings - are required for Land Use Bylaws (and amendments) as well as a few other, less common, types of bylaws.
Intermunicipal Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Hearings - this is a quasi-judicial board that hears appeals on matters decided upon by a subdivision authority for the Town or by the Municipal Planning Commission or a Development Officer of the Town. Some Stop Orders may also be appealed to this Board.
Assessment Review Board Hearings - Assessed persons are requested to discuss any assessment concerns with the Municipal Assessor. If agreement cannot be reached, an Assessment Complaint may be filed. The process is undertaken in accordance with the Municipal Government Act.