Municipal Development Plan Survey

November 2018

This confidential survey is being conducted on behalf of the Village of Ryley as the village begins to create a new plan for its future.

Draw Prize: Though this survey is anonymous, there is space at the end to provide your name and contact information. There will be a random draw of completed surveys following the conclusion of the survey. Village staff and council will not get the surveys and will not see the names. We have hired a firm to conduct the survey and provide the village with the results.

Deadline: All surveys must be returned to the village office by December 1.

Introduction

The Government of Alberta has informed all municipalities that they need to have a Municipal Development Plan (MDP) in place. This is new for the Village of Ryley and it represents a great opportunity for residents to have input and give direction about what our village will look like in 25 years or more.

The MDP will be Ryley’s guiding document for growth. It explains the community’s vision for the future and provides a road map to achieve that vision.

Your input will be used to help determine:

  • How the villages uses undeveloped land
  • Future transportation networks
  • Environmental and heritage resource management
  • Development of utilities
  • How the municipality funds growth and development

Click here to take online survey.

Notice of Public Hearing

Proposed bylaw to adopt the Equity Industrial Park ASP and proposed bylaws to amend the IDP, MDP, LUB

Proposed Bylaw #18-1063 is a bylaw that proposes to adopt an updated Equity Industrial Park Area Structure Plan (EIP ASP) in Beaver County. The purpose of the EIP ASP is to provide a future vision, development objectives and policy direction to establish the logical expansion of the EIP.

As part of the EIP ASP update process in Beaver County, the County is also amending applicable portions of the Ryley-Beaver Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP), the County Municipal Development Plan (MDP) and the County Land Use Bylaw (LUB) to ensure alignment. The Municipal Government Act outlines the need for these statutory plans to be consistent with one another.

Beaver County Council has passed 1st reading to these bylaws (#18-1061, #18-1062, #18-1063 and #18-1064). The Village of Ryley Council has passed 1st reading to the same Ryley-Beaver IDP bylaw (#2018-09-24). The proposed amendments to the Ryley-Beaver IDP and MDP include minor text and map amendments to align with the proposed EIP ASP policy areas.

The proposed amendments to the LUB include two (2) new land use districts with new permitted and discretionary uses, text and map amendments to align with the proposed EIP ASP policy areas. The proposed new land use districts are:

  • IL – Business/Light Industrial District
  • IM – Medium Industrial District

The following parcels in the EIP will be rezoned as follows:

RI (Rural Industrial) to IL (Business/Light Industrial):

  • Plan 122 2575; Block 2; Lots 2 to 7

RI (Rural Industrial) to IM (Medium Industrial):

  • Plan 082 9997; Block 2; Lot 1
  • Plan 042 7065; Block 1; Lots 1 to 3
  • Plan 042 7065; Block 1; Lot 4 PUL
  • Plan 092 5792; Block 3; Lot 1
  • Plan 122 2575; Block 3; Lots 2 to 4

RI (Rural Industrial) to IE (Low Impact Eco-Friendly Industrial):

  • NW 3-50-17-W4

LC (Landfill and Composting) to IM (Medium Industrial):

  • Plan 152 4895; Block 4; Lot 1
  • NE 3-50-17-W4

A FULL COPY OF THE COUNTY BYLAWS CAN BE OBTAINED AT THE BEAVER COUNTY SERVICE CENTRE OR AT WWW.BEAVER.AB.CA.
THE VILLAGE OF RYLEY IDP BYLAW CAN BE OBTAINED AT THE VILLAGE OFFICE OR AT WWW.RYLEY.CA.

How do I comment?

Interested stakeholders wishing to comment on the proposed bylaws will have an opportunity to do so at the public hearing, however, it is requested that a copy of the written comments be sent by 4:30 PM on Tuesday, November 6, to Beaver County by email to administration@beaver.ab.ca, by fax 780-663-3730, or by mail to Box 140, Ryley, AB or to the Village of Ryley (for IDP only) by email to info@ryley.ca, by fax 780-663-3541 or by mail to Box 230, Ryley, AB, T0B 4A0.

All submissions will be public information, subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

For further information, please contact:
Jessica Lui
Development Officer
780-663-3730
administration@beaver.ab.ca

PUBLIC HEARING

Interested stakeholders are invited to hear arguments for and against the proposed bylaws at the public hearing scheduled on:

Tuesday, November 13 at 6:30 PM
Royal Canadian Legion
5121 – 50 Street, Ryley
(across from the County office)

Proposed Rezoning in the EIP (#18-1064 – LUB Amendment)

Beaver Foundation Media Release

“In the little village of Holden, AB, that boasts “The Charm of Country Living” as their slogan, one might be surprised to find leading-edge approaches to seniors wellness. Earlier this month, The Beaver Foundation, which operates seniors housing in this small rural community, passed a motion to approve prescribed cannabis smoking. The decision is definitely novel for Albertan communities, but not unprecedented. Cannabis use among seniors continues to grow and has been linked to major health benefits.”

Beaver Foundation provides well-maintained, affordable and adequate housing accommodation and care for seniors and low-income individuals, through the operation of 4 lodges and 5 self-contained facilities. The Beaver Foundation facilities are located with in Beaver County, which include The Town of Tofield, Village of Ryley, The Village of Holden and The Town of Viking.

Beaver Foundation is one of the few Management bodies that has retained smoking rooms within 2 of the lodges it operates, Holden Lodge and Vialta Lodge in Viking. Although both lodges currently allow smoking in the designated indoor smoke rooms, only Holden Lodge will be approved for smoking and vaping use of medical Marijuana. Once legislation is approved on October 17th, 2018, Holden lodge smoke room will allow non-prescribed marijuana use in the designated smoke room.

The village of Holden is conveniently located 30 minutes from four hospitals and provides many inhouse services.

For further information or to book a tour of Holden Lodge, please call

Owen Ligard, CAO
Beaver Foundation
780-688-2233
email bvrfndtn@mcsnet.ca

or

Maria Shihinski, Manager
Holden Lodge
780-688-3817
email holdenlodge@mcsnet.ca

 

HELP Holden Paragon Theatre Get Back On Track!

Help the Paragon Theatre get back on track!

To replace the movies and sound equipment lost to the recent break in’s at Paragon in Holden, we welcome any donations big or small at our donation boxes located at:
Country Bottle Depot outside Holden
Country Kitchen Restaurant in Holden
Holden Village Office

For any further information or donate please contact Beaverhill Players at 780-688-2464 or email beaverhillplayers17@gmail.com

Your serious consideration and participation is Appreciated!

Water Ban

TO: All Customers of Highway 14 Regional Water Services Commission

IMPORTANT NOTICE

As of June 20, 2018 The Highway 14 Regional Water Services Commission entered into a Water Demand Management Condition B.

This means there is a Ban on non-essential potable water use for all customers of the Highway 14 Water Commission. This ban is expected to last until June 25 or longer, weather permitting.

Demand Measure B

Reservoirs are forecasted to be below 50% capacity within the next 5 days.

Conservation Measures

Municipalities: Discontinue hydrant flushing, sewer flushing, park watering, fire-fighting training, and other non-essential use.

Customers: Limit lawn and garden watering, voluntary conservation requested.

Truck Fills: Request voluntary conservation of water. Shut filling bays as required.

Thanks,

Brent Clark_HWY 14 water

 

 

 

Construction Notice

The Village of Ryley and Highway 14 Water Com-mission will be replacing water and sewer infrastructure along 51 avenue at approximately 51 street in Ryley.

During this time, portions of 51 avenue and 51 street will be closed to provide access for work crews and material.

Motorists are asked to use alternate routes or available detours, beginning approximately May 30, 2018. The work may last for up to two weeks.

Pedestrians are asked not to enter the construction area for safety reasons during the scheduled work period.

We thank you for your assistance in this matter.

– Village of Ryley