We are nearing the final stages of the Intermunicipal Development Plan project. Over the past year we have carried out much background research, developed focus topics, connected with important stakeholders and engaged the public. A summary of the engagement is available here:
The IDPs have gone through several revisions, reviewed by administration and Council, and have been thoroughly finetuned to the documents we have today. The IDPs will be presented for first reading on January 31, 2019 and a public hearing will be held on:
All members of the public are welcome to attend and present any comments to Council as a final opportunity to receive valuable input. More information about Intermunicipal Development Plans can be found here:
Stephanie Gagnon – e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Smoky Lake County:
Jordan Ruegg, Planner & Development Manager – e-mail: email@example.com | PH: 780-656-3730
An Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) is a statutory policy document that is designed to foster cooperation and ensure that planning and development across municipal borders takes place in an integrated manner without unnecessary costs or negative impacts on either municipality.
Funded by the Province of Alberta, the following six municipalities are working collaboratively to achieve to IDPs for all of their shared boundaries:
This collaborative project is about achieving strategic and efficient delivery of intermunicipal services and development. It will fulfill recent updates to the Municipal Government Act that requires all municipalities to have IDPs with adjacent municipalities.
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IDPs map standard land and infrastructure features in the areas around the municipal boundary, known as at the fringe area, including land use, transportation, recreation, water and wastewater, and environmentally significant areas. Along with the mapping, IDP’s typically address processes that relate to planning and developing including:
IDPs can also contain provisions for:
It’s critical to include the community and affected stakeholders in planning for the future. We need your help to understand the conditions along and nearby the municipal boundary.
The input you provide at the session will help us determine where there may be potential opportunities to achieve an efficient approach for future intermunicipal service options and development.