Intermunicipal Development Plans

Cold Lake

The Intermunicipal Development Plan for the City of Cold Lake and the Municipal District of Bonnyville was released February 2009.
The purpose of the plan is to ensure the coordinated and cooperative management of lands adjacent to the boundary of the City of Cold Lake within the M.D. It will further ensure development of these adjacent lands will be efficient and orderly when dealing with urban expansion and other land uses.

Bonnyville

In 2016, the Town of Bonnyville and the Municipal District of Bonnyville starting working with Stantec to create an Intermunicipal Development Plan for lands bordering the two municipalities. This joint planning venture will help establish guidelines for future development along the borders, to ensure efficient and mutually beneficial use of those lands.

St. Paul and Lac La Biche

Rural Intermunicipal Development Plans Project


Project Purpose

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:  

  • County of St. Paul
  • Lac La Biche County
  • County of Vermilion River
  • Smoky Lake County
  • County of Two Hills
  • Municipal District of Bonnyville

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.

What does an Intermunicipal Development Plan contain?

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:

  • A dispute resolution process that establishes a framework for intermunicipal disputes
  • An amendment process that provides a set of guidelines for how the IDP can be amended
  • A referral process that outlines who gets notified under what circumstances

IDPs can also contain provisions for:

  • Current and future land uses
  • Future development and service infrastructure
  • Shared transportation and roadways
  • Intermunicipal services such as recreation, emergency services etc.

How this affects you?

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.


Opportunity for Community Input

Open House - April 26, 2018

Join us to discuss the current Intermunicipal Development Plans being developed. These plans guide future growth for all participating municipalities and are necessary for achieving intermunicipal collaboration on development and future land uses.

Who is involved?

  • County of St. Paul
  • Lac La Biche County
  • Smoky Lake County
  • Municipal District of Bonnyville
  • County of Vermilion River
  • County of Two Hills

We need your help, as community members and stakeholders of your municipality, to understand what future growth and development you want to see happen. Your input will guide us in developing policies that are relevant and practical to the nine boundary areas between:

  • County of St. Paul and Smoky Lake County
  • County of St. Paul and Lac La Biche County
  • County of St. Paul and the M.D. of Bonnyville
  • County of St. Paul and County of Two Hills
  • County of St. Paul and County of Vermilion River
  • Lac La Biche County and Smoky Lake County
  • Lac La Biche County and the M.D. of Bonnyville
  • Smoky Lake County and County of Two Hills
  • County of Vermilion River and County of Two Hills

The public open house will be an informal drop-in event with displays and information sheets, and an opportunity for you to discuss the project with us and other attendees. Refreshments will be provided.

Thursday April 26, 2018

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

At the County of St. Paul Office, 5015 49 Ave, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A4

Please RSVP at:

ruralidp.eventbrite.ca

We hope to see you there, but if you are unable to attend you can share your input through our online survey, from April 24 – May 9, at:

surveymonkey.com/r/idpphase2

Public hearings will be held in fall 2018.

Project Timeline

The proposed timeframe for the development of these IDPs are from November 2017 to December 2018.  


Contact Information

Consultant
Jenny Kasprowicz
McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd.
ruralidps@mcelhanney.com

M.D. of Bonnyville
Caroline Palmer
cpalmer@md.bonnyville.ab.ca
780-826-3171 ext. 9251


Smoky Lake County
Jordan Ruegg
jruegg@smokylakecounty.ab.ca
780-656-3730

County of Vermilion River
Bernice Gonzalez
bgongalez@county24.com
780-846-2244County of St. Paul

County of St. Paul
Krystle Fedoretz
kfedoretz@county.stpaul.ab.ca
780-645-3301 ext 205

Lac La Biche County
Dan Small
dan.small@laclabichecounty.com
780-623-6802

County of Two Hills
Sally Dary
sdary@thcounty.ab.ca
780-657-3358