County of Wetaskiwin finds encroachment claim unfounded

Living quarters in garage had to be removed: County planner

County of Wetaskiwin councilors heard about a mistaken encroachment complaint during their Planning and Development meeting Sept. 13.

During the regular report of director of Planning and Development David Blades, municipal development officer Jarvis Grant also reported on items he handled last August.

Grant reported that the department received a complaint from the public that the complainant’s neighbour had a building that was encroaching on someone else’s property. Grant stated he did a physical inspection of the site in question and no encroachment was found.

Grant also reported on another issue, this time with a garage that, over time, had living quarters added to it. Due to other projects, the county had required the garage owner to remove the living quarters; Grant noted that inspection revealed the property owners had indeed removed the living quarters.

In his report, Blades noted the planning department had a busy month. “During the month of August, there were 27 development permits completed with an estimated value of $472,357.65,” he stated in his report.

“One permit was Agricultural, two permits were Commercial and 24 Residential development permits were issued. There were five Compliance Certificates issued and two Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Hearings held. Administration conducted four site inspections, 12 subdivision design reviews/inspections, and approximately 20 approach inspections.”

Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca

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