Leduc County proposes two standards bylaw to residents

A proposed community standards bylaw and urban standards bylaw for Leduc County could limit the number of infirm vehicles on property.

A proposed community standards bylaw and urban standards bylaw for Leduc County could limit the number of unregistered and infirm vehicles landowners are able to house on their property.

Clarence Nelson, Leduc County director of enforcement services, says the community standards bylaw will target nuisance lands, unsightly properties and other eyesores sometimes left to “rot.”

“Part of that may be limiting the number of unregistered or derelict vehicles,” said Nelson.

A draft of the proposed bylaw states, “the bylaw provides the purpose, clarity, criteria and examples used in determining if a property shows signs of serious disregard for general maintenance and upkeep.”

“This bylaw will also provide clarity on the county’s position to not unreasonably interfere with any authorized agriculture, commercial or industrial activities. At Leduc County, quality of life for our residents is one of our top priorities,” it continues.

The urban standards bylaw will focus on maintaining property in the urban areas of Leduc County; East Vistas and New Sarepta.

“Adhering to this Bylaw will support Council’s goal of improving the safety, health and welfare of our residents and their property,” the bylaw explains.

Nelson says the bylaws will apply to country residential, acreage-type properties not zoned commercial. He maintains properties zoned for auto yards or similar operations will not be affected.

Three open houses are scheduled to give county residents an opportunity to educate themselves on the proposed bylaws and in return provide feedback.

The first was held at the New Sarepta Agriplex on Aug. 25. Another is scheduled for Aug. 27 at Sunnybrook Hall, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The final open house is set for 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Leduc County Centre in Nisku on Sept. 2.