INTERMUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN and INTERMUNICIPAL COLLABORATION FRAMEWORK
On March 2, 2020 the Council of the Village of Kitscoty passed Bylaw No. 02-2020, being the bylaw to adopt the Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF) Agreement between the Village of Kitscoty and the County of Vermilion River. The ICF provides for integrated and strategic planning plus the delivery and funding of intermunicipal services. The adoption of the bylaw and agreement is the culmination of a lengthy process started in 2018. The Village would like to extend our appreciation to the County of Vermilion River Council, municipal administration staff and our citizens who participated during the public engagement sessions. The contributions of each of these individuals resulted in the completion of this milestone agreement. We also acknowledge the funding assistance provided by the Government of Alberta through the Alberta Community Partnership grant program.
Click here to view the ICF agreement.
WORKING TOGETHER WITH OUR NEIGHBOUR
The Province of Alberta requires all municipalities that share a common boundary to develop and have in place an Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) and an Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF). The Village has been working together with our neighbouring municipality, the County of Vermilion River, since 2018 to develop these documents. The ICF provides integrated and strategic planning, delivery and funding of intermunicipal services. The IDP is the planning portion of the ICF which plans a vision for the intermunicipal boundary area between our municipalities.
After many months, many meetings, lots of telephone calls, multiple document reviews and two public consultations, where we gathered feedback from our citizens, the documents have been completed. To move the documents forward Council will be adopting the IDP and the ICF by Bylaw. Legislation provides that before the IDP can be adopted a Public Hearing must be held. Please see below details of the Public Hearing.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Proposed Bylaw No. 01-2020
County of Vermilion River and Village of Kitscoty Intermunicipal Development Plan
A Public Hearing concerning proposed Bylaw No. 01-2020 will be held at 7:00pm on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the Village of Kitscoty Council Chambers, Upper Level – Village of Kitscoty Office #2, 5015 – 50 Street, Kitscoty, Alberta.
The purpose of the proposed bylaw is to adopt an Intermunicipal Development Plan between the County of Vermilion River and the Village of Kitscoty as per the requirements under Section 631 of the Municipal Government Act, being Chapter M-26 of the Revised Statutes of Alberta 2000, as amended.
Copies of the proposed Bylaw and any related information may be inspected at the Village of Kitscoty Office during regular business hours – Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm.
Submissions may be made by any person(s) who claim(s) to be affected by the proposed bylaw or from any other person whom Council agrees to hear. Any written submissions that are mailed or delivered to the Village of Kitscoty at Box 128, 5011 – 50 Street, Kitscoty, AB T0B 2P0, faxed to 780-846-2213, or e-mailed to info@VoKitscoty.ca by 12:00pm, Thursday, February 13, 2020 will be included in the agenda package. Written and oral submissions may also be made at the Public Hearing without prior notification to the Village of Kitscoty however a copy of written submissions MUST be provided to the CAO at the Public Hearing. Written submissions will become part of the public record and, as such, will be subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
To obtain more information regarding this Bylaw please contact Sharon Williams, CAO, at 780-846-2221 or info@VoKitscoty.ca
In October 2017 the Province of Alberta approved a number of amendments to the Municipal Government Act including a requirement for all municipalities in the province that share a common boundary to develop and have in place an Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) and an Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF) by the spring of 2020. The Village of Kitscoty is collaborating with our neighbouring municipality, the County of Vermilion River, to develop these documents in accordance with Provincial requirements.
An Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework provides integrated and strategic planning, delivery and funding of intermunicipal services. An Intermunicipal Development Plan is the land use planning portion of the ICF, that plans a vision for the intermunicipal boundary area.
These collaborative planning processes are underway and the initial stage of the Public Consultation process “Beyond Boundaries” took place on Monday, January 28th at the Kitscoty & District Community & Seniors Centre. Dozens of County and Village residents visited to learn more about the process and to share their input which will help to inform the ongoing conversations between our municipalities.
What we heard at the “Beyond Boundaries” consultation.
To view the PowerPoint presentation from January 28th click here
Below are the presentation posters from the public consultation:
Alberta Community Partnership Grants
The Villages of Kitscoty is collaborating with our neighboring municipalities on the following projects:
- Infrastructure Capacity Review;
- Shared Regional Enforcement Services;
- Regional Emergency Management Program;
- Intermunicipal Collaboration Frameworks (ICFs) and Intermunicipal Development Plans (IDPs)