Statutory & Official Plans



What is a Statutory Plan?

A Statutory Plan is one described in the Municipal Government Act (MGA). It includes Intermunicipal Developments Plans (IDPs), Municipal Development Plans (MDPs), Area Structure Plans (ASPs) and Area Redevelopment Plans (ARPs).

Muncipal Development Plan

The Municipal Government Act, Statutes of Alberta, 1994 (as amended) requires all municipalities with a population of 3,500 or more to prepare and adopt a municipal development plan (MDP). The Act states that an MDP must address such issues as future land use and development in the municipality, the provision of municipal services and facilities, and inter-municipal issues such as future
growth areas and the co-ordination of transportation systems and infrastructure.

The overall purpose of the Stettler Municipal Development Plan (MDP) is to guide future growth and development to ensure that it is sustainable, orderly, appropriate, complementary, efficient, and that it enhances the quality of life for the citizens of Stettler.

The MDP is primarily a policy document that can be utilized as a framework within which both public and private sector decision making can occur. As a policy document it is, for the most part, general in nature and long range in its outlook. The MDP provides the means whereby Council can evaluate immediate situations or proposals in the context of a long range plan for Stettler.

To view the Municipal Development Plan please click on the link below: 

Municipal Development Plan

Intermunicipal Development Plan

On March 18, 2009 the Councils of the Town of Stettler (“Town”) and the County of Stettler No. 6 (“County”) entered into a memorandum of understanding regarding matters related to:

  • maintaining a relationship of cooperation, collaboration and coordination;
  • the preparation of an inter-municipal development plan; and
  • the annexation of land by the Town and compensation for
    annexation.

The Inter-Municipal Development Plan (“Plan”) is the result of this memorandum of understanding, public input workshops, and several sessions of negotiations between the two Councils that followed initial work by the Town and the County
administrations.

This Plan aims to outline a framework for cooperatively moving forward with growth, long range planning and areas of common planning interest, annexation of lands in the short and long term, economic development, servicing and transportation, preservation of natural capital, and other matters that are of joint interest for the Town and County of Stettler.

To view the Inter-Municipal Development Plan please click on the link below:

Town & County IDP (Inter-Municipal Development Plan)

Sustainability Plan

In undertaking this Plan, the Town of Stettler has chosen to build upon its positive experiences and projects by examining the challenges and opportunities for the region through the lens of sustainability, with the intent of enhancing its operations to address new provincial and federal directions with respect to the five dimensions of sustainability. Through future policy directions, this will ultimately lead to a corporate strategy that will move the Town along the path toward a more sustainable future.

The Stettler Municipal Sustainability Plan was developed in five steps. The first of these steps was to review existing Council policy and initiatives including a review of the corporate vision and mission statements. Step 2 involved Council and Public Workshops which explored the concepts of sustainability and identified issues, needs and outcomes for the community. The outcome of the workshops resulted in the development of key results, strategies and actions for the community and municipal corporate team.
These strategies and actions will be continually reviewed, amended, and implemented by the Town dependent upon the organizational capacity of the community and organization.

To view the Sustainability Plan please click on the link below:

Sustainability Plan

Growth Study

The purpose of this study is to review current and future growth trends and to identify recommended future urban growth areas for the Town of Stettler. A growth strategy will help to ensure that the Town’s growth can be accommodated in an efficient and well planned manner by providing a context for land development and infrastructure decisions.

This study is not intended to establish Council’s policy for future growth, but will be used as input to the Town’s existing Municipal Development Plan, future joint planning activities with the County of Stettler, and future annexation considerations.

To view the Growth Study please click on the link below:

Growth Study

Area Structure Plans

The purpose of an Area Structure Plan is to act as a guide for future subdivision and development within the site area. The Area Structure Plans should be interpreted as conceptual only. The exact layout of the roads and lots will be determined at the time of development following engineering standards as well as applicable bylaws and regulations.

To view the Area Structure Plans please click on the links below:

Meadowlands by the Park Area Structure Plan

North Area Structure Plan

North East Industrial Area Structure Plan

North West Area Structure Plan

South East Area Structure Plan

South East 36-38-20-W4 Area Structure Plan

West Industrial Area Structure Plan

Town & County Memorandum of Understanding

On January 13, 2009 the Councils of the Town of Stettler and the County of Stettler No. 6 agreed to enter into a memorandum of understanding regarding matters related to:

  • maintaining a relationship of cooperation, collaboration and coordination;

  • the preparation of an intermunicipal development plan;
  • the annexation of land by the Town and compensation for annexation; and
  • recreation cost sharing

The memorandum of understanding is the result of several sessions of negotiations between the two Councils, following initial work by the Town and the County administrations. The consideration for the matters agreed to by each municipality are the provisions agreed to and promises given by the other municipality. The Town and the County agree to undertake the preparation of a new intermunicipal development plan in-house by the administrations. The values, goals and shared vision outlined in the memorandum of understanding will form the basis for developing an intermunicipal development plan (IDP).

Town & County Memorandum of Understanding

 

Box 280, 5031 - 50 Street, Stettler, Alberta, Canada T0C 2L0