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On June 29th, 2022, the Town of Drayton Valley Council passed Community Standards Bylaw 2022-06-P.
The purpose of a Community Standards Bylaw is to regulate the activities of people and property to promote a safe, enjoyable, and reasonable use of property for the benefits of all citizens. It also regulates the maintenance of unsightly and nuisance properties, noise levels, overnight shelters, and false alarms, amongst others.
The Community Standards Bylaw is broken down into various sections, including:
- Property Maintenance (vegetation; structures; snow, ice, dirt and debris; construction on property; general property maintenance; noxious weeds and invasive plants)
- Vehicles and Trailers (junked vehicles, trailer parking on private property)
- Public Behaviours (littering, applying graffiti, feeding wildlife, disobeying directive signs in parks or public facilities)
- Overnight Shelters (areas permitted to use overnight shelters)
- Noise (quiet hours between 11:00 pm and 7:00 am, exemptions for industrial noise or specific scenarios)
- Parkland (being in parks when not permitted, following rules of the park)
- False Alarms (causing or allowing false alarms to emergency services)
Click here to review the bylaw in its entirety.
What do I do if I was issued an order from Enforcement Services?
If you are issued an order under the Community Standards Bylaw, ensure you read and understand the order in its entirety. If you have any questions or require further clarity, please contact Enforcement Services as soon as possible. The order will outline the concern that needs to be rectified and the date/time that it is required to be completed by.
Should you not comply with the order, the Town will arrange for the concerns noted on the order to be rectified. An invoice will be sent to the property owner for the costs incurred to rectify the concerns. Any costs not paid by the required timeline, will be applied to the property’s taxes, as an amount owning. Fines may also be issued for the offences listed on the order as well as for failing to comply with the order.
I don’t agree with an order that I was issued, what can I do?
When a person receives an order to comply with the Community Standards Bylaw, they may request Council to review the order. This must be done in writing, within 14 days of receiving the notice. For more information, please review Part 14 of the Community Standards Bylaw.
I have concerns with a possible violation of the Community Standards Bylaw, who do I contact?
If you have a question or concern for Enforcement Services, you can contact us through:
- Phone: 780-514-2386
- Email: email@example.com
- In person or by mail: Civic Centre Office, 5120-52 Street, Box 6837, Drayton Valley, AB, T7A 1A1
Enforcement Services works a variety of shifts throughout the week including evenings and weekends. Inquiries or concerns received outside of working hours will be prioritized and responded to during the next working day.
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