REGIONAL GROWTH MANAGEMENT STRATEGY (2013)

The Regional Growth Management Strategy project coincides with the County Municipal Development Plan and Land Use Bylaw Review and will provide recommendations and strategy options for growth within the County. The purpose of the project is to guide the County’s future development in a manner that reflects the vision and aspirations of our residents, landowners, and stakeholders. The RGMS considered economic growth and environmental responsibilities while providing recommendations concerning development within the County of Vermilion River. The Executive Summary shown below outlines the key strategies for Growth in the County of Vermilion River.

Executive Summary of Final Report
Final Report


LAND USE BYLAW (LUB) & MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN (MDP)REVIEW 

The County of Vermilion River has worked with Municipal Planning Services (2009) Ltd. to review and update the Land Use Bylaw and Municipal Development Plan.  The Municipal Development Plan (MDP) Bylaw 13-13 effectively sets out the long term strategy for development and growth in the County.  Items that are included in the MDP are subdivision regulations, sustainability initiatives and the identification of zoning areas to name a few.  The Land Use Bylaw (LUB) 13-14 is the day to day regulatory document that governs and controls the use and development of land in the County.  This document outlines the various zoning districts and those activities that are permitted.  Further, the LUB outlines setbacks, spacing, permit requirements etc.

Following review of these documents please click the links below.

Bylaw No. 13-13 (MDP) can be viewed here. * Amended FEB 2017
Bylaw No. 13-14 (LUB) can be viewed here.  * Amended SEPT 2016.  


GENERAL MUNICIPAL SERVICING STANDARDS (2012)

The General Municipal Servicing Standards (GMSS) is intended to provide specific guidelines to assist the County and Developer in the design, preparation and submission of plans and specifications for construction of municipal improvements and systems (roads, water distribution system, low-pressure/gravity sewer system, stormwater management facilities) that will meet the servicing requirements for commercial, industrial and residential subdivision development within the County.

GMSS Presentation (click here for link)

Documents: (GMSS Links)
Table of Content
Section A - General

Section B - Guidelines for General Compliance

Section C - Land Use Districts and Levels of Service

Section D - Water Distribution System

Section E - Sanitary Sewer System

Section F - Stormwater Mangement System

Section G - Transportation

Section H - Landscaping

Section I - Streetlighting

Section J - Rural Fire Protection

Section K - References

Appendix


MASTER TRANSPORTATION PLAN (2009)

Full documents can be found on the Public Works page if you click here.


FUNCTIONAL STORMWATER DRAINAGE - BLACKFOOT & DEVONIA BASINS (2014)

Sameng Inc. has been retained to complete a detailed functional stormwater drainage plan for both the Blackfoot and Devonia drainage basins as established by Sameng Inc. Blackfoot basin has an area starting at approximately Township Road 510 to the Hamelt of Blackfoot and the Devonia Basin has an area starting south of the Hamlet of Blackfoot to approximately Township Road 492.

The overall goal of the study is to develop a drainage planning strategy throughout the basin that is clearly understood by the public, developers, and the County administration.

Documents:
Blackfoot Basin Concept

Devonia Basin Concept
Summary of Final Report

FUNCTIONAL STORMWATER DRAINAGE PLAN - NORTHWEST DRAINAGE BASIN (2012)

Genivar has been retained to complete a detailed functional stormwater drainage plan for the Northwest Drainage Basin located west of the City of Lloydminster. The extends of the drainage basin are defined by the County of Vermilion River Master Stormwater Management Plan.

The drainage basin covers a total area of approximately 2,725 hectares. The basin is currently agricultural in nature but includes the residential subdivision of Deerfoot Estates, the industrial subdivision of Reinhart, Wist and County Energy Park and the Rolling Greens Golf Course.

The overall goal of the study is to develop a drainage planning strategy throughout the basin that is clearly understood by the public, developers, and the County administration.

Documents:
Executive Summary

MASTER STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN (2009)

Recent higher than normal precipitation has resulted in greater flooding in the developed areas and downstream of the developments than was anticipated when the exisitng projects were implemented. The County recognized that a more comprehensive planning process will be needed to improve drainage of exisitng projects and to ensure that future developments do not compound the drainage issues.

Documents:
Master Stormwater Management Plan
Master Stormwater Management Plan Technical Report