Notices & Advisories
This page is dedicated to official notices of Vulcan County.
Date Posted: February 5, 2024
Notice is hereby given that Vulcan County has received an application for the following Development Permit, which is on file in the County Administration Building, Vulcan, Alberta.
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If you have any questions, concerns, or would like more information regarding this development, please provide your comments quoting the above file number to the undersigned by contacting our Development Officer.
February 28, 2024 – 1:15p.m.
Proposed Bylaw 2023-019 – Tarping Bylaw
The proposed bylaw would require vehicles to be tarped when transporting loose material. The bylaw was first introduced to Council in June 2023, and a public survey followed.
This Public Hearing will allow for further consultation on the proposed bylaw by allowing ratepayers and stakeholders the chance to voice support or concerns to Council.
The proposed bylaw and results of the public survey can be found on the Vulcan County website under Notices and Advisories or can be viewed at the Administration Building.
Municipal Development Plan – Public Input
We are currently in the process of re-writing our Municipal Development Plan. We are seeking public input to help guide the future of Vulcan County.
For more information on the Municipal Development Plan and to complete the survey please click here.
To obtain a paper copy please call (403) 485-2241 or stop in at the Administration Office.
Proposed Tarping Bylaw
Vulcan County is in the process of engaging the public on a proposed tarping bylaw.
Current Status: Public Hearing scheduled for February 28, 2024 at 1:15 p.m.
- Council gave first reading to Tarping Bylaw 2023-019 on June 7, 2023 (a bylaw must receive three readings to be approved, and public participation is encouraged)
- Tarping Bylaw Survey – active from June 19 to July 31, 2023
- Tarping Bylaw Survey Results – presented to Council and the public on August 2, 2023
- Council directed Administration to provide options for further public engagement and an open house
- Public Hearing is scheduled for February 28, 2024 at 1:15p.m.
The proposed Tarping Bylaw was developed in response to concerns and complaints received by our Enforcement Department regarding unsecured loads travelling on roadways in Vulcan County. Currently, officers can only fine a driver if they have witnessed debris falling off a vehicle. There is no mechanism in place to fine a driver for not having a load securely tarped; before there is a spill or property damage.
The proposed bylaw consists of the following measures to promote safer travel on our roadways and protect the environment from the spread of weeds:
- All vehicles (including trucks, tractors, trailers, etc.) must be tarped securely when transporting any loose material. Bylaw Section 4.
- If there is a spill and the driver/operator has not cleaned it up, the County may remove the material and charge the driver/operator who caused the spill. Bylaw Section 6.
- Hay haulers are exempt from the bylaw (also in accordance with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Regulation). Bylaw Section 7.
- An officer is authorized to issue a violation ticket to anyone who has not securely tarped their vehicle. Bylaw Section 8.
- Offence Schedule: 1st Offence – $300; 2nd Offence – $600; Subsequent Offence – $1,200. Bylaw Schedule ‘A’.
Temporary Road Closure Notice
As of today Township Road 154 between Range Road 245 & 251 will be temporarily closed for approximately three weeks. The County is working on a culvert replacement at the intersection of Township Road 154 and Range Road 250.
Traffic will be detoured for the duration of this project.