What is the role of the Municipal Planning Commission?
The Alberta Municipal Government Act requires all municipalities to appoint members to serve on a Municipal Planning Commission (MPC). In Athabasca County Bylaw 6-2009 governs the appointment of members to the MPC. The Commission shall consist of at least 7, and up to 9 members, to be appointed by resolution at the annual organizational meeting or as required due to vacancies occurring.
The commission reviews applications for subdivisions, land use amendments and any other applications referred by a Development Authority Officer. The Commission advises and assists County Council with regard to the planning of orderly and economical development within the municipality and helps ensure that any proposed development is in accordance with the purpose scope or intent of the Land Use Bylaw and Municipal Development Plan.
All agendas and decisions of the Municipal Planning Commission are publicly available.