first_imgWhile the aforementioned parcels are within the municipal boundary, they are currently not connected to municipal services such as water and storm sewers. Jamurat says residents now have the ability to connect.As these proposed bylaws went through first and second reading during the March 9, 2015 regular council meeting, property owners within a 100 metre radius will be sent notification.All residents are invited to attend the public hearing, which is scheduled for March 23, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. inside City Hall. land incorporation Eleven out of the 12 parcels are proposed for agriculture use in the zoning bylaw, while a lone parcel is slated to be service commercial, according to Planning Manager Renee Jamurat.City staff says they’re recommending primarily agricultural amendments in the absence of research and clear direction regarding future growth and land use needs of the community.February 2014 statistics have identified 274 hectares of agricultural land – 90 per cent of which is vacant, and 167.2 hectares of service commercial land with a 28 per cent vacancy.- Advertisement -If a property owner wishes to change the land use in the future, they’ll be required to go through the designated amendment processes.Boundary Extension Council Policy No. 129 / 13 states, “the existing land uses for occupied properties will be grandfathered until such time as the property is rezoned or the land use changes.”The parcels acquired are also surrounded the Peace River Regional District boundary. This is in exception to the most southern and eastern lots – adjacent to residential, commercial, and institutional zoned parcels within the municipal boundary.Advertisementlast_img