Plans and Reports

Strategic Plan

The 2018-2022 Strategic Business Plan reflects the current council philosophy, goals and objectives and is based on an update to the 2015-2017 plan. As decision makers, we have strived to set the vision, mission and direction for CVR but wish to acknowledge that with ever changing times this must be a "living document to set the stage" for the next four years.

This plan is intended to be a guiding document to provide direction to CVR departments and their staff as they prepare budgets to reflect the funding and resources required to accomplish the goals of Council. The Strategic Plan will be reviewed annually as part of the budgeting process and administration should measure how and when the initiatives are being accomplished.

The plan will be shared with all departments so they understand the goals and objectives; input and ideas then can be provided on what initiatives are realistic to assist in the implementation of the Plan into the day-to-day operations of CVR.

Documents:
Strategic Business Plan Summary 2018-2022

Strategic Plan 2015-2017

Land Use Bylaw (LUB) & Municipal Development Plan (MDP) 

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.  

We are currently doing a Review of the MDP and the LUB.  Here are some information pieces related to that review and how you can participate.

OPEN HOUSE: MARCH 12, 2019 4pm - 7pm at the Kitscoty Seniors Centre

SURVEY - fillable pdf Please complete and return to our office by March 22, 2019

  

 

INTER-MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT PLANS

CVR is committed to working collaboratively with its urban neighbours when it comes to planning and development.The County has Inter-Municipal Development Plans (IDP) in place with both the Town of Vermilion and the City of Lloydminster. Feel free to contact the County Planning and Development department for further information.

RURAL Intermunicipal Development Plans

We are currently working with the Counties of St. Paul, Lac La Biche, Smoky Lake, Two Hills and the MD of Bonnyville on developing Rural IDP's.  

Over the past year we have carried out much background research, developed focus topics, connected with important stakeholders and engaged the public and are pleased to have finalized and approved IDP's with the County of St. Paul and the County of Two Hill.s 

Press Release March 2019

A summary of the engagement is available here:
Phase 1 Report
Phase 2 Report

More information about Intermunicipal Development Plans can be found here

Project Contacts:

Bernice Gonzalez, Regional Planner

Consultant:

McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd.
Stephanie Gagnon
ruralidps@mcelhanney.com

Lloydminster IDP

The purpose of the IDP is to establish a regional framework for attracting economic opportunities and managing land use, subdivision and development in the IDP area. The City and County want to improve opportunities to secure a long-term economic base, establish consistency in land development, and to facilitate inter-municipal communication in land development matters. Further, the municipalities want to be “development ready” and future-oriented in their planning efforts and thus acquire an edge over other municipalities in attracting additional economic activity.

This Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) is divided into four sections:

  • an introduction containing background information,
  • a detailed explanation of the intent of the IDP concept,
  • a set of specific policies that will guide the Approving Authorities in their decisions and
  • a set of implementation statements and directives that will guide the two municipalities in terms of process and policy content.

The Appendices contain support information that is of benefit to applicants for development.

IDP Documents: 

Bylaw No. 06-05 Lloydminster Intermunicipal Development Plan (Including 07-03 & 08-17 Amendments)

Area Structure Plans:

Within the IDP, there are three Urban Expansion zones identified, each of which will has a separate Area Structure Plan.

ASP Documents: 

Bylaw No. 07-28 - Central Urban Expansion Area Structure Plan (Including 08-16 Amendments)
Bylaw No. 08-15 - North Urban Expansion Area Structure Plan
Bylaw No. 08-14 - South Urban Expansion Area Structure Plan

Proposed Arterial Roads within Lloydminster/County of Vermilion River IDP

MAP

Minutes 
County of Vermilion River/City of Lloydminster ILC minutes

Vermilion IDP

The new Vermilion IDP was approved by both CVR and Town Councils in 2016

Documents: 
Vermilion IDP full plan (amended Feb 14, 2017)

Bylaw No. 10-11 - North 41 Gateway Area Structure Plan
Bylaw No. 10-15 - Highway 16/41 Crossroads Area Structure Plan

The purpose of the IDP is to establish a coordinated and cooperative framework for attracting economic opportunities and managing land use, subdivision and development in the IDP area. The Town of Vermilion and the County of Vermilion River want to minimize competition for development opportunities, to establish consistency in land development, and to facilitate inter-municipal communication in land development matters. Further the municipalities want to be “development ready” and future-oriented in their planning efforts and thus acquire an edge over other municipalities in attracting additional economic activity.

The overall goals of the IDP are to:

  1. Establish a land use concept plan that generally outlines the future land uses that may develop over time within the IDP boundary.
  2. Promote the IDP area as a desirable location for future development activity,
  3. Maintain and enhance mutually beneficial policies and relationships between the two municipalities.
  4. Outline a framework for the more detailed implementation of land development, economic development, transportation systems, municipal infrastructure and timing of development and infrastructure.
  5. Continue to develop and maintain open lines of communication to resolve problems and seize opportunities for mutual benefit.
  6. Identify areas where more detailed planning is required.

The policies contained within the County and Town Intermunicipal Development Plan came into force once the County and Town Councils gave third reading to the respective adopting bylaws.

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

 

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 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