On July 12, 2023, Council gave the proposed Bylaw 1706-23: Fire Protection Bylaw its first reading. Bylaw 1706-23 is an update to the County Fire Bylaw. Some of the changes proposed include:
Delegates all authority to the County of Stettler No. 6 Chief Administrative Officer (instead of individual County staff members), allowing the CAO to delegate that authority as needed. This allows for more flexibility and longevity as titles and management structures may change over time.
Adds in Section 5 which requires a permit for fireworks. Previously, there was only the requirement to obtain a County Fire Permit. This new section outlines the oversight requirements.
Also, the current draft has Section 7.2, prohibiting the lighting of outdoor fires, structure fires, and incinerator fires (burn barrels) in hamlets and multi-lot subdivisions.
County Council is also prepared to discuss changes to the fee structure and assessed values, these changes are not amended in the current proposed draft. Any fee changes would be a part of a future update to the Fee Bylaw. View copies of the current and proposed Fire Bylaw on the right side of this page.