Proposed Development - Paradise Shores RV Resort

Paradise Shores RV Resort


“We have received an unprecedented amount of input and engagement from the public in response to the proposed development on the south shore of Buffalo Lake. We are committed to understanding the opposition presented to us and are thankful for the public’s participation in the input process. We feel we now have a good understanding of all of the issues surrounding the proposed development. We are continuing to research and investigate all of the ideas presented to us. If you have further inquiries regarding the interpretation of the Buffalo Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan we direct you to your governing municipality and council, as they will be representing you throughout the next steps of the dispute resolution process.”

Disputes were filed on March 8, 2018 and March 12, 2018 from the Summer Village of Rochon Sands and the Summer Village of White Sands, respectively. The County of Stettler has now engaged in the dispute resolution process with these villages. Second reading can not commence until the dispute has been resolved.

Recording of the March 17, 2018 - Public Hearing

Complete package of Submissions Received:

SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED - Bylaws 1588-18 and 1589-18.

The Public Hearing will run in accordance with our Procedural Bylaw 1563-16: 6. Public Hearings.


Introduction - Reeve Clarke

Rules of the Public Hearing - In accordance with Procedural Bylaw 1563-16: 6. Public Hearings


Anyone wishing to support or oppose the amendment will be given the opportunity to speak up to 5 minutes.
Councillors may ask questions of the speakers after each presentation for clarification purposes, or direct questions to other presenters.
There will be no debating between participants/presenters allowed.
Any questions from the floor shall be addressed through the Chair.

Read the Advertisement into Record

Call for Written Submissions in Support - Received by the County of Stettler, presented by Johan van der Bank

Call for Written Submissions in Opposition - Received by the County of Stettler, presented by Johan van der Bank

RECESS - Invite all citizens who wish to make a verbal presentation to register to speak. 

Call for Verbal Submissions in Support

Call for Verbal Submissions in Opposition: 

  • South Shore Community Association has registered to present on behalf of their Community Association (Group Presentations will be allowed up to 15 minutes)
  • The Summer Village of White Sands Council has registered to present on behalf of their Community (Group Presentations will be allowed up to 15 minutes)

(If you wish to register a community group presentation, you may do so through the County of Stettler until Noon on Friday, March 16, 2018.

We will then receive Verbal Submissions in Opposition, from everyone who has registered at the Public Hearing to speak.  

Following Verbal Submissions in Opposition, the Chair will call for presentation from the Resource Person(s) (Development Officer, Alberta Environment, Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, etc.). Time limit to be a maximum of 5 minutes.

The Chair will ask if there are any questions from Council.
The Chair will declare the public portion of the Public Hearing closed, noting the time.

6.3. The use of slides, maps, videos and other similar materials is permitted and these, along with written submissions, become the property of the County of Stettler as exhibits to
the hearing.
6.4. Persons addressing the Hearing shall give their name, location of residence, an indication as to whether they are speaking on their own behalf or for another person or a group, and address the Chair when responding to questions or providing information.
6.5. Individuals may speak for a maximum of 5 minutes.
6.6. At the discretion of the Chair, the time limits for speaking and presentation may be
extended to ensure that all interested parties have had fair and equitable opportunity to
express their views.
6.7. At the discretion of the chair, after everyone has had an opportunity to speak once, those interested in speaking a further time and providing new information, may be
granted further opportunity to speak.
6.8. The Chair is hereby authorized to make any other decisions or determinations with respect to the process or rules of order for the Public Hearing
6.9. The minutes of a Council meeting during with a Public Hearing is held must contain the names of the speakers and a summary of the nature of representations made at the
Public Hearing.


March 17 at 1:00 PM 
Stettler Agricultural Society Pavilion
4516 52 Street Stettler, AB (west entrance)

Please follow the link below, to the official, statutory notification and advertising for Bylaw 1588-18 (area structure plan) and Bylaw 1589-18 (rezoning) regarding the Paradise Shores RV Campground proposal.

The notification confirms the public hearing scheduled for 1:00 pm on Saturday March 17, 2018 at the Stettler District Agricultural Society Pavilion (Heritage Room) located at 4516, 52nd Street, Stettler, Alberta (west entrance).

If you have submitted comments or objections to this proposal to date, you do not have to re-submit your comments unless you want to add new, additional comments. All comments received to date, prior to the statutory advertising, will be considered for the public hearing. Due to the large volume of comments received, instead of reading each one into the public hearing record, the County will read a summary of all the comments under categories of similar comments, and read the names of the people who submitted comments.

Public Hearing - Complete Bylaw Package

Approach Application

Environmental Protection Plan

Traffic Impact Assessment - preliminary

Raptor Nest Survey

The Public Hearing for the Paradise Shores RV Resort proposed development will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Stettler District Agricultural Society Pavilion (Heritage Room) located at 4516-52 Street, Stettler AB (West Entrance).

Council received presentation from the developer, David Hamm of RV Sites Canada at their Regular Council Meeting on February 14, 2018. Council gave first reading to Bylaws 1588-18 Area Structure Plan and 1589-18 Rezoning.To clarify, First Reading does not represent approval, or disapproval of a proposed bylaw. It is a formality which enables Council to open an item up for discussion.

The second step is the Public Hearing. Any and all citizens may attend the Public Hearing on March 17 at 1 PM at Stettler Ag Society Pavilion.

If you have already sent a submission to, it will be included in the information provided to Council for the Public Hearing. You may still submit comments/input to, until Noon on Friday, March 16, 2018.

RV Canada made their first public presentation to County of Stettler Council on Wednesday, February 14 at 10:30 AM at the County of Stettler Administration Building, You may view their presentation on our You Tube Channel.

The Public Hearing will be advertised in the Stettler Independent in the March 1 and March 8, 2018 issues. Adjacent landowners will be notified.