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Public Notification


RM of Mervin No. 499 Public Notice Zoning Bylaw Amendment

Public Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Rural Municipality (RM) of Mervin No. 499 intends to adopt a bylaw under The Planning and Development Act, 2007, to amend Bylaw No. 94-4, known as the Zoning Bylaw.

INTENT: The proposed amendment would rezone portions of the subject lands from LD3 – Lakeshore Development 3 District to LD1Lakeshore Development 1 District and LD2Lakeshore Development 2 District, with the balance of the source parcel remaining LD3. In addition, municipal and public facilities are being assigned their own definition, and general regulations would be amended to clarify how said uses would be regulated within zoning districts.

AFFECTED LAND: Portions of Parcel A, Plan 85B06234 within NW ¼ 14-53-19-W3M, would be rezoned to LD1 and LD2.  The subject land is located directly north of Powm Beach. A map showing the areas being rezoned is available to view at the following web address: All lands in the RM would be affected by the general regulation and new definition for municipal and public facilities.

REASON: The proposed rezoning of the subject lands would accommodate the proposed subdivision of a new 16-lot residential development consisting of both shore-front and back-lot parcels.  Council elected to pursue the related proposed subdivision following several years of planning and study in lakeshore areas to determine the most suitable, sustainable, and organized approach to future lakeshore development. Following the aforementioned, and various opportunities for public engagement, the related proposed subdivision was determined by Council to meet and balance the RM’s long-term planning objectives and development inquiries, with the interests of existing landowners.

The RM is aiming to bring clarity to its zoning bylaw in its treatment of municipal and public facilities, which and distinguish them from “public utilities”.

PUBLIC INSPECTION:  Any person may inspect the bylaw at the RM of Mervin No. 499 office between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. excluding statutory holidays.  Copies will be available to the public at cost, by emailing the contact below, or viewing at

PUBLIC HEARING: Council will hold a public hearing on November 23, 2020, at 1:30pm to hear any person or group that wants to comment on the proposed amendments.  Council will consider written and emailed comments at the meeting. Due to limited space in Council chambers and COVID social distancing requirements, Council is intending to add an online participation component to the public hearing for those wishing to make verbal representation.  Interested parties are required to register for the online component and are encouraged to contact the RM office for details.  The deadline for receipt of comments, and requests for online participation must be received by the RM office by November 18, 2020. For additional information, please contact (306) 397-1000 or

Issued at the Town of Turtleford this 16th day of September 2020

Yvonne Prusak, BASc, MA, MCIP, RPP
Municipal Planner
RM of Mervin No. 499

For further information please see below links:

Notification of Proposed Rezoning Bylaw No. 94-4