Public Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 207 of The Planning and Development Act, 2007, that the Rural Municipality of Vanscoy No. 345 intends to pass a bylaw to amend the Zoning Bylaw No. 3/18 as hereinafter provided.
Proposed Bylaw No. 09-2023 will amend the Zoning Bylaw No. 3/18 by allowing one additional single detached dwelling, manufactured dwelling, or mobile home as an accessory use to a farm operation, intensive livestock operation or intensive agricultural operation on the remainder of the quarter section from which an AR – Agricultural Residential parcel has been subdivided.
The affected lands are all lands zoned AR – Agricultural Residential District within the Rural Municipality of Vanscoy.
The reason for the amendment is to allow dwelling units on AR – Agricultural Residential parcels as an accessory use to an agricultural operation, which is operated by the owners of the AR parcel, on the remainder of the quarter section. This would allow farm operators who have subdivided their yard site from the remainder of the quarter section to have the same ability to have accessory dwelling units as operators with yard sites on same site as the agricultural operation.
Any interested person may inspect the Bylaw at the Municipal Office, located at 300 Main Street, Vanscoy, SK, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. excluding holidays. Copies are available through the Office Clerk.
Council will hold a public hearing on June 8, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Office to hear any person or group that wants to comment on the proposed bylaw. Council will also consider written comments received at the hearing or delivered to the undersigned at the Municipal Office before the hearing.
Issued at the R.M. of Vanscoy on May 15, 2023.
Leanne Mack, Administrator
On May 1st, the Delisle and District Fire Commission held its monthly meeting. This meeting had been postponed from its original date of April 25th. In discussions with both the Town of Delisle and the Village of Vanscoy and again later in discussions with the Volunteers' Officers Group, mediation with the Fire Commission members was presented as an option to pursue prior to the RM of Vanscoy issuing their Letter of Intent to withdraw from the Fire Commission which was to be delivered on June 30th. The attending Fire Commission members from the RM of Vanscoy committed to bring that suggestion back to the RM Council. As a result, at the upcoming RM of Vanscoy monthly council meeting on May 11, 2023, a motion will be made to enter into the mediation process with the Fire Commission representatives from the Town of Delisle and the Village of Vanscoy. Both the Town of Delisle and the Village of Vanscoy have their council meetings scheduled prior to the RM council meeting, so we have communicated our intent to pass a resolution to enter mediation to both entities so that they may discuss with their councils at their respective councils meetings. As a sign of good faith, should all the Fire Commission members decide to proceed with mediation, the RM of Vanscoy council will cease all future planning efforts and dedicate our efforts to the process.
Our intent has always been and will continue to be the enhancement of fire protection for all of our ratepayers. Regardless of the results of mediation and the future of the Fire Commission, the RM Council recognizes that there will always be a need for fire protective services and volunteer fire fighters. Throughout the RM's decision making process, the effort and dedication of our volunteers has never been in question. We stand behind the volunteer fire fighters and appreciate their commitment to their training and their commitment to help keep all of us safe.
As a result of our intent to enter into mediation, the RM will have no further updates until the results of mediation are known. As always, please do not hesitate to contact your RM councillor with any questions or concerns that you have. Contact information for councillors can be found here.
Rural (Civic) Addressing
The RM is currently working on a Rural Addressing system of identifying and locating properties by establishing unique access points such as range road and township road. The program assists emergency responders such as police, fire and emergency medical services to locate rural residents quickly. The rural addressing is not adopted by Canada Post for the RM of Vanscoy at this time so even if a resident is assigned a rural address, for example # RM Road, it cannot be used for delivery services.