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Blackfalds, Alberta (September 19, 2023)– From September 19 – 22, the Town of Blackfalds is recognizing the Development Officer Week and their commitment to serving the Blackfalds public.The Town’s Development Officers, Billie Scott, and Candice Hilgersom are planning and development specialists who have knowledge of current legislation, policy and bylaws, systems, and technical requirements for physical development within Blackfalds. They also enforce and administer land use regulations and policies on behalf of Blackfalds.“The work they do is key in the responsible growth and development of the Town and ensuring that properties are developed in accordance with the rules in place,” shared Planning and Development Manager Jolene Tejkl. “Their positions require a strong attention to detail and for them to be constantly keeping up to date on new bylaws, policies, practices, and so forth. Understanding how complex their positions are, we really appreciate the public’s patience when it takes us some time to figure out the right answers for you.”The Town of Blackfalds is fortunate to have Billie and Candice and we wish to highlight them during this Development Officer’s Week!Billie ScottBillie is our Development Officer II and has been with the Town for 14 years. She started as a Planning & Development Clerk in 2009 and over the years has grown in the department, moving into a Development Officer I position in 2016 and her current DO II position in 2022. She has 3 adult children and welcomed her first grandson in August! She is very passionate about everything development and loves learning new things and meeting some amazing people in her role. Through collaboration and teamwork, she has made a positive contribution to the organization and the entire Blackfalds community.Candice HilgersomCandice is our Development Officer I and has been working in the Planning & Development Section for a little over 10 years now, with the last two in the Development Officer I role. She is well versed in all things development as prior to her employment with the Town, she held a similar role in the City of Nanaimo, British Columbia. She enjoys the ever-changing nature of the position and the regulatory environment she works in, stating that it always keeps things interesting!
The Town of Blackfalds, Planning and Development Department, has received a developmentpermit application for the address noted below.This is an existing development that is being brought into conformance with Land UseBylaw 1268/22.As variances are required, the adjacent landowners are to be notified.Thedetails are as follows:Development Permit:152-23Civic Address:54 Sunridge AvenueLegal Description:Lot 58, Block 3, Plan 982 0467Proposed Development:Accessory building (detached garage) with side yard setback relaxation of 0.19m (should be 1.0m, shown as 0.81m) and rear yard setback relaxation of 0.11m (should be 1.0m or a minimum of 6.0m, shown as 0.89m)Land UseDistrict:R-1M – Residential Single Dwelling Medium Lot DistrictLocation PlanSurveyPlease provide this office of any written comments and/or concerns that you may have with thisapplication.To avoid delays by regular mail, responses may be received via fax to the Town ofBlackfalds at (403) 600-0045 or at the general email firstname.lastname@example.org.The response deadline isOctober 3, 2023.If we have not received a written reply by thisdate, it will be assumed that you have no objections regarding proposed variance for the existingdevelopment.
The Town of Blackfalds Planning and Development Department, have received a development application for the address noted below. As the proposed use is discretionary within the Town ofBlackfalds Land Use Bylaw 1268/22, the adjacent landowners are to be notified. The details areas follows:Development Permit:139-23Civic Address:5302 Vista TrailLegal Description:Lot 65, Block 4, Plan 172 2897Proposed Development:Fascia sign for gas station convenience store - site planLand Use District:C-3 – Commercial Local DistrictPlease provide this office of any written comments and/or concerns that you may have with this application. To avoid delays by regular mail, responses may be received via fax to the Town of Blackfalds at 403.600.0045 or at the general email at email@example.com. The response deadline isSeptember 27, 2023.If we have not received a written reply by this date, it will be assumed that you have no objections regarding the proposed development.