MYL Episode 78: Thorhild County's 'Eyebrow-Raising' Proposed Land Use Authorization Bylaw with Carey Thiessen
Carey Thiessen, resident of the County of Thorhild, talks about the recent proposal for new Land Use Authorization Bylaws that have many residents of this predominantly Rural/Agricultural area questioning just what the Urban authors were thinking. By Leaha Mattinson
Carey is an advocate of freedom, self-sufficiency, and resilience development and an active member of her communitee. She has a long history of teaching First Aid/AED/CPR and Wilderness and Remote First Aid as well a volunteer emergency responder with Fire/Rescue Departments in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
00:45 Start, Who am I and whats going on
02:05 Introducing Carey Thiessen
03:15 Thorhild County, a rural county north of Edmonton, Alberta focused on agriculture with 7 hamlets, no towns, and about 3000 people living primarily in the country.
04:00 Updating Land use bylaws, Thorhild has contracted Greenspace Alliance, an urban planning company, to present a rewrite of current land use bylaws. A public hearing to review the draft occurred January 10, with no support from those members of the public who spoke.
07:00 Questionable choices made in the new bylaw documents
08:55 Primary concerns about the new bylaws, such as retroactive application, fencing requirements, permits, and more.
12:05 More details about the public hearing and dealing with the County Council
14:50 Pay attention to your municipalities!!
15:10 The power a Land use bylaw has over your property
16:58 New bylaws referencing other bylaws which don’t exist
18:00 Some truly absurd Urban Hen bylaw permits
26:05 Not alone in these absurdities, several other counties have also contracted Greenspace Alliance, where they’ve started implementing similar changes.
27:00 Contacting Carey
29:15 Outreach from and to others who fear similar problems in their communities
30:30 Some advice from Carey; contact your county, see her facebook group below for more
32:50 #take action
35:05 More outreach. Carey provides examples of this happening in other places
37:50 Vulcan’s gardens are at risk
38:45 The future under these bylaws is worrying
40:52 Closing Comments
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