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Upcoming Bylaws

Procedural Bylaw -DRAFT

We are currently updating our Procedural Bylaw. Some of the amendments include encouraging in-person attendance to Council Meetings, but will continue to offer virtual access for those unable to attend. Another major change is the addition of a Committee of the Whole meeting. These meetings will take place the first Tuesday of every month following the Council meeting and will focus on updating our policies and bylaws. No motions may be made during this time. Should you wish to offer comment, please provide your comments by April 30th.


Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework

An Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF) is a tool to facilitate cooperation between neighbouring municipalities to ensure municipal services are provided to residents efficiently and cost effectively.

Intermunicipal Development Plan

An Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) is a statutory land use plan prepared by two (or more) municipalities that share a common boundary. An IDP allows two or more municipalities to address growth and coordinate planning activities on the boundary areas of the municipalities. To view Frequently asked Questions about IDP click on link.

Birch Hills County (BHC) will develop ICFs and/or IDPs with the following municipalities:

  • Municipal District of Smoky River No. 130
  • Saddle Hills County
  • County of Grande Prairie No. 1
  • Municipal District of Spirit River No. 133
  • Municipal District of Peace No. 135
  • Municipal District of Fairview No. 136
  • Municipal District of Greenview No. 16
  • Northern Sunrise County

For further updates and information on BHC IDPs and ICFs please click on below links:

(grey shaded means completed).

Draft Bylaw between BHC & Municipalities

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1st Reading of Bylaw Public Hearing Advertisement Completed IDPs Completed ICFs

M.D. of Smoky River


June 20, 2019 Watino Hall

July 11, 2019 Bylaw 2019-08

August 15, 2019 9:45 a.m.

3rd and final reading September 26, 2019 IDP Bylaw 2019-08

3rd and final reading September 26, 2019 ICF Bylaw 2019-11

Saddle Hills County

Aug. 21, 2019 Kakut Lake Hall 7:00 p.m. September 26, 2019

October 24, 2019

11:30 a.m.

3rd and final reading October 24, 2019 IDP Bylaw 2019-10

3rd and final reading November 28, 2019 ICF Bylaw 2019-14

County of Grande Prairie

Aug. 27, 2019 Teepee Creek Hall 7:30 p.m.

September 26, 2019

October 24, 2019

11:00 a.m.

3rd and final reading October 24, 2019 IDP Bylaw 2019-09

3rd and final reading November 28, 2019 ICF Bylaw 2019-13

M.D. of Spirit River       RC21-092 Opt out February 9, 2021

RC21-125 March 9, 2021

M.D. of Peace       RC20-045 February 13, 2020

RC20-046 February 13, 2020 Agreement

M. D. of Fairview       Exempt RC20-043 February 13, 2020 Agreement
M.D. of Greenview       Exempt RC20-086 February 27, 2020 Agreement
Northern Sunrise County       Exempt RC20-044 February 13, 2020 Agreement