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Posted on: May 18, 2019

Concerns with safety lead Municipal Planning Commission to issue Stop Order to Paradise Shores

For Immediate Release

 ‘Stop Order’ issued to Paradise Shores

Municipal Planning Commission, concerned with safety at the Buffalo Lake RV Site, ceases construction and orders removal of RVs until compliance is achieved.

The Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) issued a Stop Order to 2066052 Alberta Ltd. for the lands at NE 20-40-20 W4M (Paradise Shores RV Resort) at a Special Meeting called by MPC on May 17, 2019.

On May 2, 2019 the County of Stettler No. 6 conducted a site inspection at NE 20 – 40 – 20 W4M to determine compliance with the County’s Land Use Bylaw and DP 18001, issued in relation to a Recreational Vehicle Park. The County of Stettler No. 6 has significant concerns that requirements of the Development Permit (as issued by the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board) have not been met. The Development Permit was issued to 2066052 Alberta Ltd. (the “Developer”).

The County of Stettler No. 6 and the Developer are both bound by the decision of the Subdivision & Development Appeal Board (SDAB). The decision was made November 2, 2018. Once all of the conditions to the Development Permit 18001 are met, this existing permit would allow the Developer to host a maximum of 168 RV Sites. Copies of the SDAB decision, the Site Inspection Report and the Stop Order can be found on our website at www.stettlercounty.ca/paradiseshores. along with an Open Letter to all affected parties (lessees, contractors, owners and occupants of nearby lands).

Timeline:

  • November 2, 2018: Subdivision Development and Appeal Board (SDAB) releases decision allowing 168 lots subject to conditions
  • November 30, 2018: Paradise Shores files application for permission to appeal with the Court of Appeal of Alberta
  • January 23, 2019: Hearing at the Court of Appeal for permission application – Judge Reserves Decision
  • April 18, 2019: Municipality issues notice of inspection to Paradise Shores (with amendments issued April 24,  2019), and requires Paradise Shores to provide various documents, including traffic impact assessment, geotechnical report, approvals from AEP (for water, sewage, and stormwater systems); leases and lessees contact information
  • May 2, 2019: Site inspection is conducted of the Paradise Shores RV Resort development
  • May 17, 2019: Stop Order issued to 2066052 Alberta Ltd. for the lands at NE 20-40-20 W4M and Open Letter to affected parties released

The County of Stettler No. 6 will continue to communicate and work with the Developer, with our number one priority being to ensure compliance of the conditions of the SDAB decision which speak to the safety of the development which affects all lease holders, visitors, staff and contractors. Once the conditions of the SDAB decision are met we look forward to this development moving ahead.

Agenda Package  - Friday, May 17, 2019 Special Meeting of the Municipal Planning Commission
OPEN LETTER to affected parties
Inspection Report from May 2, 2019 Site Inspection
STOP ORDER - issued May 17, 2019

MPC Agenda Package and Information - May 17, 2019
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