Crimson Deer County council briefs: off-highway automobiles, enforcement authority, potential seniors care facility

Crimson Deer County council briefs: off-highway automobiles, enforcement authority, potential seniors care facility

The present bylaw prohibits using OHVs on highways inside the County’s management, often known as county highway right-of-ways, for most people, with exemptions for County staff in the middle of their duties and Peace Officers for enforcement functions.

The proposed bylaw would permit using OHVs on county highway right-of-ways, with outlined restricted makes use of particularly areas and tips for who might function an OHV in these restricted areas.

County officers state prior to now two years, patrol has not processed any OHV bylaw infractions because the enforcement focus is principally on contraventions of the Site visitors Security Act.

“Administration recommends this proposed off-highway car bylaw as it is going to permit County ratepayers to function off-highway automobiles in a protected and cheap method, whereas nonetheless permitting Peace Officers the flexibility to implement unsafe actions underneath the Site visitors Security Act,” the County mentioned within the council agenda.

The merchandise will likely be introduced again to council at their Nov. 29 assembly for second and third studying.


Council unanimously licensed the enlargement of present authorities of Crimson Deer County Neighborhood Peace Officers (CPO) to incorporate the enforcement of the Trespass to Premises Act (TPA).

The County’s Patrol division has acknowledged that they periodically obtain complaints concerning panhandling at personal companies, homeless individuals loitering in privately owned parking tons, significantly in Gasoline Alley, and other people loitering in County owned roadways, like ditches.

CPOs presently have the authority to implement the Petty Trespass Act which applies to “lands” within the Public Lands Act that don’t embrace buildings, buildings or parking tons.

The TPA applies to “premises” which embrace buildings, buildings and parking tons. Enforcement of each Acts are criticism pushed.

Below TPA enforcement, patrol would solely have the ability to reply to complaints constituted of the personal property house owners themselves. If different members of the general public name, the County says patrol will work with impacted property house owners to find out an acceptable response.

Though RCMP officers have the authority to implement each Acts, County administration really helpful the enlargement of authority for CPOs to “alleviate a number of the stress on the RCMP’s workload and talent to reply.”


Council unanimously granted first studying of a Land Use Bylaw Modification to redesignate two parcels of land positioned inside Direct Management District #9A – Liberty Touchdown from Single Household Dwelling-Hooked up Storage to Medium Density Residential.

As nicely, inside the Medium Density Residential, council handed first studying so as to add Social Care Facility as a discretionary use to facilitate a possible future improvement of a seniors care facility.

The parcels are positioned on the west facet of Hwy 2 inside the hamlet of Gasoline Alley.

A public listening to is scheduled to be held on Jan. 10, 2023.