Sandy Lake

Bylaws and Policies







  • Bylaw is a law passed by the council. Bylaws can be enforced by bylaw enforcement officers, police and peace officers in the municipality or any other designated officer as appointed by Council.
  • If residents, ratepayers, business owners and visitors in the municipality do not follow the rules and guidelines set out by a bylaw, they can be fined or given penalties, and they must be informed in writing by Council through Administration that they are in breach of the bylaw and a specific statute, section and part pertaining to the Bylaw in question. 
  • Policies are made by councils to set guidelines that the municipalities follow. These guidelines can describe how services and programs will be provided by a municipality.
  • The Chief Administrative Officer and municipal employees are responsible for following these policies.
  • Decisions (socio-economic direction) that Councils and Councillors make are visible and implemented in the policies and bylaws of a municipality.

Bylaws 2018

  1. Councillor Code of Conduct Bylaw 01-2018
  2. Property Tax Bylaw 02-2018
  3. Penalty Unpaid Tax Bylaw 03-2018
  4. To amend Land Use Bylaw 02-2012 (Cannabis) - Bylaw 04-2018


Bylaw update Nov 16-2018

These items are tabled until further notice

(Res. # 213 – 18) Nov 15-2018 Regular Council

NEW - November 2018

  1. Household Waste Collection/Garbage Bylaw 05-2018

(Proposed First Reading Nov 15, 2018 at 7 pm) (Regular Council Sandy Community Hall Highway 642)

NEW - December 2018

  1. Animal Control Bylaw 06-2018

(Proposed First Reading Dec 20, 2018 at 7 pm) (Regular Council Sandy Community Hall Highway 642)

Policies 2018

  1. Public Participation Policy PPP001-18
  2. Policy I-001 Remuneration
  3. Policy II-001 Expenses
  4. Financial Reporting and Expenditure Policy PPP002-18

Other Policies

  1. Advertising And Hiring Policy 2016
  2. Fire Ban Policy 2015
  3. Snow Plowing Policy 2012
  4. Tax Recovery Fees Policy 2012

Bylaws (other) in effect

  1. CAO Bylaw 01-2017
  2. Property Tax Bylaw 05-2017
  3. Regional EAC EMA Bylaw 07-2017
  4. Property Tax Bylaw 01-2016
  5. Procedure Bylaw 04-2016 (Delegations Section 4.8)
  6. Traffic Bylaw 02-2013
  7. Open Burning Bylaw 03-2013
  8. Establishment Of ARB Bylaw 01-2010
  9. Dog Bylaw 07-2009
  10. Off Highway Vehicle Bylaw 06-2009
  11. Nuisance Unsightly Bylaw 03-2009
  12. Land Use Control Bylaw 06-2008
  13. WILD Water Bylaw 03-2008
  14. Municipal Borrowing Bylaw 2005-02
  15. Disposal Of Sewage Bylaw 98-03
  16. Noise Bylaw 202-1995
  17. SDAB Bylaw 199-1995
  18. Public Parks Use Bylaw 188-1993
  19. Jet Boats Bylaw 179-1992
  20. Private Sewage Bylaw 87-001
  21. Drainage Damage Bylaw 84-1971
  22. Firearms Discharge Bylaw 73-1970
  23. Garbage Bylaw 77-1970 (1)
  24. Garbage Bylaw 77-1970 (2)

Municipal Development Plan 2013

MDP (2013)

Land Use Bylaw 2012

Meeting Procedure and Guidelines 2017

Alberta Government

Municipal Affairs

Fire Agreement Sturgeon County 2015

Public Hearing October 25, 2018 @ 6pm Sandy Beach Hall Highway 642

All of the above have received First Reading on Sept 20 at 7 pm at Regular Council - Sandy Beach Community Hall

A Public Hearing is schedule for October 25 at 6 pm at the Hall for the Land Use Bylaw Amendments Cannabis - Bylaw 04-2018 - this whole bylaw will be added to the existing Land Use Bylaw 02-2012 - its a new bylaw.

A Public Participation Meeting will follow after the Public Hearing on Dog Bylaw 05-2018, CAO Bylaw 06-2018 and Roadside Mowing Policy PPP002-18.  The Dog Bylaw and CAO Bylaw has amendments that is marked in yellow - the existing Bylaws is available on this same page and still in effect.  The Roadside Mowing Policy is a new document and policy.

Other matters as part of Regular Council (which starts at 6 pm) will follow after the above matters has been concluded.

Documents can be requested from the office or inspected at office on Tuesday and Wednesdays 10 am to 3 pm between Sept 21 to deadline for comment Oct 23 4pm.