Bylaws are defined as a law made by local authority in accordance with the powers delegated under statue. In Alberta, a local government’s powers and duties are given to them by the Province of Alberta under the Municipal Government Act.
This Act gives authority to the Council of Municipalities to develop bylaws unique to the needs of residents and concern resolutions. Councils are expected to act in good faith and in the public interest when creating bylaws. Municipal administration should aim to create bylaws that are understandable, enforceable bylaws that accomplish Council’s directive.
Bylaws created by the Town of Fairview are regularly reviewed and updated by Council. All bylaws require three (3) readings by Council before they take effect. The Town encourages public participation on bylaws that have a significant effect on the residents of Fairview. Bylaws that are regulatory required to be advertised and / or hold a public hearing before Council may approve them, will be posted on the Town’s website.
The first set of numbers is the unique document number, the letters represent the bylaw category, and the last set of numbers represent the year the bylaw was introduced to Council. Please note only bylaws post 1990 are available digitally. To access pre 1990 documents please contact Legislative Services by submitting an online request via the link provided in the sidebar.