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1922-18 Municipal Addressing COUNTY OF NEWELL BYLAW NO. 1922-18 MUNICIPAL ADDRESSING BYLAW A BYLAW OF THE COUNTY OF NEWELL, IN THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA TO IMPLEMENT A MUNICIPAL ADDRESSING SYSTEM. WHEREAS the Municipal Government Act, Chapter RSA 2000, Chapter M-26.1, Section 7, with amendments thereto, allows a municipality to name roads or areas within its boundaries and to assign a number or other means of identification to the buildings or parcels of land; AND WHEREAS the Municipal Government Act, Chapter RSA 2000, Chapter M-26.1, Section 7, with amendments thereto, allows a municipality to require an owner or occupant of a building or parcel of land to display the identification in a certain manner; AND WHEREAS the County of Newell deems it desirable to put into effect a Municipal Addressing system that can be utilized by emergency service providers and for other purposes; NOW THEREFORE, under the provision of the Municipal Government Act, the Council of the County of Newell, in the Province of Alberta, duly assembled, enacts as follows: 1. This Bylaw may be cited as the "Municipal Addressing Bylaw." 2. Definitions: For the purpose of this Bylaw: a. "Address Sign" is an information sign as defined in the Alberta Traffic Safety Act; that shows the municipal address of a parcel of land and complies with this bylaw; b. "County" shall mean the County of Newell; c. "Municipal Address" means a number or numbers assigned by the County that is used to identify the geographic location of a parcel of land. d. "Notification in writing" means a letter mailed to the owner at the mailing address shown on the assessment roll, or in the case of a long-term leasehold interest, a letter mailed to the leaseholder on record; e. "Occupant" means the person residing on the property and may include both the owner or individual or entity that is leasing the property; Bylaw 1922-18 Municipal Addressing f. "Owner" means, in the case of land, any person who is registered under the Land Titles Act, RSA 2000, Chapter L-4, or in the case of property other than land, any person who is in lawful possession thereof; g. "Peace Officer" means a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police; a Peace Officer appointed pursuant to the Alberta Peace Officer Act, or a Bylaw Enforcement Officer employed by the County of Newell; h. "Parcel of land" shall have the same meaning as defined in the Municipal Government Act, RSA 2000, Chapter M-26.1 and amendments thereto; i. "Primary access" means the main access to a property as identified by the County; j. "Public road right-of-way" includes all developed roads and streets within the County of Newell; k. "Structure" means a building where people reside or may work in, that may be placed on a parcel of land; 3. Subject to the following provisions within this Bylaw, parcels of land with structures placed thereon and having a primary access onto a developed public road right-of-way may be assigned a municipal address by the County and if so assigned shall be posted.in accordance with the provisions of this Bylaw. 4. Notwithstanding Article 3 above, residents of County Hamlets shall be informed of their assigned municipal address and will be required to place the assigned address number pursuant to Schedule "A" attached hereto, within (3) months after notification by mail that their address has been determined. The cost of placing such sign shall be the responsibility of the property owner or occupant. 5. Costs associated with the supply of the initial municipal address sign for properties located outside of Hamlets shall be the responsibility of the County. Owners are responsible for installation in the manner described in Schedule "A" attached to this Bylaw. Owners of structures located in Hamlets are responsible for the supply and installation of numbers that conform with the assigned municipal address scheme applied within Hamlets. 6. Until a County issued municipal address sign has been made available for newly approved development, in accordance with conditions specified in the permit approval, the owner or z Bylaw 1922-18 Municipal Addressing their agent shall install a temporary sign displaying the newly assigned municipal address upon commencement of construction. 7. The owner or occupant is responsible for all costs associated with the maintenance of the sign or any replacement required (including installation) resulting from damage to the sign. Installation of signs shall be in the manner described in Schedule "A" and shall be performed to the standards and specifications of the County. Replacement signs will be supplied by the County at cost to the owner or occupant. 8. Signs supplied by the County shall be installed in the manner described in Schedule "A" attached to this Bylaw. a. Owners or occupants of structures shall not display a number or other address description that is contrary to the number assigned by the County. b. The County may, at its discretion, require the property owner or occupant to replace signs that are damaged, missing or do not comply with County of Newell municipal address specifications and invoice the property owner or occupant for the cost of providing the replacement sign. c. Pursuant to this Bylaw, written notification of a requirement to either display, correct, or alter a displayed municipal address shall be sent by registered mail or by personal delivery, to the owner or occupant.The notice shall require compliance within the period specified in the notice with the minimum being thirty (30) days. d. If an owner or occupant fails to erect or remedy a sign in accordance with this Bylaw after having been issued written notice, the County may erect or remedy the sign and recover associated costs from the owner or occupant. e. Notification in writing of any infraction of this Bylaw may be issued to the owner or the occupant. Such infraction shall be corrected within thirty (30) days of the date of the notice. 9. No person shall remove, deface, damage or destroy a sign placed under the authority of this Bylaw. 10.Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of this bylaw is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of$250.00. 3 Bylaw 1922-18 Municipal Addressing a. A violation ticket as distributed by the Province of Alberta and set out in the Provincial Offence Procedures Act and Regulation may be issued by a Peace Officer for any contravention of this bylaw. b. A violation ticket is deemed sufficiently served: i. If served personally on the accused; or ii. As a substitute, when the accused cannot be conveniently found, served upon any person appearing to be 18 years or older, at the location on record for the accused. 11. Notwithstanding a conviction for an offense pursuant to Section 8, in the case where the owner or occupant fails, neglects, or refuses to remedy the infraction, County Council may cause such work to be done as the Council deems necessary to remedy it; and charge the cost of the work done to remedy the infraction to the owner or occupant concerned and in default of payment may: i. recover the same as a debt due to the County, or ii. charge the sum against the land concerned as taxes due and owing in respect of that land and recover;the same as such. 12. Oil and gas industry sites regulated by the Alberta Energy Regulator are exempt from this Bylaw unless the owner/occupant of the structure has requested that a municipal address be assigned because the site is regularly occupied by employees or agents as their place of employment. 13. Should any provision of the Bylaw become invalid, void, illegal or otherwise not enforceable, it shall be considered separate and severable from the Bylaw and the remainder shall remain in force and be binding as though such provision had not been invalid. 14. Bylaw 1665-09 is hereby rescinded upon formal passage of this Bylaw. 15.This Bylaw shall take effect on the day of the final passing thereof. 4 Bylaw 1922-18 Municipal Addressing August 9, 2018 MOVED BY COUNCILLOR B. DE JONG that Bylaw 1922-18 receive first reading. MOTION CARRIED August 9, 2018 MOVED BY COUNCILLOR E. UNRUH that Bylaw 1922-18 receive second reading. MOTION CARRIED August 9, 2018 MOVED BY COUNCILLOR C. AMULUNG that consent be given for Bylaw 1922-18 to receive third reading this 9th day of August, 2018. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY August 9, 2018 MOVED BY COUNCILLOR T. Fyfe that Bylaw 1922-18 receive third and final reading. MOTION CARRIED r',L ,�.r Reeve , ,�' --, �� . . 1 Chiief A ministrative Officer i_ 5 Bylaw 1922-18 Municipal Addressing SCHEDULE "A" SIGNAGE AT PRIMARY ACCESS TO STRUCTURES IN THE COUNTY OF NEWELL COUNTY ROADWAY P R I V A T E D R I V Within 6.1 m (20 ft) E Within 6.1 m (20 ft) SIGN AREA ' ' SIGN AREA W A Approx. 1 m(3 ft)from property line Y Approx. 1 m(3 ft)from property line Property Line _____________________________________ Property Line Approx. 1 m(3 ft)from property line Approx. 1 m(3 ft)from property line SIGN AREA Approx. 6.1 m (20 ft) Approx. 6.1 m (20 ft) SIGN AREA Signs shall be placed within 6.1 meters(20 feet)on either side of the shoulder of the driveway(approach)and located within1 meter (3.3 feet)from the property boundary either within the property boundary or within the road right-of-way boundary. The sign shall be no lower than 1 meter(3.3 feet)from ground level(measured from bottom of sign)and no higher than 2 meters(6.6 feet)from ground level(measured from top of sign). SUBDIVISION LOT SIGNS Lot signs within subdivisions shall be placed within 4.5-6.1 meters(14.75-20 feet)on either side of the shoulder of the driveway(approach)and located 1 meter(3.3 feet)from the property boundary either within the property boundary or within the road right-of-way boundary.The sign shall be no lower than 1 meter(3.3 feet)from ground level (measured from bottom of sign)and no higher than 2 meters(6.6 feet)from ground level(measured from top of sign). 6 Bylaw 1922-18 Municipal Addressing SCHEDULE "A" CONTINUED HAMLET ADDRESSING Owners or occupants are responsible to post their address number in a conspicuous place on the front of the house no higher than the first story of the house. 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