As part of ongoing efforts to prepare for future growth, the District of Port Edward will be spending $33,000 to create one new bylaw and update two "outdated" ones on file.
Part of the revised Official Community Plan (OCP) and Zoning Bylaw, which has already received two readings, calls for an industrial development permit area on the stretch of road connecting Port Edward to Hwy 16. But right now there are no rules governing what that would look like.
"Right now we have a development permit area, but have no development permit bylaw," Ron Bedard, chief administrative officer for the District of Port Edward, told council at the May 28 meeting.
The bylaw, which will cost $7,000, will control the use, appearance and development of land and building, prescribe and regulate the purposes that the land will be used for and "protect the District of Port Edward from unsightly, distracting and/or inconsistent development".
The first revised bylaw is the one related to subdivision and development servicing, which comes with a $20,000 price tag. This bylaw will regulate all new development in Port Edward, regulate the location, size and use of proposed subdivisions and ensure any future subdivisions conform to the Zoning Bylaw being worked on.
Finally, the district will be looking at a revision to the Mobile Home Park Bylaw, which ensures mobile homes meet current development standards, regulates the design, servicing, extension and establishment of mobile home parks, ensure the parks remain free of litter and debris and regulates the landscaping and more.