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No. The Town will not be capping the number of cannabis retail stores in the area. Council feels that the Market will dictate the number of stores in the Town.
No. Like liquor stores in Town of Slave Lake, there will be no setback requirements between retailers.
At this time council is not considering additional setback requirements between cannabis stores and other uses. (I.E, Parks, Public Open Spaces, Trails, Libraries, Government Buildings, etc. )
Council is presently considering a 50m setback from all schools, future school sites, and provincial health care facilities.
Yes. You will need a Development permit, as well as any applicable federal and/or provincial approvals and licences.
The Town of Slave Lake will be accepting applications for cannabis retail stores on October 1st 2018.
Where an applicant provides all of the required information, a permit can be issued within a couple of weeks.
However, where a use is listed as discretionary, the process involves notification to adjacent landowners, which provides 21 days for a potential appeal. The Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) must review these applications as well.
Once you have your provincial license, and after you have received the required permits from the Town of Slave Lake, you may begin construction on a retail space.
Please refer to the Alberta Liquor and Gaming Commission for information regarding the provincial licensing process.
The specific reasons for a home to experience flooding have to be investigated on a case-by-case basis. Possible causes could be foundation wall seepage, failure of a backwater valve or sump pump, excessive flows the sump pump cannot handle, and/or excessive street flooding.
Yes, The town's sanitary sewer system is not designed to handle the additional burden of stormwater.
Good lot grading keeps surface water away from your home and your weeping tile system. Ideally a lot should be sloped steeply away from the home in a way that allows surface water to flow onto town property (e. g. , streets and lanes), rather than onto a neighbouring property. A disconnected downspout and sump pump should discharge at least 15 feet away from the home to ensure water does not seep down the side of the house and into the home's weeping tile.
Because sanitary sewers are not watertight, stormwater can get into the sanitary sewer in a number of ways:
Also, during larger storm events, much more water pools on the surface than normal. This can cause an increased amount of water to enter the sanitary sewer.
Check your own lot grading. Most homes over five years have settlement around the foundation walls. Remember, downspouts only pick up roof drainage. If both houses have proper slope away and proper drainage swales then the discharge of the downspout and/or sump pump would be directed off the lot. Have you ever considered where your surface runoff would go if your neighbour's house was not there?
A new house built in an older area is called in-fill housing. In these cases, the builders must conform to the provisions of the Property Drainage Bylaw and the Development Standards and Procedures, which prohibits drainage onto adjacent properties. Matching the existing grade at the common property line is normal practice for these developments. Adjacent homeowners must consider their own grading.
They should be aware that under the Property Drainage Bylaw and the Development Standards and Procedures, new homes are required to have a 5% slope away from the foundation walls.
Check your own lot grading and foundation drainage. Then speak with your neighbour. Remember, surface water will follow the grade of least resistance. If you have a poor or negative grade, the surface water will flow towards your foundation wall increasing the risk of basement flooding.
Effective side-lot drainage requires the co-operation of both property owners. Check your own lot grading and foundation drainage, then speak with your neighbour. Ask them if they can construct a retaining wall to catch the surface drainage, or re-direct the downspout discharge or sump pump discharge to force the surface drainage to flow toward the front street or back lane.
It is your obligation to maintain the lot grading in perpetuity regardless of natural settlement or activity caused by yourself or damage by a 3rd party.
Property owners are required to ensure that others do not trespass and damage grading on your private property. The Town of Slave Lake is unable to enforce or police such actions or determine cause or fault. That would require a civil action suit against the offending party or you as the owner should consult with the offending party and advise of the damage. You may also wish to consult with the Builder's Warranty program if damage by a 3rd party is covered.
No. An Alberta land surveyor and/or an engineer can produce the lot grading certificate.
As a general rule, the acceptable amount of topsoil that should be placed on top of the rough grade is about 10 to 15 centimeters (4 to 6 inches), and you should follow the same slopes that your Builder has established for the rough grade.
No. If you are placing rock mulch or bark mulch, the clay base (rough grade) should be raised to the final grade level before placing any decorative material. The grade should be raised with clay, topsoil, or compacted “road crush” gravel. This is important for internal swales.
No. An appointment is not necessary.
No. A lot grading letter will be provided to the land owner shortly after the inspection. Should there be any corrective actions noted in the letter, a deadline will be provided to correct the lot grading deficiencies, and another lot grading inspection will be required. You can call 780-849-8004 to discuss items on the letter.
Yes. However, workload volumes make it difficult for the lot grading inspectors to schedule meetings, since they're usually arranged on short notice. If arranged in advance, the inspector may be able to call a half-hour before arriving on site. You can request a meeting by calling 780-849-8004.
It is the recommendation of the Town of Slave Lake Lot Grading Inspector, that you do not plant flowers, or install flower beds until after the inspector has conducted your lot grading inspection.
In your Lot Grading Letter a timeline will be outlined for the correction of any outstanding deficiencies.. If an inspection occurs late in the season, the due date for correction is automatically adjusted to the following year.
You need to adjust the grade levels where indicated on the lot grading letter. You can call 780-849-8004 for an explanation, or inquire in person at the Town of Slave Lake Office (Located at 10 Main Street S.W.) or refer to the Guide to Lot Grading handbook.
Some repairs may be as simple as adding some topsoil to a low area, or as complex as removing sod and lowering the soil to repair a high area.
You may also wish to consult a lot grading specialist.
No. If the inspector finds a concern or problem with the final grade, he or she will identify the deficiency and specify the location on the lot grading inspection letter.. Only the specified location requires improvement, and may require the removal of sod to correct the deficiency.
No there is no costs for the first two lot grading inspections. However any lot grading inspections thereafter are at a charge of $125.00 per inspection.
Yes. Any settlement should be repaired. However, you don't need to reschedule the inspection. The inspector will identify the areas that require your attention. Your grading will not usually fail for minor rain damage, such as erosion channels at the downspout locations.
The Town must be able to inspect the lot grades and compare the Lot Grading Certificate with the physical site conditions before we can issue a letter with respect to compliance.
As such, inspections will not be conducted during winter months due to frost and snow i.e. Nov 1st to May 31st . The process of frost heaving can alter the overall appearance of your lot, therefore leading to a misrepresentation of your actual grades.
Assessment Appeal Fees:
$50.00 per tax roll for residential properties with 3 or less dwelling units or farm properties.
$650.00 per tax roll for residential properties with 4 or more dwelling units.
$650.00 per tax roll for non-residential properties.
$30.00 per tax roll for Tax Notices other than Business.
$650.00 per tax roll for Linear property-Property Generation
$50.00 per Linear Property Assessment Unit Identification for Linear property Other
$650.00 for Equalized Assessment
Note: under the Municipal Government Act, Section 460(6). “There is no right to make a complaint about any tax rate..” This means that you cannot appeal your taxes because you feel that they are too high. You only may appeal the assessment.To avoid penalty charges, you must first pay your taxes by June 30th EVEN if you plan to appeal your assessment.
If you are still certain that your assessment does not reflect what your property would likely sell for on the open market, you may file a written appeal to Assessment Review Board. On the back of your Combined Assessment and Tax Notice it shows the deadlines and steps you must take to file a formal complaint.
$650.00 per tax roll for residential properties with 4 or more dwelling units
$50.00 per Linear Property Assessment Unit Identification for Linear property Other
Note: under the Municipal Government Act, Section 460(6). “There is no right to make a complaint about any tax rate..” This means that you cannot appeal your taxes because you feel that they are too high. You only may appeal the assessment. To avoid penalty charges, you must first pay your taxes by June 30th EVEN if you plan to appeal your assessment.