Electronic Utility Billing

For the last six months residents of Stony Plain have been encouraged, through a social media campaign, to sign up for their utility bill to be emailed as opposed to mailed to them. The idea was brought to Council in February as a way to cut costs and be more environmentally friendly. At that time 28.7% were already signed up for the electronic bill, that number has increased by 3.6% to 32.3%. At Monday’s Regular Council meeting Council gave the direction to ramp up the public awareness campaign in an effort to increase electronic billing voluntarily.

Email our Utility Clerk to sign up for your utility bill electronically.

Genesis on the Lakes Land Use Bylaw Amendment: 1st reading

Council gave 1st reading to a Land Use Bylaw Amendment where an application has come forward requesting a portion of Genesis on the Lakes to become a condominium development. If approved, this would be a unique area for the Town where the condominium association would own and be responsible for the road while the Town would retain ownership and maintenance responsibilities for all underground infrastructure. This would allow the area to have gates at both entrance points, owned and operated by the condominium corporation and restricting access to this portion of the subdivision. This application is following a similar application Council heard earlier this summer. However, the first application requested permission for gates on a public road. This new application will see gates on a private road. Residents will have the opportunity to voice their comments and concerns at the Public Hearing on September 23rd

School Site Rezoning Public Hearing, 2nd and 3rd Reading

Town Council hosted a Public Hearing and gave 2nd and 3rd reading to a bylaw rezoning portions of the land where the new Stony Plain Central School will be built. The Town has been working with the Parkland School Division regarding the location and servicing of the proposed school that will be constructed west of the existing school and north of where 57th Avenue currently ends. The school site will face towards the future intersection of Brickyard Drive and 57th Avenue.

Last month, council was first introduced to this amendment to facilitate the development of the new school by extending the west end of 57 Avenue, and installing new underground infrastructure and a round-a-bout. Road construction is underway and the targeted completion date is mid to end of October. Construction updates can be found at www.stonyplain.com/construction.

In March 2018, the province announced the replacement of Stony Plain Central School. It’s anticipated to be open for the fall 2021 school year.

Town Council allocates $350,000 to a Flood Prevention Plan

Council approved $250,000 for a preliminary engineering and cost benefit evaluation for a Storm Water Mitigation Project and $100,000 for a Sanitary Manhole Flooding Protection Retrofit Project. The decision is a result following the two major flooding events in Stony Plain this summer. After the massive rains hit our community, the Town conducted an assessment of existing conditions along with flood risk areas and recommendations for upgrades. Read the full news release.

2019 Second Quarterly Report

At the end of each quarter Administration presents a quarterly report to Council. The second quarterly report for 2019 can be found in its entirety at www.stonyplain.com/qr.

Please note: This is not the official Town of Stony Plain council meeting minutes. Please refer to Agendas and Minutes for all supporting documents, and official meeting minutes that have been approved by Town Council.