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Planning & Development

After extensive public consultation, and a public hearing, on August 27, 2013 Council passed the new Municipal Development Plan (MDP) and Land Use Bylaw (LUB) – which are the backbone of the County’s development strategy.

The MDP provides a framework to guide decision-making to achieve the County’s 20-year vision for the future. The MDP guides future policy, land use and infrastructure investment decisions. It ensures there is a balance between economic, social, physical development and environmental considerations. It confirms Yellowhead County’s desire to remain predominantly rural with outstanding employment and recreational opportunities. The LUB regulates and controls the use and development of land and buildings within the County to achieve orderly and economic development of land. The LUB divides the municipality into districts that prescribe and regulate the purpose for which land and buildings may be used.

Land Use Bylaw Maps (Click on the township and range in the Location Map to find the area you are interested in.)

Hamlet Land Development Policy

Land Management Policy

Oil and Gas Applications Policy

Parks & Recreation

Yellowhead County sees the provision of parks and recreation services and facilities as a necessary and desirable part of developing and maintaining safe and viable communities.


Yellowhead County's Parks & Recreation department goals include: 

  • The development and maintenance of green spaces, sports fields and playgrounds on County-owned lands
  • The development, maintenance and operation of all County owned facilities on County-owned lands
  • Community hall operations and capital grants
  • Outdoor rink/playground operational and capital grants
  • Indoor and outdoor arena operations and capital grants
  • Community programs and events grants
Many of the projects and grants are overseen by the Yellowhead County Recreation Board whose members include a mix of residents and Yellowhead County Councillors. Any resident of Yellowhead County can apply to be a board member. Recreation Policy 7100.01

Infrastructure Services

The Infrastructure Services Department’s mission is to provide a high level of service to ratepayers by working as a cohesive team achieving common goals. The Infrastructure Service's team provides water, sewer, transportation and waste management services.


After Hours Emergency Number For Utilities, Bylaw Enforcement, Transportation:
780-723-3221


Water Services

Water service is provided in the hamlets of Evansburg, Peers, Wildwood and Brule. A source of potable water is maintained at Marlboro and Cadomin. In the future, Infrastructure Services is studying the construction of a distribution system in Cadomin and Marlboro. 

Sewer Services

Sewer service is provided in the hamlets of Evansburg, Wildwood, Niton Junction, Peers, Robb, Cadomin and the subdivision of Pinedale Estates. 

Environmental Services

Infrastructure Services also provides Yellowhead County residents with 16 landfill/transfer sites. As well, a residential garbage pick-up service is provided to the residents in the hamlets of Evansburg and Wildwood. 

Jasper-Hinton Airport

The County maintains the Jasper-Hinton Airport.  The airport is located 10km NW of Hinton.  It is an unmanned airport with one maintenance staff that keeps the airport runways safe and clear of snow, ice and debris.  The airport has a game fence which keeps the wildlife off the runway.  There are phones at the airport for contacting taxi service, etc.

The main phone number is: 780-865-4474.
Leave a message on voice mail.

Libraries

Yellowhead County Library Board was formed in 1997 and is responsible for library services delivered from three libraries in the County. The board provides library services to Yellowhead County residents through three branch libraries: Evansburg Public Library, Wildwood Public Library and Green Grove (Niton) Public Library. In addition the board provides supplemental funding to the Edson Public Library and the Hinton Municipal Library in order to service Yellowhead County residents who live within those two regions.

Yellowhead County became a member of the Yellowhead Regional Library System in 1998 along with the towns of Edson and Hinton. There are 45 libraries that have partnered within the Yellowhead Regional Library System to cooperate and share resources. There are seven regional library systems in Alberta.

The Alberta Library Card program facilitates access to all resources within Alberta at participating libraries through a highly effective interlibrary loan network.

Family & Community Support Services

The Family and Community Support Services mandate is to operate a preventive social services program to Yellowhead County residents.

Services provided by the program must be preventive in nature, enhancing the social well-being of individuals and families through promotion or intervention strategies provided at the earliest opportunity.

FCSS programs and supports must:

  • Help people develop independence, strengthen coping skills and become more resistant to crisis.
  • Help people develop an awareness of social needs.
  • Help people develop interpersonal and group skills which enhance constructive relationships among people.
  • Help people and communities assume responsibility for decisions and actions that affect them.
  • Provide support that help sustain people as active participants in the community.

Services cannot be:

  • Primarily for recreation or leisure of individuals.
  • Providing direct financial assistance to individuals or a family.
  • Rehabilitative in nature.
  • Duplicate services provided by a government or government agency

County Offices

EDSON OFFICE (MAIN)

2716 - 1 Avenue,Edson,AB. T7E 1N9
Phone: 780-723-4800
Toll Free: 1-800-665-6030
Fax: 780-723-5066

WILDWOOD OFFICE

53404 Rge Rd 92A,Wildwood,AB.
Phone: 780-325-3782
Toll Free 1-800-814-3935
Fax: 780-325-3783

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