Buffalo Lake South Shore Intermunicipal Development Plan mediation process recessed

County of Stettler and the Summer Villages of Rochon Sands and White Sands recess ongoing mediation until January

On Sept. 25th, the County of Stettler, the Summer Village of Rochon Sands and the Summer Village of White Sands mutually agreed to recess mediation until Jan. 14th, 2021.

All three parties concur, a recess will allow the time required to properly and appropriately review current plans while looking towards the future.

A consultant for the County of Stettler will complete an Area Structure Plan, which will be made available to all members of the BLSSIDP in January.

The County of Stettler pursued dispute resolution with the members of the Buffalo Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan (BLSSIDP) on March 9th, 2020, following a denied request to amend the allowable density of the Buffalo Lake RV Resort (formerly Paradise Shores) from 168 dwelling units, to 325 dwelling units.

This is Stage 4 of the Dispute Resolution process, as outlined in the BLSSIDP.

Mediation Protocols are available for viewing at: www.StettlerCounty.ca and www.rochonsands.net.

In an earlier release, it was announced that the County of Stettler, the Summer Village of Rochon Sands and Summer Village of White Sands had mutually agreed to the mediation protocols set out for the purposes of mediating collaborative discussions and negotiations between the three members of the Buffalo Lake South Shore Intermunicipal Development Plan.

The councils had appointed the following elected and administrative officials as their respective Negotiating Teams:

– Reeve Larry Clarke and CAO Yvette Cassidy as the Administrative Lead for the County of Stettler.

– Mayor Dan Hiller and CAO Jason Olson as Administrative Lead for the Summer Village of Rochon Sands.

– Mayor Lorne Thurston and CAO Graham Scott as Administrative Lead for the Summer Village of White Sands.

-Submitted

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