Public notice is hereby given that the Council of the Rural Municipality of Colonsay intends to adopt a new Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw pursuant to The Planning and Development Act, 2007.




The Official Community Plan (OCP) provides a comprehensive policy framework based upon goals and values of the community to guide the physical, environmental, economic, social, and cultural growth and development in the municipality over the next 25 years.  This document provides guidance to private citizens and informs Council decisions concerning land use and development in the community.  The OCP provides a policy basis for the orderly management of land use, subdivision, municipal services, and public utilities within the municipality keeping important physical, economic, social and cultural factors in mind.


The Zoning Bylaw is the primary tool used to implement the policy direction represented in the OCP.  The Zoning Bylaw establishes specific and general standards prescribing the conditions under which land may be developed; seeking to maximize land use compatibility and provide certainty to land development.  Through the Zoning Bylaw, the municipality is divided into zoning districts representing various forms of development including agricultural, residential, commercial and industrial land uses.  Each zoning district prescribes the types of uses which are permitted and prohibited and establishes site development standards including but not limited to building setbacks and site area limits.


Affected Land


The proposed OCP and Zoning Bylaw encompass all properties within the corporate limits of the Rural Municipality of Colonsay No. 342.


Public Inspection


The documents and maps associated with the OCP and Zoning Bylaw may be viewed at the RM administration office within the Town of Colonsay.  These documents are available for viewing by any person without payment of any fee between the hours of 8:30 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays and Thursday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm up to and including November 5, 2019.


A digital copy of the above noted documents is also available for public viewing on the RM of Colonsay website at .


Public Hearing


Council will hold a public hearing on November 5, 2019 at 7 pm at the Colonsay Senior Center located at 100 Jura Street, to hear any person or group that wants to comment on the proposed bylaws.  Council will also consider written comments received at the hearing or delivered to the undersigned at the RM administration office prior to the hearing.


Issued at the Town of Colonsay, this 16th day of September, 2019.

Randi Wood, RM Administrator


RM of Colonsay Zoning Bylaw
RM of Colonsay OCP ByLaw (002)