Stettler County and Paradise Shores remain at standstill

No timeline as to when 220 leases can return to Buffalo Lake

By Jessica Jones

For Black Press Media

With summer wrapping up in a few weeks, it remains unclear when 220 lease holders of the Paradise Shores RV development can return to Buffalo Lake.

County officials say the developer has not yet met conditions outlined by the subdivision and development appeal board.

A stop-work order issued by the county May 17 remains in effect.

“You know, the ball is in their court at the moment,” said communications director Niki Thorsteinsson.

“If they can meet the terms of compliance, and we have a look, then we can get 168 units there, but at this point, we are at a standstill.”

A Provincial Court of Appeal decision on July 12 sided with a decision by the subdivision and development appeal board ordering Paradise Shores to reduce the density of stalls at the RV park.

Before that, the developer was attempting to push forward with the outdoor portion of its plans.

That too was taken to the appeal board and was deemed incomplete.

The county says it received a further application for outdoor development on July 9 with a different dominate land use.

“But we can’t determine the dominate land use until we get a complete application,” Thorsteinsson said.

The county says before the application can be properly reviewed, a complete site plan, which includes a number of details, such as off-street parking and loading requirements, applications and approvals from Alberta Heath Services and Alberta Environment and Parks, safety code permits, a landscaping plan, an emergency response plan, just to name a few, are required.

Paradise Shores has until Sept. 30 to submit a complete application.


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