Public Engagement

THIS AFFECTS YOU!

The Town of Olds strives to engage citizens when planning the community's future. Feedback gathered from the public helps council and administration make more informed decisions. We sincerely appreciate and thank you for participating!

CURRENT ENGAGEMENT

    Intermunicipal Development Plan and IDP Update

    Mountain View County and the Town of Olds have been reviewing the current Mountain View County and Town of Olds Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) over the past several months.

    The purpose of the review is to update the plan that was adopted in 2006 to:

    • reflect changes in Provincial legislation;
    • account for growth that has occurred and is anticipated; and
    • confirm the relevance of current plan policies.

    As part of the IDP Review the Town and County have also evaluated the need to expand the Town boundaries. This resulted in the identification of lands for short term annexation and the creation of a proposal for Annexation by the Town.

    The Draft IDP and the proposed Annexation are now ready for public review. This page provides materials and background information for both items.

    Go to the IDP Update Page


    Website Survey

    What do you think of the Town of Olds website?

    Take this Short SURVEY 


    PAST ENGAGEMENT

    • Animal Control Survey (chickens) (2020)

    Currently dogs and cats are regulated by the Town of Olds Community Standards Bylaw. With recent amendments made to the Land Use Bylaw, there is ambiguity on restrictions or allowances of other animals. Providing guidance on what is allowable with help both citizens and bylaw enforcement manage grievances the Town receives on animals beyond cats and dogs.

    This Survey is closed as of Sept. 15. Results were presented to Town Council on Oct. 5.

    Download the  "what we heard" Animal Control Survey Results 

    • Supergraphics/Murals Survey (2020)

    In Olds, Supergraphics/Murals must adhere to provisions set out in the Land Use Bylaw (LUB). Currently, the Development Authority defers evaluating the merits of a mural application to the Public Arts Advisory Committee which was established by Council in 2019. The mandate of the PAAC is to assist the Town with consultation regarding public art initiatives and to provide expert and community input on Public Art for the Town of Olds.  

    This Survey is closed as of Sept. 15. Results were presented to Town Council on Oct. 5.

    Download the "what we heard" Supergraphics/mural survey results

    • Budget Survey (2020)

    Each year as part of the budget process Council reviews all of the programs and services the Town provides.  Provincial legislation requires municipalities to have a balanced budget. This means money coming in (revenue) equals money going out (expenses). As we work through the challenges of COVID-19 and head into the budget season, now more than ever, ratepayers are encouraged provide input in where Council should be investing tax dollars. Your input guides Council and Administration to make informed decisions on what level of services ratepayers want to see in the community. 

    Your opinions matter and this survey is essential. The survey is online until October 2 and results will be shared at the end of October. 
    This survey closed on Oct. 2. Results were presented to Council at its October 26 meeting. 

    Download the Olds Citizen Budget Report

    Download the Budget Engagement Public Comments

    • COMMUNITY STANDARDS BYLAW - Dog Specific (2019)

    The survey regarding the Community Standards Bylaw specific to dogs is now closed.  Results have been presented to Council for information. More than 400 surveys were submitted during this engagement. 

    Download Community Services Bylaw Survey Results

    • BUDGET TALKS SURVEY (2019)

    The Town of Olds thanks everyone who participated in the recent Budget Talks Survey.
    Download the Budget Talks Survey results

     

    Engagement & Consultation Reports

    The Town of Olds strives to engage citizens when planning the future of our community. Feedback gathered through consultations and surveys help Council and Administration make more informed decisions.