The County of Grande Prairie will give $2.53 million in grants to local community groups this year.
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A new community standards bylaw will aim at making the County of Grande Prairie municipality safer, more attractive and more enjoyable.County council approved the bylaw during its Monday meeting.“The new bylaw provides citizens with clear and standardized expectations that promote good neighbour relationships,” said Supt. Stuart Rempel, Regional Enforcement Services Manager, in a statement. “It also provides officers with additional tools to be more proactive in addressing citizen concerns.”The bylaw addresses the following common citizen concerns: addressing, unsightly premises, bullying and hazing, graffiti, noise, nuisance, cannabis, waste management, false alarms, fire hydrants and sidewalks.The county previously conducted public consultation on the draft bylaw with the final version including amendments based of feedback. Rempel stated the development of the community standards bylaw was “a collaborative effort” that utilized input from citizens and experts along with county administration and council.Sections of the bylaw are new and address emerging issues, while other sections are updated from existing bylaws. The county noted how this kind of bylaw has been adopted “in most progressive Alberta and Canadian communities.”The bylaw and additional details can be viewed at www.countygp.ab.ca/csb.