The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) hears appeals from people who have been affected by a decision of the Development Authority. The Board is appointed by MD of Bonnyville Council and consist of citizens living in the Municipal District of Bonnyville (defined as members at large).
Once you have met the requirements defined in the form and filed a proper appeal, the Board presides over your hearing. To have an appeal be received by the Secretary of the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board within the appeal period, it must be the possession of the secretary by the due date.
The SDAB is an independent, quasi-judicial body established by Council under the authority of the Municipal Government Act.
Grounds for an Appeal
You can appeal a Developments Officer’s decision if:
For Example: • Your application for a development permit has been refused. • Your application for a development permit was approved with conditions that are unacceptable to you. • You have been issued an order directing you to stop construction or stop the present use of your property. • You will be affected by a new development, or new used of someone else’s property • If a development authority refuses or fails to issue a development permit to a person within 40 days of receipt of the application.
You can appeal the Subdivision Authority’s decision if:
For Example: • Your application for a subdivision has been refused. • Your application for a subdivision was approved with conditions that are unacceptable. • If a subdivision authority fails or refuses to make a decision on an application for subdivision approval within the time prescribed by the Subdivision and Development Regulations.
Filing an Appeal
Before filing an appeal, talk to your neighbors and consult the Development Officer or the Secretary of the SDAB Board to ensure that you have all the information about the proposed development or the appeal process. If you require further assistance, it is recommended that you seek legal advice.
To appeal a decision, you must submit a completed appeal form and submit it in person, by fax, or by mail and pay the required appeal fee within 14 days of the official notice of the decision. Notice of the decisions may be in the form of a letter or notice in the local papers.