The Development Officer for the Village of Milo is the Chief Administrative Officer. Please contact the Village Office to discuss all prospective development.
While the Development Officer can approve all “Permitted Use” applications, they retain the right to refer ANY application to the Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) for decision. The Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) is appointed by the Village Council, consisting of two members of the Village Council and a Member-at-Large. This body will review and decide upon all “Discretionary Use” applications, as well as permit and determine any context specific “waivers” of standards that are otherwise required.
Decisions of the Municipal Planning Commission can be appealed to the Chinook Subdivision Development Appeal Board (SDAB) by the applicant, by adjacent landowners or other interested parties. This avenue of appeal is established under Bylaw 405-19 which can be found HERE. As a last resort, application can be made to the courts to overturn the decision of any Subdivision Development Appeal Board which, in this case, would be a lawsuit against the Village of Milo once the Chinook SDAB has rendered a decision.
The Village of Milo is a member-municipality of the Oldman River Regional Services Commission (ORRSC). This means that the village is a shareholder and part owner of this organization and, as such, appoints a representative to their Board of Directors. The services of this commission are necessary for compliance with governing legislation and a planner is assigned to Milo to act on the village’s behalf. Over and above direct planning advice and direction, ORRSC also provides Milo with a Geographic Information System (GIS), an Assessment Complaint Review Board, as well as managing the Chinook Subdivision Development Appeal Board.
More information on the services provided to Milo by ORRSC can be found HERE, along with the contact information for Milo’s Planner.
The Land Use Bylaw can be found HEREMilo Land Use Bylaw
The Land Use Map can be found here:Village of Milo Land Use Map
The Municipal Development Plan Bylaw No 420-21 can be found HERE.Milo Municipal Development Plan Bylaw No. 420-21 February 2021