Fort Saskatchewan City Council was introduced to Land Use Planning at last night's (November 14) meeting.
 
Council learned of the different levels of land use and how it all comes together with different groups and documents.
 
"Council is going through a lot of orientation, they're getting a lot of information and this is just one very small piece of the puzzle that council is going to have to deal with," said mayor Gale Katchur.
 
When considering land use in the Fort, especially with developments and building on new land, there are a number of documents that must be considered.
 
"The information in these documents is vital to council because they have to understand that you can't approve one document without knowing it's approved somewhere within another document," explained Katchur.
 
Councillors learned that it can take years to prepare former farmland for development and, as with any sort of major development in the Fort, many different departments need to work closely together with each other and with council for a successful result.
 
With all of that information thrown at them in one presentation, Katchur reassured new councillors there's plenty of time over the next four years to learn and get educated on what makes the city hum.

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