Feeding of Wild Birds and Animals Bylaw
The purpose of this bylaw is to regulate and control the feeding of wild birds and animals within the Town of Watson Lake, to protect wildlife as well as humans and their pets. Feeding of wildlife can cause various issues, including, but not limited to:
- Wild animals becoming dependent on people feeding them;
- Wild animals losing their natural behaviour and fear of both humans and their pets, which increases the likelihood of human-wildlife and pet-wildlife conflict;
- Wild animals congregating in large numbers where they are being fed, which increases the likelihood of disease and parasites being prevalent, resulting them being a nuisance to the area; and,
- Attracting of unwanted wild animals.
The Town of Watson Lake is currently reviewing the draft Feeding of Wild Birds and Animals Bylaw, and encourage the public to participate by providing input. Written comments can be sent by email to email@example.com or dropped at the Town Office located at 710 Adela Trail, Watson Lake.
Please click the link below to view the draft bylaw.
Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2024-03 (KM 1023.5 Alaska Highway)
The Town of Watson Lake has received a request to amend the zoning of the property located at Lot 1055, Plan 92-142, Watson Lake (KM 1023.5 Alaska Highway), and as such, a draft Zoning Amendment Bylaw is currently under review. The purpose of the zoning amendment is to change the zoning of the above mentioned property from Rural Residential (RR) to Industrial, General (M2).
Council has established Tuesday, February 6, 2024, as the date to hear and consider all verbal and written submissions relating to the proposed amendment. The hearing shall take place on the date established above at 6:00pm at the Town Council Chambers. Deadline for the receipt of written submissions is Thursday, February 1, 2024, prior to 4:00pm.
A copy of the draft bylaw and zoning amendment application can be viewed at the Town Office between the hours of 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, inclusive.
- Notice of Public Hearing
- Property Map - Lot 1055, Plan 92-142 (KM 1023.5 Alaska Highway, Watson Lake)
General Maintenance Bylaw
The General Maintenance Bylaw is in place to regulate the general appearance, maintenance, and safety of the community on both public and private property, and to determine enforcement actions for non-compliance. The Town of Watson Lake is currently reviewing the General Maintenance Bylaw, and encourage the public to participate by providing input. Written comments can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped at the Town Office located at 710 Adela Trail, Watson Lake. The Bylaws being reviewed are as follows:
Draft General Maintenance & Nuisance Bylaw 2023-011 - This is a draft working document, which once adopted by Council, will replace both General Maintenance Bylaw #10-13 and Bylaw Amendment #11-09 (above). This draft bylaw will be discussed at length at the upcoming Town Hall Meeting on Monday, November 27, 2023. Public input and feedback is encouraged.
Fire Protection and Life Safety Bylaw
The purpose of this bylaw is to establish a Fire Department for the Town of Watson Lake, and to establish authority and due process for the prevention and control of fire and rescue incidents through delegations of authority and provision of responsibilities.
To better reflect the needs of the organization Fire Protection and Life Safety Bylaw #18-12 and Volunteer Fire Department Bylaw #99-17 are being amalgamated into one new Bylaw. The Town of Watson Lake is currently reviewing this new bylaw, and encourage the public to participate by providing input. Written comments can be sent by email to email@example.com or dropped at the Town Office located at 710 Adela Trail, Watson Lake. The Bylaw being reviewed is as follows: