Municipal Planning Commission

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The Municipal Planning Committee (MPC) is an advisory committee of the Town of Penhold Council. The Commission consists of three members of Council and two members of the public. The Commission provides advice and recommendations on land use, planning, development and subdivision issues and applications referred to it by the Development Authority. 

Decisions are rendered in accordance with the provisions of the Town's Land Use Bylaw, the Municipal Government Act and any other relevant bylaws, policies, plans or regulations. Meetings are typically held on as need basis.

Town of Penhold is seeking a public member to the Municipal Planning Commission (MPC). If interested, please complete the application of interest and resume. Deadline for submission is 4:30p.m. on Wednesday October 21, 2020. Interested applicants, please email completed application and resume to development@townofpenhold.ca


The Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) considers applications for development permits and matters assigned to it under the Land Use Bylaw, by Council or referred to it by the Development Officer. The MPC renders decisions in accordance with the provisions of the Town’s Land Use Bylaw, the Municipal Government Act and any other relevant bylaws, policies, plans or regulations. New members are required to attend orientation training as applicable. The ideal candidate must be 18 years or older and a resident of Penhold, with familiarity and understanding of planning and development related matters.

The Municipal Planning Commission meets on an as needed basis.  The term for the MPC commences November 1 – October 31 annually, with an opportunity for member renewal.