Sign Up For E-News Contact Us

Box 113, 210-2nd Ave South, Marwayne, Alberta  T0B 2X0

Bylaw Enforcement & Complaints
All concerns and complaints must be submitted to the Village Office.  You may phone the Village Office with your details, or complete the Bylaw Complaint Form and submit to the Village Office by email (marwayne@mcsnet.ca) or drop off.  The forms must be returned to the Village of Marwayne (not to the County). Anonymous concerns will not be investigated.  
For animal control complaints, please view the Animal Control page for more detail on regulations.
For excessive barking dog issues, for fines to be levied, the Record of Disturbance Form must be completed also.
View the Village's Service Standards Policy regarding Requests, Inquiries, Questions, Complaints
 
Community Peace Officers - starting September, 2017
The Village has entered into an agreement with the County of Vermilion River for the provision of Peace Officer Services for enforcement of Village bylaws (land use bylaw,traffic, animal control, community standards etc) and selected provincial statutes (such as speeds, obeying signs, licensing, distracted driving etc).  Commencing September, 2017 the County's Community Peace Officers (CPOs) will be randomly patrolling the Village for violations of bylaws and specific provincial statutes.
 
The Village's of Marwayne, Kitscoty, Dewberry, PV, and  County of Vermilion River administration's are in the process of drafting new unified Community Standards Bylaw, Traffic Bylaw and Animal Control Bylaw.  In the mean time, the current bylaws will be enforced by the CPO. Fines will be issued to violators of Bylaw and Statute regulations. 
 
Confidentiality Issues
1. The anonymity and confidentiality given to complainants and the alleged violators under this policy cannot be assured if an investigation results in court proceedings.
2. When a complaint is made, personal information will be collected under the authority of Section 32 and 33(1)(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, section 642 of the Municipal Government Act and/or Section 59 of the Safety Codes Act. If a person requests that the Village disclose personal information about them in complaints and responses to the complaints under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Village policy is to refuse disclosure under Section 17 and Section 20(1)(d) of the Act, unless consent is obtained from the person who supplied the information. The Village, however, is subject to orders issued by the Information and Privacy commissioner under the Act and will not necessarily appeal an order for disclosure.
 
Appeal of the Handling of a Formal Complaint
1. If a complainant is not satisfied with the results obtained through the Village Office, they may ask for a review by Council at the next regularly scheduled Council Meeting.
2. There are formal procedures for appeal set out in the Municipal Government Act for appealing to Council regarding dangerous and unsightly compliance orders.
 
View the Village's Service Standards Policy regarding Requests, Inquiries, Questions, Complaints
For animal control complaints, please view the Animal Control page for more detail on regulations.
For complaints please use the Bylaw Complaint Form
For excessive barking dog issues, for fines to be levied, the Record of Disturbance Form must be completed also.