Community Standards & Animal Control

The Village Council has enacted Bylaws 445 and 473 to ensure that Arrowwood remains a safe and enjoyable place to live for all residents. These documents should be considered a starting point in developing the best regulatory framework. The Village Council welcomes input and suggestions on how these bylaws can and should be amended.

The Village of Arrowwood contracts Vulcan County Protective Services to provide bylaw enforcement, however, all complaints must be initiated at the Village Office. In order to process a complaint, written notice must be provided identifying the property, the owner or tenant, and how a breach of the standards set out in these bylaws is believed to have occurred. Anonymous complaints will not be treated with the same degree of urgency as those where the complainant has identified themselves and, especially, where resolution between neighbours has already been attempted.

Complaint will be investigated, required enforcement will be initiated, and the Chief Administrative Officer will report on the matter to the Village Council.

The Community Standards Bylaw, Bylaw 445, can be found HERE.
ARWD Bylaw 445 Community Standards Bylaw

The Animal Control Bylaw, Bylaw 473, can be found HERE.
ARWD Bylaw 473 Animal Control Bylaw

Planning & Development

The Development Officer for the Village of Arrowwood 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 466 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 Arrowwood once the Chinook SDAB has rendered a decision.

The Village of Arrowwood 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 Arrowwood to act on the village’s behalf. Over and above direct planning advice and direction, ORRSC also provides Arrowwood 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 Arrowwood by ORRSC can be found HERE, along with the contact information for Arrowwood’s Planner.

The Land Use Bylaw can be found HERE.
Arrowwood Land Use Bylaw 451 October 2015 (consolidated to Bylaw 464)

The Map for the Land Use Bylaw can be found HERE.
Arrowwood Land Use Bylaw 451 October 13 2015 (Map Amended to Bylaw No 464)

The Amendments to the Land Use Bylaw from 2019 can be found HERE.
Arrowwood Land Use Bylaw 451 - AMENDMENTS

The Municipal Development Plan Bylaw 465 can be found HERE.
Arrowwood Municipal Development Plan Bylaw 465 January 2019

The 2019 Background Report to the Intermunicipal Development Plan with Vulcan County can be found HERE.
Vulcan County & Village of Arrowwood Intermunicipal Development Plan Background Report 2019 January 2019

House for Sale – Private Sale

House for SALE in Arrowwood. Businesses include family doctor, pharmacy, school, fire station, Co-op gas, hardware/convenience store and tire shop, car wash/welding shop, post office, ATB, restaurant and library.

1660 sq. ft, three bedroom home on a double lot across from the school. Kitchen fully renovated with walk in pantry and other upgrades include appliances, all switches, plugs and light fixtures, windows and blinds, all flooring, taps, air jetted tub, combination walk in closet/bathroom off the master, high efficiency furnace and water softener, ceilings on the main floor, some wiring, wired in smoke/carbon monoxide detectors and painted in neutral colours. Oversized double car garage with attached heated shop, shed, large tiered deck, chain link fence and large garden area. A must see call 403-860-8774.