Bylaws & Policies
Please contact the Town Office for complete information on bylaws.
The following is general information for the Public.
Council Procedures Bylaw
The purpose of this bylaw is to establish clear, transparent, consistent and accessible rules for conducting business at meetings of Council and its Committees in accordance with The Municipalities Act.
Click here for Council Procedures Bylaw 2016-12
Click here for Bylaw 2019-04 TO AMEND BYLAW NO. 2016-12, A BYLAW TO REGULATE THE PROCEEDINGS OF MUNICIPAL COUNCIL AND COUNCIL’S COMMITTEES
Click here for Bylaw 2019-06 TO AMEND BYLAW NO. 2016-12, A BYLAW TO REGULATE THE PROCEEDINGS OF MUNICIPAL COUNCIL AND COUNCIL’S COMMITTEES
Council Code of Ethics Bylaw
The purpose of this code is to outline basic ethical standards and values for members of council. It is to be used to guide members of council respecting what their obligations are when fulfilling their duties and responsibilities as elected officials.
Employee Code of Conduct
This Code of Conduct is intended to:
- provide an understanding of the fundamental rights, privileges and obligations of municipal employees;
- protect the public interest;
- promote high ethical standards among municipal employees;
- provide a means for municipal employees to obtain authorization for conduct in circumstances where they are uncertain as to the ethical appropriateness of that conduct; and
- set out the corrective measures for unethical conduct.
Animal Control Bylaw
All dogs over the age of 6 months must have a license and be restrained at all times. No residence shall keep or harbor more than 3 dogs. It is your responsibility to clean up after your pet when you are out walking. See Noise Bylaw re: barking.
Business Licence Bylaw
Herbert & Area Business Owners
Business Licences are renewable annually beginning January 1 of the calendar year & expiring on December 31. Licences are acquired through the town office. Licences are not required for auxiliaries, church groups, registered non-profit organizations, school sponsored groups or service clubs based in town.
Businesses (LOCAL) within a 40 km radius of Herbert $50.00
Businesses (TRANSIENT OPERATORS) outside 40 km radius of Herbert $100.00
Only resident businesses within immediate town limits, Gouldtown and Main Center that have renewed or applied for a business licence will be eligible to be listed in the Town of Herbert Business Directory. As a business owner, if you haven’t renewed your licence by the end of February of the new calendar year your business name will be removed from the directory & replaced only when a new licence has been obtained.
All non-residents of Herbert MUST acquire a business licence before operating any business operation within the Town of Herbert. All residents operating a business within the Town of Herbert require a business license. (Refer to Business License Bylaw 2008-01 available at the Town Office).
Building/Development Permits Bylaw
All new construction, changes in outside dimensions and additions such as bathrooms require development permits from the Town Office. Demolition of assessable property also requires a permit from the Town Office.
Fire Pits/Fire Works
"New" Fire Pits
A fire pit permit is required for anyone considering placing one in their yard & has not previously acquired one. This is solely for fire safety reasons. There is no fee charged for a permit, but the Herbert Fire Chief inspects the proposed fire pit area to make sure it meets fire regulations according to Fire Pit Policy 2010-03. Once obtained, permits are not renewed annually unless the previous fire pit location changes.
Domestic noise (lawn mower, snow blower, R/C Airplane, barking dog, from electronic equipment) is prohibited in a residential area from 9:00 PM - 7:00 AM weekdays (or until 8:00 AM if the following day is a Sunday or holiday)
There is to be no construction or operation of related machinery (unless in an emergency) from 9:00 PM - 7:00 AM weekdays (or until 8:00 AM if the following day is a Sunday or holiday)
Advertising noise via audible means (noise makers, instruments, playing music, audio equipment, calling) in a public place, street, building, or premises where the intent is the sound shall be heard by a person frequenting any street or other public place is prohibited.
No truck, tractor, or semi-trailer shall run for more than 30 minutes while stationary in a residential area.
Vehicle Parking & Weight Restrictions Bylaw
Water/Sewer Line Maintenance & Repair
This policy provides a guideline regarding water and sewer line repairs and are subject to any other agreement or resolution of Council.
Our Town employees are dedicated to serving the needs of the people of Herbert, however; calls to Town employees outside of regular business hours should not be occurring unless the concern is an emergency. Please refer to the guidelines outlined below for the procedures for reporting a concern you may have in the Town of Herbert.
- For issues requiring action by the Town of Herbert (office staff, public works, or maintenance workers) please notify the Town Office in person or by phone (784-2400), during office hours (8:30 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm weekdays), or; fax (784-2402) or email firstname.lastname@example.org anytime.
- Issues will be handled by the Town of Herbert on a prioritized basis.
- Concerns brought to the attention of the Administrator and requiring Council action are best presented in written form with an explanation of expected resolution of the concern.
- Concerns should not be brought to the attention of the Mayor, Town Councilors, or Town Maintenance personnel if action is expected. Conversation on an issue will be noted; however, action on a concern requires those concerns be registered with the Town Office for action to be initiated.
- The Administrator must be aware of anything that affects the Town; therefore, it is imperative that all issues be brought to the Administrator's attention first, so action can be initiated in the most efficient and organized manner.
- In the case of an EMERGENCY situation, where immediate action is required for a concern arising that may involve a risk to a person or to property within the Town of Herbert, it is then appropriate to contact any staff member or elected official to address the situation at any time.
- Before contacting any Town employee after hours, please first consider if the situation is actually an emergecy, or if it can be handled during regular office hours.
- In the case of a matter that requires POLICE, FIRE or Emergency Medical Services (EMS), always call 9-1-1.
With the co-operation and diligence of Herbert citizens, the Town staff and elected officials can continue to provide the best service possible for the operation of the Town.