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City of Lacombe council highlights – April 23, 2019

The next scheduled council committee meeting is on May 6, 2019, at 5 p.m.

Presentations

Lacombe General Allan Cup Win

The Lacombe Generals and the tournament organizing committee members thanked Council for their support, and Council congratulated the attending members in winning the 2019 Allan Cup Championship on April 13, and for organizing a successful, well-run event in Lacombe. Council also joined the committee members and the media for photos with the Allan Cup.

Audited 2018 Financial Statements

BDO representatives Ryan Wachter and Alan Litster presented Council with the 2018 Audited Financial Statements for the City of Lacombe, along with a clean audit opinion. They conducted a detailed review of the Consolidated Statement of Financial Position, Consolidated Statement of Operations, Note 17 (Budget), Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows, Note 10 (Accumulated Surplus), and Note 16 (Debt Limits). Note 15 (Salary and Benefits Disclosure) will be amended to include a missing figure.

Corporate Services

Bylaw 468 (Community Standards)

Council voted to postpone second reading of Bylaw 468 (Community Standards Bylaw) to their May 13, 2019, regular meeting.

Financial Services

Bylaw 470 (2019 Tax Rate)

Council give first reading to Bylaw 470, the City’s annual property tax rate bylaw.

2018 Audited Financial Statements

Council passed a resolution to receive the 2018 Audited Financial Statements as amended.

Spring Budget Amendments

Council approved the Spring Budget Amendments as presented.

Allocation of Surplus 2018

Council directed Administration to transfer $142,963 from the Lacombe Police operating reserve to Department 21 – Police. Council also directed Administration to transfer $94,289 surplus from wages and benefits to the General Operating Reserve, and to transfer $367,581 to fund the 76 Street and Highway 12 intersection upgrades.

Council and Legislative

Resource Communities of Canada Coalition (2019 Tax Rate)

Council passed a resolution to support the Resource Communities of Canada Coalition by forwarding a letter of support to the President of AUMA.

Extended Producer Responsibility

Council directed Administration to participate in AUMA’s advocacy efforts to modernize the Province’s recycling regulatory framework by sending a letter to Mr. Ronald Orr, MLA for Lacombe Ponoka.

Motion Out of Camera

Labour

Council adopted the Year Two CAO Performance Objectives.

*The next scheduled Council Committee Meeting is on May 6, 2019, at 5 p.m.

*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on May 13, 2019, at 5 p.m.

*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on May 27, 2019, at 5 p.m.

-Submitted by the City of Lacombe

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