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City of Lacombe council highlights – August 10, 2020

The next scheduled Council Meeting is August 17, 2020, at 5 p.m. (Committee)

5. Requests for Decision

5.1 RFP Results – Service Level Review

Council accepted the report as information and deferred the service level review to another year.

5.2 Budget Survey Feedback

Council accepted the 2021 pre-budget survey results report as information.

5.3 Calvary Evangelical Free Church Request

Council approved the request from Lacombe Evangelical Free Church and authorized Administration to adjust the municipal portion of 2020 taxes owing for the roll number listed.

5.4 Community Economic Development Bylaw

Council gave second and third reading to Bylaw 480 (the Community Economic Development Bylaw) as presented.

5.5 Art Development Policy

Council approved the new Art Development Policy with amendments to section 5.15 to remove trails and sidewalks from eligible capital projects. Council also rescinded the existing percent for art, public art collection and art exhibitions in public places policies.

5.6 Airport Lease Agreement

Council approved amendment No.1 to the airport lease agreement and the newly attached Schedule B.

5.7 Sanitary Sewer System Inflow and Infiltration Reduction Plan

Council authorized Administration to enter into a professional service agreement with Stantec Consulting for phases 1 and 2A of the wastewater inflow and infiltration reduction plan at a cost of $226,011 to be funded from the wastewater reserve.

5.8 Patio Policy

Council approved the on-street patio policy effective August 11, 2020.

5.9 2020 Downtown Sidewalk Replacement

Council directed Administration to award the 2020 Downtown Sidewalk Replacement Program contract to Raiders Site Services Ltd. to an upset limit of $104,239.

5.10 Council Committee Appointments

Council approved the appointment of Stacey Thompson to the Lacombe Art Collection Committee. Council also reappointed Brent Bouwsema to the Lacombe Art Collection Committee, Ellen Corea to the Lacombe Arts Endowment Committee and Ameerah Giesbrecht to the Lacombe & District Recreation, Parks and Culture Board.

6.1. a Wastewater Relief Request

Council denied a request to absolve 80% of the wastewater portion of a resident’s June and July utility bills.

6.2. a Assessment Model

Council directed Administration to write a letter of support for Lacombe County regarding the impacts of proposed provincial assessment model changes.

8.1 Digital Sign

Council directed Administration to prepare information regarding the costs of an electronic sign for consideration during the 2021 budget process.

*The next scheduled Council Meetings:

– August 17, 2020, at 5 p.m. (Committee)

– August 31, 2020, at 5 p.m. (Committee)

– September 14, 2020, at 5 p.m. (Regular)

-Submitted by the City of Lacombe

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