City of Lacombe Council highlights - Dec. 10, 2018

City of Lacombe Council highlights – Dec. 10, 2018

The City of Lacombe held their last Council meeting of 2018

Planning & Development Services

Bylaw 465 (Road Closure – 4457 50 Avenue)

Council held a Public Hearing for Bylaw 465, for the purpose of closing to public travel and creating title to portions of an undeveloped public roadway (Road Plan 6716KS) in accordance with Section 22 of the Municipal Government Act. No one spoke for or against the proposed bylaw. Council subsequently approved Bylaw 465 after giving it second and third readings.

Bylaw 263.6 (South East Area Structure Plan)

Council held a Public Hearing for Bylaw 263.6, which includes proposed amendments to the Southeast Area Structure Plan with respect to changes to the commercial land uses in the plan. No one spoke against the bylaw amendment. Local resident Ben Newman spoke in favour of development, however, he sought clarification on the types of proposed land uses for the area. Council subsequently approved Bylaw 263.6 after giving it second and third readings.

Wolf Creek Crossing Outline Plan

Council passed a resolution to adopt the amended Wolf Creek Crossing/Lacombe Market Square Outline Plan as presented. The amendment will provide more flexibility in the development of the commercial lands located along 50 Avenue.

Corporate Services

Bylaw 467 (Repeal Bylaw)

Council gave first reading as presented to Bylaw 467, to ensure that inoperative, obsolete, expired, spent or otherwise ineffective bylaws or amendments are officially repealed.

Utility Bylaw 393.2 (Rates and Fees)

Council gave first reading as presented to Bylaw 393.2, which includes revisions to the water, wastewater and solid waste rate schedules in the Utility Bylaw.

Council & Legislative Asset Management Policy

Council voted to adopt the new Asset Management Policy and endorse the Asset Management Strategy. The policy articulates the City of Lacombe’s commitment to sustainability by proposing fundamental principles on which asset management decisions will be based. The strategy looks at the underlying approach the City takes to manage information about its physical assets and identifies areas of improvement.

Asset Management Regional Collaboration Opportunity

Council directed Administration to apply for the Asset Management Capacity Building Cohort program organized by the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA), Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA), and Infrastructure Asset Management Alberta (IAMA).

Council also directed Administration to commit staff to participate in the Asset Management Cohort program to advance the City’s asset management program, and to provide financial support from the municipal budget toward staff travel and accommodation costs.

Health and Safety Policy

Council passed a resolution to approve the Health and Safety Policy 17/211.01 2018PO, effective December 11, 2018, as presented. This policy has been revised to provide comprehensive oversight on health and safety, hazard assessments, incident investigation, personal protective equipment, safety training and working alone.

Council then rescinded the following outdated Health and Safety Policies, effective December 11, 2018:

  • Policy 12/211.01.11 Health and Safety
  • Policy 12/211.07.02 Hazard Assessment
  • Policy 13/810.01.15 Incident Investigation
  • Policy 12/211.06.02 Personal Protective Equipment
  • Policy 12/211.05.02 Safety Training • Policy 12/211.08.02 Working Alone

Community Services

Lacombe Ringette Association Proposal Council accepted the proposal as information and directed Administration to book the Gary Moe Auto Group Sportsplex with the Lacombe Ringette Association for their bull riding and cabaret fundraiser July 25-28, 2019, inclusive, subject to the following conditions:

  • Sawyer Pro Rodeos provide satisfactory references from owners of facilities they have previously used for similar purpose.
  • Sawyer Pro Rodeos further provide the name and references of their dirt placement and removal subcontractor. Only experienced equipment operators will be permitted to place and remove the dirt.
  • Floor and board joints, along with the Zamboni pit to be covered so that debris cannot be lodged therein.

Notice of Motion

Green Bins

Councillor Don Gullekson put forward a Notice of Motion to remove all green compost bins and to halt the program in its current form. This motion will be debated at the January 14, 2019, meeting.

Motion Out of Camera


Council approved the proposed wage schedule and implementation process for the position of Chief Administrative Officer.

*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on January 14, 2018, at 5 p.m.

*The next scheduled joint City/County Council Committee Meeting is on January 24, 2018, at 5 p.m. at Lacombe County

*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on January 28, 2018, at 5 p.m.

-Submitted by the City of Lacombe