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City of Lacombe Council highlights – Feb. 11, 2019

The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on February 25, 2019, at 5 p.m

Presentations

L.A.P.A. MEGlobal Athletic Park Expansion

Lacombe Athletic Park Association Board Chair Darren Berg, Vice Chair Jay Adamson, and Board Member Darren Gagnon presented Council with their MEGlobal Athletic Park Expansion business case and plan for consideration. They also provided a project timeline and requested confirmation of administrative and financial support from the City to apply for relevant provincial and federal grants, and begin the construction quoting process.

Planning & Development Services

Bylaw 400.20 (Land Use Bylaw Amendments – Whelp Brook)

Council held a public hearing for a request for Bylaw 400.20, which includes proposed amendments to Land Use Bylaw 400, with respect to amending the Flood Hazard Area Regulations Overlay. No one spoke for or against, or deemed themselves to be affected by the bylaw amendment. Subsequently, Council passed a resolution to approve Bylaw 400.20 after giving it second and third readings.

Bylaw 400.19 (Land Use Bylaw Amendments – Redesignation of lands at 45 St & 46 Ave)

Council held a public hearing for a request for Bylaw 400.19, for the re‐designation of four properties in order to facilitate the development of land within the Iron Wolf Outline Plan. No one spoke for or against, or deemed themselves to be affected by the bylaw amendment. Council then approved Bylaw 400.20 after giving it second and third readings.

Bylaw 400.21 (Re-designation of Road Plan to C4)

Council held a public hearing for a request for Bylaw 400.21, for the re‐designation of a closed portion of 50 Avenue (Road Plan 6716 K.S.) to Highway Commercial (C4), in order to facilitate the development of adjacent land. No one spoke for or against, or deemed themselves to be affected by the bylaw amendment. Council then voted to approve Bylaw 400.20 after giving it second and third readings.

Corporate Services

Bylaw 469 (Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw)

Council gave first reading and second readings to Bylaw 469, the new Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw, which includes dogs, cats, urban hens, and livestock.

Transportation Services

Purchase of Connex Van

Council directed Administration to purchase the 2019 Lacombe & District FCSS Paratransit Bus from Star Bus Sales Inc for $102,400 + GST.

Solid Waste Services

Motion by Councillor Hibbs

Council approved a motion to reprioritize the 2018-2021 Strategic Plan Strategy 4.3.3B (Council considers a review of the city’s solid waste management model) from ‘medium priority’ to ‘high priority’, and advanced the target delivery time from the current target of Q2 2021 to a new target of Q4 2019.

Council also directed Administration to present the impact of this move to the timing of other priority strategies at the 2019 Strategic Plan annual review, and to the 2019 Operating Budget at the 2019 Spring Operating Budget adjustments.

Motion by Councillor Ross

Council defeated a motion to direct Administration to develop a three-month neighbourhood pilot project to gauge public feedback and operational impacts of reducing solid waste collection from weekly to bi-weekly.

Notice of Motion

Notice of Motion by Councillor Ross

Councillor Ross made the following Notice of Motion:

“Direct Administration to provide exit strategy options of The Bolt Bus with consideration of its regional partners and the residents of the City of Lacombe.”

*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on February 25, 2019, at 5 p.m.

*The next scheduled Council Committee Meeting is on March 4, 2019, at 5 p.m.

*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on March 11, 2019, at 5 p.m.

-Submitted by the City of Lacombe

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