City of Lacombe Council highlights – June 25th

The City of Lacombe Council held a regular meeting of Council on June 25th.

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Planning & Development Services

Bylaw to rezone R5 to C1: Council held a public hearing for Bylaw 400.15, to rezone Lots 4 and 5, Block 11, Plan RN1A from Residential Multi‐Unit Dwelling District (R5) to Downtown Commercial District (C1). No one spoke for or against the proposed bylaw.

Council subsequently approved Bylaw 400.15 after giving it second and third readings.

Bylaw concerning Land Use updates: Council gave first reading to Bylaw 400.16, which includes proposed amendments to Land Use Bylaw 400 regarding new definitions and changes to the existing definitions of cannabis, and the proposed land use districts where cannabis sales and production may be located when federally legal.

Council then scheduled a public hearing for Bylaw No. 400.16 at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, August 13, 2018.

Council & Legislative

Council Code of Conduct:: Council adopted Bylaw 459, to govern the conduct of Council members as required by amendments to the Municipal Government Act, after giving it second and third readings.

Council also rescinded Council Policy 11/210.01 2015 (Ethical Conduct for Council Members) to make way for the new bylaw.

Council Meeting Schedule: Council passed a resolution to cancel the Monday, July 23, 2018, and Monday, August 27, 2018, regular meetings.

Public Engagement Policy: Council formally adopted the updated the Public Participation Policy (11.211.01) to ensure that the City of Lacombe achieves a consistent and strategic approach when engaging in municipally sponsored public participation processes and activities.

Board Appointment: Council appointed Ms. Sheila McIlwain as a public member to the Heritage Resources Committee for a term ending December 31, 2021.

AUMA Award Application

Council approved the City of Lacombe’s application for the 2018 Municipal Sustainability Awards for Environment, in the Sustainability in Collaboration category.

Financial Services

2019 Budget Timetable: Council reviewed the 2019 budget preparation timetable as presented; then directed Administration to amend the questions in the 2019 pre-budget survey for subsequent review by Council.

Operations & Planning

Snow Clearing Policy Review: Council passed a resolution to amend the snow clearing policy as proposed.

Motion Out of Camera

Land: Council passed a resolution to adjust the purchase price of the Len Thompson Industrial Lots to $225,000 per acre and leave final dealings to the discretion of the Chief Administrative Officer, as discussed In Camera.

*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on July 9, 2018, at 5 p.m.

*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on July 23, 2018, at 5 p.m.

*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on August 13, 2018, at 5 p.m.

-Submitted by the City of Lacombe

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