Black Press File Photo

City of Lacombe council highlights – March 25, 2019

The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on April 8, 2019, at 5 p.m.


Society for Hospital Expansion in Central Alberta

Drs. Kym Jim and Keith Wolstenholme from the Society for Hospital Expansion in Central Alberta (SHECA) presented Council with information about their organization, patient advocacy efforts, and upcoming “Demand Care: Bring Healthcare Close to Home” campaign for the Red Deer Regional Hospital expansion. SHECA is advocating for improved healthcare access for central Albertans closer to home.

Planning & Development Services

Bylaw 400.22 (Midway Centre Lift Station Rezoning)

Council held a Public Hearing for Bylaw 400.22, for the re-designation of a portion of SE 26-40-27 W4 (0.44 Acres) to Utility District (UT), in order to facilitate the development of the sanitary lift station necessary to service the west area.

No one came forward in favour or opposed, or deemed themselves to be affected by the proposed bylaw. Subsequently, Council approved Bylaw 400.22 after giving it send and third readings, as presented.

Community Services

MEGlobal Athletic Park Expansion 2019-2020

Council defeated a motion to approve an alternate financial contribution of $150,000 to the Lacombe Athletic Park Association’s 2019‐2020 ME Global Athletic Park project to expand and improve the existing fieldhouse, and install international regulation track and field infrastructure.

Council then passed a resolution to return the matter of a financial contribution to the Lacombe Athletic Park Association’s 2019‐2020 ME Global Athletic Park project to Administration, with direction to return with the item after the Association receives a response from their two grant applications to the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program and the Community Facility Enhancement Program.

Affordable Housing

Council approved the update of the Housing Needs Assessment to a maximum cost of $20,000.

An updated needs assessment will allow for targeted affordable housing projects and assess the degree of homelessness in the community.

Engineering Services

General Engineering Request for Qualification Process

Council accepted the General Engineering Services Request for Qualification report as information.

Administrative Services

2018 Year in Review

Council accepted the City of Lacombe 2018 Year in Review as information and for public release.

Council & Legislative

Committee Meeting

Council voted to cancel the Monday, April 1, 2019, committee meeting.

*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on April 8, 2019, at 5 p.m.

*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on April 23, 2019, at 5 p.m.

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

-Submitted by the City of Lacombe

Just Posted

Buccaneers pillage Irish 36-0

Central Alberta bounces back after off week against Wolfpack

Lacombe business drives home with CARS Magazine 2019 Shop of the Year Award

Lacombe Auto Service Centre Ltd. looking to keep evolving with industry

Lacombe Corn Maze celebrates 20 years in central Alberta

Kraay Family Farms will be celebrating the occasion all season

Lacombe’s Chairs for Charity is back for second year

75 chairs to be auctioned off in hopes of raising $10,000

Community mourns the deaths of two Maskwacis toddlers

Siblings found drowned on family’s property

WATCH: Lacombe AUPE members picket against Bill 9

Union members say their constitutional rights have been ignored

A year later, ceremony commemorates victims of the Danforth shooting

It’s the one-year anniversary of when a man opened fire along the bustling street before shooting and killing himself

Ottawa fights planned class action against RCMP for bullying, intimidation

The current case is more general, applying to employees, including men, who worked for the RCMP

Alberta judge denies B.C.’s bid to block ‘Turn Off the Taps’ bill

He said the proper venue for the disagreement is Federal Court

Sexual harassment complaints soaring amid ‘frat boy culture’ in Canada’s airline industry

‘It’s a #MeToo dumpster fire…and it’s exhausting for survivors’

How much do you know about the moon?

To mark the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, see how well you know space

Bashaw seed cleaning plant holds official opening

New facility operating well since January

Couple found dead along northern B.C. highway in double homicide

Woman from the U.S. and man from Australia found dead near Liard Hot Springs

Bank of Canada lowers qualifying rate used in mortgage stress tests

Home sales softened last year after the federal government introduced new stress test rules for uninsured mortgages

Most Read