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City of Lacombe council highlights – March 25, 2019

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

Presentation

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

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