(BLACK PRESS file image)

(BLACK PRESS file image)

City of Lacombe council highlights – May 25, 2020

Next scheduled Council Meetings is June 1, 2020, at 5 p.m. (Committee)

3. Presentations

3.1 Lacombe Police Commission – 2019 Annual Report

Lacombe Police Commission (LPC) Chair Corey Gish and Lacombe Police Service (LPS) Chief Lorne Blumhagen presented the 2019 Lacombe Police Commission/Police Service Annual Report to Council. Presentation highlights included their strategic plan priorities, crime statistics, a community survey resulting in an overall satisfaction rating of 82 percent, and a successful provincial standards audit in late 2019. An LPS website was implemented in 2019 with a social media component. Police to population ratios have improved in line with their human resources plan. Crime prevention tips via the LPS website and social media were encouraged.

Council then accepted the 2019 LPC/LPS Annual Report presentation as information.

5. Requests for Decision

5.1 Employee Benefits, Wellness and Recognition Policy

Council approved the Employee Benefits, Wellness and Recognition Policy, effective May 26, 2020. Council then rescinded the existing Employee Benefits and Recognition Policy 14/124.01 2018, effective May 26, 2020.

5.2 Bylaw 479 – 2020 Tax Rate Bylaw

Council gave second and third readings to Bylaw 479, the City’s annual property tax bylaw. The tax rate for 2020 is one per cent.

5.3 Bylaw 379.1 – Tax Penalty Bylaws Assessment

Council gave first and second readings to Bylaw 379.1, the City’s tax penalty and payment bylaw amendment.

5.4 Local Improvement Tax Policy

Council passed a resolution to approve the Local Improvement Tax Policy, effective May 26, 2020.

5.5 2020 Capital Works Construction Award

Council advanced the re-construction of Highway Street as proposed, and awarded the 2020/2021 Capital Works Program construction contract to Border Paving at a cost of $4,606,494 + GST.

Council then directed Administration to enter into a contract with Stantec Consulting for project management, construction and post-construction engineering services, at a cost of $330,192 + GST.

Council also directed Administration to enter into a contract with Parkland Geotechnical Consulting Ltd. for materials testing during construction, at a cost of $59,490 + GST.

Finally, Council directed Administration to proceed with the detailed design for the paving of Len Thompson Drive and 55 Avenue in the 2020/2021 Capital Works Program, and accepted the modified cross section for Brownstone Road as proposed.

5.6 Street Sweeper Purchase Award

Council directed Administration to pursue further information at a subsequent Council meeting with regard to the street sweeper purchase.

5.7 RFP Award – Dry Cooler at LMC

Council accepted the request for decision to award a contract for supply and install of a dry cooler at the Lacombe Memorial Centre (LMC) as information, and directed Administration to amend the scope of the dry cooler capital project to include an engineering assessment of options to address the heat issues and determine the LMC’s roof weight bearing capabilities, if necessary.

*The next scheduled Council Meetings:

– June 1, 2020, at 5 p.m. (Committee)

– June 8, 2020, at 5 p.m. (Regular)

– June 15, 2020, at 5 p.m. (Regular)

– June 22, 2020, at 5 p.m. (Regular)

-Submitted by the City of Lacombe

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