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City of Lacombe council highlights – May 27, 2019

Next scheduled council committee eeting is on June 3

Operations and Planning Services

Bylaw 400.23 (Land Use Bylaw)

Council give first reading to Bylaw 400.23, which among other things, proposes to:

  • Streamline the process for development of a new business in an existing building
  • Removing on-site parking requirements for businesses located in existing downtown buildings
  • Allow the Municipal Planning Commission to focus only on complex or controversial development proposals. Routine development applications that do not generate any public feedback can be approved in-house, reducing processing time and providing greater clarity for potential developers and businesses
  • Better flexibility for landscaping requirements on commercial and industrial developments
  • Increased size limitations on secondary and garden suites

Council then directed Administration to schedule a Public Hearing for Bylaw 400.23 at 5:30 p.m. on Monday June 24, 2019.

Bylaw 400.25 (Land Use Bylaw)

Council give first reading to Bylaw 400.25, for the re-designation of Lot 40, Block 28, Plan 5054MC (also known as 5455 47 Avenue) from Residential Detached Dwelling (R1) to Community Services District (CS), in order to facilitate the consolidation of this property with an adjacent lot.

Council also scheduled a public hearing for Bylaw 400.25 at 5:20 p.m. on Monday, June 24, 2019.

Infrastructure Services and Public Works

Recycling Provider RFP

Council voted to allow the contract with Environmental 360 Solutions to expire at the end of its term on May 31, 2019. Council also directed Administration to monitor the state of the recycling industry and report on opportunities to re-establish residential curbside recycling in the city of Lacombe when viable.

Snow Clearing Policy Review

Council accepted the snow clearing policy report from Administration. Council directed Administration to consider increased clearing of trails and recreational pond ice surfaces, and provide cost options for complete snow removal versus windrowing, and an increased number of snow dumpsites to increase the efficiency of snow removal.

Council also directed Administration to have the Traffic Bylaw reviewed with regard to extension cords.

Highway 2 Rest Stop

Council directed Administration to send a letter highlighting concerns with a Provincial plan to include commercial development in a proposed commercial rest stop area near the City of Lacombe – to MLA Ron Orr, with an invitation to Lacombe County to be added as a signatory, and copied to Provincial ministries as discussed.

Local Improvement Plan (Fairway Drive and Eagle Road)

Council passed a resolution to table the Local Improvement Plan (for the construction of a sidewalk along the south side of Fairway Drive and the west side of Eagle Road from Fairway Drive to Central Alberta Christian High School).

Financial Services

2019 Q1 Financial Variance

Council voted to accept the Q1 Operating Variance Report as information.

Corporate Services

Appointment of Director of Emergency Management

Council appointed Deputy Fire Chief Eric Graham to the role of Director of Emergency Management for the City of Lacombe effective June 1, 2019. Council also rescinded the appointment of Chief Ed van Delden as the Director of Emergency Management effective May 31, 2019.

Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams

Council approved the recommendation that Director Piché participate on the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) Civilian Advisory Committee (CAC).

Community Services

Municipal Parade Invitations

Council accepted the 2019 parade requests as information, and requested that individual councillors continue to inform Administration of their commitment to attend specific parades as available.

Council and Legislative

Council Committee Meeting

Council directed Administration to schedule a Council Committee meeting with an In Camera component on June 11, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. to present and discuss responses to the Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEOI) to Building Lacombe’s Future.

*The next scheduled Council Committee Meeting is on June 3, 2019, at 5 p.m.

*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on June 10, 2019, at 5 p.m.

*The next scheduled Council Committee Meeting is on June 11, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. (In Camera) *The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on June 24, 2019, at 5 p.m.

-Submitted by the City of Lacombe

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