(BLACK PRESS file photo)

(BLACK PRESS file photo)

City of Lacombe council highlights – Oct. 15

The next scheduled council meeting is Oct. 28

Corporate Services

Automated Traffic Enforcement – Administrative Recommendation

Council directed Administration to prepare a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the delivery of an Automated Traffic Enforcement (ATE) strategy, as outlined in the recommendation report.

As part of the proposed program, the City and Lacombe Police Service would provide an education program for three months prior to active enforcement, and notify the public of locations of the ATE devices via a webpage.

Council also directed Administration to set a Lacombe Police Operational Reserve target of $3 million prior to adopting a revenue sharing model as outlined in Phase II of the report, which states that after reaching the targeted reserve balance, all net revenue would be split equally between the City of Lacombe General Capital Reserve and the Lacombe Police Service Capital Reserve.

Dispensations from the capital reserves would be targeted to the objectives of improving traffic safety, and traffic efficiency, within Lacombe.

Financial Services

2020 Operating Budget

Council accepted the proposed 2020 Operating Budget report as information, for consideration during the upcoming 2020 budget workshops.

2020 Capital Budget

Council received the proposed 2020 Capital Budget as information, for discussion and deliberation at the October 28, 2019, Council Budget Workshop.

Council & Legislative

Coffee with Council Comment Summary

Council passed a resolution to accept the Resident Comment Summary from the 2019 Fall Coffee with Council session as information.

Coffee with Council sessions are held semi-annually to give Council an opportunity to interact with residents in an informal setting, to give residents a chance to meet their councillors face-to-face, and to bring forward any municipal issues, concerns, ideas and/or suggestions. The sessions also give Administration an opportunity to update residents on programs and initiatives underway or projects under consideration.

A summary of current and past comments (with responses where appropriate) is posted at www.lacombe.ca/coffeewithcouncil. Environmental Services

Green Bin Disposal RFP Award

Council directed Administration to enter into a three-year contract, with a two-year option for extension, with D&M Concrete for yard waste collection service.

Operations and Planning Services

DARP Implementation Plan

Council passed a resolution to endorse the working group approach for the Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan (DARP) Implementation Program.

The plan outlines short, mid and long term actions to enhance and preserve Lacombe’s downtown streetscape design and infrastructure.

Corporate Services

2020 Franchise Fee Comparisons

Council set the 2020 ATCO Gas natural gas franchise fee rate for the City of Lacombe at 24.5 per cent; the median rate of comparator municipalities.

The franchise agreement permits ATCO Gas to be the sole distributor of natural gas within the City’s boundary. In exchange for granting the franchise rights and providing the use of its municipal rights of way and roadways for distribution infrastructure, the City receives compensation from the utility company.

Motions Out of Camera

Land Matter

Council passed a resolution to allow Iron Wolf Crossing Corporation to register a security against a land parcel in lieu of a security deposit for the development agreement for Iron Wolf Crossing.

*The next scheduled Council Meetings are:

– October 28, 2019, at 5 p.m. (Organizational)

– November 4, 2019, at 5 p.m. (Committee)

– November 12, 2019, at 5 p.m. (Regular)

– November 25, 2019, at 5 p.m. (Regular)

-Submitted by the City of Lacombe