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City of Lacombe council highlights – Oct. 28

Next scheduled council meetings is Nov. 12

Council & Legislative

Bylaw 370.2 (Procedural Bylaw Amendment)

City administration presented a proposed new council meeting agenda format for Council’s consideration, together with Bylaw 370.2 (the Procedural Bylaw Amendment) needed to authorize the new format, and a consolidated Bylaw 370 to illustrate the updated sections.

Council then gave first and second readings to Bylaw 370.2, the Procedural Bylaw Amendment, as presented.

Corporate Services

Routine Disclosure Policy

Council passed a resolution to approve policy 18/211.01 2019PO – Routine Disclosure. The policy supports the work of Council in providing information to the public by means of routine disclosure and active dissemination, while maintaining compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Recording of council Meetings

Council passed a resolution to approve policy 11/016.01 2019PO – Recording of Council Meetings. The policy supports ease of access to and transparency of the municipal legislative process, and aligns with the City’s existing procedures.

Operations and Planning Services

Age Demographics – City of Lacombe

Council accepted the City of Lacombe Population Demographics (Age) Report as information. The report analyzes Federal Census data on Lacombe’s population demographics from 2006 to 2016, and touches on the community’s population growth, population makeup and future trends.

Notice of Motion

Councillor Don Gullekson read out his Notice of Motion for Council’s information:

To direct Administration to prepare a Report to Committee, outlining possible intracommunity public transit options, including an expanded use of Connex, for the City of Lacombe.

Council will discuss the motion at the November 12, 2019, Regular Council Meeting.

Motion Out of Camera

Land Matter

Council passed a resolution to approve the requested security reduction for the Development of Lot 1 in Phase 1 of Midway Centre.

Organizational Meeting

Council and Legislative

2019-2020 Council Meeting Dates

Council approved the regular and committee Council meeting dates from November 2019 to October 2020 as presented in Option 1 (meetings displaced due to statutory holidays will be rescheduled for the Tuesday immediately following the holiday Monday).

Councillor Appointments to Committees, Boards and Commissions

Council approved the 2019-2020 councillor appointments to Council committees, boards and commissions as presented. Council also appointed Councillor Hibbs as the alternate member on the Lacombe County Fire Services Advisory Committee, and confirmed Councillor Konnik as the main member on the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, with Councillor Hoekstra as the alternate.

Committees, Board and Commission Appointments for Citizens-at-Large

Council approved the board appointments and reappointments for citizens-at-large as presented, with remaining vacancies to be advertised.

Council Seating Arrangements

Council voted to keep the current seating arrangements until the next organizational meeting.

*The next scheduled Council Meetings are:

– 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 Lacombe Council

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