City of Lacombe Council highlights – Sept. 10, 2018

The City of lacombe held a regular meeting of Council

Planning & Development Services

Bylaw 400.17 (Zoning Amendments (C6)) – Council held a Public Hearing for Bylaw 400.17, which includes proposed amendments to Land Use Bylaw 400, with respect to changes to existing definitions, the creation of the C6 District and the rezoning of three properties to this newly established district. No one spoke for or against the bylaw. Council subsequently approved Bylaw 400.17 after giving it second and third readings as presented.

Bylaw 444 (Heritage Designation: Fraser-MacDonald Building) – Council passed a resolution to designate the Fraser‐MacDonald Building as a Municipal Historic Resource after giving second and third readings to Bylaw 444.

Bylaw 400.16 (Land Use Updates – CRC) – Council gave second reading to Bylaw 400.16, which includes changes to Land Use Bylaw 400 around definitions for proposed land use districts where the sale and production of cannabis may be located when federally legal, as presented.

Council & Legislative

Bylaw 463 (Parental Leave for Elected Officials) – Council adopted Bylaw 463, a bylaw to establish parental leave for elected officials, after giving it second and third readings. The bylaw provides for parental leave prior to or after the birth or adoption of a child for elected officials. It removes a barrier to citizens wanting to become involved in municipal politics, and may attract a more diverse range of candidates to run for Council.

Council Remuneration Policy – Council approved the Council Remuneration Policy as presented and directed Administration to increase the salary and benefits to maintain equivalent net pay.

Hours of Work Policy – Council approved the Hours of Work for City Employees Policy effective September 10, 2018. Council subsequently rescinded the existing Hours of Work Policy effective September 10, 2018.

Compensation Policy – Council approved the Compensation Policy for City Employees effective September 10, 2018. Council then rescinded the existing Compensation Policy effective September 10, 2018.

Confirmation of Appointment – Council passed a resolution to confirm Matthew Goudy’s appointment as Chief Administrative Officer effective September 6, 2018.

Council Committee Appointment Council – appointed Christopher Myles Chykerda to the Heritage Resources Committee for a term ending September 10, 2022.

Lacombe Performing Arts Centre Request – Council accepted the Lacombe Performing Arts Centre Foundation Proposal as information, then directed Administration to assist in the development of a formal business plan.

Corporate Services

Emergency Management Advisory Committee (Delegation of Authority) – Council passed a resolution to support the suggested edits to the Lacombe Regional Emergency Management Partnership Plan, and emboldened the Council representative to vote in favor of the Delegation of Authority and Request for Support section changes at the next Lacombe Regional Emergency Management Partnership meeting.

Recreation, Parks & Culture Services

Playground Replacements – Council directed Administration to award the contract for the replacement of the playgrounds at Essex Park and Michener Subdivision to Park N Play Design Company Ltd. in the amount of $299,903.63 plus GST. Transportation Services

Airport – Capital Runway Lights – Council awarded the Lacombe Regional Airport Runway Lighting contract to Signal Electric Ltd. in the amount of $203,447.92 plus GST for a hardwired LED light system.

Downtown Sidewalk Replacement – Council directed Administration to proceed with Olds Concrete Services for the completion of the north portion of sidewalk where the City already has contributions from the building owner, including electrical conduits to enhance future use.

*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on September 24, 2018, at 5 p.m.

*The next scheduled Council Committee Meeting is on October 1, 2018, at 5 p.m.

*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on October 9, 2018, at 5 p.m.

-Submitted by the City of Lacombe

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