County Briefs: Mirror rates to increase

Lacombe County council approved an increase in water and wastewater services for the Hamlet of Mirror

Lacombe County council approved an increase in water and wastewater services for the Hamlet of Mirror during their regular council meeting on Jan. 8th.

Water and wastewater rates will increase by 7.5%.

An increase of 4.5% was set for garbage pickup rates along with the monthly garbage rate being set at $17.34 per residence.

Administration indicated the current water and wastewater rates did not sufficiently fund the cost of providing the services and reserves for future water and wastewater expenditures.

Council gave first, second and third reading to the Mirror Water and Wastewater Services bylaw in one sitting.

COUNTY APPEALS SYLVAN LAKE MDP

Council was advised that the County has submitted an appeal to the Municipal Government Board in regards to the Town of Sylvan Lake’s Municipal Development Plan (MDP).

The County has concerns with the lack of a 30-metre setback from the lake for new developments along with public open space and lake access to Sylvan Lake, which were not incorporated into the new MDP.

Sylvan Lake council approved the MDP on Dec. 8th.

INCREASE FOR WATER SERVICES

Council approved a bylaw regarding water services within Lakeview Estates, a subdivision adjacent to Gull Lake.

Administration again indicated the current charged rates did not sufficiently fund the cost of providing the service and did not provide reserve funds for future water capital expenditures.

An increase of 7.5% was approved.

Council gave first, second and third reading to the Lakeview Estates Water Services bylaw.

COUNTY PLANS FOR THE LONG RANGE

Council was presented with and adopted the Long Range Planning Program for 2015 to 2017.

The main focus of the program is to complete a comprehensive review of the County’s MDP and the Land Use Bylaw. The MDP was adopted in 2007, which indicates the plan should be reviewed every five years.

 

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