Highlights of Lacombe County regular council

December 16, 2021

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(File photo)

REDESIGNATION OF LAND – W1/234-39-02 W5M – PALM COVE

Representatives of Qualico Communities provided a presentation on their request to redesignateapproximately 38.69 hectares (95.61 acres) on the W½ 34-39-02-W5M into a 59-lot clustered styleresidential development, known as Palm Cove. The presentation was received for information.

REDESIGNATION OF LAND – Pt. NW 21-39-03 W5M – ALBERTA VIEWS RV & GOLF COURSE

Alterra Engineering representatives and Bill McLean provided a presentation on behalf of 1949561 Alberta

Ltd. (Bill and Carla McLean) regarding their request to redesignate approximately 61.95 hectares (153.07 acres) on Pt. NW 21-39-03-W5M to Recreation ‘PR’ District. The presentation was received for information.

LAND USE BYLAW AMENDMENT REQUEST – PT. SW 16-39-01 W5M – ADEARA RECOVERY CENTRE

Representatives of Work on That Inc., on behalf of Adeara, provided a presentation regarding their request to add a special discretionary use to the Agricultural ‘A’ District of the County’s Land Use Bylaw to consider a “treatment centre” on Pt. SW 16-39-01-W5M. The presentation was received for information.

SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 11 (EAST OF HAYNES) ASP

The terms of reference and a background report on the proposed Highway 11 (East of Haynes) Area Structure Plan (ASP) were presented. The South of Highway 11 Area Multi-lot Country Residential Outline Plan (OP) was developed in 2001 and the intent of the proposed Highway 11 (East of Haynes) is to develop a new ASP with a boundary that represents the eastern portion of the OP plan area and to update the plan to reflect change to the County’s Municipal Development Plan and Land Use Bylaw.

The Terms of Reference for the Highway 11 (East of Haynes) ASP were approved and the background report for the ASP was received for information.

LACOMBE COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY

The Terms of Reference for the Lacombe County Economic Development Strategy were approved as presented.

HIGHWAY 2/HIGHWAY 12 INTERCHANGE FUNCTIONAL PLANNING STUDY

A presentation by representatives of Alberta Transportation and Castleglen Consultants on the Highway 2/Highway 12 Interchange Function Planning Study was received for information.

2022 FCSS FUNDING ALLOCATIONS

Council approved funding for the following community programs in 2022 and ongoing annual funding, pending 1) the yearly review of each program to ensure that the program is operational and continues to be a valuable resource to the community and 2) there is sufficient funding available.

• Alix FCSS $ 1,500

• Alix Mirror Wellness Supports Society $ 2,600

• Bentley Community Services $ 10,248

• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lacombe and District $ 5,000

• Blackfalds Camp Curious $ 3,600

• Blackfalds FCSS – Seniors Programs $ 3,000

• Youth Unlimited Central Alberta $ 6,000

• Eckville and Community Youth Society $ 2,500

• Eckville Recreation Board – Summer Camp $ 2,000

• Friends of the Mirror Library Society $ 5,100

• Lacombe and District FCSS $ 24,128

• Lacombe FCSS (Clive, Mirror, Tees Playgroup) $ 2,394

Total $ 68,070

2021 UNEXPENDED FCSS FUNDING

After the annual year-end review for 2021 and projections for 2022, it was determined that the FCSS program will be underspent in the amount of $ 13,000 for 2021.

Council approved funding, on a one-time basis, to the following community organizations:

• Alix FCSS $ 1,000

• Alix Mirror Wellness Supports Society $ 1,200

• Big Brothers Big Sisters $ 3,000

• Town of Blackfalds Camp Curious $ 1,200

• Lacombe and District FCSS $ 3,494

• Lacombe FCSS on behalf of Clive FCSS $ 1,606

• Youth Unlimited Central Alberta $ 1,500

Total: $13,000

LAPA POLICY RC(1) FUNDING REQUEST

A second joint meeting with the City of Lacombe will be held virtually on January 18, 2022 at 9 a.m. to discuss a funding request from the Lacombe Athletic Park Association (LAPA) with regard to Phase Two of the Field House Project, which is the Track and Field Expansion.

POLICY AD(8) LAND SALES – HAMLET OF MIRROR

Council was presented with updated Policy AD(8) Land Sales – Hamlet of Mirror which established the process for the sale of vacant lots owned by Lacombe County. A clause has been added to the policy to require development of lots within a specific period. Policy AD(8) was approved as presented.

STRATEGIC PLAN OVERVIEW

By resolution of Council, Lacombe County will proceed with the development of a new Strategic Plan. A strategic planning workshop will be held on January 11 and 12, 2022 commencing at 9 a.m. in the Lacombe County Council Chambers.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

In addition to receiving the notes of the Dec. 7, 2021 Committee of the Whole meeting for information, Council also reviewed the following items from that meeting:

PARKING FEES – SANDY POINT & SUNBREAKER COVE FACILITIES

The County Manager was directed to prepare a report with regard to the proposal to charge parking fees and boat launching fees at the Sandy Point and Sunbreaker Cove facilities and this report be presented at a future meeting.

ASSET MANAGEMENT

A presentation on the various aspects and the requirements of Asset Management was received for information.

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ROAD BANS ON ASPELUND AND WOODYNOOK ROAD

The County Manager was directed to prepare a report regarding the impacts of lifting road bans on the Aspelund and Woodynook Roads. This report will be presented at a future Council meeting.

COUNCILLOR CODE OF CONDUCT BYLAW

A presentation providing an overview of the Lacombe County Councillor Code of Conduct Bylaw as required by the Municipal Government Act, was received for information.

LAPA FUNDING REQUEST – CITY OF LACOMBE/LACOMBE COUNTY

A report regarding the Lacombe Athletic Park Association (LAPA) request for Lacombe County financial support of their Track and Field Expansion project was received for information. Consideration of this request will be deferred until after the second City of Lacombe – Lacombe County joint Council meeting as per the Community Groups – Facility Capital and Operating Funding Requests process, as required by the City of Lacombe/Lacombe County Operational Cost-sharing Agreement.

RURAL RED DEER RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PROGRAM BOARD

As per Council resolution Councillor Kreil was appointed as the Lacombe County representative to the Rural Red Deer Restorative Justice Program Board of Directors and Community Advisory Council.

BYLAW NO. 1352/21 – RATES AND FEES 2022

Bylaw No. 1352/21, a bylaw of Lacombe County to authorize the establishment of fees for various services, supplies, information, applications and appeals provided to the public was read a first, second and third time and so passed by Council.

UTILITY RATE BYLAWS

Council moved first, second and third readings of the following bylaws:

1. Bylaw 1354/21, a bylaw to establish 2022 water and wastewater rates for Aspelund Industrial Park;

2. Bylaw 1355, a bylaw to establish 2022 wastewater rates for the Sylvan Lake Subdivisions that are part

of the Sylvan Lake Communal Sewer System;

3. Bylaw 1356/21, a bylaw to establish 2022 water rates for Lakeview Estates; and

4. Bylaw 1357/21, a bylaw to establish 2022 water, wastewater and solid waste rates for the Hamlet of Mirror.

These rates will be posted on the Lacombe County website.

Next Regular Council Meeting is

Thursday, Jan.13, 2022 – 9 a.m.

Next Committee of the Whole Meeting is

Feb. 1, 2022 – 9 a.m.

Lacombe County Administration Building

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