Highlights of Lacombe County Regular Council

November 30, 2021

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Council was provided with an update on the latest COVID-19 restrictions, statistics and the Province’s current vaccine statistics.

PUBLIC HEARING – BYLAW NO. 11350/21

A public hearing was held regarding Bylaw No. 1350/21, a bylaw of Lacombe County, to close to public travel and dispose of portions of a public highway in accordance with Section 22 of the Municipal Government Act.

Following the public hearing, the County Manager was authorized to forward Bylaw No. 1350/21 to the Minister of Transportation for approval before considering a second and third reading.

LACOMBE SOUTH RING CONNECTOR FUNCTIONAL PLAN

By resolution of Council, Lacombe County will participate in the Alberta Community Partnership Grant application with the City of Lacombe to develop a South Ring Road Connector Functional Plan. Council agreed to the City of Lacombe being designated as the managing partner for this project.

ROAD CLOSURE REQUEST – ROAD PLAN 3593J – CONSOLIDATION & SALE

By resolution of Council, the County Manager was directed to proceed with the process to close Road Plan 3593J. This proposal will be circulated to interested parties for comment, and further, a report on the comments and cancellation request will be presented at the Jan. 13, 2022 Council meeting. The proposed closure will see 4.17 acres consolidated with the SW 8-41-24

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RC(10) APPLICATIONS

Council approved funding for Policy RC(10) – Operating Support of Historical, Cultural, Tourism & Visitor Information Facilities & Services 2022 Applications. Council approved the 2022 Policy RC(10) funding applications as follows:

Mirror & District Museum Association $ 16,500

Alix Wagon Wheel Museum $ 4,300

Bentley Museum Society $ 10,000

Blackfalds & Area Historical Society $ 10,000

Lacombe & District Historical Society $ 38,529

Lacombe Regional Tourism & Marketing Assoc. $ 53,156

Total $132,485

HIGHWAY 12/21 REGIONAL WATER SERVICES COMMISSION – 2022 OPERATING BUDGET

Council received the Highway 12/21 Regional Water Services Commission 2022 Operating budget for information. A letter will be forwarded to the Commission stating that Lacombe County has no comments or questions regarding the proposed budget.

KEY STRATEGIC ACTION ITEMS IMPLEMENTATION PLAN

An update on the Key Strategic Action Items Implementation Plan for 2018 to 2023 was approved as presented. RR 3, Lacombe, AB T4L 2N3 (Tel) 403.782.6601 (Fax) 403.782.3820

ALBERTA PROVINCIAL POLICY SERVICE TRANSITION STUDY

Council will attend municipal engagement sessions hosted by the Province with regard to the Alberta Provincial Police Service Transition Study.

PLOW TRUCK REPLACEMENT

Following the loss of a County plow truck by a fire, the County Manager was authorized to outfit an existing truck (Unit 594), which includes the purchase of a sander at a cost of $ 43,000, to serve as a replacement for the lost plow truck.

The County Manager was further authorized to purchase a new cab and chassis, including a

gravel box, for a total cost of $ 278,000 to replace the gravel/backhoe truck (Unit 594).

BYLAW NO. 1353/21 – QE11 WEST LACOMBE BUSINESS PARK

Bylaw No. 1353/21, a bylaw of Lacombe County respecting water and wastewater services in the QE11 West Lacombe Business Parks, was given first, second and third and final reading by Council and so passed.

LACOMBE REGIONAL WASTE SERVICES COMMISSION

Jay Hohn, Manager of the Lacombe Regional Waste Services Commission (LRWSC) provided a presentation on the operations and future initiatives of LRWSC.

Next Regular Council Meeting is Dec. 16, 2021 at 9 a.m.

For more details from Lacombe County Council meetings, please refer to the meeting minutes. All meeting minutes are posted on the website (lacombecounty.com) after approval.

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