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Highlights of the Lacombe County council meeting – Aug, 8,

Next Regular Council Meeting is Thursday August 22

Public hearing –Bylaw No. 1300/19

A public hearing was held for Bylaw No. 1300/19. Bylaw No.1300/19, is a bylaw of Lacombe County to amend the Lacombe County Land Use Bylaw No. 1237/17. Council subsequently approved second reading of the bylaw.

Public hearing – Bylaw No. 1301/19

A public hearing was held for Bylaw No. 1301/19. Bylaw No.1301/19, is a bylaw of Lacombe County to amend the Lacombe Municipal Development Plan Bylaw No. 1238/17. Council subsequently approved second and third reading of the bylaw.

Rebel Energy proposed land rezoning

A report was presented by Rebel Energy Services on behalf of the landowner Ron Campbell regarding rezoning approximately 3.68 ha (9.11 ac) on Lot 15 Block 1 Plan 162 927, adjacent to the Burbank Industrial Park from Agricultural “A” to Business Industrial “I” District. The rezoning would facilitate an expansion to Rebel Energy Services yard site.

The report was received for information by Council. Rebel Energy will hold a public open house on August 29, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Blackfalds Multi-plex regarding the proposed development.

Special Events Emergency Response Plan guidelines

To assist developers with direction in developing an Emergency Response Plan (ERP) Lacombe County has developed the Lacombe County Guide to Developing an ERP. The Lacombe County Guide to developing an (ERP) for special events received the endorsement of Council.

Guide to multi-lot development proposals

Council was presented the Multi-lot Development Proposals: Lacombe County’s Guide to the Approval Process (the Guide) which provides developers with a detailed outline of the County’s approval process for redesignating land and multi-lot subdivision. The Guide has now been updated to clarify and explicitly explain the step by step requirements and procedures for developers when hosting public meetings.

The Multi-lot Development Proposals: Lacombe County’s Guide to the Approval Process received the endorsement of Council.

Sylvan Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan

The partnering municipalities surrounding Sylvan Lake, including Lacombe County, Red Deer County, Town of Sylvan Lake, Summer Village of Birchcliff, Summer Village of Halfmoon Bay, Summer Village of Jarvis Bay, Summer Village of Norglenwold, and the Summer Village of Sunbreaker Cove have identified the need for an Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP). The IDP will ensure a coordinated approach to growth and development around the lake to the benefit of all communities. The second phase of the Plan has been completed and was presented for information. The presentation on the IDP was received for information.

Eckville Elementary School playground redevelopment project

By resolution of Council Lacombe County will contribute $ 50,000 toward the cost of the Eckville Elementary School Playground Redevelopment Project. This contribution will be funded from the County’s Community Resource Reserve.

LACOMBE REGIONAL AIRPORT – CAPITAL FUNDING REQUEST

By resolution of Council Lacombe County approved an additional funding request from the City of Lacombe of $6,325 for the east taxiway paving and the west fence relocation capital projects at the Lacombe Regional Airport; and further, that funding of this additional contribution will be deducted from the 2019 contribution to the Airport Capital Reserve.

Connex bus replacement capital funding request – City of Lacombe

A capital funding request that Lacombe County contribute $ 27,233 toward the Lacombe Connex Bus Replacement Project received Council approval. The contribution will be funded from the County’s Recreation Capital Assistance Reserve.

2019 organizational meeting

The 2019 Council Organizational meeting will be held on October 22, 2019 commencing at 9:00 a.m. Council is required to hold an Organizational meeting to select a Reeve, Deputy

Reeve and make appointments to various committees and boards.

Bylaw No. 1303/19 – Establish the Subdivision & Development Appeal Board

Bylaw No. 1303/19, a bylaw of Lacombe County to establish the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Bylaw of Lacombe County received first, second and third readings by Council and was therefore passed.

Bylaw No. 1303/19 will provide for an amendment to appoint the Board for a two-year term rather than the previous term of one-year.

Bylaw No. 1304/19 – Astablish Assessment Review Boards

Bylaw No. 1304/19, a bylaw of Lacombe County to establish Assessment Review Boards and to enter into agreements to provide assessment review board services to other municipalities received first, second and third readings by Council and was therefore passed.

Bylaw No. 1304/19 will provide for an amendment to appoint the Boards for a two-year term rather than the previous term of one-year.

Policy CC(3) Duties of committees, commissions and boards

By resolution of Council amendments to Policy CC(3) were approved. The amendments to Policy CC(3) will provide for the appointment of the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board and the Assessment Review Boards for two-year(2) terms.

Ponoka County/Lacombe County Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP)

Ponoka County and Lacombe County have assembled a steering committee to develop a rural to rural Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP). A draft working document has now been prepared and will tentatively be presented to the public on September 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Morningside Hall. The plan seeks to direct development to areas already identified under one of the existing eight plans within the plan area. The presentation on the IDP was received for information by Council.

Gull Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan

The Steering Committee for the Gull Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) has revised the Plan based on the Committee discussions and other identified needs. The current IDP was adopted in 2010. The majority of the amendments have been made in order to clarify the document and meet the new requirements as per Bill 21, the Modernized Municipal Government Act (MMGA).

Council gave first reading to Bylaw 1302/19, a bylaw of Lacombe County to adopt the proposed Gull Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan.

A special meeting is scheduled for September 3, 2019 in order to conduct a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. at the Gull Lake Hall to allow interested parties to comment on these proposed changes.

Next Regular Council Meeting is Thursday August 22, 2019 – 9:00 a.m.

Next Committee of the Whole Meeting is

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 – 9:00 a.m.

-Submitted by Lacombe County

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