(File photo by BLACK PRESS)

(File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Highlights of the Lacombe County council meeting – Dec. 12, 2019

Next regular council meeting is January 9, 2020 - 9:00 a.m.

Bylaw No. 1309/19 public hearing

A public hearing was held for Bylaw No.1309/19. Bylaw No.1309/19 is a bylaw of Lacombe County to adopt the proposed Ponoka County/Lacombe County Intermunicipal Development Plan. Council subsequently gave second reading to Bylaw No. 1309/19.

Bylaw No. 1310/19 public hearing

A public hearing was held for Bylaw No.1310/19. Bylaw No.1310/19 is a bylaw of Lacombe County to adopt the proposed Town of Blackfalds/Lacombe County Intermunicipal Development Plan. Council subsequently gave second reading to Bylaw No. 1310/19.

Fire services agreement/facility cost sharing agreement – Town of Eckville

The Fire Services Agreement and the Facility Cost Sharing Agreement between Lacombe County and the Town of Eckville received Council approval.

Committee of the whole

In addition to receiving the minutes of the October 1, 2019 Committee of the Whole meeting for information, Council also reviewed the following items from that meeting:

Subdivision and Develop Appeal Board (SDAB) Appeal fees

The County Manager was directed to prepare a report regarding SDAB appeal fees, and further, this report will be presented at a future Council meeting.

Regulations on animals kept in country residential districts

A report on the regulations regarding animals being kept in Country Residential Districts within the County was received for information.

Permits for telecommunications towers

The County Manager was directed to prepare a report regarding permits for telecommunication towers. This report will be presented at a future Council meeting.

Private sewage system variance approval process

The County Manager was directed to prepare a report regarding accreditation through the Safety Codes Act. This report will be presented at a future Committee of the Whole meeting.

The County Manager was directed to contact the Municipal Affairs Safety Codes Division and request that a representative make a presentation to Council at a future Committee of the Whole meeting.

Option Pay – online credit card payment system

A presentation on Option Pay – Online Credit Card Payment System was received for information. This system will be implemented by the County in 2020.


The County Manager was directed to prepare a report regarding the establishment of non-residential assessment sub-classes. This report was presented at the December 12, 2019 meeting.

Small business property assessment for sub-class

A resolution that Council adopt a small business assessment sub-class bylaw for 2020 did not receive Council approval.

Rimbey RCMP Community Consultive Group

As per a request from the Rimbey RCMP Mrs. Kreil was appointed as Lacombe County’s representative to the Rimbey RCMP Community Consultive Group.

Range Road 27-4 and Woodynook road paving tenders

Council was provided with a report on the paving tenders received for the paving of Township Road 27-4 and the Woodynook Road. The successful tender was from Central City Asphalt Ltd. in the amount of $ 4,605,420. The report was received for information by Council.

Bylaw 1311/19 – Town of Eckville ICF agreement

Council gave first, second and third reading to Bylaw No. 1311/19, the Bylaw to approve the Town of Eckville and Lacombe County Intermunicipal Collaborative Framework.

Utility rate bylaws

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

  1. Bylaw 1312/19, a bylaw to establish 2020 water rates for Lakeview Estates;
  2. Bylaw 1313/19, a bylaw to establish 2020 water and wastewater rates for Aspelund Industrial Park; and
  3. Bylaw 1314/19, a bylaw to establish 2020 water, wastewater and solid waste rates for the Hamlet of Mirror;
  4. Bylaw 1315/19, a bylaw to establish 2020 wastewater rates for the Sylvan Lake Subdivisions that are part of the Sylvan Lake Communal Sewer System

Alternative Land Use Service (ALUS)

Marilyn Sharp, Chair of the Lacombe County ALUS Committee, provided an update on the activities and initiatives of the ALUS Committee.

Next Regular Council Meeting is January 9, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.

Next Committee of the Whole Meeting is

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.

Just Posted

The Government of Alberta identified 115 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the provincial total to 3,089.
(Black Press file photo)
Red Deer COVID cases continue to fall

114 cases in Red Deer, down one from Saturday

File Photo
Blackfalds RCMP seeking suspects in traffic collision

RCMP are asking the public for help identifing two suspects wanted for multiple offences

Maskwacis Pride crosswalk (Left to right): Montana First Nation Councillor Reggie Rabbit, Samson Cree Nation Councillor Louise Omeasoo, Samson Cree Nation Councillor Katherine Swampy, Samson Cree Nation Councillor Shannon Buffalo, Samson Cree Nation Chief Vern Saddleback.
Pride in Maskwacis

The 4th inaugural Maskwacis Pride crosswalk painting took place on Saturday 12, 2020.

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney arrives at the 2021 budget in Edmonton on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta launches COVID vaccine lottery with million-dollar prizes to encourage uptake

The premier says the lottery will offer three prizes worth $1 million a piece, as well as other prizes

The City of Red Deer sits at 249 active cases of the virus, after hitting a peak of 565 active cases on Feb. 22. (Black Press file image)
Red Deer down to 119 active COVID-19 cases

Province identifies 179 new cases Saturday

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in a plenary session at the G7 Summit in Carbis Bay, England on Friday June 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada donating 13M surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses to poor countries

Trudeau says the government will pay for 87 million shots to be distributed to poor countries

The Kamloops Indian Residential School is photographed using a drone in Kamloops, B.C., Monday, June, 14, 2021. The remains of 215 children were discovered buried near the former school earlier this month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Communities grapple with what to do with former residential and day schools

Some tear them down as a tool to help healing, others repurpose them as tools for moving forward

RCMP Const. Shelby Patton is shown in this undated handout photo. RCMP say that Patton was hit by an allegedly stolen truck that he had pulled over on Saturday morning in Wolseley, east of Regina. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, RCMP
Pair charged in Saskatchewan Mountie’s death make first court appearance

Const. Shelby Patton was hit by an allegedly stolen truck that he had pulled over Saturday morning

David and Collet Stephan leave for a break during an appeal hearing in Calgary on Thursday, March 9, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
Appeal Court rejects stay for Alberta couple facing third trial in son’s death

Pair accused in their earlier trials of not seeking medical attention for their son sooner

Calgary Stampeders’ Jerome Messam leaps over a tackle during second half CFL western semifinal football action in Calgary, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
CFL football will be played this summer in Canada

Governors vote unanimously in favour to start the ‘21 campaign on Aug. 5

Citizenship Minister Marco Mendicino holds a press conference in Ottawa on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The federal government is announcing that Indigenous people can now apply to reclaim their names on passports and other government documents. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Indigenous people can now reclaim traditional names on their passports and other ID

Announcement applies to all individuals of First Nations, Inuit and Métis background

This undated photo provided by Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails shows a scout donating cookies to firefighters in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, as part of the Hometown Heroes program. As the coronavirus pandemic wore into the spring selling season, many Girl Scout troops nixed their traditional cookie booths for safety reasons. That resulted in millions of boxes of unsold cookies. (Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails via AP)
Thinner Mints: Girl Scouts have millions of unsold cookies

Since majority of cookies are sold in-person, pandemic made the shortfall expected

In this artist’s sketch, Nathaniel Veltman makes a video court appearance in London, Ont., on June 10, 2021 as Justice of the Peace Robert Seneshen (top left) and lawyer Alayna Jay look on. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alexandra Newbould
Terror charges laid against London attack suspect

Crown says Nathaniel Veltman’s four counts of first-degree murder constitute an act of terrorism

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller is seen during a news conference, Wednesday May 19, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Indigenous child-welfare battle heads to court despite calls for Ottawa to drop cases

Feds are poised to argue against two Canadian Human Rights Tribunal rulings

Most Read