Highlights of the Lacombe County Council meeting – Feb. 28, 2019

Next Regular Council Meeting is Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 9 a.m.

Town of Eckville RC(1) – Walking Trail Expansion Project

A motion for Lacombe County to contribute 25 per cent of the total cost (up to $45,000) toward the construction of the Eckville Walking Trail Expansion Project was defeated by Council.

Town of Rckville RC(1) – Eckville Friendship Centre/outdoor multipurpose facility parking lot

Council defeated a motion to provide 33 1/3 per cent of the total cost (up to $60,000) towards the construction of the Eckville Friendship Centre and Outdoor Multipurpose Facility Parking Lot.

Bentley Community Hall Association RC(1) capital funding request

As Lacombe County’s practice is to support one community hall per community (in instances where there are two halls in a municipality), Council defeated a motion to contribute $4,300 to cover the cost of exterior painting of the Bentley Community Hall.

Gull Lake Watershed Society – stabilization project

Lacombe County Council approved a motion to send a letter to Alberta Environment and Parks, asking them to consider investigating the use of a Geotube filtration system, which could keep Prussian Carp in the Blindman River from entering into Gull Lake at the time of lake stabilization pumping.

Operations Policy review

Following a review of Lacombe County’s current Operations’ policies, Council approved the amended policies AD(10), OP(1) to OP(47), and RC(8) as presented. Policies OP(17) Sale of Material and OP(25) Road Surfacing – Residential Development were rescinded.

Conduit in road construction projects

Council accepted a presentation on the benefits and issues regarding installing conduits in road construction projects for information.

Gull Lake winter access road

Council directed the County Manager to prepare a report on the Gull Lake Winter Access Road (Rge Rd 1-0) for presentation at a future Council meeting.

Leedale/Gimlet roads

A presentation on the Leedale and Gimlet roads were received for information.

RMA 2019 Spring Convention resolutions

Council received for information the resolutions that will presented at the 2019 Spring Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) Convention.

Municipal Financial Indicator Graphs & Key Measures of Municipal Viability

Council was presented with a report on the Municipal Financial Indicator Graphs and on the Key Measures of Municipal Viability, which compares Lacombe County to similar municipalities in Alberta. This presentation was received for information.

Bylaw No. 1235/17 – redesignation of land

Bylaw No. 1235/17, a bylaw of Lacombe County to amend the Lacombe County Land Use Bylaw No. 1237/17 to change the zoning of approximately 2.95 hectares (7.31 acres) located in the Pt. NW 21-29-2 W5M from Residential Lake Area “R-RLA” District to Agricultural “A” District, was read a third time and finally passed.

Next Regular Council Meeting is Thursday, March 14, 2019 – 9:00 a.m.

Next Committee of the Whole Meeting is Monday, April 1, 2019 – 9:00 a.m.

-Submitted by Lacombe County

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