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Highlights of the Lacombe County council meeting – March 12, 2020

Next regular council meeting is March 26, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

Operations department – policy review

Following a review of Lacombe County’s current Operations’ policies, Council adopted policies AD(10), OP(1), OP(2), OP(4), OP(6), OP(8), OP(10), OP(16), OP(20), OP(26), OP(27), OP(28), OP(29), OP(33), OP(34), OP(35), OP(36), OP(38), OP(39), OP(40), OP(41), OP(42), OP(43), OP(44) and OP(45) as amended.

Public engagement communications survey results

A presentation on the results of the Public Engagement and Communications Survey was received for information. Council directed the County Manager to develop an action plan in response to the survey responses for presentation at a future Council meeting.

Mirror utility account – cancellation request

A request that the December 2019 and January 2020 utility bills for a property in Mirror totaling $ 4,658.06 be cancelled was presented for Council’s consideration. A resolution that $ 1,187.16 on utility account #505018.01 be cancelled did not receive the approval of Council.

Lacombe County/ Summer Village of Half Moon Bay intermunicipal collaboration framework (ICF)

Council approved the revised Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF) between Lacombe County and the Summer Village of Half Moon Bay.

Xplornet Communications – letter of support

A resolution that Lacombe County provide Xplornet Communication Inc. with a letter in support of its application to the Canadian Radio-Television Commission – Broadband Fund received the approval of Council.

Central Alberta Agricultural Society – community engagement

As per a request from the Central Alberta Agricultural Society, the County Manager was directed to contact the Central Alberta Agricultural Society to arrange for a Council tour of the facilities and grounds managed by the Society.

RMA 2020 Spring Convention resolutions

Council received for information the resolutions that were to be presented at the 2020 Spring Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) Convention. Due to the Coronavirus, the 2020 RMA Spring Convention has been cancelled.

Bylaw No. 1323/20 Councillor Code of Conduct

Bylaw No. 1323/20 was developed to address the Councillor Code of Conduct Bylaw with respect to obtaining legal opinions regarding pecuniary interest. Bylaw No. 1323/20 will subsequently repeal Bylaw No. 1282/18.

Bylaw No. 1323/20, a bylaw of Lacombe County to establish a code of conduct for members of Council was read a first, second and third time and so passed by Council.

Creating Wellness in the Workplace

On June 23, 2020, a presentation will be given at the County by Allan Kehler called Removing the Mask: Creating Wellness in the Workplace. By resolution Council was authorized to attend the presentation.

Next regular council meeting is March 26, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.

Next Committee of the Whole Meeting is Tuesday, April 7, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.

Lacombe County Administration Building

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