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Highlights of the Lacombe County Council meeting – Nov. 8

Lacombe County held a regular meeting of Council

2018 Bylaw No. 1288/18 public hearing

A public hearing was held for Bylaw No.1288/18. Bylaw No. 1288/18, is a bylaw of Lacombe County to amend the Town of Bentley/Lacombe County Intermunicipal Development Plan Bylaw No. 1164/12. Council subsequently gave second reading to Bylaw No. 1288/18.

Bylaw No. 1280/18 public hearing

A public hearing was held for Bylaw No.1280/18. Bylaw No. 1280/18, is a bylaw of Lacombe County for the purpose of adopting the Milton/Morningside Area Structure Plan. By resolution of Council a second public hearing was set for December 13, 2018 based on additional information provided at the November 8, 2018 public hearing.

Subdivision s-38-18 Degraff subdivision

Subdivision S-38-18 was approved by Council subject to a number of conditions.

Milton Outline Plan/Highway 2 Corridor Economic Development Study

The Milton Outline Plan was overridden by the adoption of the Milton Morningside Area Structure Plan which is a statutory plan adopted by bylaw on July 10, 2008. The Highway 2 Corridor Economic Development Study, endorsed on September 8, 2003 provides guidance for development along the QEII Highway corridor. All lands identified in this Study are now under the more specific guidance and regulation of area structure plans. By resolution of Council the Milton Outline Plan and the Highway 2 Corridor Economic Development Study were cancelled.

Lacombe Athletic Park Association – request for support

The following resolution received the approval of Council: That Lacombe County agree in principle to support the Lacombe Athletic Park Association’s proposed expansion of the MEGlobal Athletic Park, and further, agree to continue to provide on-going operational support following the expiry of the County’s current commitment on December 31, 2020.

Authorization to offer for sale

By resolution of Council the County Manager was authorized to advertise the property described as Lots 1, 2, 3, 41, and 42, Block 9, Plan 7159AI (Mirror) for sale; and further, was authorized to sell the property.

Sylvan Lake Regional Wastewater Commission – management services

A resolution that the County Manager be authorized to submit a Request for Expression of Interest in Providing Management and Administrative Services to the Sylvan Lake Regional Wastewater Commission received the approval of Council.

Policy Ad(36) Purchase of tickets for Community Events Policy Ad(36)

Purchase of Tickets for Community Events was approved by Council as amended with the exclusion of Item 8 which reads: Councillors may claim up to a maximum of $ 500 per year with regard to representing Lacombe County at community events.

Policy op(8) Crop Compensation Rates

A recommendation that no changes be made for crop compensation rates as outlined in Policy OP(8) Compensation for Road Construction received the approval of Council.

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

Chris Montgomery, representing the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, provided a presentation regarding the Continuing Challenges for Canada’s Oil and Natural Gas Industry.

Equs REA Ltd. Presentation

Brian Hennings, General Counsel and Andy Metzger, Operations Group Leader for Equs REA Ltd., provided a presentation on the activities and initiatives of Equs REA Ltd. Next Regular Council Meeting is Thursday, November 29, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. Next Committee of the Whole Meeting is Thursday, December 6, 2018 – 9:00 a.m.

-Submitted by Lacombe County