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Highlights of the Lacombe County regular council meeting – May 23, 2019

Next Regular Council Meeting is Thursday, June 13th

Rural Municipalities of Alberta delegation

Representatives from the Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) presented Council with an overview on the recent election and the post-election process and implications for rural municipalities, as well as other pertinent issues, new initiatives and operations of the RMA.

Plant Protein Alliance of Alberta (PPAA) Delegation

Alan Hill, Chief Operating Officer for the Plant Protein Alliance of Alberta, presented to Council on the organization, its history, partners and services that it provides, as well as the direction the industry is heading in. PPAA is a not-for-profit established to help grow the plant protein and value-added processing industry here in Alberta.

Village of Alix Recreation Department request

Following a request from the Village of Alix’s youth program at the May 9, 2019 meeting, Lacombe County Council defeated a motion to approve $8,000 in funding to the Village of Alix’s Youth Center program.

FCSS – Reallocation of 2018 funding

Council approved funding, on a one-time basis, to the following community organizations:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters – $3,000
  • Central Alberta Youth Unlimited – $2,000
  • Friends of Mirror Library Society – $100
  • Lacombe and District FCSS – $

West of QEII servicing update

Following an update on the West of QEII Servicing Project, Council approved a resolution to authorize the County Manager to proceed with the project planning up to and including the tender stage, at which time Council can make a decision with the benefit of having firm project costs.

Policy AG(15) Temporary grazing of roadsides

Policy AG(15) Temporary Grazing of Livestock Along Roadsides was adopted by Council. This policy will assist livestock owners in years where periods of drought cause livestock feed shortages by permitting their livestock to graze in County road ditches.

Sea Buckthorn – designation as a noxious weed

Bylaw No. 1299/19, a bylaw of Lacombe County to designated Sea Buckthorn as a noxious weed within Lacombe County, was read a first and second time by Council. The County Manager will forward Bylaw 1299/19 to the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry for consideration of approval.

Next Regular Council Meeting is Thursday, June 13, 2019 – 9:00 a.m.

Next Committee of the Whole Meeting isWednesday, June 5, 2019 – 9:00 a.m., Thursday, June 6, 2019 – 9:00 a.m.

-Submitted by Lacombe County

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