Highlights of the regular Lacombe County council meeting – Feb. 27, 2020

Next Regular council meeting is March 12, 2020 - 9:00 a.m.

Policy rc(9) County support of community events programs & activities

Council approved the following 2020 RC(9) funding applications: (see photo)

Town of Eckville rc(1) application – ice plant replacement

A motion that Lacombe County commit to funding of 17% of the cost of the Eckville Arena Ice Plant Replacement to a maximum of $106,833. This contribution be funded from the County’s Recreation Capital Assistance Program received the approval of Council.

Town of Blackfalds rc(1) Application – Multi-plex expansion project

Council approved a motion that Lacombe County provide funding in an amount equivalent to the County’s 2019 library membership of 13.32% or $666,000 for the Town of Blackfalds Library Project.

Council also approved a motion that Lacombe County provide funding for the Town of Blackfalds Arena Expansion Project at a maximum amount of $1,725,000 or 11.5% of the total project cost.

City of Lacombe/Lacombe County ICF agreement

Council approved the Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF) between Lacombe County and the City of Lacombe.

Committee of the whole

In addition to receiving the notes of the February 4, 2020 Committee of the Whole meeting for information, Council also reviewed the following items from that meeting:

Solar economics

The County Manager was directed to prepare a discussion paper and recommendations regarding Solar Economics; and further, this report be presented at a future Council meeting.

Councillor code of conduct bylaw

The County Manager was directed to prepare a report on the Councillor Code of Conduct Bylaw with respect to Councillors paying for second legal opinions regarding pecuniary interest; and further, this report be presented at a future Council meeting.

Community standards bylaw – unlawful use of cannabis edibles, extracts and topicals

The discussion regarding the County’s Community Standards Bylaw and the unlawful use of cannabis edibles, extracts and topicals was received for information.

RCMP policing – future cost to Lacombe County

The County Manager was directed to prepare a report with regard to the future costs to Lacombe County for RCMP policing; and further, that this report be presented at a future Council meeting.

Lacombe County election, appointments and wards (divisions)

The report on a review of Lacombe County Election, Appointments and Wards (Divisions) was received for information.

SDAB/LARB/CARB – appointment of boards

The County Manager was directed to prepare a report regarding the process for the appointment of SDAB/LARB/CARB members; and further, that this report be presented at a future Council meeting.

Clive Seed Cleaning co-op – council representatives

The discussion on the role and history of Council representatives on the Clive Seed Cleaning Co-op was received for information.

RR 3, Lacombe, AB T4L 2N3 (Tel) 403.782.6601 (Fax) 403.782.3820 www.lacombecounty.com

Ponoka Rural Crime Watch/Burnt Lake Rural Crime Watch, economic development boards, chambers of commerce and the Alix Arena/Agricultural Society recreational facility committee

The discussion with regard to Council representation on the Ponoka Rural Crime Watch/Burnt Lake Rural Crime Watch, Economic Development Boards, Chambers of Commerce and the Alix Arena/Agricultural Society Recreational Facility Committee was received for information.

Citizen engagement for the County’s budgeting process

The County Manager was directed to prepare a report regarding citizen engagement for the County’s budgeting process; and further, that this report be presented at a future Council meeting.

Policy op(16) Road maintenance

An overview of Policy OP(16) Road Maintenance was received for information.

Ratepayers’ association meeting

A report was provided by Mrs. Kreil on a ratepayers meeting held at the Bentley Ag Centre in Bentley on February 26, 2020. Mrs. Kreil was provided with presentation at that meeting which is now available to Council. The following resolutions received the approval of Council:

That the County Manager be directed to invite the organizers of the February 26, 2020 ratepayers meeting to attend a future Council meeting as a delegation.

That the report on the ratepayers meeting held at the Bentley Ag Centre in Bentley on February 26, 2020 and the information provided to Councillor Kreil at that meeting be received for information.

Municipal planning commission meeting

The County Manager was directed to prepare a discussion paper with regard to Municipal Planning Commission meetings being held once a month and separately from County Council meetings.

The County Manager was directed to prepare a discussion paper with regard to the composition of the Municipal Planning Commission.

Next Regular Council Meeting is March 12, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.

Next Committee of the Whole Meeting is

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.

Lacombe County Administration Building

-Submitted by Lacombe County

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