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Lacombe City Council Highlights – June 11th, 2018

The City of Lacombe held a regular meeting of Council on June 11th


Alberta Office of Traffic Safety Alberta Office of Traffic Safety consultant Donna Tona presented Council with information on Vision Zero, the Government of Alberta’s traffic safety initiative.

Vision Zero project does not accept that fatalities and serious injuries are inevitable or acceptable, and has a goal zero deaths and serious injuries on Alberta roads.

The program is striving to create a system in which safe decisions are the easiest to make, and mistakes are not punished with death or serious injury. Tona also presented Council with available resources and creative tools for the municipality to utilize as public service messaging to help mitigate fatalities and serious injuries on Lacombe roadways.

Council & Legislative

Bylaw 459 (Council Code of Conduct): Council gave first reading to Bylaw 459 (Council Code of Conduct) governing the conduct of Council members, as required by amendments to the Municipal Government Act.

2018-2021 Strategic Plan: Council passed a resolution to adopt the City of Lacombe’s 2018-2021 Strategic Plan as amended.

Board Appointment: Council appointed Diana Wiebe as a public member to the Lacombe and District Recreation, Parks and Culture Board for a term ending December 31, 2019.

Infrastructure Services & Public Works

Infrastructure Services Building & Curling Rink Roof Repairs: Council passed a resolution to direct Administration to enter into a construction contract with Scott Builders for the Infrastructure Services washroom expansions, Infrastructure Services building roof, and Freightliner Curling Club roof projects with a five per cent construction contingency at a maximum estimated cost of $720,140 funded through a combination of MSI Capital and General Capital Reserves, as described in this memo.

Pump House Backup Generator Purchase Approval: Council approved the replacement of the backup power generator at Pump House B, and the interim rental of a standby generator in 2018 for $126,160+GST funded by the Water Reserve.Council also approved a variance to the Purchasing Policy to facilitate this expenditure based on a quotation process rather than a tender process.

Planning & Development Services

Bylaw 400.15 (Rezone R5 to C1): Council voted to reschedule the public hearing for Monday, June 25, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

Financial Services

Corporate Credit Card Policy: Council directed Administration to bring back a refreshed budget timetable along with some alternatives for public engagement.

Electricity RFP: Council selected the following electrical vendors as preferred vendors – Direct Energy, Enmax Energy, and Capital Power. Council then authorized the CAO to execute a three-year electrical supply agreement with a start date of January 1, 2021, based on the best pricing available to the City from the preferred list of vendors.

Motion Out of Camera Legal Council passed a resolution to approve up to $10,000 for arbitration as discussed in camera.

*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on June 25, 2018, at 5 p.m.

*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on July 9, 2018, at 5 p.m.

*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on July 23, 2018, at 5 p.m.

-Submitted by the City of Lacombe

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