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Lacombe City Council Highlights – May 28th

Lacombe City Council held a regular meeting of Council on May 28th.

Lacombe City Council held a regular meeting of Council on May 28th.

Presentations

The Lacombe and District Historical Society Lacombe and District Historical Society Executive Director Marie Péron presented Lacombe City Council with a Facility Assessment Report prepared by the Canadian Conservation Institute

The report outlines the preservation challenges faced by the Society in caring for its collections in existing facilities.

The report also makes a series of recommendations for improvements, including the future construction of a purpose-built facility.

Planning & Development Services

Bylaw 400.14 (Metcalf Rezone) – Council held a public hearing for a bylaw to rezone Lot 1, Block 4, Plan 182 0846 from Future Designation District (FD) to Residential Mixed District (R4) and Lot 11, Block 4, Plan 182 0846 from Future Designation District (FD) to Residential Detached District (R1).

The lots are located within the Metcalf Ridge Development. No one spoke for or against the proposed rezoning.

Subsequently, Council approved Bylaw 200.14 after giving it second and third readings.

Bylaw 400.16 (Cannabis Definitions) – Council tabled the Bylaw which includes proposed amendments to Land Use Bylaw 400, with respect to new definitions and changes to existing definitions as they apply to the proposed legalization of cannabis sales, production and consumption.

Cannabis Readiness Committee Recommendations – Council endorsed the recommendations of the Cannabis Readiness Committee (CRC) as presented. Council then directed Administration to prepare a single land use bylaw, including new and modified definitions for cannabis and cannabis-related land uses, along with the remaining land use bylaw revisions required to enact the land use recommendations of the CRC.

Bylaw 444 (Heritage Designation – Fraser-McDonald Building) – Council gave first reading to a bylaw for the designation of the Fraser-MacDonald Building as a Municipal Historic Resource.

Council also issued a Notice of Intent for the municipal historic resource designation of the building.

Transportation Services

BOLT Transit (Service Level Review) – Council passed a resolution to accept the Burman University UPass proposal and endorsed the establishment of a governance body to investigate alternative public transit models.

Council & Legislative

Coffee with Council Council passed a resolution to accept the resident feedback from the 2018 Spring Coffee with Council session as information.

Recreation, Parks & Culture Services

The Allan Cup Committee requested Council to pass a resolution to approve the 2019 Allan Cup Committee’s requests, which include a reduction in facility rental fees, and financial assistance with repainting the Can Pak Arena #1 spectator area in colours that represents or reflects a blend of current and historical team colors.

Financial Services

2019 Budget Timeline – Council directed Administration to bring back a refreshed budget timetable along with some alternatives for public engagement.

-Submitted by the City of Lacombe

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