Lacombe council looks at lowering residential speed limits

Notice of motion made by Councilor Gullekson

(File photo)

(File photo)

At their regular council meeting on May 9, Lacombe City Council received a notice of motion to lower the residential speed limits in the city to 40 km/hr.

The notice of motion from April 25 was made by Councilor Gullekson. As a result, council will direct administration to present an implementation plan, including community engagement, to lower speed limits in residential areas to 40 km/hr.

Councilor Gullekson also made a notice of motion that council provide a letter of support to MLA Orr to endorse the installation of a traffic light at the intersection of Highway 2 and 12.

Council directed administration to provide a letter of support to MLA Orr to endorse the installation of a traffic light at the intersection. They will also contact Lacombe County for a request of interest for a letter of support for the same initiative.

Paving proposal on Sunset Way/60 Avenue close

The City of Lacombe received an unsolicited proposal to pave an 80-metre by 7-metre-wide drive surface on Sunset Way at the proponent’s cost.

Sunset Way/60th Avenue close is a small gravel road section providing vehicle access to Immanuel Protestant Reformed Church and a residential parcel. The city previously had no plans to upgrade the road.

A motion for council to accept this report as information was defeated and council approved the paving of Sunset Way at the proponent’s cost.

The next scheduled regular council meeting is May 24 at 5:30 p.m. at city hall.