Lacombe County Council highlights

Sylvan Lake Management Plan

As per Council approval, Lacombe County will withdraw participation and membership in the Sylvan Lake Management Committee (SLMC). As the new Sylvan Lake Inter-municipal Development Plan (IDP) has been adopted an IDP Committee has been established to promote sustainable land development and protect the watershed’s health.

Lacombe Fish & Game Association, Burbank Campground

The Lacombe Fish and Game Association’s request to install up to 10 powered sites on Lacombe County Municipal Reserve described as Plan 8021368, Block 1, Lot 2 MR (Burbank Campground) was approved by Council.

A public hearing regarding the Lacombe Fish and Game Association’s proposal to lease Lacombe County Municipal Reserve described as Plan 8021368, Block 1, Lot 2 MR and Plan 9122491, Block 1, Lot 3MR (Burbank Campground) for a 20-year term will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 10, 2021.

Solar power update

A report was provided with respect to the June 2021 completion by SykFire Energy of the installation of a 115 kWDC solar PV system on the roof of the Lacombe County shop building. This system includes 288 solar modules, two inverters, and 144 optimizers.

The system is conservatively estimated to produce 122,100 kWh/year of electricity in year one. To date, the system has produced 71,460 kWh, which equates to a CO2 emission reduction of 28.01 T or the planting of 836 trees.

Committee of the Whole

In addition to receiving the notes of the Oct. 5, 2021 Committee of the Whole meeting for information, Council also reviewed the following items from that meeting.

Parking fees at Sandy Pointe and Sunbreaker Cove

The County Manager was directed to prepare a report with regard to options for charging parking

fees and boat launching fees at Sandy Point and Sunbreaker Cove facilities. That report will be

presented for Council’s consideration at the Dec. 7, 2021 Committee of the Whole meeting.

Rosedale Valley one-way traffic analysis

The Rosedale Valley One-way Traffic Analysis was received for information. The analysis provided an overview of the implications of implementing a one-way traffic system in Rosedale Valley.