Lacombe County Council Highlights

October 28 meeting

Lacombe County Council will meet again November 10. (Facebook.com)

Lacombe County Council will meet again November 10. (Facebook.com)

Smith pit contract gravel hall

The County Manager was authorized to tender and award the 35,000-tonne gravel haul from the Smith Pit to the McDonald Stockpile Site. The tenders will be prepared and advertised in November and early December of 2021 to provide for the work being undertaken in early 2022. The County’s Gravel Reserve will fund this work.

Bylaw No. 1350-21 – statutory road closure

Council gave first reading to Bylaw No. 1350/21, a bylaw of Lacombe County, to close to public travel and dispose of portions of a public highway in accordance with Section 22 of the Municipal Government Act. A public hearing for this bylaw is set for November 10, 2021, starting at 9:15 a.m. at the Lacombe County

In council chambers

Crop compensation rates

Pursuant to Policy OP(8), Compensation for Road Construction, the following rates be established for the 2021 crop damage payments:

(1) Section 1 – Acquisition of Right of Way:a) for right of way with purchase not finalized prior to this crop year as expense for weed control: $100 per acre

b) for right of way with purchase finalized prior to this crop year:

Oil Seed/Wheat/Peas/Corn Silage $949.87 per acre

Grain (other) $759.74 per acre

Tame Hay or Pasture $660 per acre

Sweet Potatoes $6,528.12 per acre

(2) Section 2 – Backsloping

Oil Seed/Wheat/Peas/Corn Silage $949.87 per acre

Grain (other) $795.74 per acre

Tame Hay or Pasture $660 per acre

Native Hay or Pasture $228.15 per acre

Summerfallow $100 per acre

Brush $100 per acre

a) Where crop received hail prior to the road construction, the preceding rates are to be pro-rated between the summerfallow rate, and the respective crop rate based on the percentage of hail loss.

Community environment stewardship award

Policy AD(33) Environmental Community Engagement is a commitment made by the County to support residents in the understanding of environmental sustainability. This three-year program (2021-2023) has three components, one being the Environmental Stewardship Award. 2021 is the first year for the award.

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

The winner for 2021 is Sharon Wiebe, who has introduced a number of sustainability initiatives on her property. Ms. Wiebe will receive a one-time cash prize of $ 1,500.

Sylvan Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan

The Sylvan Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) was adopted on February 11, 2021. On-going oversight of the Sylvan Lake IDP is a shared responsibility between the Partner Municipalities. The IDP Committee will be composed of one elected official and one non-voting administrative staff from each municipality. A resolution that Lacombe County participate in the Sylvan Lake IDP received Council approval.

City of Lacombe/Lacombe County/Lacombe Athletic Park Association

A joint meeting with the City of Lacombe and LAPA will be held on December 1, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. to discuss a funding request from LAPA with regard to Phase Two of the Field House Project, which is the Track and Field Expansion.

Alix and area Community Resource Centre invitation

An invitation to tour the Alix and Area Community Resource Centre was accepted by Council, with a tour date to be set at a later meeting.

Mirror Recreation Society

By Council resolution Lacombe County will provide the Mirror Recreation Society funding representing 50%, to a maximum of $7,000, plus GST, for the replacement of the asphalt shingles on the Mirror Community Hall. This funding will be provided through the Recreation Capital Assistance Reserve.

Next Regular Council Meeting will be on Nov. 10, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. and the next Committee of the Whole Meeting is Dece. 7 at 9:00 a.m. at the Lacombe County Administration Building.

All meeting minutes are posted on lacombecounty.com after approval.