Lacombe County Council highlights – April 26th

Council held a regular meeting of Council on April 26th

Lacombe County Council held a regular meeting of Council on April 26th.

Smith Put – Gravel Crushing

Council authorized the County Manager to crush 35,000 tonne of 3/4 inch gravel at the Smith gravel Put at a cost of $122,850. Funding will be determined through the 2018 budget approval process.

2017 Surplus Allocation

A resolution of Council allocated the 2017 Operating budget surplus into the following accounts: $400,00 to the Bridge Reserve and !11,553 to the Unrestricted Surplus — equalling a total allocation of $411,553.

Climate Resilience Action Plan

Council heard a presentation on the Climate Resilience Action Plan, which was received as information. Projected climate changes will be considered in current and future County operations.

2018 Environmental Improvement Grant

The following environmental programs were recipients of the 2018 Environmental Improvement Program: $2,500 to the Ellis Bird Farm; $2,000 t0 the Gull Lake Community League; $3,100 to the Lacombe Composite High School EcoVision; and $2,400 to Pheasants Forever.

Central Alberta Agricultural Society – Mind the Farm

Council approved a $500 funding for the Central Alberta Agricultural Society to support their Mind The Farm mental health awareness fundraiser, which is being held on June 22, 2018 at the Society’s Sales Barn in Lacombe.

West Central Regional 4-H Funding Request

Council approved a $500 funding request for the West Central Regional 4-H Show Committee in support the Annual Regional Show, which is held June 17th, 2018 in Lacombe. Council also requested that the County Manager prepare a policy for the provision of funding for local 4-H organizations.

Joint Meetings – Local Urban/Neighboring Counties

Council approved a resolution to host joint meetings between local urban and rural municipalities.

Red Deer River Municipal Users Group Workshop

Council authorized a member to attend the RDRMUG Source Water Protection Workshop in Lacombe on May 11, 2018.

Morton Historical Multicultural Society

Council passed a resolution in support of of the Morton Historical Multicultural Society’s application to Service Alberta to become a registered society.

-Submitted by Lacombe County

Just Posted

Blackfalds moves forward with seniors housing project

Public engagement meeting requests applications for plus-55 housing development

STARS launches 26th annual lottery worth over $4.5 million

Lottery raises money for new helicopters for Western Canada

Snowfall adds some delay to morning commute

The QE2 and area road conditions in central Alberta were partly snow covered

Reflecting on the impact of dementia in a loved one

January is Alzheimer Awareness Month

VIDEO: U.S. Congress to probe whether Trump told lawyer Cohen to lie

At issue is a BuzzFeed News report that about negotiations over a Moscow real estate project

Ponoka cowboy Vernon (Bud) Butterfield passes away

The Ponoka Stampede Association announced his passing Friday

Rare ‘super blood wolf moon’ takes to the skies this Sunday

Celestial event happens only three times this century

Ponoka RCMP are looking for a missing man

Police say he may be in Drayton Valley and they are worried for his wellbeing

Innisfail RCMP arrest two men attempting to sell stolen property

A large amount of music equipment and instruments had been stolen

Fashion Fridays: Inspirational gym outfits

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Company issues lifetime ban after man jumps from cruise ship

Nick Naydev posted the video last week showing him standing on the balcony of the Symphony of the Seas

Unruly passenger forces B.C.-bound flight to divert to Calgary

Police say charges are pending against a woman in her 40s

Pro-immigration rally planned for Red Deer on Saturday

Rally taking place outside Red Deer City Hall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Most Read