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

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