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Lacombe County Council Highlights – May 24th

Lacombe County held a regular meeting of Council

Road allowance upgrade

Council approved a policy to address rural road allowances and residential development.

The Upgrading of Roads to Service Residential Developments has been developed to address proposed residential development adjacent to undeveloped road allowances. As per the policy, the owner of the proposed residential site will be responsible to have the road upgraded to Lacombe County acceptable standards if determined as a condition of the development permit. B

Bridge project.

In a review of the tenders for Bridge File 6964 it has been determined the total cost of low tender for the project is $ 332,000 which is over the initial estimates.

The complexity of the project and the change in competitive bidding have contributed to the discrepancy. By resolution of Council, the County Manager was authorized to award the Bridge File 6964 project to Pidherney’s Ltd. for the amount of $ 332,000; and further, that the funding shortfall be funded from the County’s Bridge Reserve.

New Subdivision

An application for two separate subdivisions on Pt. SW 11-41-28 W4M was presented for Council’s consideration following deferral from the May 10, 2018 meeting.

The applicants subsequently withdrew their application.

Playground Inventory

Council was presented with a detailed summary inventory of playgrounds located on County land. The summary was received for information.

4H Club support

A proposal for financial support for Local 4H Clubs was approved by Council.

The policy has been developed to address the provision of funding by Lacombe County to local 4-H organizations.

Eckville and District Beef 4h Show and Sale funding request

By resolution of Council the County Manager was directed to notify the Eckville & District Beef 4-H Show & Sale Committee that their eligible members can apply for financial support as outlined under Policy AG (14) – Financial Support for Local 4H Clubs.

City of Lacombe Funding Request

As per Policy RC(1), funding in the amount of $108,500 was approved for the City of Lacombe’s 2018 Freightliner Curling Complex roof replacement project; and further, this contribution will be funded from the Recreation Capital Assistance Reserve.

ICF Appointees

Two Councillors’ were appointed to each of the fifteen Intermunicipal Collaborative Framework Committees for future ICF negotiations as required by the revised Municipal Government Act.

Blackfalds North West Stormwater Project open house

The Town of Blackfalds will host an open house on June 27, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Blackfalds Community Hall with regard to the Blackfalds NW Stormwater Project.

-Story submitted by Lacombe County

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