Lacombe County Council meeting highlights - July 9

Lacombe County Council meeting highlights – July 9

Lacombe County Council amended its Land Use Bylaw No. 1237/17 at the recent meeting

BYLAW NO. 1317/20 AND BYLAW NO. 1318/20 PUBLIC HEARING

A public hearing was held for Bylaw Nos. 1317/20 and 1318/20. Bylaw No. 1317/20 is a bylaw of Lacombe County to amend the Lacombe County Land Use Bylaw No. 1237/17 as it relates to general regulations and district requirements.

Bylaw No. 1318/20 is a bylaw of Lacombe County to amend the Lacombe County Municipal Development Plan Bylaw No. 1238/17 as it relates to general regulations and district requirements.

Bylaw Nos. 1317/20 and 1318/20 were given second reading and third reading and so finally passed.

FUTURE MATRIX REVIEW OF LUB/MDP

By resolution of Council the following matters will be reviewed at the time of the 2021 matrix review of the Land Use Bylaw and Municipal Development Plan:

• The location of cannabis facilities in Agricultural Districts and in Hamlet Districts; and

• The regulation of Airbnbs

POLICY OP(3) RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY GATES POLICY

As a two-year pilot project at Westside Country Estates to allow for the gating of the community was a success, a policy was developed to provide for the installation and operation of gates at the entrances to residential subdivisions within the County. Policy OP(3) Residential Community Gates was given Council approval.

ASSET MANAGEMENT PROGRAM GRANT APPLICATION

With regard to the Asset Management Program Grant Application, the following resolution received the approval of Council:

Be it resolved that Lacombe County Council direct the County Manager to apply for a grant opportunity from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Municipal Asset Management Program for Lacombe County’s Asset Management Strategy and Road Map Project.

Be it therefore resolved that Lacombe County commits to conducting the following activities in its proposed project submitted to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Municipal Asset Management Program to advance Lacombe County’s asset management program:

• Develop an Asset Management Strategy based on the County’s existing Policy,

• Develop up to a 3-year plan for implementation of a strategy, and

• Formal asset management training for the County’s functional asset management team.

Be it further resolved that Lacombe County commits $12,500 from its budget toward the costs of this initiative.

LACOMBE REGIONAL AIRPORT – RUNWAY REHABILITATION

A resolution that the Lacombe Flying Club, the City of Lacombe, and Lacombe County proceed with the Runway Remediation capital project in place of the approved Runway Seal Coat capital project for the Lacombe Regional Airport received the approval of Council.

The funding of the Lacombe Airport Runway and Taxiway Rehabilitation Project was approved. That funding will be provided through the Airport Capital Reserve, and any additional funding will be through the County’s General Operating Budget.

LACOMBE REGIONAL AIRPORT OPERATING AGREEMENT

The amended Lacombe Operating Agreement between the Lacombe Flying Club, the City of Lacombe, and Lacombe County was approved as presented.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT GRANT POLICY

Policy AD(33) Environmental Improvement Grant was presented to reflect the program’s changes to provide for a new funding program for the Environmental Improvement Grant in 2021. The new program is for a three-year term. It will be made up of three components: a wetland education program, an environmental stewardship award, and a resident environmental sustainability program.

Policy AD(33) Environmental Improvement Grant was approved as amended to reflect changes to the program for 2021.

ALBERTA INFRASTRUCTURE ACT & 20-YEAR STRATEGIC CAPITAL PLAN ENGAGEMENT SURVEY

The Alberta Minister of Infrastructure seeks input from key stakeholders regarding the development of the Alberta Infrastructure Act and 20-Year Strategic Capital Plan. Alberta Infrastructure has provided an online survey for completion by stakeholders. Input provided will assist in the development of the Plan for the future of all Albertans. The County Manager will complete the survey with Councillor input.

CENTRAL ALBERTA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (CAEP) ROVING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (EDO) PROGRAM

A presentation provided on the Central Alberta Economic Partnership Roving Economic Development Officer (EDO) Program was received for information. The Program is available to all member municipalities.

COVID-19 Q & A

Lacombe County Fire Chief D. Bussiere addressed questions from Council regarding the ongoing Provincial and Lacombe County relaunch strategies as per the COVID-19 pandemic.

BYLAW NO. 1328/20 BUFFALO LAKE IDP

Bylaw No. 1328/20, a bylaw of Lacombe County to amend the Buffalo Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan (BLIDP), received first reading of Council. A public hearing will be held on Sept. 10, commencing at 9 a.m.

Next Regular Council Meeting is Aug. 27 – 9 a.m.

Next Committee of the Whole Meeting is Oct. 6 – 9 a.m.

Lacombe County Administration Building

Just Posted

The Government of Alberta identified 115 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the provincial total to 3,089.
(Black Press file photo)
Red Deer COVID cases continue to fall

114 cases in Red Deer, down one from Saturday

File Photo
Blackfalds RCMP seeking suspects in traffic collision

RCMP are asking the public for help identifing two suspects wanted for multiple offences

Maskwacis Pride crosswalk (Left to right): Montana First Nation Councillor Reggie Rabbit, Samson Cree Nation Councillor Louise Omeasoo, Samson Cree Nation Councillor Katherine Swampy, Samson Cree Nation Councillor Shannon Buffalo, Samson Cree Nation Chief Vern Saddleback.
Pride in Maskwacis

The 4th inaugural Maskwacis Pride crosswalk painting took place on Saturday 12, 2020.

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney arrives at the 2021 budget in Edmonton on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta launches COVID vaccine lottery with million-dollar prizes to encourage uptake

The premier says the lottery will offer three prizes worth $1 million a piece, as well as other prizes

The City of Red Deer sits at 249 active cases of the virus, after hitting a peak of 565 active cases on Feb. 22. (Black Press file image)
Red Deer down to 119 active COVID-19 cases

Province identifies 179 new cases Saturday

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in a plenary session at the G7 Summit in Carbis Bay, England on Friday June 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada donating 13M surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses to poor countries

Trudeau says the government will pay for 87 million shots to be distributed to poor countries

The Kamloops Indian Residential School is photographed using a drone in Kamloops, B.C., Monday, June, 14, 2021. The remains of 215 children were discovered buried near the former school earlier this month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Communities grapple with what to do with former residential and day schools

Some tear them down as a tool to help healing, others repurpose them as tools for moving forward

RCMP Const. Shelby Patton is shown in this undated handout photo. RCMP say that Patton was hit by an allegedly stolen truck that he had pulled over on Saturday morning in Wolseley, east of Regina. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, RCMP
Pair charged in Saskatchewan Mountie’s death make first court appearance

Const. Shelby Patton was hit by an allegedly stolen truck that he had pulled over Saturday morning

David and Collet Stephan leave for a break during an appeal hearing in Calgary on Thursday, March 9, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
Appeal Court rejects stay for Alberta couple facing third trial in son’s death

Pair accused in their earlier trials of not seeking medical attention for their son sooner

Calgary Stampeders’ Jerome Messam leaps over a tackle during second half CFL western semifinal football action in Calgary, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
CFL football will be played this summer in Canada

Governors vote unanimously in favour to start the ‘21 campaign on Aug. 5

Citizenship Minister Marco Mendicino holds a press conference in Ottawa on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The federal government is announcing that Indigenous people can now apply to reclaim their names on passports and other government documents. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Indigenous people can now reclaim traditional names on their passports and other ID

Announcement applies to all individuals of First Nations, Inuit and Métis background

This undated photo provided by Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails shows a scout donating cookies to firefighters in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, as part of the Hometown Heroes program. As the coronavirus pandemic wore into the spring selling season, many Girl Scout troops nixed their traditional cookie booths for safety reasons. That resulted in millions of boxes of unsold cookies. (Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails via AP)
Thinner Mints: Girl Scouts have millions of unsold cookies

Since majority of cookies are sold in-person, pandemic made the shortfall expected

In this artist’s sketch, Nathaniel Veltman makes a video court appearance in London, Ont., on June 10, 2021 as Justice of the Peace Robert Seneshen (top left) and lawyer Alayna Jay look on. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alexandra Newbould
Terror charges laid against London attack suspect

Crown says Nathaniel Veltman’s four counts of first-degree murder constitute an act of terrorism

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller is seen during a news conference, Wednesday May 19, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Indigenous child-welfare battle heads to court despite calls for Ottawa to drop cases

Feds are poised to argue against two Canadian Human Rights Tribunal rulings

Most Read