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Lacombe County Highlights – April 12th

Lacombe County held their regular scheduled meeting of Council on April 12th, 2018.

Lacombe County recently held a regular Council meeting on April 12th.

Town of Eckville/Lacombe County Public Hearing

A public hearing was held regarding Bylaw No. 1276/18, which is an amendment to the Town of Eckville/Lacombe County Intermunicipal Development Plan. Council approved second and third readings after the public hearing was complete.

Sylvan Lake Management Committee

A presentation was made by the committee regarding their revised Terms of Reference. Council received the presentation as informational.

Milton/Morningside Area Structure Plan

Council gave their endorsement to the Terms of Reference for the structure plan and also authorized the County Manager to move forward with the development of the plan.

A public meeting for the plan will take place at the Lacombe County Administration Office on May 22, 2018.

Nursery Golf and Country Club

A bylaw to to rezone approximately 64 hectares of land from agricultural to recreational was passed after passing second and third readings.

Playgrounds on County Lands

The County Manager has been directed to provide an inventory of playgrounds located on Lacombe County property.

Mirror Volunteer Fire Department

The County Manager has been directed to prepare a report with recommendations in regards to the Mirror Volunteer Fire Department. The report will be made to Council in June 2018.

Cannabis Legislation and Regulation

The County Manager has been instructed to organize two ope houses in regards to the legalization and regulation of cannabis. One of the open houses will be in the east area of the County and one will be located in the west area. The instructions came after Council received a report on cannabis legalization.

Council Self-assessment

A resolution was based for Council to undergo a self-assessment that includes the line, “What could we do to improve as a Council?’. Each Council will complete the assessment and the results will be reviewed on June 5th, 2018 at the Committee of the Whole meeting.

Boomtown Trail Initiative

Council passed a resolution to take part in the Boomtown Trail community marketing campaign. The estimated cost of the campaign is $2,654 — which was approved by Council.

Mirror Library Property

The County Manager has been authorized to sell the Mirror Library Property to Ron Smithman for the sum of $10,500.

Sylvan Lake Regional Wastewater Commission

Council approved the 2018 Business plan for the Wastewater Commission. Council agreed to the rates of wastewater services and the allocation of expenses set out in the plan dated March 27th, 2018.

Bentley and District Agricultural Society

Council passed a resolution agreeing to contribute up to $45,000 to the Bentley and District Agricultural Society renovation project. This is funded through the Recreation Capital Assistance Reserve.

-Submitted by Lacombe County

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