Council Meeting Highlights: April 10, 2012


Land Use Planning and Land Development 

Land Use Bylaw Amendment 300.65
A public hearing was held for Bylaw 300.65 – a bylaw to amend the Land Use Bylaw No. 300 by redistricting Lot 11, Block 3, Plan 982-2336 as Highway Commercial (C2) District.

Wayne Armishaw, a local business owner and landlord spoke in favour of the bylaw amendment and suggested that entire classification of Wolf Creek Drive be changed to allow for commercial uses. Kari Lotzien, the applicant, also spoke in favour of the bylaw amendment.

Council then gave second and third reading to Bylaw 300.65 – a bylaw to amend the Land Use Bylaw No. 300 by redistricting Lot 11, Block 3, Plan 982-2336 as Highway Commercial (C2) District.

Land Use Bylaw Amendment 300.66
A public hearing was held for Bylaw 300.66 – a bylaw to amend the Land Use Bylaw 300 by redistricting Lot 16, Block 4, Plan 032-6218 as Medium Density Residential (R4) District.

Terry Fry from Gold West Homes spoke in favour of the bylaw amendment.Sandy Lawrence, an adjacent landowner, spoke in favour of the amendment and suggested that the whole block be rezoned to allow for more secondary suites.

Council then gave second and third reading to Bylaw 300.66 – a bylaw to amend the Land Use Bylaw 300 by redistricting Lot 16, Block 4, Plan 032-6218 as Medium Density Residential (R4) District.

Land Development Agreements Policy
Council passed a resolution to approve Policy 66/201.01(12), inclusive of Attachment “A” Subdivision Development Agreement template and Attachment “B” Development Agreement template as amended.

Cemetery Services

Cemetery Bylaw and Policies
Council gave first reading to Bylaw 356.1, a bylaw to amend Bylaw 356, to regulate and control cemeteries operated and maintained by the City of Lacombe.

Council also direct Administration to bring back the cemetery polices for Council review and approval at the time Bylaw 356.1.66 is presented for third reading.

Heritage Preservation

Heritage Plans
Council received as information a presentation from Administration regarding the Municipal Heritage Preservation Project, a comprehensive approach to identify, evaluate and manage historic resources that are located within Lacombe.

Administration informed Council that the project is entering its final phase – the Management Phase, with the approval of $20,000 in funding from the provincial government. They also informed Council that the City of Lacombe will be among three municipalities completing all three phases.

Culture Facilities

Performing Arts Centre
Council received as information a presentation from Grant Harder and Shelley Healing from the Lacombe Performing Arts Centre Foundation (LPACF) regarding the first phase of its feasibility study in creating a community arts centre in Lacombe.

The LPACF indicated that there is public support for a moderately sized, multi-use facility, and described their next steps in the planning process. They also requested City representation at upcoming facilitation meetings in May.

Council then appointed Councillor Outi Kite to attend the Lacombe Performing Arts Centre Foundation’s facilitation meetings on May 8th and May 15th, 2012

Wastewater

Pumphouse and Lift Station
Council passed a resolution to award the 2012 – pump house and lift station upgrades request for tender to Flint Energy Services Ltd. in the amount of $101,800.
 
Engineering Services

Design Guidelines
Council passed a resolution to accept the proposed amendments to the Engineering Urban Design Guidelines as presented.

Council and Legislative

Transit Services
Council approved the AUMA transit resolution requesting the Government of Alberta to broaden the scope of GreenTRIP funding to include a one-time initial operating subsidy for new regional transit service agreements.

Council Committee Meeting 
Council passed a resolution to hold a Committee Meeting on May 7, 2012 at 5pm in the City Hall Council Chambers for discussion on the 10 year Capital Plan and Council reports.

Community and Economic Development

Central Alberta Economic Partnership Ltd (CAEP)
Council agreed to pay 2012 CAEP membership fees in the amount of $4,682.00 while maintaining the original termination notice provided and using the notice period to track tangible benefits and results.

Planning and Development

Municipal Sustainability Plan 
Council passed a resolution to endorse the attached Terms of Reference as amended.

Reports
Council reports were received as information.


Council moved In Camera to discuss a land and legal matter.

Council went back into Open Meeting.


Planning and Development

Land Acquisition
Council passed a resolution authorizing Administration to continue with land acquisition on the 34 Street Project.


*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting will be on April 23, 2012 at 5 p.m.

*The next scheduled Council Committee Meeting will be on May 7, 2012 at 5 p.m.



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