City Council Meeting Highlights for May 26, 2014

Economic Development and Community Services

Bylaw 300.85 (Rezoning CR to C2)
Council directed Administration to work together with the new Community Economic Development Committee to incorporate Council’s preferred objectives strategies and actions into the Community Economic Development (CED) Plan. Council further directed Administration to, in cooperation with the Committee, continue the investigation into continued business improvement objectives, strategies and actions for future incorporation into the CED Plan.

Financial Services

2015 Budget Timetable
Council passed a resolution to approve the 2015 budget preparation timetable as presented.
The budget preparation process for 2015 includes a number of changes from previous years: most notable is the inclusion of a Citizen Submissions Program, which was approved by Council on May 12, 2014. This is a new program for the municipality, wherein citizens make suggestions for Council’s consideration to the 2015 capital budgets.

Council and Legislative Services

June 2 Committee Meeting
Council passed a resolution to cancel the June 2, 2014, Council Committee meeting.

Parade Float Schedule
Council accepted the parade schedule as proposed, excluding the August 16, 2014, event. Members of Council will attend the following parades with the City parade float:

·         Clive Funfest
·         Rimbey Rodeo
·         Westerner Days
·         Lacombe Days
·         Steel Wheel Stampede
·         Light Up the Night

Recreation, Parks and Culture Services

Off Leash Dog Park
Council directed Administration to develop a permanent off-leash dog park area based on the findings and recommendations proposed in the upcoming Optimization of Municipal Green Spaces project.

Transportation Services

Award of Bus Shelter Contract
Council passed a resolution to approve Reid Signs as the preferred vendor for transit advertising.
Council and Administration reports were received as information.

Council went In-Camera to discuss a land and a legal matter.

Council returned to Open Meeting.

*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on June 9, 2014 at 5 p.m.
*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on June 23, 2014, at 5 p.m.
*The next scheduled Council Committee Meeting is on July 7, 2014, at 5 p.m.


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