Council Meeting Highlights for October 14, 2014


ATCO Gas – Franchise Report 2013
Daryl Borchuk from ATCO Gas provided Council with the 2013 ACTO Franchise Report

Canada World Youth/Youth Leaders in Action
Eva George, CWY Project Supervisor, provided Council with an update on the various volunteer activities of the youth group during their stay in Lacombe, and thanked Council for its ongoing support of the CWY program.

Powers and Associates
City Assessor Warren Powers provided Council with an update.

Planning and Development Services

Land Use Bylaw 300.81 Amendment- Trinity Crossing
Council give final reading to and approve Bylaw 300.81, a bylaw to amend the Land Use Bylaw 300 rezoning lands which are described as part of NW 32-40-26 W4 from FD – Future Designation District to R6 – Maximum Density Multi-Unit Residential District. This rezoning will help facilitate the future development of Phase 1 of Trinity Crossing at Terrace Heights (Trinity Crossing).

MetCalf Ridge Outline Plan
Council passed a resolution to adopt the amended Metcalf Ridge Outline Plan as presented.

Land Use Bylaw 300.90 Amendment – Metcalfe Ridge
Council gave first reading to Bylaw 300.90, which would rezone part of NE 20-40-6 W4 in order to help facilitate the development of Metcalf Ridge. Council then directed Administration to hold a public hearing at 6:00pm on November 10, 2014, for Bylaw 300.90.

MSP Implementation Plan
Council passed a resolution to adopt the Implementation Plan to guide activities relating to the MSP. Council will consider the budget requests linked to the MSP Implementation Plan as part of current and future budget deliberations.

Transportation Services

Traffic Bylaw #223.12 – Amendments to Bylaw 223 and Schedule
Council gave first reading to Traffic Bylaw 223.12, a bylaw to amend Bylaw 223, which provides for the regulation and control of vehicle, animal and pedestrian traffic. The amendments requested are to update the authority of Council to pass bylaws related to transport and transportation systems, and to empower Council to set fees for licences, permits and approvals.

Financial Services

Request for Decision – Citizen Submission Costs for Council Consideration
Council passed a resolution to support the inclusion of selected suggestions submitted through the Citizens Submission program in the 2015 budget. The approved suggestions include:

·         Walk-through entrance to Heritage Park: the addition of two pedestrian access points at a cost of $1,200. A review of pedestrian traffic is this area is recommended before access points are constructed.

·         Cranna Lake south side park – park setting with benches, trees and flowers: the addition of benches, trees, and flowers to the south side of the lake at a cost of $3,500.

·         Walking trail maintenance – performed at a cost of $17,000. Administration is requesting additional seasonal hours for parks in the 2015 budget that will be dedicated to trail maintenance beginning in 2015. This particular task requires the use of several kinds of equipment, chain saws, mowers, gators etc, demanding a level of training and skill. The addition of a seasonal staff position dedicated to the work will ensure that the trails are safely maintained to required standards, and during regular use periods.  This request reflects the void in the service level caused by the unfortunate passing of Bill Nielsen. Volunteer groups will also be engaged, however, this is not viewed to be a permanent solution.

·         Sidewalks on one side of Fairway Drive and cul-de-sac stop signs: $200,000

10 Year Capital Plan
Council passed a resolution to accept the 2015-2024 Ten Year Capital Plan for information.

Community Services

Housing Needs Implementation Plan
Council passed a resolution to approve the Housing Implementation Plan, and subsequently directed Administration to spread the full budget impact of the planned housing project over the 2015 and 2016 budget cycles.

Council and Legislative

2014-2015 Council Meeting Dates
Council approved the Regular and Committee meeting dates from November 2014 to October 2015 as presented.

2015 Councillor Appointments to Committees, Boards, Commissions
Council approved the 2015 Councillor appointments to Council Committees, Boards and Commissions as presented.

2 2015 Board Appointments for Citizens at Large
Council approved the Board Appointments and Re-Appointments for citizens-at-large as presented, with an amendment to appoint Karen Penrice to the Art Collection Committee for a term ending Dec 31, 2016.

MGA Review (Update)
Council passed a resolution to accept the Municipal Government Act (MGA) Review update for information. 

Infrastructure and Public Works

34 Street Bridge Widening ( Tender Award)
Council directed Administration to enter into a contract with Formula Alberta Ltd., for the 34th Street Bridge Improvements, with scope and schedule modifications recommended in Stantec Consulting's Award Recommendation letter dated October 7, 2014, for a total estimated value of $173,250, including GST.

Laneway Paving (Cameron Manor)

Council directed Administration to mitigate the lane concerns near Cameron Manor using non-capital resources to the best of their ability, and not undertake paving of any portion of the lane between C&E Trail and 53rd Street, and 51st and 52nd Avenues.

Council and Administration reports were received as information.


Council moved In Camera to discuss a labour matter

Council moved back into public meeting.


*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on October 27, 2014, at 5 p.m.
*The next scheduled Council Committee Meeting is on November 10, 2014 at 5 p.m.
*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on November 24, 2014 at 5 p.m.


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