Council Meeting Highlights for January 12, 2015



Public Hearings

Bylaw 398 – Road Closure
Council held a public hearing for Bylaw 398, for the partial closure of 52 Avenue, West of Wolf
Creek Drive, part of Plan 992 4577, an unused road located north of Lot1 Plan 992 4577 and South of Lot 2, Plan 992 4577. The Road Plan is located west of Wolf Creek Drive at 52 Avenue.

None spoke for or against the amendment. Subsequently, Council gave second and third readings to Bylaw 398.

Presentation

Provincial Flood Hazard Mapping
Peter Onyshko, Water Resources Engineer from Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resources Development, and Todd Aasen, Approval Manager, presented information for Council on the Flood Hazard Identification Program, Flood Hazard Mapping, and the Wolf Creek Flood Hazard Study.  The objective was to increase public safety and knowledge of flood hazards and promote appropriate non-obstructive development.

Planning and Development Services

Bylaw 300.95 – (Amendment – Microbrewery)
Council gave first reading to Bylaw 300.95, a bylaw to amend the Land Use Bylaw 300 by adding the use “microbrewery” and amending language in Part 6, adding in language as Part 8.28 and Section 10.6 to allow microbrewery (minor) as a discretionary use in the (C1) – Central Commercial District, (C2) – Highway Commercial District, (C3) – Transitional Highway Commercial District, and (C5) - District Shopping Centre; to allow microbrewery (major)as a discretionary use in the (C2) – Highway Commercial District, (C3) – Transitional
Highway Commercial District, and (C5) - District Shopping Centre; and to allow ‘restaurant’, ‘drinking establishment’ and ‘retail liquor store’ as a discretionary use in the C3 Transitional Highway Commercial District subset area; and to allow ‘restaurant’ as a discretionary use in the C3 Transitional Highway Commercial District.

Council then directed Administration to hold a public hearing at City Hall on Monday, February 9, 2015, at 6:05 p.m. to consider Bylaw 300.91.




Bylaw 300.91 – (Rezoning MacKenzie Ranch – Phase 5)
Council gave first reading to Bylaw 300.91, a bylaw to amend the Land Use Bylaw 300 by rezoning part of SW 20-40-26 W4 to Medium Density Residential (R4).

Council then directed Administration to hold a public hearing at City Hall on Monday, February 9, 2015, at 6:05 p.m. to consider Bylaw 300.91.

Bylaw 300.93 – (Rezoning MacKenzie Ranch – Phase 6)
Council gave first reading to Bylaw 300.93, a bylaw to amend the Land Use Bylaw 300 by rezoning part of SW 20-40-26 W4from Future Designation (FD) to Residential Medium Lot Single Detached Dwellings (R1b), Residential Smaller Lot Single Detached Dwellings (R1c),
Residential Narrow Lot Single Detached Dwellings (R1d), General Residential (R2), High Density Residential (R5) and Public and Institutional Use (P).

Council then directed Administration to hold a public hearing at City Hall on Monday, February 9, 2015, at 6:10 p.m. to consider Bylaw 300.93.


Bylaw 300.96 – (Amendment - Warehousing)
Council gave first reading to Bylaw 300.96, a bylaw to amend the Land Use Bylaw 300 by amending language in Section 10.6 to allow for warehousing as a discretionary use in the C3 Transitional Highway Commercial District.  

Council then directed Administration to hold a public hearing at City Hall on Monday, February 9, 2015, at 6:15 p.m. to consider Bylaw 300.96.

MacKenzie Ranch Outline Plan Amendment
Council passed a resolution to adopt the amended Mackenzie Ranch Outline Plan as presented.

Transportation Services

Bylaw 223.12 (Traffic Bylaw Amendment)
Council passed Bylaw 223.12, a bylaw to amend Bylaw 223, which provides for the regulation and control of vehicle, animal and pedestrian traffic, after giving it third and final reading.

Environmental Services

2015 Utility Rate Bylaws: Bylaw 70.42
Council approved Bylaw 70.42, a bylaw to amend Bylaw 70, the Water and Wastewater Bylaw, after giving it third and final reading.

2015 Utility Rate Bylaws: Bylaw 316.11
Council approved Bylaw 316.11, a bylaw to amend Bylaw 70, the Solid Waste Bylaw, after giving it third and final reading.

Protective Services

Fire Truck Tender
Council awarded the contract for the supply and delivery of a Pumper/Engine Apparatus for the Lacombe Fire Department to Rocky Mountain Phoenix for the price of $569,280 (plus GST).

Council also adjusted the acquisition budget for the Pumper/Engine Apparatus from $350,000 to $573,000, with additional funding coming from the Fire Capital Reserves and the MSI Capital Grant.

Infrastructure Services & Public Works

2015 Capital Works Program
Council directed Administration to enter into a service contract with Stantec Consulting for the 2015 Capital Works Program, as described in Stantec’s proposal for engineering design and tender services, dated January 2015.

Reports
Council and Administration reports were received as information.

 

*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on January 26, 2015, at 5 p.m.
*The next scheduled Council Committee Meeting is on February 2, 2015, at 5 p.m.
*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on February 9, 2015, at 5 p.m.

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