City of Lacombe Council Meeting Highlights for February 9, 2015





Planning and Development Services

Bylaw 300.95 (Amendment – Microbrewery)
Council held a public hearing for 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.

A number of citizens came forward in support of a bylaw amendment that would add I1 and I2 districts to Bylaw 300.95, including Blindman Brewery owners Hans Doef and Dave Vander Plaat, who informed Council that no restaurant was planned in the proposed heavy industrial (I2) zoned location, with a tasting room only open during business hours; local business owner Dirk Bakker; and Rachel Kraay from the Kraay Family Farm supported the inclusion of I1 and I2 districts into Bylaw 300.95. No one spoke against the bylaw.

Also, a letter in support of the Blindman Brewery application by John and Lori Hellofs was read aloud, stating it was important that the City attract new businesses into the community and that the business fits well within industrial zoning, allowing for manufacturing and processing.

Subsequently, Council gave second reading to Bylaw 300.95 (minor and major microbrewery use) as amended to include discretionary use in I1 (Light Industrial) with retail ancillary uses; and that Council set a Public Hearing for March 23. This motion was defeated.

Council then approved Bylaw 300.95 as originally presented after giving it second and third readings.


Bylaw 300.93 (Rezoning MacKenzie Ranch Phase 6)
Council held a public hearing for Bylaw 300.93, a bylaw to amend the Land Use Bylaw 300 by rezoning part of SW 20-40-26 W4 from 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).

No one spoke for or against the bylaw. Subsequently, Council gave second reading to Bylaw 300.93 as presented.


Bylaw 300.97 (Direct Control – DC3)
Council gave first reading to Bylaw 300.97, a bylaw to amend Land Use Bylaw 300 by establishing the DC3 – Direct Control (Mixed Use) District and rezoning Lot 6, Plan 952 3562 from C3 – Transitional Highway Commercial District to DC3 – Direct Control (Mixed Use) District. Council subsequently directed Administration to hold a public hearing for Bylaw 300.97 at 6 p.m. on March 9, 2015, at City Hall.

Financial Services

Bylaw 399 (Borrowing – Kinsmen Aquatic/Arena Renovations Project)
Council gave first reading to Bylaw 399 – a bylaw authorizing the Council of the Municipality to incur indebtedness by the issuance of debenture(s) or bank loan in the amount of $3,109,800 (Three million, one hundred, nine thousand, eight hundred dollars) for the purpose of carrying out the first phase (Phase I) of a four-phase safety code upgrade construction project to the City of Lacombe’s Ice Arena and Aquaplex facilities.

Council and Legislative

Bylaw 402 (Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy - FOIP)
Council gave first reading to the City of Lacombe FOIP Bylaw 402 – a bylaw to establish the administrative structure and fees in relation to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act – as presented.

Committee Appointments for Citizens-at-Large
Council passed a resolution to appoint Debbi Gallant to the Heritage Resources Committee for a term ending Dec 31, 2017, Council also appointed Outi Kite to the Subdivision and Development Appeal board until such time as a new member is permanently appointed.

Snow Removal Bylaw Report
Council defeated a motion to direct Administration to change enforcement practices to provide initial warnings to residents to clear public sidewalks and allow safe passage, prior to a further 48 hour period elapsing and imposing a fine per sections 405 and 406 of City Traffic Bylaw 223.
Recreation, Parks and Culture Services

Stantec Services Proposal for Arena Project
Council passed a resolution to approve Stantec Architecture’s professional services fees as proposed at a cost of $1,094,482 plus GST.

Social and Public Services

FCSS/ Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance (CAPRA)
Council received the Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance (CAPRA) report for information.



Reports
Council and Administration reports were received as information.

 

*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on February 23, 2015, at 5 p.m.
*The next scheduled Committee Council Meeting is on March 2, 2015, at 5 p.m.
*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on March 9, 2015, at 5 p.m.

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