Council Meeting Highlights for April 27, 2015



Financial Services

Audited 2014 Financial Statements
Dan Luymes from BDO Canada LLP provided Council with a presentation on the audited 2014 Financial Statements. Council subsequently approved the 2014 Audited Financial Statements as presented and directed Administration to allocate $391,600 for the new police building as per resolution 15-125 from the April 13, 2015, Council Meeting.

2015 Budget Adjustment/Update
Council passed a resolution to approve the amendments to the 2015 Operating Budget as presented, and approved a tax rate increase of 4.5 per cent.

Bylaw 401 – Police Station Borrowing Bylaw
Council gave first reading to Bylaw 401, a bylaw to authorize the borrowing needed to move forward with the development and construction of the City of Lacombe Police Station, as presented.
Planning & Development Services

Bylaw 300.99 (R4 to C1)
Council held a public hearing for Bylaw 300.99, a bylaw to amend the Land Use Bylaw 300 by rezoning Lot 27 and Lot 28, Block 7, Plan RN1 from Medium Density Residential (R4) to Central
Commercial District (C1) and amendments to maps in Section 14.3, Section 14.3A and
Section 14.3E reflecting a change to the architectural overlay that these properties would be subject with the re-designation.

No one spoke for or against the bylaw amendment, so Council subsequently gave second and third readings to Bylaw 300.99 (R4 to C1).

Bylaw 405: Municipal Development Plan
Council gave first reading to Bylaw 405, the City of Lacombe’s Municipal Development Plan: Growing Lacombe (2015-2036). Council also directed Administration to hold a public hearing for Bylaw 405 at 6:05 p.m. on May 25, 2015, in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

Bylaw 300.92 (Lacombe Market Square)
Council gave third reading to Bylaw 300.92, a bylaw to amend the Land Use Bylaw 300 rezoning lands which are described as part of NW 20-40-26 W4 from FD – Future Designation District to C2 – District Shopping Centre District and P – Public and Institutional Use District.

Bylaw 300.100 (Educational Facility)
Council gave first reading to Bylaw 300.100, a bylaw to amend the Land Use Bylaw No. 300 by amending the definition and name of “Education facility”, establishing regulations for the use and by adding the use “Education and Instructional Facility” in the I1, Light Industrial District and the I2, Heavy Industrial District.  Council also directed Administration to hold a public hearing at City Hall on Monday, May 25, 2015, at 6 p.m. to consider Bylaw 300.100.

Bylaw 404 (Road Closure)
Council gave first reading to Bylaw 404 (North parcels), authorizing the partial closure of the road right-of-way located north of 4456-Highway 12 and 4510-50A Avenue. Council also authorized Administration to prepare and enter into an agreement to allow the lands in front of 4450 Highway 12 to be subject to a license to occupy.

Council further directed Administration to schedule a public hearing of Bylaw 404 (North parcels) for May 11, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

Council & Legislative

Council Code of Conduct Policy
Council added Item 6 from the 1992 Ethical Guidelines of Conduct to the draft Ethical Conduct Council Policy (that members of Council shall, for a period of twelve (12) months after leaving office, abide by the ethical standards of conduct, except those related to confidential information which shall apply in perpetuity), and subsequently passed a resolution to adopt the Ethical Conduct Policy for Members of Council.

Council Committee Meeting
Council passed a resolution to cancel the Monday May 4, 2015, Council Committee Meeting, as it is no longer required.

Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Council directed Administration to proceed with the donation of $100 for the ‘Women in Municipal Government’ fundraiser.

Infrastructure Services & Public Works

Residential Recycling Program Review
Council passed a resolution to accept the residential recycling report for information. Council then directed Administration to review the residential recycling collection program to include improvements and collection systems for multi-family and stacked housing, and report back to Council.

2015 Capital Works Program Approval
Council passed a resolution to award the 2015 Capital Works Program to Border Paving Inc. as presented. Council also directed Administration to enter into a professional services agreement with Stantec Consulting Ltd. for construction and post-construction monitoring, legal survey and 2016 pre-design as proposed, and to enter into an agreement with AMEC for geotechnical testing.

Council further directed Administration to make up the Capital Budget shortfall through reallocating provincial grant funding for Maple Drive and C&E Trail, General Reserve, Street Reserve, Wastewater Reserve, Municipal Sustainability Initiative Capital Grant, and a reduction to other grants and reserves.

Protective Service

Railway Safety Week
Council accepted the report on Rail Safety Week as information.

Recreation, Parks & Culture Services

Cemetery RFP Award
Council passed a resolution to approve the award of the construction contract for Fairview Cemetery to Tar-ific Construction Limited as recommended for the amount of $409,995.56.

Reports
Council and Administration reports were received as information.


Council went In Camera to discuss a land matter

Council went back into Open Meeting


Notice of Motion Out of Camera

Land Matter
Council directed Administration to make a counter-offer proposal for capital purchase up to the agreed amount to the Province.


*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on May 11, 2015, at 5 p.m.
*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on May 25, 2015, at 5 p.m.
*The next scheduled Committee Council Meeting is on June 1, 2015, at 5 p.m.
*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on June 15, 2015, at 5 p.m.
*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on June 29, 2015, at 5 p.m.

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