City Council Meeting Highlights from June 15, 2015



Presentations

CP Train Whistles
Local resident Stewart Shields made a presentation to Council, outlining certain health concerns he has around train whistles.

Planning & Development Services

Bylaw 409 (Road Closure)
Council held a public hearing for Bylaw 409, a bylaw for the purpose of closing to public travel and create title to portions of a public roadway in accordance with Section 22 of the Municipal Government Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. M-26.

No one spoke for or against Bylaw 409. Council subsequently gave it second and third readings, and authorized the closure of a portion of the 0.232 hectare service road right-of-way located south of 4450 Highway 12, and eliminating that portion of land required to provide access to the City's utility lines for maintenance and future replacement.

Council also authorized Administration to prepare and enter into an agreement for that portion of land south of 4450 Highway 12 retained on title by the City and required to provide access to the City's utility lines for maintenance and future replacement, to be subject to a license to occupy.

Bylaw 405 (Municipal Development Plan)
Council passed a resolution to accept the wording to be used for Policy ED6.4 as presented: however, wording to be included in the MDP (page 124) referring to the north collector road was defeated.

Council then approved Bylaw 405: City of Lacombe’s Municipal Development Plan: Growing Lacombe (2015 – 2036) and attached Schedule A, after giving it third and final reading.


Bylaw 300.88 (Shepherd Heights)
Council approved Bylaw 300.88 – a bylaw to amend the Land Use Bylaw 300, rezoning lands which are described as part of NE 25-40-27 W4 from FD – Future Designation  District to R1b –Residential Medium Lot Single Detached Dwellings District, R1c – Residential Smaller Lot Single Detached Dwellings District, R2 – General Residential District and P – Public and Institutional Use District – after giving it third and final reading.


Bylaw 411 (Repeal Bylaw 320)
Council gave first reading to Bylaw 411, a bylaw to repeal Bylaw 320, the 2004 Municipal Development Plan. Council then directed Administration to set a public hearing for Bylaw 411 at 6:05 p.m. on July 13, 2015, in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

Municipal Heritage Designation
Council issued the Notice of Intent for the Lacombe Blacksmith Shop designation, then gave first and second readings to Bylaw 410, a bylaw to designate the site known as the Lacombe Blacksmith Shop as a Municipal Historic Resource.

58 Street Crescent – Land Sale Proposal
Council passed a resolution to support the sale of these lands to all property owners, and directed Administration to assist all property owners through the subdivision application process.

Transportation Services

Bylaw 401 (Borrowing – New Police Facility)
Council gave first reading to Bylaw 223.13, a bylaw which amends the Traffic Bylaw, to support Mobile Vendors on Sidewalks and Roads. Council also gave first reading to City of Lacombe (Business Licence) Bylaw 381.1, an amendment to Bylaw 381 – which licenses and regulates businesses – to support changes to improve consistency in regulating mobile vendors.

Speed Reduction Options
Council directed Administration to bring the work, as presented, on speed reduction options for Woodland Drive/Maple Bay and Fairway Drive forward during the 2016 Budget deliberations for Council’s consideration. Council also requested Lacombe Police Service enforcement presence at both locations (Woodland Drive/Maple Bay, and Fairway Drive) and report (time and duration on site) the results at a subsequent Council meeting.


Economic Development & Community Services

Affordable Housing Update
Council passed a resolution to accept the Affordable Housing Strategy as information.


Council & Legislative

2014-2017 Strategic Plan Annual Review
Council passed a resolution to endorse the 2015 annual review of the 2014-2017 City of Lacombe Strategic Plan, and authorized Administration to circulate this annual review to the general public. The report is available at http://publications.lacombe.ca/2015SPR/index.html

Western Economic Diversification Grant
Council passed a resolution to endorse the Arena/Aquaplex Project Phase 2 for submission under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program in the amount of $500,000.

Recreation, Parks & Culture Services

Lacombe Sports & Leisure Complex Project Update
Council accepted the report on the Arena renovations as presented for information, then directed Administration to complete the Sports and Leisure Complex renovation in 2016, a year ahead of schedule in order to realize approximately $1.22 million in projected cost savings.


Environmental Services

Sewage Lagoon – Environment Canada
Council directed Administration to conduct flow monitoring on the municipal sanitary sewer collection and conveyance system, for a maximum contract value of $32,429, to be funded from the Wastewater Reserve.

Reports
Council and Administration reports were received as information.

Council went In Camera to discuss two land matters: west area development; and a pending sale and development.

Council returned to Open Meeting. There were no Notices of Motion out of Camera


*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on June 29, 2015, at 5 p.m.
*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on July 13, 2015, at 5 p.m.
*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on August 24, 2015, at 5 p.m.

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