Council Meeting Highlights for June 29, 2015




Presentations

Bus Stop Location Franchise Agreement
Brentwood Gardens Condominium Board representatives Valerie Anis, Helen Wright and Johanna Smith made a presentation to Council outlining concerns about the bus stop situated adjacent to the condominium complex. They wish to see it relocated one block north of the current location to facilitate easier resident access to the complex.

Franchise Agreement
Jamie Jaques from ATCO Gas presented Council with background statistics and an overview of the franchise agreement between ATCO Gas and the City of Lacombe.  The new agreement template was approved in 2015 and contains a defined start date.  Franchise fees are collected as a percentage of delivery revenue (averaging $109 per customer per year).

Financial Services

Bylaw 409 (Road Closure)
Council gave first reading to Bylaw 412, a bylaw to authorize the execution of a new 10-year agreement with ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd. that confers a franchise on ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd. to deliver natural gas to customers within the city of Lacombe.

Bylaw 401.1 (New Lacombe Police Facility)
Council gave first and second reading to Borrowing Bylaw Amendment 401.1, to authorize the borrowing increase needed to move forward with the construction of the new Lacombe Police Station, as presented.


Transportation Services

Mobile Vendors – Bylaw Amendments
Council passed a resolution to amend the Administrative Directive to clarify wording for sidewalk passage requirements.

Council also approved Bylaw 223.13 - a bylaw to amend the Lacombe Traffic Bylaw – after giving it second and third readings. Council then approved amendments to Bylaw 381.1 – a bylaw to amend the Business License Bylaw to include that no sale is to take place between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. –  after giving it second and third readings.

Council also endorsed the list of public property locations for mobile vendors as presented, including the Kinsmen Park Ball Diamonds and West area soccer fields in the broadly specified parking lots.

Council & Legislative

Police Facility Contract Award
Council directed Administration to enter into a contract with Chandos Construction Ltd., for the construction of the new Lacombe Police Facility at a contract value of $7,275,000.

Land Sale
Council passed a resolution to approve the sale of land (0.176ha/ zoned I1 – Light Industrial) to Shantro Developments for the stated purchase price of $45,645.

Recreation, Parks & Culture Services

Arena for Lacombe Days
Council approved the waiver of fees ($500) for Barnett Arena for the period of July 24-26 for Lacombe Days festival.

Recreation Facilities – User Fees
Council endorsed the new rate packages at the LMC as presented. Council also endorsed the August ball diamond promotion as presented, and extended it to include the months of August and September.

Economic Development & Community Services

Affordable Housing Project
Council authorized Administration to enter into agreement with Habitat for Humanity for their proposal Number 1 with an amended $300,000 contribution, and with YU-Turn for their proposal for Supported Independence Housing with an $80,000 contribution.

Community Economic Development Organization/Recruitment
Council appointed Councillor Rempel to serve as the City of Lacombe representative for the new Community Economic Development Organization.

City Concert Opportunity
Council passed a resolution to approve the City’s participation in and support of the One Horse Town event.

Protective Services

Automated Traffic Enforcement
Council accepted the Automated Traffic Enforcement November 2014 - May 2015: Six Month Review report as information.

Infrastructure Services & Public Works

Downtown Infrastructure Review
Council accepted the Downtown Infrastructure Review for information only.

Financial Services

Corporate Investment Policy
Council passed a resolution to approve the City’s Investment Policy as amended.

Property Tax Cancellations (Fire)
Council approved the cancellation of property tax for Roll #194 015048220 in the amount of $2,280.87, and Roll #194 015048210 in the amount of $1,751.25, for a total of $4032.12, as recommended.

Reports
Council and Administration reports were received as information.

Council went In Camera to discuss a land (Wolf Creek Industrial Park property) and two legal matters (a legal claim update and affordable housing business plans).

Council returned to Open Meeting.

Motions Out of Camera
Council unanimously defeated the request of the owners of Lot 16, Block 2, Plan 0728925 to discharge the City’s interest in the property to facilitate the sale of the property to a third party. 



*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.
*The next scheduled Council Committee Meeting is on September 8, 2015, at 5 p.m.
*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on September 14, 2015, at 5 p.m.

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