City of Lacombe Council Meeting Highlights from August 24, 2015




Presentations
Youth Unlimited Supported Independence Housing Project
Lacombe resident Carol Harrison presented her concerns to Council with a transitional housing project for homeless male youths aged 16 to 24, to be located at 5628 49 Avenue. Impacted property owners are being invited to a meeting with YU Turn representatives on September 10, 2015, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to review the program in detail.

Planning & Development Services
Bylaw 300.101 (Mackenzie Ranch Phase 5 - Rezone FD to R5)
Council held a public hearing for Bylaw 300.101, a bylaw to amend the Land Use Bylaw 300 by rezoning part of SW 20-40-26 W4 to High Density Residential (R5). No one spoke for or against the bylaw, so Council subsequently approved Bylaw 300.101 after giving it second and third readings.

Bylaw 300.102 (Land Rezone (R1 to R2))
Council held a public hearing for Bylaw 300.102, a bylaw to amend the Land Use Bylaw 300 by rezoning Lot 11 and Lot 12, Block 16, Plan 2170KS from Residential Smaller Lot Single Detached Dwellings (R1c) to General Residential (R2). Mr. Van Neumann spoke in favour of the bylaw and Mr. Alvin Winslow, Ms. Sharron Bergen, Mr. Sean Folkerts and Mr. Jeffrey Zacharias spoke in opposition. Council subsequently approved Bylaw 300.102 after giving it second and third readings.

Bylaw 410 (Historic Resource – Blacksmith Shop)
Council gave third reading to Bylaw 410, thereby designating the site known as the Lacombe Blacksmith Shop as a Municipal Historic Resource.

Bylaw 411 (Repeal Bylaw 320)
Council gave third reading to Bylaw 411 to repeal Bylaw 320, the 2004 Municipal Development Plan (adopted 2004) and replaced by Bylaw 405: The Municipal Development Plan: Growing Lacombe 2015 – 2036).

Mackenzie Ranch Phase 4B - Road Width Variance
Council unanimously defeated a motion to endorse the 15 m wide road allowance variance for Mackenzie Ranch Phase 4B; and direct Administration to add paved lanes and vinyl fencing as proposed as a condition of development as required; and direct administration to establish no parking zones on flanks of the lots adjacent to the narrowed right of way. 

Inter-municipal Development Plan – Funding Request
Council granted an approval for an additional $5000 to be allocated towards the inter-municipal development plan update.

Financial Services
Public Submissions for 2016 Budget
Council passed a resolution to support the inclusion of selected suggestions submitted through the Citizens Submission Program in the 2016 Budget process:

  1. Drainage control at Fairway Drive and 58 Street
  2. New pavement at 54 and 58 streets
  3. Observation deck/wharf/boardwalk/canoe launch – NE corner of Cranna Lake near parking lot.
  4. Right hand turning lane at Woodland Drive and Highway 2A

Council also directed Administration to manage maintenance of the elm trees at 54 Ave and 58 St to allow better visibility.

2016 Budget Assumptions/Tax Increase
Council passed a resolution to accept the 2016 Budget Assumptions Report for information.

2015 Capital Quarterly Report
Council passed a resolution to adopt the 2015 2nd Quarter Capital Update for information.

2015 Operational Quarterly Report
Council passed a resolution to adopt the 2015 2nd Quarter Operational Financial Summary for information.

Economic Development & Community Services
Public Engagement Protocol
Council passed a resolution to adopt the Public Engagement Framework, and accept the Public Engagement Directive and Public Input Toolkit as information.

Recreation, Parks and Culture Services
Communities in Bloom Participation
Council passed a resolution to endorse the continuation of current municipal beautification practices.

Council & Legislative
Board and Committee Appointments
Council approved the following board appointments as presented:

  •  Lacombe Library Board - Stacy Harper was appointed for one term, from September 23, 2015, ending December 31, 2017.
  •  Lacombe and District Recreation, Parks and Culture Board - Kayzia West was appointed as the High School Student Representative for a one-year term from September 1, 2015, to August 31, 2016.

September 8, 2015, Committee Meeting
Council passed a resolution to cancel the Tuesday, September 8, 2015, Council Committee meeting.

Provincial Building - Closure and Demolition
Council tabled the discussion of provincial building demolition and site strategy until 2016.

Transportation Services
Fleet GPS Tracking Options
Council accept the GPS Fleet Tracking report as information. 

Reports
Council and Administration reports were received as information.

Council moved In Camera to discuss land matters.

Council moved into Open Meeting.


*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on September 14, 2015, at 5 p.m.
*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on September 28, 2015, at 5 p.m.
*The next scheduled Council Committee Meeting is on October 5, 2015, at 5 p.m.
*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on October 13, 2015, at 5 p.m.

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