Council Meeting Highlights for September 28, 2015



Presentation

Urban Arts Community Centre Proposal
Seventh-Day Adventist Church Associate Youth Director Lyle Notice, supported by a number of community youth, presented Council with a proposal to establish an urban arts centre in downtown Lacombe to target a specific at-risk demographic within the local youth community.

He asserted that negative social influences at areas like the local skate park would be countered by positive programming, entrepreneurship and skills development delivered at the proposed youth facility, which would be targeted to assist a vulnerable demographic by reducing high-risk behaviour, addictions and drug abuse. 

Jack Mundy, an attending youth, informed Council he had been designing a clothing line and skate brand to represent Lacombe.

Mr. Notice also informed Council that a potential space had been located downtown that rents for $1750 per month, which represented the majority of costs. In addition to reliance on volunteers, a stipend would be provided to those overseeing the programming. Partnership opportunities had been or will be discussed with Burman University, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency, Kinsmen Lions Club, and Rotary, and FCSS among others, and Councillor Harder suggested a further potential grant program available through the Recreation Parks and Culture Board for application in January.


Recreation, Parks and Culture Services

Snow Clearing Policy
Council directed Administration to return with proposed snow removal service level changes for final approval after making corrections to the snow removal maps.

Transportation Services

BOLT Transit Annual Report
Council passed a resolution to accept the BOLT Transit Service Annual Report as information. Council also accepted the BOLT Transit Service proposed schedule changes and Route 10 transferability option as presented. The changes will be effective November 1, 2015.

Reports
Council and Administration reports were received as information.

Council moved In Camera to discuss a legal matter.

Council moved into Open Meeting.

Notice of Motion

Community Standards Bylaw Amendments
Councillor Konnik made a motion to be discussed at the October 13, 2015, Council Meeting:

“THAT Council direct Administration to follow up with necessary amendments to the community standards bylaw to ensure that there are timeline restrictions on the removal of graffiti from public and private premises. As well, THAT Council direct Administration to suggest a possible reward system within or outside of the bylaw to compensate those who provide information leading to the arrest and prosecution of those responsible for the graffiti."



*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.
*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on October 26, 2015, at 5 p.m.


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