City Council Meeting Highlights for January 11, 2016


Strategic Plan Implementation
Ian McCormack, president of Strategic Steps Inc., presented Council with a Strategic Plan implementation process following its development with Administration and others for business planning. He highlighted that the MGA review would likely impact business planning. Focusing linkages between Council’s strategic goals and department business plans and service delivery was a key outcome, in addition to performance measurement, budget alignment and appropriate strategic plan implementation in a repeatable and scalable format.  Seven recommendations were provided for information.  He also acknowledged Jennifer Dolecki, who undertook the project as a component of her Master’s Degree in Public Administration.

Financial Services

Bylaw 415 (Borrowing – Annual Line of Credit)
Council gave first and second reading to Bylaw 415 – the City’s annual bylaw authorizing the establishment of a line of credit – as presented.

Bylaw 417 (2016 Supplementary Assessment)
Council gave first and second reading to Bylaw 417, a bylaw to authorize a supplementary assessment of improvements in the city in 2016.

Bylaw 418 (Borrowing – Arena Project)
Council gave first reading to Bylaw 418, the bylaw required to authorize the borrowing needed to move forward with the expansion on the east-side of the Lacombe Arena – as presented.

Environmental Services

Bylaw 70.43 / Bylaw 316.12 (Utility Rate)
Council amended Utility Rate Bylaw #70.43 – a bylaw to amend Bylaw #70, the Water and Waste Water Bylaw – by removing references to sprinkler systems in Schedule B. Council then approved Bylaw #70.43 as amended after giving it third reading.

Council also approved Bylaw 316.12 – a bylaw for the collection, removal and disposal of garbage and refuse and the levying of rates and charges thereof – after giving it third reading.

Transportation Services

Bylaw 223.14 (Lacombe Traffic Bylaw)
THAT Council approved Bylaw #223.14 – a bylaw to amend Bylaw #223, which provides for the regulation and control of vehicle, animal and pedestrian traffic – after giving it second and third readings.

The Playground Zone change for a portion of 54 Avenue (from 50 Street to 53 Street) will expand speed enforcement by 30 minutes 7 days a week and will be enforced when observed in the same fashion as all other playground zone and school zones by Lacombe Police Service and Lacombe Enforcement Services.

The change to illegal parking fines during municipal snow clearing operations will eliminate the need for separate invoicing to offenders. One municipal violation tag will be issued for each offence covering both the contravention and the tow cost.

Planning & Development Services

Bylaw 416 (Road Closure - Pentagon)
Council gave first reading to Bylaw #416 – a bylaw for the purpose of closing to public travel and create title to two public roadways in accordance with Section 22 of the Municipal Government Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. M-26. These undeveloped road plans are located north of 3859 Highway 12 and in the Metcalf Ridge Outline Plan.
Council subsequently directed Administration to hold a public hearing for Bylaw #416 on Monday, February 8, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.
Inter-Municipal Development Plan (IDP) Project Update

Land Use Bylaw 400 Project Update
Council passed a resolution to accept the Land Use Bylaw 400 project update for information.

Inter-municipal Development Plan Servicing Study
Council passed a resolution to support the application for an Alberta Community Partnership – Inter-municipal Collaboration Grant submitted by Lacombe County on behalf of Lacombe County and the City of Lacombe for the Inter-municipal Servicing Study.

Council & Legislative Services

Committee Appointment
Council tabled discussion on the Affordable Housing Steering Committee appointments to the January 25 Regular Council Meeting.

February 8 Discussion Items for MP Calkins
Council accepted the report on MP Calkins February 8, 2016, Council meeting attendance for information providing suggestions for five (5) discussion topics.

Council reports were received as information.

Council went In Camera to discuss a land matter. (West Area Development)

Council returned to Open Meeting.

*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on January 25, 2016, at 5 p.m.
*The next scheduled Council Committee Meeting is on February 1, 2016, at 5 p.m.
*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on February 8, 2016, at 5 p.m.
*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on February 22, 2016, at 5 p.m.


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