Council Meeting Highlights for February 22, 2016


Marie Peron, Executive Director, Lacombe Regional Tourism

Lacombe Regional Tourism Executive Director Marie Péron presented the Central Alberta Destination Management Plan to Council and answered questions. Since 2011, 11 Central Alberta communities have been working as a steering committee and collaborating with industry, government and community leaders to complete a master plan with 10 strategies for developing tourism in the central Alberta region. Support in developing the Destination Management Plan is being provided from Alberta Culture and Tourism. The Plan will include identification of the region’s competitive advantages, branding, and target markets.

Council & Legislative

Bylaw 78 Updates
Council gave first reading to Bylaw 78.8 – the amendments to the Lacombe Municipal Police Commission Bylaw 78.

2015 Employee Opinion Survey
Council passed a resolution to receive the Employee Opinion Survey results for information.

Central Alberta Economic Partnership (CAEP) Representatives
Council appointed one business representative (Mr. Byron Henderson) and one elected representative (Councillor Bill McQuesten) in completing the CAEP declaration of representatives for presentation at the next CAEP Board of Directors meeting March 2, 2016.

Library Committee Appointment
Council approved the appointment of Nancy Lightbown to the City of Lacombe Library Board for a term expiring December 31, 2018.

STAR Catholic School Board Request
Council discussed the request from the STAR Catholic School Board for a meeting.

Planning & Development Services

Land Use Bylaw 400 Review
Lyla Peter, Planning and Development Services Manager, presented an update to Council for input on the new Land Use Bylaw 400. Overlays proposed for removal and Overlay changes were reviewed and discussed.  Ministerial group input to the Places of Worship overlay would be brought forward in March.

Economic Development and Community Services

Bylaw 415 (Borrowing – Arena Project)
Council passed a resolution to endorse the Central Alberta Destination Management Plan as a planning document to guide Lacombe Regional Tourism program and service development strategy.

Community Economic Development Organization
Administration presented an update to Council on the progress of the Community and Economic Development Organization (recently renamed Echo Lacombe Association) that have recruited members and requested the transfer of Echo Lacombe Funds.

Subsequently, Council passed a resolution to receive the CEDO update as information and approved the reallocation of Echo Energy proceeds to the Echo Lacombe Association.

Transportation Services

Highway 12 Erosion Repairs
Council directed Administration to enter into a contract with Stantec Consulting Ltd. for construction and post construction services at a cost of $29,081 plus GST.

Council also awarded the 50 Avenue Slope Repair contract to Urban Dirtworks at a cost of $67,392 plus GST, and directed Administration to enter into a contract with Parkland Geo for geotechnical testing, with an estimated cost of $1,160 funded through the Street Reserve.

Social and Public Services

FCSS Volunteer Gala
Council accepted the update on the annual Family and Community Social Services Volunteer Gala as information.

Council reports were received as information.

Council moved In Camera to discuss two land matters and a legal matter.

Council moved in Open Meeting.

Motions Out of Camera

Sponsorship Fund Development – Contract Award
Council passed a resolution to award the Corporate Sponsorship Inventory Valuation and Sales Contract to Performance Sponsorship Group for a retainer fee of $65,000, as presented.

Inter-municipal Development Plan (IDP) Growth Areas
Council directed Administration to discuss the inclusion of the West Barnett lands as a growth scenario to be included in the IDP and that the emerging IDP include a framework and timeline for the West Barnett lands.

Flood Hazard Overlay
Council passed a resolution to endorse the provincial flood hazard mapping for inclusion in the Land Use Bylaw 400, with the exception of areas shown in the presented Schedule.

*The next scheduled Council Committee Meeting is on March 7, 2016, 2016, at 5 p.m.
*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on March 14, 2016, at 5 p.m.
*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on March 29, 2016, at 5 p.m.


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