Council Meeting Highlights for November 28, 2016

Financial Services

Bylaw 429 (Borrowing – SE Area Water Extension)
Council approved Bylaw 429 – the bylaw required to authorize the borrowing of funds in the amount of $1,008,000 for the purpose of constructing the water trunk main extension in the South East Area Structure Plan Area – after giving it second and third readings as presented.

Bylaw 393 (Utility Bylaw)
Council directed Administration to amend draft Bylaw 393, which amalgamates current Bylaws 70 (Water and Wastewater) and Bylaw 316 (Solid Waste) into one all encompassing bylaw, to include tenant deposits equivalent to three months of utility charges or waive deposits for accounts with pre-authorized monthly withdrawals, prior to second reading.

2017 Operating Budget
Council received the 2017 Operating Budget Report for information, and endorsed 50% of the market increase for aquatic staff.

2016 Capital Budget
Council accepted the November 21, 2016, draft of the 2017 Capital Budget for information.

Ten Year Capital Plan
Council received the 2017 to 2026 Ten Year Capital Plan for information.

Council & Legislative

Committee Meeting
Council passed a resolution to cancel the December 5, 2016, Council Committee Meeting.

Board and Committee Appointments
Council passed a resolution to approve the board and committee appointments for citizens-at-large as presented. Below are the new citizen-at-large board and committee member appointments, effective November 29, 2016:

Lacombe Library Board
    Yaser Aljarrah appointed for a term ending December 31, 2019.

Heritage Resources Committee
    Lantry Vaughan appointed for a term ending December 31, 2019.

Subdivision and Development Appeal Board
    Cindy Esau appointed for a term ending December 31, 2019

Quality Management Plan
Council adopted the revised Quality Management Plan, dated November 2016, Council then directed Administration to forward the revised Quality Management Plan to the Alberta Safety Codes Council for approval.

Municipal Buildings Plan
Council directed Administration to proceed with negotiating leasehold terms and conditions with Alberta Health Services for the 2017 year and not relocate civic offices to the Provincial Building in the short term; instead utilizing 2017 to undertake a full analysis of the best use for the Lacombe Provincial Building.

Council then passed a resolution to utilize the old police facility for Fire Department equipment storage, Emergency 
Management equipment storage, and IT equipment storage while concurrently completing a facility use report.

MGA Review Update
Council accepted the ‘What We Heard’ summary of province-wide feedback on the modernized Municipal Government Act, the proposed new MGA legislation to be introduced in spring 2017 and amendments to Bill 21 for information.

Planning & Development Services

Request for Direction – Closure and purchase of Right of Way
Council directed Administration to proceed with the road closure and subdivision of the undeveloped 46 Street road allowance located adjacent to 4559 46 Avenue, in preparation for the sale of the lot. Council also delegated development authority decisions relating to approved permit 61.251.59 2016, and the impact that a road closure and consolidation may have on 4559 46 Avenue development to the Development Officer.

Request for Direction – Mackenzie Ranch Phase 4 Laneway Paving
Council defeated a motion to endorse the lane paving relaxation for Mackenzie Ranch Phase 4B.

Environmental Services

Garbage Truck Tender Award                                                                    
Council passed a resolution to approve the purchase a Freightliner chassis and Sprinter packer body from Superior Truck Equipment for $290,599 to replace an existing garbage truck unit.

Council reports were received as information.

Council went In Camera to discuss a personnel matter (CAO recruitment package) and a legal matter (realtor services agreement).

Council returned to Public Meeting.

Motion Out of Camera

Realtor Services Agreement
Council approved the extension of the existing Realtor Services Agreement with Royal LePage Lifestyles Realty for a period of one year to December 31, 2017, with the agreement be updated to align with the current Land Use Bylaw 400 and to reflect remaining lot inventory.

*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on December 12, 2016, at 5 p.m.
*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on January 9, 2017, at 5 p.m.
*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on January 23, 2017, at 5 p.m.
*The next scheduled Council Committee Meeting is on February 6, 2017, at 5 p.m.


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