Council Meeting Highlights for September 11, 2017





Planning & Development Services

Bylaw 400.06 (Rezone - R1 to GS & C2)
Council gave first reading to Bylaw 400.06, a bylaw to amend the Land Use Bylaw No. 400 by  rezoning lands which are described as SW 32-40-26 W4 from (R1) Residential Detached District to (GS) Greenspace District and (C2) Neighbourhood Commercial District and Lot 22, Block 3, Plan 912 0069 from (R1) Residential Detached District to (GS) Greenspace District.

Council subsequently directed Administration to hold a public hearing for Bylaw 400.06 on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at 5:30 pm in the City Hall Council Chambers.

Bylaw 400.07 (Site-specific Amendment)
Council gave first reading to Bylaw 400.07, which will allow for a Site Exception on Lot 3, Block 1, Plan 042-3848 only for Recreation Equipment Storage as a permitted use. Council then directed Administration to hold a Public Hearing for Bylaw 400.07 on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at 5:40 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers.

Financial Services

2018 ATCO Gas Franchise Fee Rate
Council passed a resolution to set the 2018 natural gas franchise fee for the City of Lacombe at the current rate of 22 per cent of total revenues derived from ATCO Gas’s delivery tariff for natural gas delivered within the municipality.

2018 FortisAlberta Electricity Franchise Fee Rate
Council passed a resolution to set the 2018 electrical franchise fee for the City of Lacombe at the current rate of 6.2 per cent of total revenues derived from FortisAlberta’s delivery tariff for electricity delivered within the municipality.

Allocation of Surplus – LPC/LPS
Council authorized the transfer of $76,444 from the 2017 police operating budget to police reserves to offset the one time recognition of a prior year’s provincial police grant funding.

Property Tax Request
Council voted to approve the penalty cancellation for 41 Erica Drive in the amount of $210.89.

Council and Legislative

Employee Code of Conduct and Ethics Policy Update
Council approved the Employee Code of Ethics and Conduct Policy, effective September 11, 2017, and rescinded the existing Employee Code of Ethics and Conduct Policy 14.126.01.16 effective September 11, 2017.
Social Media Policy
Council passed a resolution to approve the Social Media Use Policy as presented.

Flags Policy
Council passed a resolution to approve the Flags Policy as proposed, with the inclusion of a new half-masting occasion - the National Firefighter’s Memorial Day, which takes place on the second Sunday in September.

Environmental Services

West Area
/North Red Deer River Water Services Commission M.O.A.
Council approved the Memorandum of Agreement between the City of Lacombe, Lacombe County and the North Red Deer River Water Services Commission.

Transportation Services

Results from Bridge Inspection
Council accepted the Wolf Creek Bridge Inspection Report for information.

Revised Proposals for West Area Detailed Design, Roadway Access Upgrade
Council directed Administration to execute the amended proposal for ‘West Area Servicing” from Stantec Consulting.

Alberta Transportation Policy Update
Council directed Administration to prepare a letter to the Minister of Transportation requesting additional consultation with municipalities prior to the adoption of the draft recommendations of the Highway 2 (QEII) Corridor Improvement Study, specifically as they relate to municipalities taking on full or partial responsibility for the planning and construction of provincial interchange improvements.


*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on September 25, 2017, at 5 p.m.
*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on October 10, 2017, at 5 p.m.



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