Land Use Planning and Land Development
Land Use Bylaw Amendment 300.63
Council passed a resolution to approve Bylaw Amendment 300.63, and allow the addition of a ‘Personal Services’ use to the Transitional Highway Commercial District (C3) and to the Highway Commercial District (C2) in the City’s Land Use Bylaw 300.
The Personal Services use is defined in the Land Use Bylaw as “the provision of a service to individuals on a commercial basis and includes but is not limited to, such services as photographers, travel agencies, beauty salons and dry cleaners”.
Elizabeth Park Development Area - Phase 10 and Phase 11
Council gave first reading to Bylaw 300.64, a bylaw to amend the Land Use Bylaw by redistricting lands which are located within NE-31-40-26 W4 as Residential – Medium Lot Single Detached Dwelling (R1b) District.
Also, Council directed Administration to hold a public hearing on Monday, March 12, 2012 at 6:30 pm to consider Bylaw 300.64.
Issues related to Flooding - Presentation by Stantec
Council received as information two presentations – a stormwater review and a wastewater review – given by Stantec Consulting Inc. representatives.
Bylaw Enforcement and Safety Services
Council gave second reading to Bylaw 189.7 – a Bylaw to amend Bylaw 189, a bylaw to provide for the licensing, control and regulating of any business within the City of Lacombe, and Bylaw 316.7 – a Bylaw for the Collection, Removal and Disposal of Garbage and Refuse and the Levying of Rates and Charges thereof.
Bylaws 189.7 and 316.7 will be brought back to Council for third reading, along with a franchise agreement that proposes to allow approved third-party contractors to pick up large-bin commercial and construction waste.
Lacombe Public Library
Mary C. Moore Public Library
Council provided third and final reading of Bylaw 373 - a Bylaw to provide for the establishment of the City of Lacombe Public Library Board.
Lacombe Memorial Centre
Anna Marie’s Coffee Bar
Council authorized Administration to enter into a formal operating agreement with Peg Benoit to provide Cafe services at Anna Marias in the Lacombe Memorial Center commencing April 01, 2012.
Request for Interest
Council passed a resolution to accept as information a summary report of the process Administration is engaged in for the selection of a general engineering services provider.
Streets and Roads
2012 Capital Projects
Council passed a resolution to approve the 2012 Capital Works Program as presented, and directed Administration to enter into a services contract with Stantec Consulting as per their Proposal for Engineering Design & Construction Services, dated January, 2012.
Community and Economic Development
City of Lacombe Parade Float
Council authorized Administration to award the City Float project to Heavy Industries.
Council and Legislative
Coffee with Council
Council authorized Administration to implement two Coffee with Council Sessions in 2012, with the first session to be held in the Lacombe County Room at the Lacombe Memorial Centre on April 25, 2012 and the second session at the Lacombe Centre Mall on a Thursday in September 2012.
Recreation, Parks and Culture
That Council direct Administration to allow skating on Cranna Lake, Royal Oak Stormwater Pond and Iron Wolf Stormwater Pond under the current City maintenance and oversight model for these locations.
These locations will be inspected on an ongoing basis to ensure safe ice thickness levels. As well, Administration will develop policy in support of Council’s decision in this matter.
Council reports were received as information.
Council moved In Camera to discuss a legal matter.
Council went back into Open Meeting.
Lacombe Municipal Ambulance Services Association (LMASA)
Council passed a resolution to direct the LMASA Board of Directors to continue EMS contract negotiations based on the objectives of securing funding for:
- An alternate work rotation for ambulance staff that also provides pay equity with ambulance personnel covered under the current Alberta Health Services Master Collective Agreement for Emergency Medical Services Employees.
- An adequate ambulance station in Lacombe to meet operational and administrative requirements.
- City of Lacombe and Lacombe County Board and Administrative support.
- An operating contingency; and furthermore, authorize the LMASA Board of Directors to discontinue EMS contract negotiations and divest from ambulance services if, at the discretion of the LMASA Board of Directors, these contract objectives cannot be achieved.
Council also authorized the LMASA Board of Directors to distribute surplus LMASA funds, in an amount to be determined by the Board of Directors, to the City of Lacombe and Lacombe County in accordance with the formula prescribed in the membership agreements.
*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting will be on February 27, 2012 at 5 p.m.
*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting will be on March 12, 2012 at 5 p.m.