Council Meeting Highlights for December 18, 2017




Planning & Development Services

Bylaw 400.08 (Rezone R2 to R4)
A public hearing was held at 5:30 p.m. for Bylaw 400.08 to rezone Lot 6, Block 28, Plan RN1E (IE) from Residential Single and Semi-Detached District (R2) to Residential Mixed District (R4). Applicant Dave McCulloch spoke in favour of the rezoning proposal. Local residents Don Easton, Cheryl Priddle, Karen Pallister and Ross and Louise Pickett spoke in opposition.

Council subsequently denied the application for rezoning 5467 53 Avenue, Lot 6, Block 28, Plan RN1E from (R2) Residential Single & Semi-Detached Dwelling District to (R4) Residential Mixed District being Bylaw 400.08.

Bylaw 400.09 (Rezone R1 to R1N)
Council gave first reading to Bylaw 400.09 for the rezoning of Lot 7, Block 24, Plan RN1E from Residential Detached District (R1) to Residential Detached Narrow District (R1N). Council then directed Administration to schedule a public hearing for Bylaw 400.09 on Monday, January 22, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Request for Variance from FAC Requirements (MacKenzie Ranch)
Council voted to waive section 3.36 of the Mackenzie Ranch Phase 3 Development Agreement as proposed.

Request for Variance from FAC Requirements (Metcalf Ridge)
Developer Glenn Fraser made a presentation to Council, requesting that Council allow for a variance to the Metcalf Ridge subdivision development agreement by removing sidewalks as a pre-condition of obtaining a building permit.

Council subsequently waived the requirement to construct sidewalks in Metcalf Ridge Phase 1 prior to building permit issuance as proposed by the developer. Council then directed Administration to revise the development agreement as required.

Council & Legislative

Bylaw 370 (Procedural Bylaw)
Council voted to table first reading of Bylaw 370.1, the City’s amended Procedural Bylaw, until January 8, 2018.

Environmental Services
Bylaw 393.1 (Utilities)
Council give first reading to the Utility Rate Bylaw (Bylaw 393.1)  for the supply of water, wastewater and solid waste services to the residents and customers of the City of Lacombe.

Financial Services

2018 Operating and Capital Budgets
Council passed a resolution to approve the 2018 Operating Budget, with total revenues and expenses of $35,669,789, as presented. Council also approved the 2018 Capital Budget, totalling $18,013,317 in expenditures, as presented.

Corporate Services

Network Servers RFP
Council passed a resolution to award the replacement of the Network Storage and Backup Server to SysGen Solutions Group, subject to keeping within the 2017 and 2018 Capital Budgets of $150,000 and the conditions and fees outlined in the request for proposal.

Motions Out of Camera

Land Matter
Council passed a resolution to proceed with the transfer back of the sale lands into the name of the City in accordance with the requirements of the Conditional Sale and Development Agreement, as discussed in camera.


*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on January 8, 2018, at 5 p.m.
*The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting is on January 22, 2018, at 5 p.m.
*The next scheduled Council Committee Meeting is on February 5, 2018, at 5 p.m.

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