Lacombe County council highlights

The following are highlights from Jan. 9 Lacombe County council meeting.

 RED DEER RIVER MUNICIPAL USERS GROUP (RDRMUG) 

The RDRMUG Integrating Source Water Protection and Watershed Conservation into Municipal Planning: Report and Statutory Plan Guide was received for information. 

SDAB APPEAL FEES 

By resolution of council, Lacombe County will now charge a $ 500 fee for stop order appeals to the county’s Subdivision and Development Appeal Board; and further, the stop order appeal fee will not be returned, no matter the appeal decision. 

LONG RANGE PLANNING PROGRAM 

The Lacombe County Long Range Planning Program for 2020 to 2022 was adopted by council as presented. 

GULL LAKE FIRE SERVICE AGREEMENT 

The Fire Services Agreement between Lacombe County, the Town of Bentley and Summer Village of Gull Lake received council approval. 

GULL LAKE WATERSHED SOCIETY WETLANDS PROJECTS 

A resolution that Lacombe County approve a request from the Gull Lake Watershed Society for funding of $40,000 per year for the next four years for its proposed wetlands projects did not receive the approval of council. 

 Lacombe Performing Arts Centre application

By resolution of council funding in the amount of $70,469 toward the purchase of the Lacombe Performing Arts Centre was approved. 

Lacombe Performing Arts Centre Foundation – Operational Funding

Council approved operational funding for the Lacombe Performing Arts Centre in the amount of $13,000 for 2020. 

Long Service Recognition

Policy AD(15) Long Service Recognition has been revised to clarify duration of employment to participate in the long service recognition program; how the service is calculated and the Canada Revenue Agency application to long service awards. Policy AD(15) was approved as amended. 

Clearwater County/ Lacombe County Intermunicipal Collaboration

By resolution of council the Clearwater County/Lacombe County Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF) was approved. Pursuant to the recently proclaimed Province of Alberta Red Tape Reduction Implementation Act (Bill 25), ICF’s can now be adopted by bylaw or resolution. 

Lincoln Ranch development

The concept plan for the Lincoln Ranch development was endorsed by council and the signing officers of Lacombe County were authorized to execute the development agreement for the development. 

Subsequently, Bylaw No. 1267/18, a bylaw of Lacombe County to amend the Lacombe County Land Use Bylaw No.1237/17 to rezone approximately 64.47 hectares (159.31 acres) on the Pt. NW 14 – 41- 28 W4M from Agricultural ‘A’ to Recreation ‘PR’ District, Residential Conservation Cluster “R-RCC” District, and High-Density Residential “R-HDR” District having been read a first time and a second time, was now read a third time and finally passed.

Town of Blackfalds/Lacombe County IDP

Bylaw No. 1310/19, a bylaw of Lacombe County to adopt the Town of Blackfalds/Lacombe County Intermunicipal Development Plan, having been read a first time and a second time, was now read a third time and finally passed. 

Summer Village of Gull Lake

Council gave first, second and third reading to Bylaw No. 1316/20, the Bylaw to approve the Summer Village of Gull Lake and Lacombe County Intermunicipal Collaborative Framework. As the agreement was developed prior to the Province of Alberta Red Tape Reduction Implementation Act it is being approved by bylaw. 

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