Lacombe County approves $666,000 for Blackfalds Library project

TOWN OF BLACKFALDS RC(1) APPLICATION – MULTI-PLEX EXPANSION PROJECT 

During its Feb. 27 regular meeting, council approved a motion that Lacombe County provide funding in an amount equivalent to the County’s 2019 library membership of 13.32% or $666,000 for the Town of Blackfalds Library Project. 

TOWN OF ECKVILLE RC(1) APPLICATION – ICE PLANT REPLACEMENT 

A motion that Lacombe County commit to funding of 17% of the cost of the Eckville Arena Ice Plant Replacement to a maximum of $106,833. This contribution be funded from the County’s Recreation Capital Assistance Program received the approval of Council. 

Council also approved a motion that Lacombe County provide funding for the Town of Blackfalds Arena Expansion Project at a maximum amount of $1,725,000 or 11.5% of the total project cost. 

CITY OF LACOMBE/LACOMBE COUNTY ICF AGREEMENT 

Council approved the Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF) between Lacombe County and the City of Lacombe. 

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE 

In addition to receiving the notes of the February 4, 2020 Committee of the Whole meeting for information, Council also reviewed the following items from that meeting

SOLAR ECONOMICS 

The County Manager was directed to prepare a discussion paper and recommendations regarding Solar Economics; and further, this report be presented at a future Council meeting. 

COUNCILLOR CODE OF CONDUCT BYLAW 

The County Manager was directed to prepare a report on the Councillor Code of Conduct Bylaw with respect to Councillors paying for second legal opinions regarding pecuniary interest; and further, this report be presented at a future Council meeting. 

COMMUNITY STANDARDS BYLAW – UNLAWFUL USE OF CANNABIS EDIBLES, EXTRACTS AND TOPICALS 

The discussion regarding the County’s Community Standards Bylaw and the unlawful use of cannabis edibles, extracts and topicals was received for information. 

RCMP POLICING – FUTURE COST TO LACOMBE COUNTY 

The County Manager was directed to prepare a report with regard to the future costs to Lacombe County for RCMP policing; and further, that this report be presented at a future Council meeting. 

LACOMBE COUNTY ELECTION, APPOINTMENTS AND WARDS (DIVISIONS) 

The report on a review of Lacombe County Election, Appointments and Wards (Divisions) was received for information. 

SDAB/LARB/CARB – APPOINTMENT OF BOARDS 

The County Manager was directed to prepare a report regarding the process for the appointment of SDAB/LARB/CARB members; and further, that this report be presented at a future Council meeting. 

CLIVE SEED CLEANING CO-OP COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES The discussion on the role and history of Council representatives on the Clive Seed Cleaning Co-op was received for information.