At the January 25th, Regular Council Meeting for Lacombe County, A hazardous material clean up and an Environmental Action Plan were some of the topics discussed.
Here are some of the highlights:
2023 ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION PLAN UPDATE
An update on the 2023 Lacombe County Environmental Action Plan (EAP) was received for information.
2024 ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION PLAN
The projects proposed for the 2024 EAP were approved as presented. The 2024 EAP focuses on energy efficiency, waste creation and disposal, land use in the built and natural environment, water quality and security, and climate change adaptation and mitigation.
The Council Evaluation process received approval. The Council Evaluation will be conducted concurrent to the County Manager evaluation.
EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT SURVEY RESULTS
The results of the 2023 Employee Engagement Survey were provided for information to Council.
HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM POLICY REVISION
The County’s Certificate of Recognition (COR) audit findings proposed revisions to the Health and Safety Management System Policy that were approved by Council.
HOUSE AT TEES REMOTE SHOP
The County Manager was directed to award the hazardous material cleanup of the house at the Tees Remote Shop, in the amount of $39,688.00, to ASK Environmental. A suitable contractor shall be secured to conduct the well abandonment at the cost of up to $3,000.00, with both costs to be funded from the Asset Retirement Obligation Liability Fund. The removal of the remaining portion of the house, outbuildings, and general cleanup of the property, at an estimated cost of $40,352.00, is to be completed in-house utilizing County resources and funded from the 2024 Operating Budget.
NEW PAVEMENT MASTER PLAN
Council will review the New Pavement Master Plan at the April 2, 2024 Committee of the Whole Meeting.
SANDY POINT PAID PARKING USAGE STATISTICS
Based on information provided in the Sandy Point Paid Parking Usage Report, it is estimated that 3%, or less, of all users of the beach and boat launch at Sandy Point are residents of Lacombe County, with a large majority of the users coming from Lacombe, Red Deer, Edmonton, and Calgary.
Council received the Sandy Point Paid Parking Usage Report for information.
PROPERTY TAX LATE PAYMENT PENALTY CANCELLATION REQUEST
A motion that Lacombe County cancel the $551.45 in late payment penalties levied on tax account #3903343001 did not receive Council approval.
CITY OF LACOMBE 2024 RC(1) RECREATION CAPITAL FUNDING APPLICATIONS
By resolutions of Council, Lacombe County will contribute up to $149,779.00 to the City of Lacombe’s annual capital projects at the Kinsmen Aquatic Centre and Lacombe Memorial Centre, funded through the Recreation Capital Assistance Reserve.
SYLVAN LAKE INTERMUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN COMMITTEE TERMS OF REFERENCE
The Sylvan Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan Committee Terms of Reference were approved as presented.
MINISTER OF TOURISM AND SPORT TO VISIT MEDICINE LODGE SKI HILL – FEBRUARY 2, 2024
Council will provide representation at a meeting with the Minister of Tourism and Sport during his visit to the Medicine Lodge Ski Hill on February 2, 2024.
WOLF CREEK PUBLIC SCHOOLS SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM PRESENTATION
Barb Reaney and Kevin Newman, representatives of Wolf Creek Public Schools, provided a presentation on the School Social Work Program.
MIRROR BALL DIAMONDS PRESENTATION
Ron Smithman, a representative of the Mirror Association of Ball Diamonds, Campground, and Skating Society, presented proposed changes to the Mirror Ball Diamonds.
BDO AUDIT PLANNING REPORT TO COUNCIL
Council received for information BDO Canada LLP’s plan for the audit of the consolidated financial statements of Lacombe County for the period ended December 31, 2023.
The next regular council meeting will be February 8th, 2024 at 9:00 am
**With information provided by Lacombe County