On September 28th, Lacombe County held their regular council meeting.
Here are the highlights of that meeting:
POLICY AD (33) ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Amendments to Policy AD (33) Environmental Community Engagement received Council approval.
2024 AGRICULTURAL SERVICES CAPITAL EQUIPMENT PURCHASE
Council approved the 2024 Agricultural Services capital equipment purchases and authorized the County Manager to tender and award the purchase of four offset hitches for the 2024 mowing season.
POLICY REVIEW –AD (29) REPLACEMENT OF CAPITAL EQUIPMENT
Amendments to the Policy AD (29) Replacement of Capital Equipment received Council approval.
POLICY REVIEW –AD (30) FINANCIAL RESERVES
Council approved proposed changes to Policy AD (30) Financial Reserves.
RC (1) APPLICATION GULL LAKE COMMUNITY LEAGUE –OUTDOOR RECREATION AREA PROJECT
As per Policy RC(1), Lacombe County will provide additional funding to the Gull Lake Community League in the amount of $8,000 for improvements to Centennial Park. This contribution will be funded from the Recreation Capital Assistance Reserve.
TAX PAYMENT PENALTY CANCELLATION REQUEST
A motion that Lacombe County cancel the $141.53 late payment penalty on tax accounts 410311301, 4103114001, and 4103144001did not receive Council approval.
OFFER TO PURCHASE PROPERTIES FOR SALE IN THE HAMLET OF MIRROR
By resolutions of Council, the bids for three County-owned properties located in the Hamlet of Mirror were accepted as follows:•$20,000.00, inclusive of GST, for Lots 1-4, Block 10, Plan 7159AI, and Lots 5-10, Block 10, Plan 7159AI.•$6500.00 inclusive of GST,for Lot 37, Block 40, Plan 0728572.
PARKLAND REGIONAL LIBRARY PROPOSED 2024 BUDGET
Council approved the 2024 Parkland Regional Library budget as presented.
RESOLUTION –ENHANCING HOME CARE SERVICES FOR RURAL RESIDENTS IN ALBERTA
Council will support the resolution made by Wheatland County with regard to Enhancing Home Care Services for Rural Residents in Alberta by seconding it at the October 6, 2023 CRMA Zone 2 Meeting.
OPPORTUNITY FOR MEETING WITH THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC CORRIDORS
Council will request to meet with the Honourable Devin Dreeshen, Minister of Transportation and Economic Corridors, on November 9, 2023 during the 2023 Fall RMA Convention in Edmonton. Discussion topics for the meeting will include completing the reconstruction and paving of Highway 604 from Range Road 272 west to Highway 792, the Sylvan Lake Regional Wastewater Commission –South Shore Line, and the traffic circle on Highway 11 at the entrance to Eckville.
CRMA ZONE 2 FALL MEETING –OCTOBER 6, 2023
The CRMA Zone 2 Fall Meeting will be held on October 6, 2023 at the Track on 2. County staff are collaborating with Rocky View County to plan the meeting.STARSCouncil was provided with a presentation highlighting the services and operations of STARS.
GOLF CART TRAIL AT SANDY POINT
Dave McMechan and Jason Sabbe, members of the Sandy Point Condo Corporation Board, representing property owners at Sandy Point, provided Council with a presentation regarding a request for a golf cart trail at Sandy Point. The presentation was received for information, and the County Manager was directed to prepare a report and recommendation regarding the request for a golf cart trail at Sandy Point for consideration at a future Council meeting