On October 12th, Lacombe County held their regular council meeting.
Here are some of the highlights from that meeting:
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING NOTES
The following recommendations from the Committee of the Whole meeting held on October 3, 2023received Council approval:
•The presentation and discussion with RCMP and Rural Red Deer Restorative Justice Program representatives was received for information.
•The County Manager was directed to prepare a report and recommendation regarding amendments to the Library Funding Policy for consideration at a future Council meeting.
•The County Manager was directed to revise the Councillor Remuneration Policy for consideration at a future Council meeting.
•The County Manager was directed to prepare a Council Performance Review format/process for consideration at a future Council Meeting.
•The Gull Lake Regional Trail presentation was received for information and the County Manager was directed to prepare a report and recommendation regarding the Gull Lake Regional Trail for consideration at a future Council Meeting.
•The presentation regarding Data Processing Centers was received for information.
SUBDIVISION S-021-23 BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT
By resolution of Council, a request to adjust the boundaries of Subdivision S-021-23 was approved, subject to conditions. The boundary adjustment will increase the size of five existing residential lots within the subdivision.
NUMBER OF DWELLINGS ON AGRICULTURAL ‘A’ DISTRICT PARCELS
The Terms of Reference for the Number of Dwellings on Agricultural ‘A’ District Parcels received Council endorsement. A meeting to seek public feedback regarding dwellings on Agricultural ‘A’ District parcels will be held on November 29, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lacombe County Office.
POLICY EN (10) RURAL CRIME WATCH
Amendments to Policy EN (10) Rural Crime Watch received Council approval.
REQUEST FOR ROAD CLOSURE 109 NY
Road Plan 109 NY is a road allowance within the Pt. NE ¼ 07-41-01-W5M. In the summer of 2023, the road was realigned. Part of the road must be closed to provide for the registration of a new road plan for the new road alignment.
The proposal was circulated to interested parties for comment; there was no response from adjacent landowners and the affected utility companies responded with no concerns.
By resolution of Council, the closure of Road Plan 109 NY was approved. To complete the road closure process, the request will be forwarded to Alberta Transportation for approval and then registered with Land Titles.
REQUEST FOR ROAD CLOSURE AND SALE 1756 CO
Road Plan 1756 CO is a road diversion within Pt. NW 33-41-22 W4M. Daniel Hucal is requesting the closure and sale of Road Plan 1756 CO so it can be consolidated with his property. The proposed closure will see 1.03 acres closed and consolidated with the Pt. NW 33-41-22 W4M (157.38 acres).
The County Manager was authorized to proceed with the closure of Road Plan 1756 CO. The proposal will be circulated to interested parties for comment, and a report on the comments and cancellation request will be presented at the November 14, 2023 Council meeting.
BROWNFIELD SOLAR OPPORTUNITY – SUNALTA POWER INC.
SunAlta Power Inc. has requested the assistance of Lacombe County to identify a suitable site in the County for the development of a brownfield solar facility. SunAlta Power Inc. is seeking sites that are suitably zoned for solar facilities, are minimally 25 acres in size, have flat or low slope topography, are in close proximity to an electrical distribution grid, and are available for purchase or 25-year lease.The request was received for information.
POLICY AD (22) FCSS PROGRAMS
Council approved proposed changes to Policy AD (22) FCSS Programs.
HIGHWAY 11 & 766 INTERSECTION – TRAFFIC CIRCLE
Lacombe County will provide a letter to the Town of Eckville indicating strong and continued support for the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Highway 11 and Highway 766.
MEETING WITH THE MINISTER OF ENERGY RE: ALPHABOW
In response to an invitation from Ponoka County, Council will provide support and representation for a potential meeting with the Honorable Brian Jean, Minister of Energy and Minerals, to discuss concerns regarding the Alberta Energy Regulator and AlphaBow.
BYLAW NO. 1397/23 SOUTHEAST BENTLEY AREA STRUCTURE PLAN
Bylaw No. 1397/23, a bylaw of Lacombe County to adopt the Southeast Bentley Area Structure Plan, received first reading. A public hearing for Bylaw No. 1397/23 will be held on November 14, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.
RED DEER RIVER MUNICIPAL USERS GROUP
By resolution, Council expressed support for the Red Deer River Municipal Users Group in their funding application for a feasibility study to look at options for the Red Deer River Sub-Basin to meet future demands of the region.
The next regular council meeting will be October 26th at 9:00 am
**with information provided by The County of Lacombe