At the February 9th, regular Council meeting for Lacombe County, paid parking, arena upgrades and safety were some of the issues brought up.
Here is a summary of that meeting:
SANDY POINT RESORT/SUNBREAKER COVE BOAT LAUNCH PAID PARKING
In 2022, paid parking was implemented for the summer season at Sandy Point Resort and Sunbreaker Cove Boat Launch. By resolution of Council the Lacombe County paid parking program for Sandy Point Resort and the Sunbreaker Cove Board launch will be maintained in its current form.
CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION 2022 AUDIT
Lacombe County participates in the voluntary Partnerships in Injury Reduction Program that awards a Certification of Recognition (COR) for the health and safety management system. The program is a collaboration between the Alberta Ministry of Jobs, Economy, and Northern Development, the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB), and employers through certifying partners, such as the Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association (AMHSA).
To participate in the program, Lacombe County must evaluate its health and safety program annually and complete a recertifying audit every third year. A presentation was provided on the 2022 COR audit for Lacombe County. The 2022 Audit Score was 97%.LacombeCounty is recognized as a leader in exceeding regulatory requirements.
POLICY RC(1) ALIX ARENA ASSOCIATION
Lacombe County will provide financial support in the amount of $ 12,000 to the Alix Arena Association’s plexiglass and painting project.
GULL LAKE WATERSHED SOCIETY REQUEST
Lacombe County will write a letter to the Minister of Alberta Environment and Protected Areas and the Minister of Forestry, Parks and Tourism, with copies to Minister Ron Orr and MLA Jason Nixon, urging that the Province of Alberta give a timely response of the Gull Lake Watershed Society’s Prussian Carp pressurized filtration system proposal.
ECKVILLE ARENA OPERATING ASSOCIATION – REPRESENTATION
A request from the Eckville Arena Operating Association that Lacombe County appoint a representative to the Association was received for information.
NURSE PRACTITIONER PROGRAM
The County Manager was directed to a report for presentation at a future Council meeting regarding developing a resolution for the 2023 Fall RMA Convention with respect to funding of the Nurse Practitioner Program. .
QUEEN ELIZABETH II JUBILEE MEDALS
Recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal, as nominated by Lacombe County, will be presented with their medal at a future Council meeting.
BYLAW NO. 1384/23 – SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 11 (East of Haynes) AREA STRUCTURE PLAN
Bylaw No.1384/23, a bylaw of Lacombe County to adopt the South of Highway 11 (East of Haynes) Area Structure Plan received first reading. A public hearing for Bylaw No. 1384/23 will be held on March 9, 2023, commencing at 9:10 a.m.
BYLAW NO. 1363/22 – PALM COVE AREA OFF-SITE LEVY
Bylaw No.1363/22, a bylaw of Lacombe County to adopt an off-site levy for land that is to be subdivided or developed within the Palm Cove Area on Sylvan Lake received first reading. A public hearing for Bylaw No. 1363/22 will be held on March 9, 2023 commencing at 9:00 a.m.
BYLAW NO. 1385/23 RATES AND FEES 2023
Bylaw No. 1386/23, a bylaw of Lacombe County to authorize the establishment of Council Committees for Lacombe County was read a first, second and third time and so passed by Council.
**with information provided by Lacombe County