At the June 23rd regular council meeting for Lacombe County, many topics were addressed including BOLT bus services, The 5-year recreation capital plan, and County reserve lands. Here are the main highlights:
BOLT BUS SERVICE
As per a recent request from the Town of Blackfalds that the County give consent and support for the use of two regional Blackfalds On-Demand Local Transit (BOLT) bus stops in Aspelund Industrial Park the following resolution received Council approval:
That Lacombe County provide a letter to the Town of Blackfalds:
- 1. authorizing their provision of BOLT service within the Aspelund Industrial Park and confirming consent and support for the two regional bus stops located on private property owned by Eagle Builders within the Aspelund Industrial Park, and
- 2. providing consent and support for the use of the Lacombe County roadways within Aspelund Industrial Park for the BOLT service.
5-YEAR RECREATION CAPITAL PLAN 2023 to 2027
In 2021, Council approved the first Five-Year Recreation Capital Plan. The Plan is reviewed annually to ensure that areas of highest need are prioritized. In 2022, one project was identified: the Sunbreaker Cove washroom replacement.
An overview of the proposed projects for the 2023-2027 five-year plan was presented. Areas identified are of strategic importance and high use. All proposed funding sources are subject to Council approval during the annual budget process. The 5-year Recreation Capital Plan for 2023 to 2027 was approved as presented.
COUNTY RESERVE LANDS
Lacombe County Policy RC(8) Use and Management of County Reserve Lands outlines how the County manages lands designated as municipal reserve, environmental reserve, and reserve. Inspections are currently being performed of County reserve lands to ensure that reserve lands are being managed in a wayconsistent with County Policy. A report was presented highlighting 1) Timelines of Reserve Management; 2) Inspections and Findings; 3) Challenges; and 4) Future Steps.
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE The following recommendations from the Committee of the Whole meeting held on June 13, 2022 receivedthe approval of Council:
•That the County Manager be directed to prepare a report regarding the programs and initiatives of the educational component being provided by Inside Education; and further, that that report be presented at a future Council meeting.
•That the presentation and discussion with the RCMP representatives be received for information.
•That the presentation on the County’s assessment process be received for information.
•That the report on Recreational and Cultural Programming be received for information: and further; that the County Manager be directed to review Policy RC(6) Library Support and present a report regarding this review at a future Council meeting.
•That the discussion regarding the procedures bylaw be received for information.•That the discussion on Truth and Reconciliation be received for information; and further, that Council be authorized to attend the presentation on September 30, 2022 with regard to Truth and Reconciliation.
•That the discussion regarding incentive programs for businesses located in or coming to Lacombe County be received for information.
•That the discussion on the potential boat launch on the southwest side of Sylvan Lake be received for information.
•That the discussion on permits for one-time promotional events be received for information
**With information provided by The County of Lacombe