At the regular August 25th, Lacombe County Council meeting, a wastewater line agreement, funding for Gull Lake Cemetery, and road paving were some of the topics discussed.
Here is a recap of the meeting:
SUNBREAKER COVE WASTEWATER LINE AGREEMENT
In 2021, the Summer Village of Sunbreaker Cove and Lacombe County agreed to jointly fund the design, construction and operation of a wastewater mainline in the Summer Village. The Transmission Line CostShare, Construction, Operating, Maintenance and Use Agreement between the Summer Village of Sunbreaker Cove and Lacombe County received Council approval.
PAVING OF RANGE RD. 2-4 – PETITION
A report regarding a petition for the paving of Range Road 2-4 was received for information. The issue of paving Range Road 2-4 will be discussed at the October 4, 2022 Council Committee of the Whole meeting.
BATTLE RIVER WATERSHED ALLIANCE
Lacombe County will support the Battle River Watershed Alliance funding application to the Alberta Community Partnership Grant Program for their Land and Water Advisory Committee Initiative. The Committee was recently created to discuss how municipal statutory plans and land use bylaws can support local and regional land and water management. Councillor Knight was appointed to the Battle River Watershed Alliance’s Land and Water Advisory Committee Initiative for a term of two years.
GULL LAKE CEMETERY – FUNDING REQUEST
A request from the Gull Lake Cemetery for funding in the amount of $11,420 from Lacombe County towards the acquisition of a new columbarium was presented for Council’s consideration. The request did not receive Council approval.
GULL LAKE COMMUNITY LEAQUE – FUNDING REQUEST Funding of $25,000 toward the Gull Lake Community League Playground Equipment Replacement Project was approved by Council.
ALIX NATURE TRAIL SOCIETY- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT
Funding of $14,535 toward the Alix Nature Trail Society’s Bridge Replacement Project was approved by Council.
TOWN OF BLACKFALDS – CAPITAL PROJECTS FUNDING
Lacombe County will contribute up to $46,076 to the Town of Blackfalds’ annual capital protects at the Abbey Centre and Eagle Builders Centre (Arenas 1 & 2).
UTILITY ACCOUNTS WRITE OFFS
Utility accounts totally $9,599.23 were written off as per Council approval. The accounts have been through a number of steps in the collection process and cover the period from 2013 to 2020.
PROPERTY TAX ACCOUNT WRITE OFFS
Property tax accounts totaling $58,103.24 were written off as per Council approval. These accounts have been reviewed in detail to ensure the balances should be written off.
SOLAR POWER UPDATE
A report was provided with respect to the June 2021 completion by SkyFire Energy of the installation of a 115 kWDC solar PV system on the roof of the Lacombe County shop building. This system includes 288 solar modules, two inverters, and 144 optimizers. Energy use has been reduced by an estimated 72,625 kWh since the installation.
**with information provided by Lacombe County