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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING JANUARY 11, 2018

POLICY AD(20) SUDIVISION & ROAD NAMING

Council approved Policy AD(20) Subdivision and Road Naming. The policy has been amended to remove the ability to name newly created internal subdivision roads and to reinforce the usage of rural addressing as the primary location.

SYLVAN LAKE INTERMUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN

A resolution that Lacombe County host an application to Municipal Affairs for an Alberta Community Partnership Program grant that is being requested to develop the Sylvan Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) received Council approval.

The grant will provide for the development of an IDP in partnership with the municipalities around Sylvan Lake, which include Red Deer County, the Town of Sylvan Lake, and the Summer Villages of Birchcliff, Halfmoon Bay, Jarvis Bay, Norglenwold and Sunbreaker Cove.

BYLAW NO. 1266/18

Bylaw No. 1266/18, a bylaw of Lacombe County to amend the Lacombe County Land Use Bylaw No.1237/17 to rezone approximately 64 hectares (160 acres) on the SW 07-41-26 W4M from Agricultural ‘A’ to Recreation ‘PR’ District received first reading. A public hearing regarding Bylaw No. 1266/18 will be held on February 22, 2018 commencing at 7:00 p.m.

BYLAW NO. 1267/18

Bylaw No. 1267/18, a bylaw of Lacombe County to amend the Lacombe County Land Use Bylaw No.1237/17 to rezone approximately 64.47 hectares (159.31 acres) on the Pt. NW 14-41-28 W4M from Agricultural ‘A’ to Recreation ‘PR’ District, Residential Conservation Cluster “R-RCC” District, and High Density Residential “R-HDR” District received first reading. A public hearing regarding Bylaw No. 1267/18 will be held on February 8, 2018 commencing at 9:00 a.m.

WEST SIDE COUNTRY ESTATES GATE INSTALLATION

As per a Notice of Motion from the December 14, 2017 meeting, Council approved a resolution to reconsider resolution #C/837/17 concerning the investigation of allowing gates to block off road allowances; and further, consider a pilot project with the gate at the entrance of the lakeshore residential area of Westside Country Estates that was defeated at the November 23, 2017 meeting. Resolution #C/837/17 did not receive Council approval.

A resolution authorizing the County Manager to develop guidelines and enter into an agreement with the residents of Westside Country Estates for a two-year pilot project to allow for gating of the community received Council approval.

ALIX FIRE DEPARTMENT LIFEPAK AED

Council approved a contribution of $ 5,000 towards the cost of the Alix Fire Department Lifepak AED for use in the department’s Medical First Response (MFR) service; and further, this contribution will be funded from the Protective Services Reserve.

SYLVAN LAKE REGIONAL WASTEWATER COMMISSION (SLRWC)

Council was presented with Lacombe County’s comments provided to the SLRWC regarding their 2018 Business Plan. The County has concluded that given the significant divergence of views with respect to the Plan that consideration be given to engaging an independent third party to assist in mediation to settle the member municipalities’ differences and find common ground. The presentation was received for information by Council.

COMMUNITY CRIME PREVENTION INFORMATION FAIR

A resolution that Lacombe County co-sponsor the January 25, 2018 Community Crime Prevention Information Fair at the Eckville Community Hall with the Town of Eckville received the approval of Council.

EAST 4-H BEEF CLUB FUNDING REQUEST

Council approved $ 300 in funding to the East Lacombe Beef 4-H Club for their 2018 bonspiel; and further, this contribution will be funded through the 2018 Agricultural Operations budget.

AGRICULTURE PLASTICS RECYLING PROGRAM

By resolution of Council, the County Manager was directed to research the implementation of an Agricultural Plastics Recycling Program in Lacombe County and provide those findings to Council at a future meeting.

ASPELUND INDUSTRIAL PARK UTILITY RATES

Council moved first, second and third readings of Bylaw No. 1272/18, a bylaw of Lacombe County respecting the 2018 utility rates for the Aspelund Industrial Park.

SYLVAN LAKE QUIET ENJOYMENT INITIATIVE

Kent Lyle, Chairman, Sylvan Lake Watershed Stewardship Society spoke to the request from the Society for $ 2,000 in funding for the Sylvan Lake Quiet Enjoyment Initiative and a resolution from Council stating their support for this initiative.

The request from the Sylvan Lake Watershed Stewardship Society regarding their Quiet Enjoyment Initiative was received for information; and further, it was referred back to the County Manager for the preparation of a report regarding this matter to be presented at a future Council meeting.

MEETING THE RCMP COMMANDING OFFICER OF “K” DIVISION

Council will meet with the RCMP Commanding Officer of “K” at the upcoming AAMDC Spring Convention. Council agreed that the following issues will be discussed:

• Best utilization of Lacombe County resources for the RCMP (i.e. What is the most beneficial way for County dollars to assist the RCMP organization?)

• How does the RCMP see their policing mandate
• Communication Apps – more effective communication with the RCMP is needed

LAND DONATION

By resolution of Council, the County Manager was authorized to enter into a donation agreement for the acquisition of land within the NE 18-41-22 W4M.

2017 ASSESSMENT YEAR MODIFIERS (AYMs)

By resolution of Council, a letter will be forwarded to the Minister of Municipal Affairs regarding the 2017 Assessment Year Modifiers. The AYMs differ from those proposed earlier in the fall of 2017 and will affect the County’s 2018 final budget.

Next Regular Council Meeting is Thursday, January 25, 2018 – 9:00 a.m.

Next Committee of the Whole Meeting is

Tuesday, February 2, 2018 – 9:00 a.m.

Lacombe County Administration Building

RR 3, Lacombe, AB T4L 2N3 (Tel) 403.782.6601 (Fax) 403.782.3820 www.lacombecounty.com

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The Laft Hus celebrates 35 years in Red Deer

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The Laft Hus is a replica of an 18th-century farmhouse in the Numedal district in Norway. It was created through the efforts of volunteers, and it officially opened to the public in 1987.

The museum contains many old artifacts and examples of Norwegian arts and crafts and a small butikk of Norwegian items and the house itself is of note due to its traditional sod roof.

The museum and gift shop are open to visitors every day (except Mondays) from June 1 through to August 31, 9:00 am to 3 pm. For the remainder of the year, the Norwegian Laft Hus is open each Wednesday when a group of ladies meet to work on Norwegian arts and crafts.

This year, the Laft Hus celebrates its 35th year in Red Deer. The annual festival will take place on June 18, 2022 and will have many activities, entertainment, Norwegian food and vendors for the visitors to enjoy. Help us celebrate!

For more information, visit their website.

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Children’s Fest is back in the park in 2022!

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Groups and organizations come together to host the 16th Annual Central Alberta Children’s Festival

Never Grow Up!

After 2 years of re-imagined festivals we are excited to be hosting the 16 th Annual Central Alberta Children’s Festival back in the park. This family-friendly event is held over two days the first weekend of June. The festival is an opportunity for children and their families to get first-hand knowledge and exposure to the arts, to allow their creativity and imaginations to blossom.

June 3rd and 4th Rotary Recreation Park 4501 47A Ave, Red Deer will come to life with music, dancing, children running and laughing enjoying tons of interactive fun!

The community planning committee has been busy putting together a great two days that will enchant and engage children of all ages. With support from various community partners, the festival brings affordable, culturally diverse, and exciting entertainment through featured artists and interactive fun. We strive to allow families to actively engage in learning and playtime by fostering their imagination and creativity. From dancing, ultimate fort building, Laser Chase, Imaginate where you will learn from local artists, glitter tattoos, and performances this children’s festival has it all.

Live shows include:

 Beppie a JUNO nominated recording artist and an award winning music educator based out of Edmonton,

 LANCE CARDINAL ᐊᐧᒐᐢᐠ First Nations artist, designer, and entrepreneur. Lance recently began a new role as Indigenous consultant and designer for the Edmonton Oilers, writing the new pre-game land acknowledgement video and designing the new Turtle Island Logo.

 The Joe Show – Start with a little magic. Add some breathtaking illusions. Stir in appearances from an amazing collection of animal friends with ventriloquism, Sprinkle in a healthy dose of jokes, laughter and fun, and you have the recipe for an amazing show known as the Joe Show

With our admission fee of only $7 per person, or $25 per family or anytime pass $40.00 for a family, every family can enjoy the world-class entertainment and all activities. Included with the admission, families will also have access to free
snacks and water (bring a bottle!), The Central Alberta Children’s Festival welcomes kids ages 0 – 99!

For more information on the festival visit www.centralalbertachildrensfestival.ca

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