(Lacombe Express file photo)

Highlights of the Lacombe County council meeting – May 28, 2020

Next Regular Council Meeting is June 11, 2020 - 9:00 a.m.

COVID-19 update

A detailed report on Lacombe County’s activities and strategies about the global COVID-19 pandemic was received for information.

Hamlet of Mirror – offer to purchase

By resolution of Council the County Manager was authorized to accept Walter and Helen Albers offer to purchase Lot 22, Block 98, Plan 7159AI in the Hamlet of Mirror for a total price of $3,500 plus G.S.T. subject to the condition that Lot 22 be consolidated with Lots 19-21.

Eckville Emergency Services building – generator funding request

By resolution of Council the County Manager was directed to fund the replacement of the Eckville Emergency Services Building emergency generator as requested by the Town of Eckville up to a maximum of $20,000; and further, this funding be provided from the Protective Services capital reserve.

Policy RC(9) update

Council approved a motion to update Policy RC(9), so that municipalities and community groups that received funding through Lacombe County Policy RC(9) County Support of Community Programs, Events and Activities who have cancelled their 2020 events will be allowed to retain their funding and use it for their 2021 events. Any municipalities and community groups who cancelled their 2020 events and do not plan to host an event in 2021 will be required to return their funding to the County.

ALUS memorandum of understanding

A resolution that the County Manager be authorized to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Alternative Land Use Services Canada for the three-year period of 2020 to 2022 did not receive the approval of Council.

Agriculture Service Board program field visit

The County Manager will arrange for a field visit by the Agriculture Service Board Program Team for the first or second Council meeting of June 2020 as per direction of Council. The Agricultural Service Board Program Team completes field visits to grant recipients once every five years to comply with recommendations made by the Office of the Auditor General.

Bashaw & District Support Services – Alix/Mirror Community Resource Centre

Representatives of the Bashaw & District Support Services and the Alix/Mirror Wellness Committee provided a presentation on the proposed Alix/Mirror Community Resource Centre. The presentation was received for information, and request for some form of County assistance was referred to the County Manager for the preparation of a report to be presented at a future Council meeting.

Request for closure of reserve land (pt. Sw 2-40-01 w5m)

A presentation by two County ratepayers requesting the closure of reserve land south of the Town of Bentley was received for information: and further, the County Manager was directed to prepare a report regarding this request for presentation at a future Council meeting.

Council meetings and public hearings – public participation

A resolution that the public be authorized to participate in Council meetings and Public Hearings by electronic means during the COVID-19 Pandemic received the approval of Council.

Next Regular Council Meeting is June 11, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.

Next Committee of the Whole Meeting is Tuesday, June 2, 2020 – 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 6, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.

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