City of Leduc Council Meeting – January 24th, 2011

  • Feb. 22, 2011 9:00 a.m.

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Members of the Stone Barn Garden Society were welcomed by Mayor Krischke and Council and presented with a Leduc Achievement Award in recognition of their significant time and effort in constructing a unique historical place for Leduc residents.  More than two decades ago the City of Leduc purchased the Clarence Brown farm property, intending to create a park area and preserve some of the buildings, one of which was the Stone Barn.  After a fire destroyed the barn Communities in Bloom formed a sub-committee that went to work on preserving the foundation by creating a beautiful perennial garden where photo shoots, weddings, and other events take place. Mayor Krischke advised the delegation that a tree will be planted in the Stone Barn Garden in memory of Darlene Senio who was involved with the Society for the past ten years.

New Business

Public Auction – Tax Recovery Process

There are ten properties in tax arrears as of January 19 of this year and according to the Municipal Government Act, the City is required to hold a public auction after March 31.  The Act states that reserve bids and conditions of sale be established before the sale.  Alderman Young moved that the City Assessor be authorized to set a reserve bid as close as possible to market value for each land parcel on the arrears list that will be up for sale  at the public auction on April 4, 2011.  

Proposed Radio Communication Tower

Council received a request submitted by Alcatel-Lucent to station a monopole telecommunication tower in the southeast corner of Lot 2 in Plan 802 1064 (6615 Sparrow Drive) to assist in providing a new wireless service and network for Shaw. Alderman Finstad made a motion that Council support the stated location of the telecommunication facility.

Bylaws

Bylaw No. 759-2011

Ken Woitt, Director, Planning and Development, provided an overview of Bylaw 759-2011 to Council.  The Bylaw concerns the redistricting of 25.88 ha from U-R Agriculture-Urban Reserve to M-2 Industrial-Medium Industrial and U-S Utilities-Urban Services and will allow for future development.  Alderman Young moved that Bylaw No. 759-2011 be given second reading.

Debbie Carter, General Manager, Corporate Services, presented Council with the 2010 Census Statistical Report.  The official population count for 2010 in the City of Leduc is 23,293, an increase of 7.85% from 2009.

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