Leduc County Council Notes

Mayor John Whaley called the July 7th Leduc County council meeting to order at 1:33 p.m. on July 7. The agenda was amended and approved.

MLA Shaye Anderson presented to Captain Alex Eelhart from the Leduc County Fire Services New Sarepta District the Alberta Emergency Services Medal for 12 years of service. Prior to the presentation he thanked Captain Eelhart and his family for the dedication and sacrifices required to meet the standards of 12 years of emergency service.

MLA Shaye Anderson presented to Captain Alex Eelhart from the Leduc County Fire Services New Sarepta District the Alberta Emergency Services Medal for 12 years of service. Prior to the presentation he thanked Captain Eelhart and his family for the dedication and sacrifices required to meet the standards of 12 years of emergency service.

Mayor John Whaley called the July 7th Leduc County council meeting to order at 1:33 p.m. on July 7. The agenda was amended and approved.

Mayor Whaley then welcomed MLA Shaye Anderson to the meeting. MLA Anderson presented to Captain Alex Eelhart from the Leduc County Fire Services New Sarepta District the Alberta Emergency Services Medal for 12 years of service. Prior to the presentation he thanked Captain Eelhart and his family for the dedication and sacrifices required to meet the standards of 12 years of emergency service.

MLA Anderson stayed for the entire meeting allowing him to gain a grasp on some of the issues and how the county operates at the council level.

The council then opened the meeting for public presentation. Bill and Sandra Hoermann presented a proposal to hay two plus acres of reserve land in the Looma area until the reserve is put up for bids in 2017. County council approved the request and directed administration to finalize the agreement.

Resident Ron Wurban presented a number of concerns to council regarding some of the bylaws the county is currently considering. In particular he spoke against the proposed Community Standards By-Law indicting it appear to be an attempt impose urban standards over rural standards. He relayed the story of a farmer who was combining his crop when the police showed up telling him some neighbors were upset about the noise as a prime example of different standards between urban life and rural life.

Mayor Don Davidson of the Summer Village of Grandview presented an overview of the progress that has been made to reduce the bloom of blue-green algae on Pigeon Lake. One of the approaches the watershed has taken is to ban the use of lawn fertilizers and lawn herbicides foe lawns with 800 meters of the lake. To date seven of the 12 municipalities have passed fertilizer bans. Mayor Davidson provided the Grandview bylaw for information and a request that the county consider such a ban. Council agreed to make it an item for a future workshop.

No one was present to speak against the proposed By-Law 27-15 that will see a road closure to close public access of road allowances for the purposes of Capital Power mining activities. Legal land description TWP 502 from ó mile East of RR 23 to RR 31, RR 23 from ó mile North of SH 622 to TWP 502, RR 24 from SH 622 to TWP 502, RR 25 from SH 622 to TWP 502, RR 30 from TWP 502 for 1 mile South of TWP 502.

Some discussion occurred concerning the need for farm equipment having to travel more populated roadways during seeding and harvesting times during the period of road closure. The actual closure date could not be determined until the province gives its final approval, which could be several months from now. County council approved first reading.

The county established Wednesday, November 4 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Leduc County Centre as the tax sale date.

County council then approved three readings to a Bylaw – 2015 Fees and Charges and rescinded By-Law 23-15.

That County Council entered into a Municipal Reserve Lease Agreement from Jan 1, 2015 to December 31 , 2017 with Eugene Wirsta in the amount of $230 /year (plus GST) on the Pt S.W. 17-50-24-W4, Lot R16, Plan 762 1010, ~ 23.21 acres.

A public hearing was called at 2:15 p.m. to consider an amendment to the East Vistas Area Structure Plan. At the conclusion council approved first, second and third readings to the plan. The amendment will allow Leduc County to identify community needs that require larger municipal reserve parcels than will be available from dedication at the time of subdivision and the flexibility to best implement a strategic approach to municipal reserve acquisition that minimizes the County’s risk and costs associated with servicing community needs.

Councillor Schonewille withdrew his Motion #307-15 Direct Control Districting within the Proposed South of Devon Industrial Area Structure Plan.

After the council members gave their oral reports Mayor Whaley adjourned the meeting at 3 p.m.

 

Just Posted

Flora Northwest was taken to the Ermineskin residential school when she was six years old. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Ermineskin residential school survivor: ‘It just brings me back to the cries at night’

Discovery in Kamloops of remains of 215 children a painful time for survivors

The Government of Alberta identified 115 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the provincial total to 3,089.
(Black Press file photo)
Red Deer drops to 71 active cases of COVID-19

Province adds 127 new cases of the virus

Police officers and their dogs undergo training at the RCMP Police Dog Services training centre in Innisfail, Alta., on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Mounties say they are searching for an armed and dangerous man near a provincial park in northern Alberta who is believed to have shot and killed a service dog during a police chase. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
RCMP search for armed man in northern Alberta after police dog shot and killed

Cpl. Deanna Fontaine says a police service dog named Jago was shot during the pursuit

Alberta now has 2,336 active cases of COVID-19, with 237 people in hospital, including 58 in intensive care. (Black Press file photo)
Red Deer down to 73 active cases of COVID-19, lowest since early November

The Central zone has 253 active cases of the virus

Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship during a press conference in Ottawa on Thursday, May 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada to welcome 45,000 refugees this year, says immigration minister

Canada plans to increase persons admitted from 23,500 to 45,000 and expedite permanent residency applications

Orange shirts, shoes, flowers and messages are displayed on the steps outside the legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 following a ceremony hosted by the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations in honour of the 215 residential school children whose remains have been discovered buried near the facility in Kamloops, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Alberta city cancels Canada Day fireworks at site of former residential school

City of St. Albert says that the are where the display was planned, is the site of the former Youville Residential School

Barbara Violo, pharmacist and owner of The Junction Chemist Pharmacy, draws up a dose behind vials of both Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines on the counter, in Toronto, Friday, June 18, 2021. An independent vaccine tracker website founded by a University of Saskatchewan student says just over 20 per cent of eligible Canadians — those 12 years old and above — are now fully vaccinated. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
At least 20% of eligible Canadians fully vaccinated, 75% with one dose: data

Earlier projections for reopening at this milestone didn’t include Delta variant

This undated file photo provided by Ernie Carswell & Partners shows the home featured in the opening and closing scenes of The Brady Bunch in Los Angeles. Do you know the occupation of Mike Brady, the father in this show about a blended family? (Anthony Barcelo/Ernie Carswell & Partners via AP, File)
QUIZ: A celebration of dad on Father’s Day

How much do you know about famous fathers?

A dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is pictured at a vaccination site in Vancouver Thursday, March 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
NACI advice to mix vaccines gets varied reaction from AstraZeneca double-dosers

NACI recommends an mRNA vaccine for all Canadians receiving a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine

Bruce Springsteen performs at the 13th annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit concert in support of the Bob Woodruff Foundation in New York on Nov. 4, 2019. (Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
Canadians who got AstraZeneca shot can now see ‘Springsteen on Broadway’

B.C. mayor David Screech who received his second AstraZeneca dose last week can now attend the show

A lotto Max ticket is shown in Toronto on Monday Feb. 26, 2018.THE CANADIAN PRESS
No winning ticket sold for Friday’s $70 million Lotto Max jackpot

The huge jackpot has remained unclaimed for several weeks now

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seen during a joint news conference following the EU-Canada Summit, in Brussels, Belgium, Tuesday June 15, 2021. Trudeau says Canada is on track now to have 68 million doses delivered by the end of July, which is more than enough to fully vaccinate all 33.2 million Canadians over the age of 12. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Vaccine deliveries enough to fully vaccinate all eligible Canadians by end of July

Three in four eligible Canadians now have their first dose, nearly one in five fully vaccinated.

Most Read