Council Notes From All Over
CITY OF LEDUC COUNCIL
Mayor Greg Krischke opened the Monday, September 23rd meeting at 7:00pm. Alderman Dominic Mishio was absent.
The Sept 9th, 2013 Council minutes were approved as amended.
Chief Ernie Polsom and the City Council presented to Christopher Brunker and Jeff Fox the Alberta Emergency Service Medal. The Province of Alberta presents this medal, to those individuals who have dedicated at least twelve years providing emergency services to the people of Alberta.
A public hearing was held for Bylaw 834-2013 the redistricting Part of Lot1, Plan 9223395 from Urban Reserve (UR) to Shopping Centre Commercial (CSC). The purpose of this Bylaw is to allow for the development of a large box store to be built on the north side of Leduc Common shopping complex. An impact assessment study on traffic flow was presented that showed what the projected increase on traffic along Discovery Way and Bridgeport Link would be with the development. Residents from Bridgeport raised their concerns about any increase in traffic flow would have on their neighborhood. Oxford Development and Melcor agreed to expand the entrance onto Discovery Way from Highway 39/50th Ave. Alderman David McKenzie and Terry Lazowski raised concerns about how the projected increase in traffic that would occur through Bridgeport would affect residents. The Council thanked all the presenters and would take their input in considering the proposed Bylaw.
A Non-Statutory Public Hearing was held on the Cathton Farm Air Leduc Industrial Park Outline Plan Amendment. No one took the opportunity to make a presentation.
The City received a report on the proposed 3rd Runway for the Edmonton International Airport. Two of proposed possible runways were not acceptable to the City Council for a number of reasons including noise levels and safety concerns.
The Council agreed to accept the current city accountant firm for another three years after receiving three proposals for accounting services.
The Council agreed to a $1,000.00 Municipal Grant request by the Leduc Composite High School 50th Anniversary Committee.
Ms. Leslie Wong was appointed to the LEAB Board with the need for a student member still outstanding.
The City received the 2013 Census report that showed the City’s population at 27,241, a 6.9% increase over 2012. The City gains 5 people a day and at that rate will reach 30,000 people by 2015 and 40,000 by 20121.
The Cathton-Farm Air Leduc Industrial Park Outline Plan amendment was approved.
Ms. Carla Frybort was appointed to the Yellowhead Regional Library as Leduc’s representative.
The following Bylaws were all given 1st readings and accepted. Bylaw 830-2013 redistricting the Sawridge Business Park, Bylaw 833-2013 the Telford Industrial Overlay amendment, Bylaw 835-2013 Amendments to the text to the Land use Bylaw, and Bylaw 836-2013 the redistricting Plan 1322735, Block 2 Lot1ER & 2MR.
Alderman McKenzie presented a motion to Table the 2nd Reading of Bylaw 834-2013, the redistricting Part of Lot 1, Plan 9223395 from UR to CSC. The motion failed 4 to 2 with Alderman Lazowski voted with Alderman McKenzie. The concern expressed during the debate was the about the possible increase in traffic in a residential area and the need for the city to examine additional traffic routes connecting the west and east sides of the city. The second reading was passed 4 to 2 with both Aldermen McKenzie and Lazowski voting against the Bylaw.
The Council received updates from the Alberta Capital Regional Wastewater Commission, the Capital Regional Board, the Downtown Progress Association, and a number of community boards. The Council was also informed that there would be an increase in water rates of 12 cents per measure or approximately 10%.
Just before the conclusion of the meeting Robert Thompson addressed the council to thank them for the three years of service they have dedicated to the City.
Mayor Greg Krischke adjourned the meeting at 9:35pm.
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