County and City coordinate firefighter recruitment efforts

(Lacombe, Alberta, December 4, 2017) Over the month of December, Lacombe County and the City of Lacombe are teaming up for a County-wide recruitment campaign for volunteer firefighters.

“In the past, the City did its own drive for volunteers in December, while the County would recruit throughout the year, as needed,” explained Drayton Bussiere, Lacombe County Fire Chief. “By combining efforts, we hope to better promote our teams throughout the County, as well as our need for volunteers.”

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Lacombe County Council adopts 2018 budgets

On November 30, Lacombe County Council adopted the County’s 2018 interim operating and capital budgets. The budgets continue to follow priorities set out in the County’s Strategic Plan and its long-range road construction and capital equipment replacement plans. They also reflect the desire to support the maintenance of existing service levels, while undertaking some new initiatives, such as funding for an RCMP enhanced position to help combat crime in our area.

The $56,315,470 interim operating budget is balanced and is supported by a 2.5% property tax rate increase for residential properties and 4.5% property tax rate increase for all other properties and a transfer of $322,300 from the tax rate stabilization reserve. The 2.5% property tax rate increase represents an additional $24.40 in taxes on a $400,000 residential property.

“The 2018 budget recognizes the challenges Alberta has faced over the past few years due to the economic downturn – both from a municipal, ratepayer, and industry perspective,” said Manager of Corporate Services Tim Timmons. “Council felt this budget will allow Lacombe County to take advantage of the competitive pricing environment for new infrastructure projects, while protecting our existing infrastructure assets.”

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Lacombe County Council re-elects Reeve

During the October 24 Organizational Meeting, Lacombe County Councillors were officially sworn in, including newcomer John Ireland, who was elected to Division 1 in the 2017 Municipal Election.

County Council also re-elected Division 4 Councillor Paula Law as Reeve for a fifth one-year term. Councillor Law assumed the Reeve’s Chair after taking her Oath of Office from Corporate Services Manager, Tim Timmons, and expressed thanks to Council for its continuing support.

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Notice of Road Construction Completion

Pursuant to Municipal Government Act M-26.1 534(1) Lacombe County hereby provides notice to any person having an interest in land that is adjacent to lands which Lacombe County has
constructed a public road. Persons entitled to compensation from the municipality for loss of or the permanent lessening of use of that person’s land caused by the public work are advised to
make a claim within 60 days after this notice is published.


The following bridge construction have been completed as of November 9, 2017:

Project Number  Description
BF 08961  Tributary to Gull Lake – Range Road 282
(SW 14-41-28 W4)
BF 72534 Tributary to Blindman River – Range Road 284A
(SE 29-39-28 W4)
BF 72783 Tributary to Parlby Creek – Range Road 252
(NW 14-41-25 W4)
BF 78978 Tributary to Rainy Creek – Range Road 24
(SW 21-40-2 W5)


For more information, please contact:
Bill Cade
Public Works Supervisor
(403) 782-3567

Official election results for Lacombe County

(Lacombe, Alberta) – Below are the official results of Lacombe County’s 2017 municipal election.

Division 1

Declared elected

Votes

IRELAND, John

 ELECTED

297

MCDERMAND, Rod

 

 136

Division 2

Declared elected

Votes

KNIGHT, Brenda

Acclaimed

N/A

Division 3

Declared elected

Votes

SHEPHERD, Barb

Acclaimed

N/A

Division 4

Declared elected

Votes

LAW, Paula

 Acclaimed

N/A

Division 5

Declared elected

Votes

SUMNER, Denise

 

 64

WIGMORE, Kenneth

 ELECTED

223

Division 6

Declared elected

Votes

STEPHENSON, Keith

 ELECTED

 243

SZASZ, Robert

 

 59

Division 7

Declared elected

Votes

KREIL, Dana

 Acclaimed

N/A

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