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For Immediate Release | January 08, 2019

Council Briefs for January 7th

Council Briefs are provided for the benefit of community members with the intent of giving a short, informal report on what occurred at Council Meetings. For the official record, please review the Adopted Minutes, available on the City website. Webcasts of Council Meetings are available the day following a Council Meeting on the City website.

CSAC Recommendation: FCSS Operating Grant

Council approved the recommendation to allocate funds as follows:

  1. St. Albert Community Information and Volunteer Centre (CIVC):
    • Sidekicks Program $43,818
    • Information and Referral $70,920
    • Volunteer Centre Program $70,920
    • Total: $185,658
  2. St. Albert Seniors Association:
    • Senior Support Program $79,963
    • Total: $79,963
  3. St. Albert Community Village and Food Bank:
    • Community Liaison Program $62,991
    • Total: $62,991
  4. St. Albert Stop Abuse in Families Society (SAIF):
    • SAIF Education Program $36,975
    • Youth Counselling $38,280
    • Total: $75,255
  5. St. Albert Family Resource Centre (FRC)
    • Family Life Education Program $198,191
    • Total: $198,191

Heritage Advisory Committee Annual Report

Council received as information the revised Heritage Advisory Committee Annual Update Recommended 2018 – 2021 Priorities, provided as an attachment to the January 7, 2019 agenda report entitled Heritage Advisory Committee Annual Update.

Bylaw 1/2019 – Closure of a Portion of Coal Mine Road (2nd and 3rd readings)

Council opened the public hearing, closed the public hearing, and passed the bylaw, thereby closing a portion of Coal Mine Road located east of Eastgate Way North within the Erin Ridge North neighbourhood.

GPFC Recommendation: Bylaw 2/2019 Traffic Bylaw Amendments (1st, 2nd and 3rd readings)

Council opened the public hearing, closed the public hearing, and passed the bylaw amendments, which are outlined in the December 10, 2018 Governance, Priorities and Finance Committee Agenda Report entitled Transportation System Bylaw Amendments, as amended.

GPFC Recommendation: Backyard Hens – Bylaws 32/2018 and 36/2019 (1st, 2nd and 3rd readings) and Amendment to 2019 Revenue Budget

Council passed the two bylaws and increased the 2019 revenue budget by $1,600.00 for estimated licence fees related to Hen Bylaw 32/2018.

GPFC Recommendation: Bylaw 37/2018 – Land Use Bylaw Amendment Re: Backyard Hens (1st Reading)

Council heard 1st Reading of Bylaw 37/2018, being amendment 163 to the Land Use Bylaw 9/2005, and scheduled a public hearing on Bylaw 37/2018 during the regularly scheduled Council meeting on February 4, 2019.

GPFC Recommendation: Bylaw 46/2018 Amendments to Governance, Priorities and Finance Committee Bylaw (1st, 2nd and 3rd readings)

Council passed the bylaw amendments, which are outlined in the December 10, 2018 Governance, Priorities and Finance Committee Agenda Report entitled Amendments to Governance, Priorities and Finance Committee Bylaw.

Council Motion: Rescinding Branch Library Borrowing Bylaw 24/2017

Council supported a motion that the Branch Library Borrowing Bylaw 24/2017 be rescinded. Council then passed Bylaw 4/2019 being a bylaw to repeal Borrowing Bylaw 24/2017. Council then supported a motion that capital project #417901 established for the Community Branch Library be cancelled.


Council also went in camera to discuss a land matter and to have dialogue with the Chief Administrative Officer.

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