Inside Council Chambers


Last updated: Apr. 21, 2017 at 2:04 PM

Inside Council Chambers is a brief summary of the items discussed at the most recent City Council and Committee of the Whole meetings. Podcasts are also available for the latest council meetings.

Please note: This is not the official City of Spruce Grove council meeting minutes. Please refer to Meeting Agendas and Minutes to view agendas, all supporting documents, and official meeting minutes that have been approved by City Council. 


Highlights from April 18, 2017

Corporate Plan Public Submissions External

Corporate Plan submission presentations were made by Friends of the Spruce Grove Public Library, the Ravens Volleyball Club and the Spruce Grove City Centre Business Association. Written submissions were also received from the Tri-Community Adult Learning Association and the Night Owls Citizens on Patrol Society.

Residential Waste Audit and Program Review External

Consultants from S-Cubed Environment presented the results of the City's Residential Waste Audit and Program Review, which was conducted in 2016. The report provides a snapshot of the City's waste diversion, how it compares to neighbouring municipalities, as well as a number of recommendations on how the City can increase waste diversion.

Highlights from April 10, 2017

2016 Development Activity Report External

Administration presented the 2016 Development Activity Report, which outlines permit activity from last year and insights into development trends spanning the last 10 years. Permit types captured in the review include building permits, development permits, compliance requests, safety code permits and business licences.

Bylaw C-991-17 Land Use Bylaw Amendment External
Redistricting: Tonewood Stage 7

A public hearing was held for Bylaw C-991-17 External, a proposed amendment to the Land Use Bylaw that would redistrict 0.84 hectares of land from urban reserve (UR) to mixed low to medium density residential (R1). Second reading was given to Bylaw C-991-17. Third reading will be considered during a future council meeting.

Bylaw C-994-17 Spruce Village Area Structure Plan Amendment External

First reading was given to Bylaw C-994-17, a proposed amendment to the Spruce Village Area Structure Plan that would re-designate the remaining undeveloped parcel of land from medium density residential to neighbourhood commercial. If approved, this amendment would allow for a neighbourhood commercial development. A public hearing on the bylaw will be held during a future council meeting before second and third reading is considered.

Bylaw C-993-17 Land Use Bylaw Amendment External
Redistricting Plan 082 0912, Block 5, Lot 37

First reading was given to Bylaw C-993-17, a proposed amendment to the Land Use Bylaw that would redistrict a portion of land in the Spruce Village Area Structure plan from mixed medium to high density residential (R2) to neighbourhood retail and service (C3). If approved, this amendment would allow for the development of commercial units in the last large undeveloped parcel of land within the Spruce Village Area Structure Plan. A public hearing on the bylaw will be held during a future council meeting before second and third reading is considered.

Bylaw C-989-17 Election Bylaw External

Third reading was given to Bylaw C-989-17, allowing for increased voting hours in the City's 2017 municipal election.

Use of Municipal Resources for Election Campaigns External

The Use of Municipal Resources for Election Campaigns policy was approved, which will ensure that all candidates are treated the same through the municipal election process, City employees remain neutral during work hours and that the City conducts an election without influence.

Community Tribute Policy External

The Community Tribute Policy, which outlines the community's use of park benches and tree plantings for dedication purposes, was approved. This policy will provide residents an opportunity to pay tribute to a loved one or commemorate a special event by either dedicating an existing park bench for a 10-year term or through the planting of a tree adjacent to the Westgrove storm pond.

U16A Spruce Grove Ringette Team receives Certificate of Outstanding Achievement External

City Council recognized members of the U16A Spruce Grove Ringette Team with Certificates of Outstanding Achievement for their gold medal wins at the Ringette Alberta Provincials and the Western Canadian Nations. A Certificate of Outstanding Achievement is awarded to Spruce Grove individuals, teams, groups and organizations who have accomplished outstanding achievements in the field of athletics, fine arts, academics and cultural activities at a provincial, national or international level.

Highlights from March 27, 2017

City of Spruce Grove considers proposal for Multi-Use Sport and Event Centre 

Consultants presented their concept for a new municipally owned multi-use facility located in the Westwind Centre area along the Yellowhead Hwy at Century Road.

Bylaw C-995-17 External
Redistricting McLaughlin Stage 5

First reading was given to Bylaw C-995-17, a proposed amendment to the Land Use Bylaw that would redistrict 2.03 hectares of land from urban reserve (UR) to mixed low to medium density residential (R1). If approved, this amendment would allow for the development of McLaughlin Stage 5. A public hearing on the bylaw will be held during a future council meeting before second and third reading is considered.

2016 Transit Survey Results External

Results from the 2016 Transit Survey, which shows that riders are generally appreciative and satisfied with the Spruce Grove transit service, were presented to City Council. The survey results show a desire for further expanded day, evening and weekend services, and a local service.

2017 Tour of Alberta External

Spruce Grove will enter into an agreement with the Tour of Alberta to host a start/finish stage in 2017. Event expenses are expected to remain below $110,000.