Inside Council Chambers

Last updated: Jun. 22, 2017 at 3:09 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 June 19, 2017

TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre (TLC) 2016 Annual Report External

Graig Walsh, General Manager at the TLC, presented the TLC's 2016 Annual Report External to City Council.

Task Force on Mayoralty Status External

James Trodden, a member of the Task Force on Mayoralty Status, presented the task force's findings to City Council, recommending the position of Mayor move from part-time to full-time beginning with the 2017-2021 term of council and that the base salary for the position of Mayor be $88,000, effective Oct. 23, 2017. City Council accepted their recommendations as information and will vote on the recommendations during a future council meeting.

 

Highlights from June 12, 2017

Bylaw C-997-17 North Central Area Structure Plan Amendment External

A public hearing was held for Bylaw C-997-17 External, a proposed amendment to the North Central Area Structure Plan (NCASP) that would introduce mixed low to medium density residential land use into the NCASP and re-designate a portion of land from low density residential and medium density residential to the new land use. Second and third reading of the bylaw was carried, approving the proposed amendments.

Bylaw C-996-17 Road Closure External
Portion of Road Plan 902 2007

Bylaw C-996-17, a proposed bylaw that would close a portion of public roadway, was introduced to City Council through first reading. The roadway is located east of a lane in the Grove Meadows neighbourhood and is adjacent to Greenwood Drive. If approved, a portion of the closed roadway would be incorporated into the Tonewood 6 subdivision with the remainder being consolidated with Lot 3, Block 1, Plan 022 1293. A public hearing will be held during a future council meeting.

Bylaw C-1004-17 Land Use Bylaw Amendment External
Redistricting: Greenbury Stage 9

First reading was given to Bylaw C-1004-17, a proposed bylaw that would redistrict a portion of land located to the north and east of the Greenbury neighbourhood. If approved, 5.84 hectares of urban reserve land would be redistricted to the Greenbury planned lot district (3.68 hectares) and the parking and recreation district (2.16 hectares). A public hearing will be held during a future council meeting.

Spruce Grove to co-sponsor emergency management resolution with St. Albert External

In partnership with the City of St. Albert, the City of Spruce Grove will co-sponsor a resolution to the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) regarding a municipality's ability to declare a state of local emergency. The resolution will request the AUMA to advocate the provincial government to return the Disaster Services Act to its pre-2011 wording, enabling municipalities to declare a state of local emergency without requiring a council vote.

Spruce Grove Public Library auditor approval External

City Council approved Hawkings Epp Dumont LLP as the auditor for the Spruce Grove Public Library for 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Highlights from May 15, 2017

2016 FCSS Annual Report External

City administration presented the 2016 FCSS Community Report and an update on 2017 youth services programs.

2017 First Quarter Financial Statements External

The 2017 first quarter financial statements, representing the financial position of the City as of March 31, 2017, were presented to City Council.

Certificate of Outstanding Achievement External

Members of the Spruce Grove Ringette - U14AA Storm team were given Certificates of Outstanding Achievement by Council for their bronze medal win at the Western Canadian Ringette Championships, held in Winnipeg on March 25, 2017.