City Council Meeting - September 10, 2018
Megan Bates, Manager Industry Relations with Women Building Futures, presented Council with an update on the 2018 Operator Readiness program.
Inspector Mike Lokken, Officer in Charge of the Spruce Grove/Stony Plain RCMP Detachment, made a presentation to Council, providing a report on RCMP services within the area. Robert Kosterman, Spruce Grove Fire Chief, also presented the City’s 2017 Protective Services Annual Report.
Wilson and Danielle Nelson, owners of the McLaughlin Nelson House, presented Council with an update on the progress and future needs of the municipal historic resource, which was built in 1912. In 2012, the house was designated as a municipal historic resource and the Nelson family began restoring it to its original state.
Representatives from the Spruce Grove Public Library Board presented the Spruce Grove Public Library’s 2019–2021 budget and 2019 budget request.
City Administration presented the City’s 2018 second quarter financial statements.
Council passed a motion to approve the 2019 expenditure of $738,000 for the manufacturing and delivery of three local transit buses. An expenditure of $492,000 is expected to follow in 2020 for two additional local transit buses. In total, the contract is not to exceed $1,237,500.
KPMG LLP was appointed as the external auditors for the City of Spruce Grove for fiscal years 2018–2022.
Council passed a motion to approve the Regional Context Statement, as outlined by the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board. The context statement states that the City of Spruce Grove is within the Metropolitan Area policy tier in the Metropolitan Regional Structure as an Urban Centre. Council directed City Administration to prepare amendments to the Municipal Development Plan to bring the plan into conformity with the new Edmonton Metropolitan Region Growth Plan.
Council passed a motion to approve the implementation of recorded votes for all council and committee of the whole meetings. Council directed City Administration to bring forward amendments to Council’s procedure bylaw to reflect this decision and that this change be effective beginning with the Sept. 17, 2018, Committee of the Whole meeting.
Council received the following board and committee meeting minutes as information: