City Council Meeting - September 24, 2018
Sept. 10, 2018, Regular Council Meeting Minutes and Sept. 17, 2018, Committee of the Whole Meeting Minutes
AnnLisa Jensen, Chairperson and Leah Kongsrude, Executive Director with the Sturgeon River Watershed Alliance Presentation, presented Council with an update on the Alliance and completion of an Integrated Watershed Management Plan for the Sturgeon River .
Representatives from the Spruce Grove Specialized Transit Service presented STS’s audited financial statements for the year ending Dec. 31, 2017 , as well as its 2019 budget and request for funding.
- Councillor Oldham provided Council with a TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre Board update.
- Mayor Houston provided Council with a Capital Region Waste Water Commission update.
- Councillor Gruhlke provided Council with a Capital Region Parkland Water Services Commission update.
Corporate Communications Awards
Council recognized the City’s Corporate Communications department for receiving a first place Savvy Award for the Canada Day Celebration website, and a third place Awards of Excellence for the 2017 municipal census communication campaign. Both awards were presented to the city at the City and Council Communications and Marketing Association annual conference in Milwaukee, Wis., in September 2018.
Online Public Engagement Platform
City Administration presented Council with information pertaining to a new online public engagement platform, Connect Spruce Grove , which was introduced to the community on Sept. 25.
Council gave third reading to Bylaw C-1047-18 , which establishes regulations related to cannabis consumption in public.
Council gave first and second reading to Bylaw C-1053-18 , which proposes amendments to the smoking bylaw related to cannabis consumption. The bylaw will return to Council, with additional proposed amendments, for third reading at a later date.
Council received the following board and committee meeting minutes as information: