Inside Council Chambers: October 15, 2019

Regular City Council Meeting

Meeting Summary

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Bylaw C-1089-19 – Site Specific Land Use Bylaw Text Amendment – Special Care Facility – Public Hearing

A public hearing was held for Bylaw C-1089-19, a site specific text amendment to the Land Use Bylaw, proposing to change the maximum height for a Special Care Facility, located at 92 Longview Drive, to 14.0 meters or four storeys within the R2 - Mixed Medium to High Density Residential District. Later in the meeting, Council gave second and third reading to the Bylaw.

Public Question and Answer Period

Four members of the public asked questions of Council during Public Question and Answer Period.

Councillor Statements and Updates

Councillor Stevenson provided a brief update on the Smart Cities Conference she recently attended in Washington, D.C.

Bylaw C-1089-19 - Site Specific Land Use Bylaw Text Amendment – Special Care Facility – Second and Third Readings

Council gave second and third reading to Bylaw C-1089-19, a site specific text amendment to the Land Use Bylaw affecting 92 Longview Drive. The amendment increases the maximum height for the Special Care Facility use from three storeys to four storeys or 14.0 meters.

Bylaw C-1084-19 – Council Code of Conduct Bylaw – Third Reading

Council gave third reading to Bylaw C-1084-19, which has been updated to include provisions for the acceptance of gifts.

Options to Prohibit Conversion Therapy

Administration provided Council with a report on the potential of banning the practice of conversion therapy in Spruce Grove. 

Council unanimously responded by instructing Administration to:

Council also instructed Administration to prepare a bylaw to prohibit the practise of conversion therapy. This motion was not unanimous, with six members of council voting in favour and one opposed.

Deputy Mayor Appointments

Council approved the revised 2017-2021 Deputy Mayor appointment schedule.

Committee of the Whole Meeting – October 21, 2019

Council approved the cancellation of the Committee of the Whole meeting for October 21, 2019.

Various Board and Committee Meeting minutes

Council received the following board and committee meeting minutes as information:

Business arising from Closed Session

Council accepted the recommendation of the Review Panel on the presentation of the 2019 winner of the Community Spirit Award.