Inside Council Chambers: Sept. 9, 2019

Regular City Council Meeting

Meeting Summary

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The Spruce Grove and District Chamber of Commerce Presentation

Spruce Grove and District Chamber of Commerce CEO Brenda Johnson and Past Chair Rik Kaminsky presented to Council their initiative to unify the Spruce Grove and District Chamber of Commerce and the Stony Plain and District Chamber of Commerce.

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

Councillor Statements and Updates
Councillor Rothe provided Council with information on the Glen Jarbeau scholarship program that will be sponsored and funded through the Bloom Centre for Municipal Education.

Bylaw C-1072-19 – Parental Leave for Councillors – Second Reading

Council gave second reading to Bylaw C-1072-19, which outlines the provisions for the proposed parental leave bylaw. The bylaw will return to Council for a third reading at a later date.

Bylaw C-1086-19 Fees and Charges Bylaw Amendment – Second and Third Reading

Council gave second and third reading to Bylaw C-1086-19, which proposes amendments to the Fees and Charges Bylaw.

Bylaw C-1084-19 – Council Code of Conduct – First and Second Reading

Council gave first and second reading to Bylaw C-1084-19, which has been updated to include provisions for the acceptance of gifts. The bylaw will return to Council for a third reading at a later date.

Bylaw C-1091-19 – Council Procedure Bylaw Amendment – Time Limits – First and Second Reading

Council gave first and second reading to Bylaw C-1091-19, as part of the review process on agenda and meeting management, which includes an amendment to C-724-09, implementing time limits for individuals and groups presenting to Council. The bylaw will return to Council for a third reading at a later date.   

Bylaw C-1089-19 – Site Specific Land Use Bylaw Text Amendment – Special Care Facility – First Reading

Council gave first reading to Bylaw C-1089-19, a site specific text amendment to the Land Use Bylaw affecting Lot 98, Block 13, Plan 132 4323 (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 on the affected parcel.

Various Board and Committee meeting minutes

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

Business arising from closed session

Council passed a motion that Council expenses be disclosed using individual detailed expenses and that the disclosure reports be published on a quarterly basis in line with the timing of financial reporting.