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The items below focus on key decisions and issues that have emerged from the May 23, 2024, Council meeting.

Not a Complete Summary

Council meeting highlights are not a complete meeting summary; nor do they replace official Council meeting minutes. To view published official minutes, please visit the Agendas & Minutes section of the County website.

Approved Annual Operating Contribution to East End Bus Society

Council received for information correspondence from the Lac Ste. Anne East End Bus Society (EEBS) requesting an increase to the annual operating requisition and a change in the funding formula method from straight fee to per capita. This increase was already considered through the 2024 operating budget process, so no additional budget impact exists. 

This service is a collaborative effort involving Lac Ste. Anne County, the Town of Onoway, and the Village of Alberta Beach, with additional support from several area Summer Villages. The transportation provided by the East End Bus Society enables greater independence and access to resources for seniors and those with disabilities.

Council Appoints Director and Deputy Director of Emergency Management

County Fire Chief Randy Schroeder has been appointed Director of Emergency Management and Carole Peacock assigned the role of Deputy Director of Emergency Management for the Lac Ste. Anne County Emergency Management Agency, effective immediately.

These are crucial roles responsible for overseeing and coordinating emergency preparedness and response efforts within the County. This includes managing resources and personnel during emergencies, implementing emergency management plans, and ensuring effective communication among various agencies and stakeholders during crises.​

Considering Amendments to Land Use Bylaw Section 3.2

Council gave first reading to Bylaw 22-2017-03-2024 for the Regulation of Development that does not Require a Development Permit. A public hearing is scheduled for June 27, 2024, at 10:00 am.

This amendment focuses solely on what does not need permits. Lac Ste. Anne County is looking at expanding the type of development that doesn’t need permits. Amending a land use bylaw is a formal process governed by the Municipal Government Act (MGA). There are key steps involved, including public notice and hosting a public hearing.

Visit for more information on the County's Land Use Bylaw.

Review of Potential Impacts of Amending Bylaw 19-2023 Wastewater Utility Rate

Administration will review the potential impacts of amending this bylaw to better understand the implications of distinguishing rates between seasonal campgrounds and nightly rental campgrounds.

The goal is to develop a report and bring it back to a future meeting of Council that outlines the potential impacts of establishing a fee structure that differentiates between campgrounds that operate on a seasonal basis (long-term stays) and those that offer nightly rentals (short-term stays).

Drafting Incentive for New Development in County Hamlets

Council has tasked Administration with drafting a policy regarding providing financial incentives for new development in County Hamlets. Geared to make our Hamlets a more attractive place to live; attracting residents and investment and encouraging community enrichment.

This policy has the potential to drive economic growth, enhance community infrastructure, and promote sustainable and strategic development. By carefully designing and implementing such a policy, the County can foster a thriving, vibrant community that meets the needs of its residents and positions itself for future prosperity.

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