Council Meeting Notes
Stay up to date with council decisions and discussions with the City of Beaumont’s Council Notes. These informal recaps help residents catch up with council meetings in just a few minutes.
Please note these summaries are not an official record of council meetings. Official minutes are posted online once they are approved during a subsequent meeting.
Regular Council Meeting Notes
October 22, 2019
Minimum Distance for Cannabis Stores (3:23)
Council approved a reduction of the minimum distance between cannabis stores. Previously, the land use bylaw required cannabis retailers to be at least 500 metres apart. The new minimum of 200 metres is in line with other Alberta cities that require a separation.
2019 Poppy Campaign (33:51)
Representatives from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 108 Leduc presented members of council with poppies to commemorate Canada’s veterans and mark the beginning of the 2019 campaign. Poppies will be available publicly from October 25 to Remembrance Day, November 11. Donations to the campaign are placed in a trust to support veterans and their families.
RCMP Quarterly Update (38:30)
Staff Sgt. Jeff Egan presented 2019/2020 quarterly policing reports from the Beaumont Municipal RCMP Detachment. The reports compile and crime and incident statistics in the community covering the months of April to September 30 and compares them to previous years.
Fish Stocks in Don Sparrow Lake (1:10:59)
Beaumont resident Peter Little asked council to consider partnering with the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) to partially cover the cost of stocking fish in Don Sparrow lake in Four Seasons Park. Little, who volunteers with the association, explained to council that the ACA currently covers all costs and is funded primarily by grants and donations.
Mayor John Stewart noted that the request can be considered as part of the city’s 2020 budget deliberations.
Beaumont Community Grant Program (1:32:57)
Council approved grants totaling $20,775 to five community organizations. The Community Grant Program funds one-time projects and initiatives that contribute to the local economy, promote volunteerism, and attract visitors. Grant applications are reviewed by an advisory committee.
Lakeview Area Structure Plan and Redistricting (1:44:09)
Council gave first reading to bylaws to change the Lakeview Area Structure Plan and zoning districts in Lakeview. If approved, Area Structure Plan changes would include adjustments to high density areas, school sites and open space. The proposed redistricting would change the south half of the Lakeview neighbourhood from the current Agricultural Holding District to a combination of Conventional Neighbourhood and Integrated Neighbourhood Districts.
Committee of the Whole Meeting Notes
November 5, 2019
Child Care Services Program
Committee received a draft report that examined potential options for the city’s child care services program. The committee recommended that council consider a motion at its November 26 meeting to establish a task force of parents and city staff to look at options that address equity of access and expanding child care services in Beaumont, and how child care could be operated on a full cost recovery basis.