More agricultural information needed

Lacombe County administration approached council on Jan. 31 seeking more information on the direction of an Agricultural Master Plan.

Lacombe County administration approached council on Jan. 31 seeking more information on the direction of an Agricultural Master Plan.

Councillors were presented with a questionnaire to be filled out prior to council’s Feb. 14 meeting, when the questionnaires will be returned to administration.

The Agricultural Master Plan was discussed at the Dec. 7 Committee of the Whole meeting, which resulted in the recommendation that representatives from Alberta Agriculture and Environment and Sustainable Resource Development attend a future council meeting.

Keith Boras, manager of environmental and protective services, said plans are underway for a province representative to attend an upcoming meeting, but more general information from councillors was still needed.

“We are still unclear as to what you want to see in an Agricultural Master Plan,” he said. “Until we know, we could go in a number of different directions, but if we did that without your input, we could be going in the wrong direction.”

The results of the questionnaire will be brought to council on Feb. 28.