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Lacombe County has no concerns to proposed bylaw changes

The Sylvan Lake Regional Water/Wastewater Commission changes to Bylaw 14 were reviewed by the county
Lacombe County. (Advocate file photo)

As a member of the Sylvan Lake Regional Water/Wastewater Commission (SLRWWC) Lacombe County was given the opportunity to comment on the changes proposed to Bylaw 14, the Commission’s Operations and Services Bylaw.

During the commission’s last board meeting, administration directed the board to bring back the bylaw for review, director of corporate services for Lacombe County Michael Minchin said.

“The Commission is doing a review of this bylaw and is required to consult with its members (one of which is the County) prior to making changes.”

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The following changes to the bylaw that are being proposed include:

  • reordering definitions in section one to be alphabetical
  • Removing the reference to ‘the Regulation’ as this has been repealed and replaced with ‘Ministerial Order.’
  • Removing clause 12.3 (b) as this step has been completed and no longer applies.
  • Removing clause 12.3(e) in anticipation of 2024 when the Commission moves to a single rate model.

After reviewing the changes there were no comments or concerns.

  • Clause 12.3(a) has been updated to include 50 per cent of governance fees in the cost base for future rates.

The changes suggested will not impact any individuals who live in the county, Minchin said.

“No major changes are being proposed to the bylaw other than removing items that no longer apply.”

A letter will be forwarded to the SLRWWC from the county stating they have reviewed the bylaw and have no comments or concerns in regard to the revisions.

The commission board will consider approving the proposed changes at the September 25 meeting.

Changes made to the bylaw will take effect on January 1, 2024.



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