Terms of reference approved for county agricultural plan

Lacombe County councillors have approved terms of reference for the county’s agricultural plan

Lacombe County councillors have approved terms of reference for the county’s agricultural plan, allowing for discussions regarding the plan’s implementation to now take place.

The terms were presented to council during a Committee of the Whole meeting in early June. Several additions and changes subsequently requested by council are reflected in the approved document.

The aim of the plan is “to contribute to the sustainability of the agricultural industry and ensure that agriculture has a voice in future land use planning and policy development within the county”, according to the terms of reference.

The county also hopes the plan will increase public awareness of the agricultural industry’s importance to the county.

The next steps of the plan’s implementation will be discussed at a Committee of the Whole meeting in early August.

A budget of $50,000 has been set for development and implementation.

Councillors approved the document during their June 26 regular meeting.