The Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) is a body of elected and public members who make decisions on a number of different development and subdivision decisions. Decisions made by MPC are subject to an appeal (unless the use is permitted and MPC is being consulted for input and direction).
Applications subject to an MPC meeting are reviewed by the Development Officer, and a report is prepared and forwarded on to MPC in advance of the meeting for review. The application is also sent to neighbouring property owners, who are afforded approximately 2 weeks to make comments in advance of the meeting. All decisions are subject to an appeal period, with all decisions being posted on the City of Lacombe’s website (see below).
Meetings are typically held on the first and third Wednesday of each month, although dates are subject to change for scheduling purposes. The deadline to have an item placed on an agenda is typically a minimum of three weeks before the meeting date – but is dependent on the complexity and completeness of the application and the number of agenda items on a meeting.
Meetings are open to the public. The name of those speaking at the MPC meeting will be recorded in the minutes. Minutes are published on the City's web page.
Below is a detailed description of the LUB400 MPC permitting process.