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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Lacombe City Council approves review of Community Standards Bylaw

Lacombe, Alberta (March 28, 2022) – Lacombe City Council approved a review of the Community Standards Bylaw, which outlines acceptable practices and standards for visitors and residents.

This review includes several proposed amendments and will be subject to an in-depth consultation phase before Council approval. Council first passed the Community Standards Bylaw in June 2019.

"Our Community Standards Bylaw is an important tool Council has to ensure Lacombe's quality of life remains at a high level," Mayor Grant Creasey said. "Council looks forward to receiving community feedback in the coming weeks. The 2022 Lacombe and District Chamber of Commerce Trade Show will be an opportunity for residents to discuss these changes with Council in person."

Administration recommended several areas of focus for the Bylaw review, including:

  • Trees in alleys and over sidewalks
  • Classification of weeds to be enforced through the Bylaw
  • Length of grass/weeds
  • Vegetation in sidewalks
  • Noise from commercial snow clearing
  • Unsightly premises enforcement

Consultation for these proposed changes will include information being provided at the Lacombe and District Chamber of Commerce 2022 Spring Tradeshow; accepting feedback through the City's social media channels; traditional media advertisements; and a dedicated email address communitystandards@lacombe.ca.

Feedback from the proposed amendments to the Bylaw will be brought back to Council at a future date.

For additional information, contact:

Todd Vaughan
Communications and Community Engagement Coordinator
(403)782-1236 office
(403)877-4394 cell
tvaughan@lacombe.ca