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2013 City Council Highlights

December 9, 2013
  • Council receives request to hire broker to run City's Real Estate department
  • Contract awarded for design & construction management of new section of Metis Trail
  • Council to seek recommendations on creating a meal policy
  • City Council travel expenses to be posted on City website

November 25, 2013
  • Council supports 1st phase of 2019 Canada Winter Games bid
  • Municipal Planning Commission to review digital billboard regulation
  • 3-yr contract awarded for management of City animal shelter
  • Council approves citizen appointments to boards, commissions & committees

November 12, 2013
  • Council calls for Alberta government to halt consolidation of ambulance dispatch
  • Council briefed on City's new mobile app
  • Campus polling stations to be considered
  • Historic Resource designations sought for two Chinatown buildings
  • Admin to investigate ways to inform drivers of Whoop Up Dr. road conditions

October 28, 2013

  • Swearing-in ceremony highlights first meeting of new City Council

October 15, 2013

  • Mayor gives Keys to the City to five Saint-Laurent City Council members
  • Council grants request for donation of retired ambulance
  • Council establishes Affordable Housing Capital Project Grant program

September 30, 1013

  • City to continue participating in Alberta Municipal Benchmarking study
  • Council approves new 9-year contract with Rec Excellence to operate City pools
  • No increase in 2014 to water and sewer rates or commercial waste fees
  • Builder group chosen for Crossings residential development
  • Tender awarded, construction to begin this fall on Crossings Ice Complex
  • Proposed RiverStone land-use change defeated on tie vote

September 16, 2013

  • $4-million tender awarded for water main & sanitary sewer renewal/upgrades
  • Council receives update on oil industry interest in drilling in southwest Lethbridge
  • Council approves sale of industrial park land to Triple M Housing

September 3, 2013

  • Local home builders association to receive grant toward college trades fundraiser
  • Six city playgrounds to get new equipment
  • Outreach team to help local homeless find permanent housing
  • Contract awarded to build new SLP Skate Park next to Henderson Arena
  • Lethbridge firm awarded $13-million contract to upgrade several arterial roads in North Lethbridge
  • Local firm wins $3.5-million contract for Parkside Dr. sanitary & storm sewer upgrades
  • Council to receive report in February on best practices re: multi-year budgeting

August 19, 2013

  • Council directs admin to begin detailed design phase for North Regional Park
  • Council raises concerns about AHS centralization of ambulance dispatch
  • No new time limits on parking around Gyro Park
  • Open burning bylaw to focus more on co-operative compliance

August 6, 2013

  • Council approves early replacement of leaky Henderson Outdoor Pool basin
  • City to investigate possible regulatory changes for show home signage

July 22, 2013

  • City to market naming rights at Crossings Ice Complex
  • Council approves use of contingency funds to cover loss of provincial operating grant
  • Demolition of derelict Atrium building to begin this summer

July 8, 2013

  • Council approves $33.85-million Crossings land sale
  • Council hears request for parking restrictions around Gyro Park

 June 24, 2013

  • Atrium building update: tenders being sought for demolition
  • Retired ambulance donated to Red Cross
  • Lethbridge Community Network granted emergency funding

June 10, 2013

  • Council approves 2014-2023 capital budget
  • 10 local non-profit groups awarded grants for community-use projects
  • Council approves agreement to handle wastewater via pipeline from area cheese plant

May 27, 2013

  • Council commits $250,000 toward bid to host Skate Canada International 2015
  • New pathways to be built this summer
  • Council votes against proposal to put LED street light conversion on hold

May 13, 2013

  • Atrium building demolition ready to go to tender soon
  • Contract awarded for construction management of LRPS HQ expansion
  • Proposed street lighting policy tabled until May 27

April 29, 2013

  • Funding approved for Southeast Area Structure Plan
  • Results of residential recycling survey
  • Council to send letter to Alberta Premier regarding local budget impact

April 15, 2013

  • Bylaw change introduced to expand size of North Regional Park
  • Average single-family property tax bill to rise $43 this year

April 2, 2013

  • Bylaw introduced for parking meter rate increase
  • Design contract awarded for expansion/reno of police headquarters
  • Transportation Master Plan amended and approved
  • Council votes to add 18 acres to overall size of new north regional park
  • Shooting range resolution defeated

March 18, 2013

  • Police report determines stray bullet came from shooting range
  • Council approves purchase of 5 new auto side load garbage trucks
  • Proposed amendments to Transportation Master Plan introduced

March 4, 2013

  • ABCP overview and update
  • Sewer project advanced to avoid future road re-construction
  • Chinook Country Tourist to increase web services for visitors
  • Old fire hall to become new home for ethnic association
  • Tender awarded for expansion/reno of transit HQ

February 19, 2013

  • Proposed Area Structure Plan amendment for Hardieville/Legacy Ridge/Uplands
  • $30,000 funding toward hosting 2015 Distinguished Artists Awards Gala
  • Purchase approved for 5 new transit buses
  • Council Ratifies 5-year contract with Access-A-Ride drivers

February 11, 2013  (Joint meeting with County of Lethbridge Council)

  • Councils agree on limited subsidy to cover operating shortfalls at County Airport

February 4, 2013

  • CASA approved as name of new Community Arts Centre
  • Naming sponsorship nets $100,000 toward skate park project
  • Ambulance to be donated to Rotary project in Mexico

January 21, 2013

  • Performance measures approved for operator of new Community Arts Centre

January 7, 2013

  • Atrium building update
  • Transportation Master Plan referred to CIC