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2014 City Council Highlights

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December 8, 2014
  • Architectural team chosen for design of Phase 2 of Crossings Leisure Complex
  • 2015 Utility rates approved
  • Tudor rezoning application denied
  • Council approves 2015-18 FCSS funding allocations
  • Tender awarded for Metis Trail W sewer main installation
  • 2019 Canada Winter Games Committee returns unused funds to City



 November 24, 2014

  • City Council gives final approval to 2015-2018 Operating Budget


 November 10, 2014

  • Landscape construction accelerated at Legacy Ridge school site
  • Council receives report on budget public engagement efforts


October 27, 2014


  • Council ratifies appointment of Robert A. Davis as new police chief
  • Final tender awarded for LRPS headquarters expansion project
  • Freedom of City military parade planned downtown Nov. 8
  • Wage agreement with electrical workers ratified


October 14, 2014 
  • Council to establish committee to lead development of tourism strategy
  • Land Use se Bylaw review committee to create fewer/simpler land use districts
  • Council ratifies new 3-yr contracts with Lethbridge Police Association & Senior Officers Association



 September 29, 2014
  • Online tool launched to help residents learn about City operating budget
  • By-election campaign disclosures filed
  • Acceleration of Metis Trail sewer installation & road design approved
  • Proposed RiverStone land-use change defeated


 September 15, 2014
  • Council approves purchase for replacement of LRPS radios

September 2, 2014


  • New ambulance contract enhances peak-period response capacity
  • Henderson Pool project delayed a year after tender comes in over budget
  • Public engagement process for operating budget to include new on-line tool, open house, conversation with business sector
  • Council appointees named to Airport Governance Committee

August 18, 2014
  • Citizen satisfaction with quality of life in Lethbridge remains high, survey shows
  • Lethbridge to seek support for legal changes it proposes re: urban resource extraction
  • Council provides letter of support for creation of Lethbridge Fringe Festival in 2015
  • Council receives update on Henderson Pool project

August 5, 2014
  • Council approves expanding aquatic centre project to include complete leisure centre
  • Public art sculpture commissioned for installation at Helen Schuler Nature Centre
  • $9.8-million tender awarded for construction of section of Metis Trail from Garry Dr. W. to Jerry Potts Blvd. W.
  • Protective Plumbing Incentive Program to be renewed for homes that have had sewer backup

July 21, 2014
  • City seeking provincial GreenTRIP grants for bus replacement, tech upgrades
  • Council gets update on 2014 Tour of Alberta race route, festivities, logistics
  • 5th on 5th Youth Services seeking emergency funding

July 7, 2014
  • Leisure Aquatic Centre Steering Committee reports findings from site tour
  • Mobile Data Terminals to provide real-time bus info for transit users
  • Tender awarded to 4-laning & upgrades to busy section of 43 Street North
  • Council to reaffirm opposition to urban drilling via Alberta Energy survey

June 23, 2014
  • Council unanimously backs Lethbridge bid plan for 2019 Canada Winter Games
  • Council approves 2014-2017 Strategic Plan outlining Council priorities for this term
  • New West Theatre seeking operational funding support

June 9, 2014
  • Public's ideas to be sought this summer for naming of N. Lethbridge Regional Park
  • Community Capital Project Grants approved for 17 local non-profit groups
  • Council supports campaign seeking Criminal Code changes re: assaults on bus drivers

May 26, 2014
  • New Councillor sworn in
  • More storage capacity recommended for northeast reservoir
  • Help sought for aboriginal housing shortage
  • Council approves new lease agreement with WHL Hurricanes

May 12, 2014
  • Proposed new lease agreement with Hurricanes gets tabled for 2 weeks
  • Council approves $25,000in emergency funding for Fort Whoop-Up Interpretive Society
  • Council receives report regarding April 2 meeting with Energy Minister on urban drilling

April 28, 2014
  • WHL Commissioner & Hurricanes President update Council on team's status, 3-yr plan
  • Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame seeking permanent home
  • Average overall property tax bills to increase 2.88 % in 2014

April 14, 2014
  • Council provides $50K for second phase of 2019 Canada Winter Games bid
  • Independent report finds no basis to alter City real estate practices or structure

March 31, 2014
  • Council approves contract for installation of air conditioning at Enmax Centre
  • Contract approved for conversion of parks lighting to energy-efficient LEDs
  • 2014-15 Housing First plan approved
  • Spring curbside chipping program cancelled due to declining use, rising costs

March 17, 2014
  • Revised lot draw process approved for Crossings residential subdivision
  • Southeast landowners & residents to be consulted on ideas for future neighbourhood integration
  • 2013 municipal election campaign financials released
  • Municipal by-election set for May 12

March 3, 2014
  • Council urges halt to urban drilling applications until province unveils urban drilling policy
  • Chamber of Commerce confirms its opposition to urban drilling
  • Lethbridge to host one stage of Tour of Alberta 2014 international pro cycling race

February 24, 2014
  • Design contract awarded for Henderson Outdoor Pool replacement
  • Residential electric bills to rise average of $5.50/month on March 1
  • New signage, bridge deck monitoring approved for safety on Whoop Up Drive

February 3, 2014
  • Date, venue set for Urban Drilling meeting
  • Animal Welfare Committee expanded
  • Tender awarded for Crossings Phase 2 utilities
  • Two Chinatown buildings designated as Municipal Historic Resources
  • Admin directed to study strategy/cost of diversity training for city staff

  January 20, 2014
  • Council to raise concerns about South Saskatchewan Regional Plan
  • City council to host independent panel to examine urban drilling issue
  • Councillors appointed to Open & Effective Government Committee


January 6, 2014

  • Council to host special Community Issues Committee session on urban drilling
  • City receives $50,500 back from surplus from 2012 Alberta Summer Games
  • Council to write AB government supporting preservation of local combative sports commissions
  • Guidelines set for Animal Welfare Committee