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2015 City Council Highlights

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December 7, 2015

  • Design moves forward for four lanes on west Whoop Up Dr.
  • ACCESS-A-Ride extends evening hours

November 9, 2015

  • Tour of Alberta returning to Lethbridge in 2016
  • Fee Assistance Program to ease financial barriers to local rec & culture activities
  • Former Atrium Building site rezoned to Downtown Commercial

October 26, 2015

  • Council ratifies new collective agreement with transit staff
  • Sale of heavy industrial land approved
  • Land north of Legacy Park sold for future residential development

October 13, 2015

  • Council approves funding in 2015/16 to double response capacity of intervention outreach team

September 28, 2015

  • Proposed 2016 landfill tipping rate increase signals opening stage of waste diversion strategy

September 14, 2015

  • Phase 2 of Crossings Leisure Complex moving ahead on detailed design & operator selection

August 31, 2015

  • Mid-year operating forecast shows positive outlook for 2015 budget year
  • Contract awarded for construction of southside Parks/Recycling depot

August 17, 2015

  • City Council considering additional measures re: payday loan businesses

August 4, 2015

  • Implementation strategy approved to meet business sector waste reduction targets
  • Key to City presented to Kris Versteeg
  • New program aims to enhance community pride

July 20, 2015

  • Council approves Waste Diversion Policy targeting 50-per-cent waste reduction

July 6, 2015

  • Tourism Strategy Committee moving ahead on Destination Management Plan
  • Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden designated a Municipal Historic Resource
  • Council endorses FCM call for federal leaders debate on municipal issues
  • Tender awarded for construction of 3 new pathways
  • Tender awarded for improvements at 4 major intersections
  • New picnic shelter and washrooms to be built in Nicholas Sheran Park

June 22, 2015

  • Council ratifies new collective agreement with CUPE employees
  • Council approves $432,000 in Community Capital Project Grants
  • Construction of school sites to begin in Copperwood and Legacy Ridge

May 25

  • Purchase of 2 new street sweepers approved
  • Council approves fee-for-service agreement with Environment Lethbridge 

May 11, 2015

  • City Council sets 2015 property tax rates
  • Historic resource designation in the works for downtown post office building

April 27, 2015

  • Council receives update on Intelligent Community initiative
  • Public Library's Main Branch Modernization project unveiled
  • Council receives report on options to encourage recycling

April 13, 2015

  • 2014 Annual Report & Audited Financials approved
  • Council approves $75K request to fund improvements at municipal golf course
  • City seeking Historic Resource designation for Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden
  • Remnant city-owned land parcel rezoned as parkland

March 30, 2015

  • Council approves SHIA 2015-16 service delivery plan, funding allocations for plan to end homelessness

March 23, 2015 - Special meeting of City Council on waste diversion/recycling

  • New policy and action plan will aim to maximize waste diversion for all sectors of community

March 16, 2015

  • Crossings Leisure Complex to use multiple operators for optimal programming, facility management
  • Lethbridge joins other cities in calling for national inquiry into missing & murdered indigenous women

March 2, 2015

  • Henderson Outdoor Pool reconstruction to begin this spring
  • Tech upgrades to enhance service for Transit & Access-a-Ride customers
  • Council backs initiative to host 2015 Redwood Cup Nat'l Road Hockey Championships
  • Special meeting of City Council March 23 to debate waste diversion/recycling proposals

February 17, 2015

  • New regional park officially named Legacy Park
  • Work to begin on new home for Southern Alberta Ethnic Association
  • Funding renewed for grant program for upgrades to pre-existing secondary suites

February 2, 2015

  • Construction Management firm chosen for Phase 2 of Crossings Leisure Complex project
  • Ad hoc Animal Welfare Committee established
  • Rezoning approved for RiverStone Phases 17, 21 and 22

January 19, 2015

  • Public art to be commissioned & installed at SLP Skate Park
  • New guidelines for way-finding signage for new residential developments
  • New digital billboard regulations introduced

January 5, 2015

  • New police chief sworn in
  • City to seek naming rights sponsor for the entire Crossings Leisure Complex
  • Finance Committee to meet January 26 to review curbside recycling service model options