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City Council Highlights-Sept. 25 2017

Council provides letter of support to regional pathway project

City Council unanimously approved a request from the LINK Regional Trail Society for a letter of support for the LINK regional pathway project to link Lethbridge and Coaldale. Council also committed in principle to bringing a connection point to the eastern edge of the city from the existing city pathway system.

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Agreement approved for Lethbridge YMCA to operate ATB Centre-Phase 2

City Council has approved a long-term agreement with the Lethbridge YMCA to operate ATB Centre-Phase 2 when the new leisure facility opens in 2019. The YMCA will provide scheduled and drop-in programming for all Phase 2 elements which include a major aquatics centre, a multi-sport field house, indoor track, gymnasiums, a fitness centre, child care centre, an indoor playground and other amenities. The initial term of the agreement is for 40 years and nine months, commencing April 1, 2019, and includes a provision to two additional 15-year extensions. Under the financial terms of the agreement, the City of Lethbridge will provide initial operating support during the first four years while the YMCA will contribute $2.55 million toward capital and equipment costs for the new 256,000-square-foot facility, which adjoins ATB Centre-Phase 1.  

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How Council Voted

Resolution In Favour Opposed

To approve the agreement between the City of Lethbridge and the Lethbridge YMCA for ATB Centre-Phase 2.
CARRIED

J. Carlson
J. Coffman
B. Hyggen
L. Iwaskiw
J. Mauro
B. Mearns
R. Miyashiro
R. Parker
C. Spearman
None
Absent: None

Council approves Legion request for temporary, ceremonial street renaming

City Council members unanimously approved a request from the Lethbridge branch of the Royal Canadian Legion to temporarily rename the 900 and 1000 blocks of 4 Avenue South as Veterans Avenue this fall from Oct. 30-Nov. 11. In addition, the Poppy Flag will be flown at City Hall from Nov. 5-11.

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