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Council Highlights July 11, 2016

Trevor Stuart receives Key to the City honour

Trevor Stuart, local philanthropist, was presented a Key to the City to recognize his significant contributions to the community.

Over the last 18 months, Trevor challenged himself to take on numerous climbing expeditions including his latest accomplishment of summiting Mt. Everest, all while raising awareness and funds to help put an end to family violence in Lethbridge.

Trevor was raised in an abusive home and saw first-hand the pain it causes children and the struggles of women trying to escape. To address this issue, he launched "Elevating Lives One Peak at a Time". To date, his campaign has raised over $38,000 for the YWCA Harbour House.

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Green Carnival coming to Lethbridge

Council approved funding to support Sustainival, a sustainable carnival coming to the city in the spring of 2017. Sustainival, the world’s first green carnival, in partnership with Economic Development Lethbridge, will create a dynamic weekend designed to celebrate, educate and engage the community on the issue of sustainability.

The support from City Council will allow Sustainival to launch its inaugural event tentatively planned for Exhibition Park in Spring 2017, with target dates of June 2-5, 2017 and over 20,000 attendees anticipated. 

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How Council Voted

Resolution In Favour Opposed
That council approves $125,000.00 in funding for this one time allocation to come from Environment Committee funding

J. Carlson
B. Hyggen
L. Iwaskiw
B. Mearns
R. Miyashiro
C. Spearman

J. Coffman
J. Mauro

Absent: R. Parker

City seeks grant funding for possible transit terminal and park 'n ride

City Council has approved the submission of two grant applications which, if successful, would be used towards funding the construction of a downtown transit terminal and a regional park 'n' ride transit service.

The creation of a transit terminal would address current convenience and safety challenges in the downtown core and create an opportunity for the addition of a regional transit service. This is in line with the Government of Alberta's goals of promoting regional transit and reducing greenhouse gases.

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How Council Voted

Resolution In Favour Opposed

That Lethbridge Transit and Regional Transit Service Park n Ride Terminal project be approved, contingent on approval of the grant applications under Green TRIP III and the Public Transportation Infrastructure Fund.

 

 

 

J. Carlson
B. Hyggen
L. Iwaskiw
J. Mauro
B. Mearns
R. Miyashiro
C. Spearman

None

Absent: J. Coffman, R. Parker


Options being explored to advance west Lethbridge road construction

City Council has directed administration to explore options that could accelerate the construction of two major roadways in west Lethbridge. Administration is to look at funding options for the expansion of Whoop-Up Drive from two lanes to four lanes between McMaster Blvd and Jerry Potts Blvd to 30 Street West as well as the completion of the first two lanes of Metis Trail between Walsh Drive and Whoop-Up Drive West.

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How Council Voted

Resolution In Favour Opposed

The City Manager be requested to explore options to advance the twinning of Whoop Up Dr. from McMaster Blvd to Mauretania Rd W and the construction of two lanes of Métis Trail between Walsh Drive and Whoop Up Drive and report back to City Council by September 6th, 2016.

J. Carlson
B. Hyggen
L. Iwaskiw
B. Mearns
R. Miyashiro
C. Spearman
J. Mauro
Absent: J. Coffman, R. Parker