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Council Highlights September 6, 2016

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University of Lethbridge 50th Anniversary

The U of L is preparing to celebrate their 50th Anniversary and City Council has agreed to help mark this milestone by lighting City Hall in blue and gold in January, 2017. Council heard of exciting events planned at the University throughout the year including a high profile music festival scheduled for September 2017.

The U of L currently has 1,152 employees, over 8,000 students and 41,000 alumni providing a local economic impact of $801 million to Lethbridge last year.

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How Council Voted

Resolution In Favour Opposed

That City Hall be lit in blue and gold on January 13-15, 2017 in recognition of the University of Lethbridge 50th anniversary celebration launch.

J. Coffman
B. Hyggen
L. Iwaskiw
B. Mearns
R. Parker
C. Spearman

J. Mauro
Absent: J. Carlson, R. Miyashiro

City supports Nikka Yuko for 2017 celebration event

With the 150th anniversary of Canada's confederation less than a year away, City Council has put support behind Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden's plans to host a local celebration by approving a Major Community Event Hosting Grant for $73,700.00. July 2017 is significant not just for Canada 150 but also the 50th anniversary of Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden.

With the theme "Experience the Friendship" the celebration event planned for July 14-15, 2017 is striving to have significant Canadian and Japanese dignitaries visit Lethbridge. Some of the proposed activities include recognition ceremonies, a community banquet with entertainment, Japan and Canada sport presentations and ongoing programming at Nikka Yuko throughout the weekend.

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How Council Voted

Resolution In Favour Opposed
That council approve a Major Community Event Hosting Grant for $73,700.00 to support Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden's plans to host a local event celebrating Canada 150 and the Garden's 50th Anniversary in July 2017. J. Coffman
B. Hyggen
L. Iwaskiw
J. Mauro
B. Mearns
R. Parker
C. Spearman
None
Absent: J. Carlson, R. Miyashiro

New dispatch agreement.

The City of Lethbridge will soon be providing dispatch services to regional peace officers following City Council's approval of a new agreement with Ridge Regional Public Safety Services (RRPSS). This agreement will help improve safety for bylaw and motor vehicle enforcement officers who serve the rural areas surrounding Lethbridge.

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How Council Voted

Resolution In Favour Opposed

That council approve the request for the City of Lethbridge to enter into an agreement to provide dispatch services for Ridge Regional Public Safety Services for an initial term from September 19, 2016 to December 31, 2019.

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

Amendments to Lethbridge County water agreements

City Council has approved amendments to water agreements in Lethbridge County that will expand the number of water connections available in two rural developments. These new agreements will  increase the number of water connections in Monarch and the Koegler Country Residential Development adjacent to the Sunset Acres subdivision.

There are no capacity concerns within the City of Lethbridge to meet these new water supply requests.

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How Council Voted

Resolution In Favour Opposed
That council approve the request to amend water agreements to expand the number of water connections in Monarch and the Koegler Country Residential Development.

J. Coffman
B. Hyggen
L. Iwaskiw
J. Mauro
B. Mearns
R. Parker
C. Spearman

None
Absent: J. Carlson, R. Miyashiro