Council Highlights December 6 2021

Leslie Jerry, Community Inclusion Coordinator with City of Medicine Hat, presented background on the Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities and introduced MLA Michaela Frey, who presented Medicine Hat resident, Frank Gilham, the Gary McPherson Leadership Award. After becoming a quadriplegic in 1970 due to a car accident, Frank Gilham adapted his life’s path and has been active in Medicine Hat for over fifty years as a volunteer, employee, advisor and is an excellent example of citizenship and leadership. This Gary McPherson Leadership Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership or achievement in enriching the lives of persons with disabilities. The award is named after Dr. Gary McPherson who dedicated himself to furthering the ideals of equality and citizenship for all Albertans. He also served as the first Chair of the Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities.

Mayor Clark introduced a new item of business to announce Big Marble Farms as the new naming partner for the Big Marble Go Centre. The agreement will see the facility renamed Big Marble Go Centre. Josie Doll, Corporate Partnerships Coordinator with the City of Medicine Hat, shared a brief presentation and Ryan Cramer, President, and Jonathan Schow, VP of Sales and Marketing with Big Marble Farms were in attendance for the announcement. Staff will continue to work with Big Marble Farms on developing a visual identity package for the exterior and interior of the building.

City Council received, for information, the minutes of the Energy and Infrastructure Committee meeting of November 22.

Through Public Service Committee, Council approved the proposed Truth and Reconciliation Recommendations Committee’s terms of reference and membership.  

City Council received, for information, the minutes of the Corporate Services Committee meeting of November 23.

City Council received, for information, the minutes of the Audit Committee meeting of November 29.

Through Administrative Committee, Council postponed the 2022 Municipal and Invest Medicine Hat Budget Update to the December 20 City Council meeting.

City Council received the minutes of the Police Commission meeting of October 28 for information.

As a point of privilege, Councillor Sharps introduced a conversation on reopening the Monarch Theatre for the holiday season with support from the Friends of the Monarch Society. Council approved a motion to take the item to the Public Services Committee meeting of December 13.

Council approved a motion to appoint Councillor Hider and Councillor Sharps to the Palliser Economic Partnership Board of Directors.


 

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