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November 4, 2019

As a point of privilege, Councillor Varga thanked everyone for participating in “Jersey Day” to celebrate the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge being held in Medicine Hat from November 2-9, 2019. He also encouraged local residents to show their support by attending a game. 

A presentation was provided by the Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society. Angela Kolody, Board President, and Peggy Revell, Community Education and Awareness Coordinator provided a summary of the services offered through the Women’s Shelter, and the activities taking place in Medicine Hat during Family Violence Prevention Month in November. 

City Council approved a recommendation from the Audit Committee to award the 2020 Audit Contract to KPMG. The current audit contract expires upon completion of the 2019 audit and a new contract must be awarded for the 2020 year-end. The City issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for professional auditing and income tax preparation services in August 2019 and four proposals were received and evaluated during the selection process. 

City Council received for information from the Audit Committee Meeting the Tri-Annual Management Report for Period Ending August 31, 2019. 

City Council approved the recommendation from the Public Services Committee and the Urban Environment & Recreation Advisory Board (UERAB) to induct Larry Godin and Marg Derbyshire to the Sports Wall of Fame. 

Through Administrative Committee, City Council approved the Proposed Sale & Road Closure (Plan: 3467AV Block: 5 Lots: 13 to 24 and Unimproved Adjacent Road Allowances) to Coulee Ridge Developments Ltd. It was recommended that City Council:

a) Approve the sale of Plan: 3467AV Block 5, Lots 13 to 24, and unimproved road allowances; and the real estate purchase contract to Coulee Ridge Developments Ltd. on the general terms and conditions presented.

b) Approve the presentation of Bylaw No. 4591 for first reading to close the unimproved road allowances in the City of Medicine Hat. 

City Council received for information the Minutes of the Heritage Resources Committee Meeting of October 15, 2019 and approved the following three items for adoption:

  • that the suggested process for updating statements of significance be adopted.
  • that provided references check out and additional information received supports the HRC’s selection of the consultant, the HRC choose Ms. Marilyn Williams, President, Heritage Management Consulting, to produce the statements of significance and statements of integrity evaluations for the two buildings to be evaluated for the city’s historic resources inventory.
  • to replace four existing worn out signs in 2019. 

City Council passed 1st reading of Bylaw #4591, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to close roads in the City of Medicine Hat. The roads described as “Lane”, “Whitworth Street” and “Eighth Avenue” in registered Plan No. 1911080 (the “Closed Roads”), are undeveloped roadways and serve no municipal purpose, and will be incorporated with the larger adjacent property as part of the Coulee Ridge Development.  

More Information

Next City Council meeting to be held in City Hall Council Chambers
            Monday, November 18, 2019 at 6:30 PM

City Council Meeting Highlights is an informal summary of the information presented to, and decisions made by, Medicine Hat City Council at its regular meetings. Click here to view official meeting minutes.