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November 5, 2018

Natasha Carvalho, Executive Director of the Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society (MHWSS), and Peggy Revell, MHWSS Community Education and Awareness Coordinator, presented to City Council on Family Violence Prevention Month. Ms Carvalho and Ms. Revell shared local statistics on family violence. They also outlined the services offered to those affected, as well as upcoming events designed to raise awareness on the issue. 

City Council received for information through Administrative Committee, tender recommendation – FS 18-106  to supply seven new special transit units to Overland Custom Coach in the amount of $1,187,830, and tender recommendation FS 18-105 to supply seven 35-40 foot transit busses to Grand West Transportation in the amount of $4,975,500. 

An update on the preservation of the Saamis Archaeological Site was received for information. In accordance with Section 20 and Section 52 of the Historical Resources Act, the City of Medicine Hat will take measures to protect the site by requiring all residents to remain on designated trails with their pets on a leash effective January 1, 2019. Staff will work through the winter to submit grant applications for interpretive signage, and remediation efforts will begin as weather permits. Parks and Recreation Staff will continue to explore options for the development of off-leash areas and/or engineered water access points, where feasible.
 
City Council approved the sale of 403 2nd Street SE, known as the Chokecherry Lot, to Kidea Kim and Deokki Kim for $459,000. The transaction will close on December 3, 2018.

The Heritage Resources Committee meeting minutes were received for information, and included updates on the designation request of Fifth Avenue Memorial United Church, the Saratoga Park Open House, and more.

A decision report on a Subdivision and Development Appeal Board hearing was received for information.

The Police Commission meeting minutes were also received for information.

City Council approved the first reading of Bylaw #4496, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to amend Bylaw #4157, the Off-Site Levy Bylaw.

City Council approved the first reading of Bylaw #4504, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to close roads in the City of Medicine Hat. 

 

More Information

Next City Council meeting to be held in City Hall Council Chambers
Monday, November 19, 2018 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.