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January 7, 2019

Jaret Dickie, Manager of Utilities Business Support, presented the 2019 Hat Smart program and shared the program options for the year. HAT Smart is an award-winning initiative designed to educate consumers, and promote energy conservation and renewable energy initiatives in the community.

Following a public hearing, City Council passed second and third reading of Bylaw #4514, to amend the Land Use Bylaw #4168 to zone the subject land, 511 – 4th Avenue NE, as Regional Commercial. 

City Council received for information through Administrative Committee the Request for Quotation (RFQ) Recommendation for WT18-138 Supply and Delivery of Aluminum Sulphate to the Water Treatment Plants in the amount of $ 744,200 to Chemtrade West Limited Partnership. 

City Council approved through Administrative Committee the RFP Recommendation for CD18-131 Rural Transit Pilot Program to Southland Transportation in the amount of $530,112. The pilot program will provide transportation services for rural communities along the Highway #3 corridor between Medicine Hat and Lethbridge. This 2-year, $700,000 project is supported by funding from the Provincial Rural Transportation Pilot Program. 

City Council received for information through Administrative Committee a report on the 2019 HAT Smart Program, outlining the funding sources, the 2019 incentives and other program details. 

City Council received for information the Heritage Resources Committee meeting minutes from December 11, 2018. Highlights included updates on the work being done to designate Fifth Avenue Memorial Church a municipal historic resource, the effort to update the Saratoga Park Statement of Significance, and more. 

City Council, through Administrative Committee, approved first, second and third reading of Bylaw #4500, The Fire Services Bylaw. The Bylaw will address outdated references to the current Fire Services Bylaw (Bylaw #994) to ensure current Medicine Hat conditions are reflected, allowing Fire Services to effectively support community safety. The new bylaw also includes an updated fee schedule for permits, inspections, reports, training, penalties and more. 

City council approved first reading of Bylaw #4515, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to authorize the City to lease land immediately adjacent and south of the Food Bank property (located at 532 South Railway Street SE) to the Medicine Hat & District Food Bank Association for use as a community garden. 

City Council approved first reading of the following bylaws sponsored by the Energy and Utilities Committee: 

Bylaw #4541, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of $400,000 for the purpose of 2021 Sewer Brier Park Gravity Bypass. 

Bylaw #4542, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of $3,000,000 for the purpose of 2021 Sewer Mains Asset Management. 

Bylaw #4543, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of $500,000 for the purpose of 2021 Sewer Mains Replacement - Downtown Rehabilitation. 

Bylaw #4544, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of $5,000,000 for the purpose of 2021 Water Mains Replacement - Asset Management Program. 

Bylaw #4545, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of $500,000 for the purpose of 2021 Water Mains Replacement - Downtown Rehabilitation. 

Bylaw #4546, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of $1,523,000 for the purpose of 2021 13KV Overhead Distribution System Upgrades. 

Bylaw #4547, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of $663,000 for the purpose of 2021 13KV Underground Distribution System Upgrades. 

Bylaw #4548, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of $130,000 for the purpose of 2021 Fiber Upgrades. 

Bylaw #4549, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of $525,000 for the purpose of 2021 Asset and Integrity. 

Bylaw #4550, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of $431,000 for the purpose of 2021 Meters. 

Bylaw #4551, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of $1,878,000 for the purpose of 2021 Mains Replacement & Extensions. 

Bylaw #4552, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of $530,000 for the purpose of 2021 New Distributed Services. 

Bylaw #4553, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of $5,400,000 for the purpose of 2022 Sewer Brier Park Gravity Bypass. 

Bylaw #4554, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of $1,000,000 for the purpose of 2022 Sewer Lift Station Facility Upgrade. 

Bylaw #4555, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of $3,000,000 for the purpose of 2022 Sewer Mains Asset Management Program. 

Bylaw #4556, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of $2,250,000 for the purpose of 2022 Sewer Mains Replacement. 

Bylaw #4557, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of $500,000 for the purpose of 2022 Sewer Sanitary Trunk Sewer Rehabilitation. 

Bylaw #4558, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of $5,000,000 for the purpose of 2022 Water Mains Replacement - Asset Management Program. 

Bylaw #4559, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of $2,250,000 for the purpose of 2022 Water Mains Replacement - Downtown Rehabilitation. 

Bylaw #4560, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of $1,000,000 for the purpose of 2022 Water Systems Reinforcement Program. 

Bylaw #4561, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of $1,512,000 for the purpose of 2022 13KV Overhead Distribution System Upgrades. 

Bylaw #4562, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of $670,000 for the purpose of 2022 13KV Underground Distribution System Upgrades. 

Bylaw #4563, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of $130,000 for the purpose of 2022 Fiber Upgrades. 

Bylaw #4564, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of $400,000 for the purpose of 2022 Asset and Integrity. 

Bylaw #4565, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of $405,000 for the purpose of 2022 New Services. 

Bylaw #4566, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of $1,285,000 for the purpose of 2022 Transmission Mains. 

Bylaw #4567, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of $1,824,000 for the purpose of 2022 Mains Replacement & Extensions. 

Bylaw #4568, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of $530,000 for the purpose of 2022 New Distributed Services. 

Councillor Jamie McIntosh introduced a notice of motion regarding a reduction to the City Centre Development Agency’s 2020 Budget in the amount of $25,000. Councillor Darren Hirsch moved to table the discussion until the January 21 meeting, which City Council approved. 

Based on applications received, City Council appointed Riley Immel to the Medicine Hat Youth Advisory Board. The two-year term expires on December 31, 2020 and is effective immediately. 

City Council declared Monday, August 5, 2019 to be a Civic Holiday.

 

More Information

Next City Council meeting to be held in City Hall Council Chambers
Monday, January 21, 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.