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May 22, 2018

In accordance with the Municipal Government Act (MGA) and the Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework Regulation the City of Medicine Hat, Cypress County and Town of Redcliff must adopt Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF) and Inter-municipal Development Plan bylaws by April 1, 2020. As such, City Council recommendations from Administrative Committee to:
• appoint two members of Council to the ICF Steering Committee. Each municipality will have one vote on matters considered by the ICF Steering Committee.  • approv a new 2018 ICF Major Operating Expense Project in the amount of $260,000 with funding from Government Grant, Operating and Third Party. 
• direct that the ICF Steering Committee will submit, with the support of the ICF Working Committee, a Terms of Reference (TOR) for future consideration and adoption by each municipal Council.

Council approved Tender Recommendation EU18-44 Brier Park Gravity Bypass and NW Storm Trunk recommended through Administrative Committee. The sanitary and storm trunk work was contracted to BYZ Enterprises for $15,661,995.

City Council received for information from the Public Services Committee the Medicine Hat Public Library’s 2017 Annual Report. 

City Council approved  a recommendation from the Administrative Committee to conduct First Reading of Bylaw #4479 to amend the Solid Waste Bylaw #1805 and make associated changes to the fee structure for solid waste collection and recycling services. Effective date for the new fee structure is July 1, 2018. The net increase in costs to customers receiving Residential Recycling will be $2.89/month. 

City Council approved the recommendation from Administrative Committee via the Municipal Names Committee that City Council approves the request to add Bert Maltin to the Names Registry for a municipal park. Bert Maltin has an extensive resume of experience in recreation activities in Medicine Hat dating back to 1948, when he was appointed as the first Recreation Director at the City. Other contributions include the founding of the Medicine Hat Handicapped Association Rehabilitation Society and the Southern Alberta Home and School Council. Municipal Names Committee noted an application for Donna MacLean who was already on the Names Registry.

City Council approved a recommendation from Administrative Committee for an addition to the 2017-2018 Electric Generation (GENCO) Tangible Capital Asset Budget of $394,000 for Phase II of the upgrade to Pumphouse 12, funded by the Alberta Community Resiliency Program Grant. This upgrade to Pumphouse 12 will further enhance the flood resiliency of the City’s key Generation and Water Treatment assets.

City Council received for information, RFP Recommendation IC-18-02 for the City of Medicine Hat to enter into an agreement with StringTECH for five years. The contract is for a total of $750,000 over five years and will be used to purchase printers for the City of Medicine Hat departments as needed. At the conclusion of the five-year contract, if mutually agreeable the City and StringTECH may extend the contract for an additional three years.

City Council received for information the minutes from the Medicine Hat Police Commission meeting of April 19, 2018.

City Council received for information the minutes from the Medicine Hat Municipal Planning Commission meeting of April 25, 2018.

City Council passed 1st reading of Bylaw #4476, sponsored by the Municipal Planning Commission, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to amend Bylaw No. 4168, the City of Medicine Hat Land Use Bylaw. Presently the location of Lot 1, Block 4, Plan 1413442 is designated Business Industrial (I-B). The application submitted is a request to redesignate the subject land as Direct Control (DC).

City Council passed 1st, 2nd and 3rd readings of Bylaw #4479, sponsored by Energy & Utilities Committee, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to amend Bylaw No. 1805, the Waste Bylaw in order to provide for automated collection of Residential Recyclables.

City Council passed 1st reading for Bylaw 4480 sponsored by Municipal Planning Commission to amend Bylaw No. 4168, the City of Medicine Hat Land Use Bylaw. The land is legally described as a portion of SE ¼ SEC. 18 TWP. 12 RGE.5 W4M and is currently designated FUD, Future Urban Development District. The application is to re-designate the subject land as RLD, Low Density Residential District. 

City Council appointed Coun. Julie Friesen and Coun. Kris Samraj to the Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework Steering Committee. 

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June 5, 2018 at 6:30 PM


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