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October 7, 2019
Following a public hearing, City Council approved second and third reading of Bylaw #4596, a bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to amend Bylaw #4168, the Land Use Bylaw. The amendment will revise the permitted and discretionary land uses within the Airport District to “General Industrial” to support future development of airport lands. 

Following an additional public hearing, City Council passed second and third reading of Bylaw #4599, a bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to close roads in the City of Medicine Hat. The bylaw is intended to close a portion of Taylor Avenue SE to allow for the expansion of the sewer lift station to the immediate north of the road closure. The road is undeveloped and has been declared surplus to the road system needs. 

Through Public Services Committee, City Council approved the 2019-2022 Community Development and Corporate Asset Management Capital Budget Amendment. The capital budget amendment reflects an increase in funding from Heritage Canada’s Canadian Cultural Spaces Fund. Community Development obtained grant funding through the Canadian Cultural Spaces Fund for specialized equipment replacement of stage backdrop lights, spotlights, floodlights, house lights and other incandescent fixtures. The grant funding will also be utilized in construction and renovation related to moving cultural artifacts from the Marshall Avenue location to the former Municipal Works Administration building. Removal of the artifacts will allow for the de-commissioning and demolition of the Marshall Avenue facility.

City Council received for information the minutes of the September 10, 2019 Heritage Resources Committee meeting. 

City Council passed second and third reading of Bylaw #4600, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to amend Bylaw #4311, the Administrative Organization Bylaw. The amendment will bring Legal Services (including City Clerk) under management and leadership of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

Under new business, City Council approved the sales and pricing strategy for 440 Maple Avenue SE (former Fire Station #1.) The property will be listed at $1,500,000 on the open market on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, with the objective of procuring offer(s) to purchase that best achieve the following objectives:

  • Sales price as close as possible to appraised market value (no less than 80% of approved list price).
  • Expeditious sales process, closing and transfer of title.
  • Commercial redevelopment that adds taxable assessment.

More Information

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