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December 17, 2018

On behalf of the Government Finance Association, Mayor Clugston presented the Canadian Awards for Financial Reporting and Popular Annual Financial Reporting to Dennis Egert, General Manager of Finance, Lola Barton, Manager of Accounting and Colleen Graham, Manager of Corporate Communications.

Kent Snyder, GM of Planning & Development Services presented on the Land Use Bylaw Amendment for 352 Primrose Drive SE.

Grant MacKay, Manager of Land & Business Support presented on the Land Use Bylaw Amendment for 352 Primrose Drive SE.

Robert Sissons, Superintendent of Planning & Development Services, presented the final Riverside Area Redevelopment Plan. 

Brian Mastel, Commissioner of Corporate Services, Dennis Egert, General Manager of Finance, and Grant MacKay, Manager of Land & Business Support, presented City Council with the 2019 - 2022 Tax Supported Operating, Major Operating Expense and Tangible Capital Asset Budgets. 

Following a public hearing, City Council passed 2nd and 3rd reading of Bylaw #4499, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat, to amend Bylaw #4168 the Land Use Bylaw, re-designating Plan 7711650, Block 2, Lot 1 presently designated as Open Space (OS) to Medium Density Residential (R-MD) at 352 Primrose Drive. 

Following a public hearing, City Council passed 2nd and 3rd reading of Bylaw #4502, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat known as the Riverside Area Redevelopment Plan. 

Following a public hearing, City Council approved the City Centre Development Agency (CCDA) 2019 Budget. 

Following a non-statutory public hearing sponsored by the Energy & Utilities Committee, City Council passed 2nd and 3rd reading of Bylaw #4505, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to amend Bylaw #2379, the Water Service Bylaw. 

Following a non-statutory public hearing sponsored by the Energy & Utilities Committee, City Council passed 2nd and 3rd reading of Bylaw #4506, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to amend Bylaw #1541 regulating the use of Public and Private Sewers and Drains and the Disposal of Sewage and the Discharge of Waters and Waste into the Medicine Hat Sewer System. 

Following a non-statutory public hearing sponsored by the Energy & Utilities Committee, City Council passed 2nd and 3rd reading of Bylaw #4507, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to amend Bylaw #1805, the Waste Bylaw. 

Following a non-statutory public hearing sponsored by the Energy & Utilities Committee, City Council passed 2nd and 3rd reading of Bylaw #4508, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to amend Bylaw #2244, the Electric Utility Bylaw. 

Following a non-statutory public hearing sponsored by the Energy & Utilities Committee, City Council passed 2nd and 3rd reading of Bylaw #4509, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to amend Bylaw #2489, the Gas Utility Bylaw. 

City Council through Development & Infrastructure Committee adopted a proposal to close the laneway in the area of 1108 Industrial Avenue SE. 

City Council through Public Services Committee approved a 2017-2018 Parks & Recreation Capital Budget Amendment. 

City Council through Administrative Committee approved the 2019-2022 Tax Supported Operating, Major Operating Expense and Tangible Capital Asset Budgets. 

City Council through Administrative Committee approved the 2019-2022 Land & Business Support Operating and Capital Budgets. 

City Council through Administrative Committee approved the sale of 954 2nd Street (Lions Park Infill Site) to The Meadowlands Development Corporation at a purchase price of $574,000. 

City Council through Administrative Committee received for information a RFP Recommendation UD18-121 Detail Design Services - Electrical Distribution Infrastructure for the detailed design of a new substation in the NW area of the city (part A) and the design of three new 13.8kV feeders (part B) to CIMA in the value of $724,825. 

City Council through Administrative Committee received for information a Consultant Purchase Order Change Orders Status to address a purchase order revision from the Environmental Utilities Department for sanitary sewer rehabilitation work done on South Railway Street. 

City Council received for information the minutes of the Municipal Planning Commission Meeting from November 14, 2018. 

City Council, through Public Services Committee, passed 1st, 2nd and 3rd reading of Bylaw #4343 a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat with respect to the City of Medicine Hat Library Board. 

City Council passed 1st reading of the following Bylaws: 

Bylaw #4512, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to close roads in the City of Medicine Hat
Sponsor - Development & Infrastructure Committee 

Bylaw #4514, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to zone the subject land (511 - 4th Avenue NE) as Regional Commercial (C-R)
Sponsor - Municipal Planning Commission (C-R) 

Bylaw #4516, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000) for the purpose of 2019 Sewer Lift Station Facility Upgrade
Sponsor - Energy and Utilities Committee 

Bylaw #4517, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of Three Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($3,500,000) for the purpose of 2019 Sewer Mains Asset Management Program
Sponsor - Energy and Utilities Committee 

Bylaw #4518, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000) for the purpose of 2019 Sewer Mains Replacement - Downtown Rehabilitation 
Sponsor - Energy and Utilities Committee

 
Bylaw #4519, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of Six Million Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($6,350,000) for the purpose of 2019 Water Mains Replacements - Asset Management Program 
Sponsor - Energy and Utilities Committee
 
Bylaw #4520, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of One Million Seven Hundred and Seventy Five Thousand Dollars ($1,775,000) for the purpose of 2019 13KV Overhead Distribution System Upgrades 

Sponsor - Energy and Utilities Committee 

Bylaw #4521, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of Nine Hundred and Seven Thousand Dollars ($907,000) for the purpose of 2019 13KV Underground Distribution System Upgrades 
Sponsor - Energy and Utilities Committee 

Bylaw #4522, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of One Hundred and Thirty Thousand Dollars ($130,000) for the purpose of 2019 Fiber Upgrades 
Sponsor - Energy and Utilities Committee

Bylaw #4523, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of One Million Two Hundred and Seventy Eight Thousand Dollars ($1,278,000) for the purpose of 2019 Mains Replacement & Extensions 
Sponsor - Energy and Utilities Committee

Bylaw #4524, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000) for the purpose of 2019 New Distributed Services 
Sponsor - Energy and Utilities Committee

Bylaw #4525, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of Eight Million Nine Hundred and Thirty One Thousand Dollars ($8,931,000) for the purpose of 2019 Substations Upgrades 
Sponsor - Energy and Utilities Committee
 

Bylaw #4526, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of Two Million Dollars ($2,000,000) for the purpose of 2020 Sewer Anthes Redwater Program 
Sponsor - Energy and Utilities Committee

Bylaw #4527, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of Four Million Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($4,200,000) for the purpose of 2020 Sewer Brier Park Gravity Bypass 
Sponsor - Energy and Utilities Committee
 

Bylaw #4528, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of One Million Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,800,000) for the purpose of 2020 Sewer Lift Station Facility Upgrade
Sponsor - Energy and Utilities Committee 

Bylaw #4529, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of Three Million Dollars ($3,000,000) for the purpose of 2020 Sewer Mains Asset Management Program 
Sponsor - Energy and Utilities Committee

Bylaw #4530, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of Two Million Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($2,250,000) for the purpose of 2020 Sewer Mains Replacement - Downtown Rehabilitation 
Sponsor - Energy and Utilities Committee

Bylaw #4531, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of One Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,500,000) for the purpose of 2020 Sewer WWTP Trickling Filters Rehabilitation
Sponsor - Energy and Utilities Committee 

Bylaw #4532, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of Two Million Dollars ($2,000,000) for the purpose of 2020 Water Anthes Redwater Program
Sponsor - Energy and Utilities Committee 

Bylaw #4533, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of Five Million One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($5,150,000) for the purpose of 2020 Water Mains Replacement - Asset Management Program
Sponsor - Energy and Utilities Committee 

Bylaw #4534, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of Two Million Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($2,250,000) for the purpose of 2020 Water Mains Replacement - Downtown Rehabilitation
Sponsor - Energy and Utilities Committee 

Bylaw #4535, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of One Million Four Hundred and Ninety Five Thousand Dollars ($1,495,000) for the purpose of 2020 13KV Overhead Distribution Systems Upgrades
Sponsor - Energy and Utilities Committee 

Bylaw #4536, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of One Million Eleven Thousand Dollars ($1,011,000) for the purpose of 2020 13KV Underground Distribution System Upgrades 
Sponsor - Energy and Utilities Committee

Bylaw #4537, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of One Hundred and Thirty Thousand Dollars ($130,000) for the purpose of 2020 Fiber Upgrades 
Sponsor - Energy and Utilities Committee
 
Bylaw #4538, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of Four Hundred and Fifty
Thousand Dollars ($450,000) for the purpose of 2020 Asset & Integrity
Sponsor - Energy and Utilities Committee
 

Bylaw #4539, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of Six Hundred and Nine
Thousand Dollars ($609,000) for the purpose of 2020 Mains Replacement & Extensions
Sponsor - Energy and Utilities Committee

Bylaw #4540, a Bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to incur indebtedness in the amount of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000) for the purpose of 2020 New Distributed Services
Sponsor - Energy and Utilities Committee 

City Council approved Changes to City Council Compensation including recommendations to:
a) Rescind the 1999 City Council resolution regarding City Council compensation.
b) Adopt a new City Council resolution regarding City Council Compensation, reflecting the following:
i) Mayor’s gross pay to be $129,650 per annum.
ii) Councillors’ gross pay to be $43,150 per annum.
iii) Maximum Retirement Savings Program (RSP) rate of 12%.
c) Direct Management to develop a ‘Council Remuneration Policy’ for consideration and approval by City Council by October, 2020. 

Councillor McIntosh gave Notice of Motion that the CCDA grant be cut by $25,000 for the 2020 budget year. 

BOARD/COMMISSION APPOINTEES 

Arts & Heritage Advisory Board
Wes Bell
Andrea Webb

City Centre Development Agency (CCDA)
Jeremy Silver

Combative Sports Commission
Daniel Vas

Composite Assessment Review Board 
John Frame
Simon Parker

Heritage Resources Committee
Patrick O’Brien
 
Local Assessment Review Board
John Frame
Simon Parker

Municipal Planning Commission
Gordon Johnson
Pete Vanderham

Police Commission
Sandra Redden

Public Library Board 
Frances Barnes
Elaine Beierbach
Rick Redmond

Social Development Advisory Board 
Colleen Lewis
Yusuf Mohammed

Subdivision & Development Appeal Board 
Larry Godin
Colin (Keith) Grant

Youth Advisory Board
Matthew Birtle
Sierra Perin
Rhiannon Ware


 

More Information

Next City Council meeting to be held in City Hall Council Chambers
Monday, January 9, 2019 at 6:30 PM


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