Lethbridge Minute: ENMAX Assessment, Decorative Crosswalks, and AHS Agreement Renewed

Lethbridge Minute: ENMAX Assessment, Decorative Crosswalks, and AHS Agreement Renewed


Lethbridge Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Lethbridge politics


This Week In Lethbridge:

  • There will be an Audit Standing Policy Committee meeting on Wednesday at 1:30 pm. Much of the meeting will be held in-camera discussing the 2023 Audit Findings Report and the 2023 City of Lethbridge Annual Report.

  • There will be a meeting of the Assets and Infrastructure Standing Policy Committee on Thursday at 1:30 pm.  At this meeting, there will be a presentation on Decorative Crosswalks for Mental Health and Mental Illness. Wood's Homes, supported by the Downtown BRZ, wants to create two designated Mental Health Matters crosswalks on 3rd Avenue South at 3rd Street South. Wood's Homes will cover the estimated $3100 costs for labour, traffic control during installation, and removal after one year, and will provide the necessary paint and stencil from local businesses to complete the project.

  • The City is preparing for the return of spring by opening its yard waste sites, starting tomorrow, with operating hours from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm daily at three locations across the city. Residents can bring various yard waste materials like branches, leaves, grass, pumpkins, and garden trimmings to these sites. The sites are self-service, requiring residents to unload materials themselves, and the City advises using paper bags for disposal to simplify the process.


Last Week In Lethbridge:

  • In an effort to save money for taxpayers (you probably already know this is an April Fools’ joke just by that opening phrase alone…) the City of Lethbridge announced a new initiative called Fill-a-Pothole Day, challenging citizens to see who can fill the most potholes in a 24-hour period. Residents are encouraged to follow a simple process of first cleaning the hole to rid it of loose material before filling it with an asphalt mixture, and then compacting the mix to provide a smooth transition to the surrounding pavement. The City says the initiative will save taxpayers approximately $2.1 million on road maintenance costs for the year and promotes exercise and wellness. To celebrate the success of this initiative, the City also plans to construct a $4.5 million, 50-foot concrete ear outside of City Hall, to let residents know they are listening. Obviously, we’re joking - Happy April Fools’ Day!

  • The Governance Standing Policy Committee reviewed a master plan for the ENMAX Centre. The report outlines plans for the facility's future over the next 10 to 20 years. Originally built for the 1975 Canada Winter Games, the ENMAX Centre underwent a $33.7 million renovation in 2012. While the report suggests the facility remains viable for 15 more years, replacement planning was recommended within three years in order to attract more events, increase seating capacity, and address facility limitations.

  • The City renewed its master services agreement with Alberta Health Services (AHS). Lethbridge City Council approved the two-and-a-half-year agreement for AHS to provide emergency medical services through Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services (LFES). The agreement ensures continuous support for four ground ambulances operating 24/7, with a capacity of up to 10 ambulances during peak-demand hours from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm.




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  • Common Sense Lethbridge
    published this page in News 2024-03-31 22:24:45 -0600