Lethbridge Minute: Snow Clearing, Veterans Week, and One Year Anniversary
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This Week In Lethbridge:
There is only one meeting at City Hall this week. Originally, there were two, however a meeting of the Audit Committee scheduled for Wednesday was cancelled due to a lack of agenda items.
The Civic Works Standing Policy Committee will meet on Thursday at 1:30 pm. The Committee will receive presentations regarding off-site levy rates for the 2023-2026 budget cycle. The last review of these rates was completed in 2019 and as result of the COVID pandemic was frozen at the 2020 rate of $281,000/ha for 2021 and 2022. The Committee will also receive an update on the status of the curbside organics program.
- The Royal Canadian Legion in Lethbridge is gearing up for its annual poppy campaign. This year, the aim is to raise $90,000. During Veterans Week - the week leading up to Remembrance Day and beginning November 4th - a stretch of 4 Avenue South will be renamed Veterans Avenue by the City.
Last Week In Lethbridge:
- The City said changes are being made to Lethbridge’s snow clearing practices. On phase one snow routes - major roads in residential areas - snow will be plowed to the right side of the street instead of the middle, and there will be temporary parking restrictions with enforcement. The City said other municipalities plow to the right and this could create efficiencies.
- The City of Lethbridge has launched the next phase of public engagement for its Waste Management Master Plan. Residents are being asked for feedback regarding barriers to reducing household waste, incentives to encourage more waste diversion, and sustainability. You can fill out the engagement survey online, at the City’s website. In our opinion, waste management begins during budgeting…
- It has officially been one year since Mayor Blaine Hyggen, along with returning and first-time Councillors, were elected to office. The City put out a news release detailing some accomplishments to mark the occasion. Some of the highlights identified include launching a land acknowledgement, hosting the 2022 Tim Hortons Brier at the ENMAX Centre, the grand re-opening of Lethbridge Airport, opening the second phase of Legacy Park, and supporting a family physician marketing and recruitment campaign. What do you think? Is this Council doing a good job?
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