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Council Identifies Top Five Priorities for 2011

City Council met last night and today in sessions facilitated by the Local Government Leadership (LGL) Institute to find alignment on the Municipal Services priorities for the upcoming year.

“This was the first real opportunity that Council has had to sit down together as a whole to have some lengthy discussion about the priorities that all nine members are bringing to the table,” says Mayor Norm Boucher.

The sessions were not meant for decision making, but rather for City Council to bring their priorities to the table and work towards consensus to determine which require more immediate resolutions.

Over the course of the sessions two distinct themes emerged: Facilities and Fiscal Matters. From those two themes, the following issues were identified in no particular order:

  • The Glanville site
  • The Event Centre
  • The Cultural Centre
  • The Animal Shelter
  • Review of the Dividend Policy

“The sessions were definitely a success because we were able to come together on these five priorities,” said Boucher.

User Comments

6 Responses to “Council Identifies Top Five Priorities for 2011”

  1. January 11th, 2011 at 10:20 PM

    Vaughn says:

    Before reading the limited amount of information I could find on the “Glanville” site, it looks like it’s a new area? Seems like they nailed the three points of contention that seem to be on the minds of everybody:


  2. January 11th, 2011 at 10:29 PM

    aehiilrs says:

    Glanville is the parking lot kitty corner from City Hall.

  3. January 12th, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Sean says:

    I’d like to see an overpass over the TransCanada for Dunmore Road.

  4. January 12th, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Dean says:

    Back in the 1970s that lot used to be occupied by Glanville Ford, around the same time the Medicine Hat News was on what is now city hall property, just off Finlay Bridge.

  5. January 13th, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    Dusty Melling says:

    I’d like to see an overpass over the TransCanada for Dunmore Road.

  6. January 28th, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    gary says:

    I would also like to see an overpass over the TransCanada for Dunmore Road, but I’m pretty sure that that is a provincial government thing, not a municipal government thing. I’m pretty sure that it is on the province’s to do list, just not at the top.

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