The city’s next 10-year capital budget will aim to fulfill City Council’s commitment to taking care of existing community facilities while also committing nearly $55 million for construction of a major new aquatics centre by 2017.
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A small gathering of people celebrated the re-opening of Bridge Drive. Funded by the Alberta Municipal Infrastructure Program (AMIP) and the City of Lethbridge, the Bridge Drive Utility Corridor Project was undertaken to provide new water and sanitary sewer crossings of the Oldman River so growth can continue in West Lethbridge.
A public open house is being held to gather input from residents about one of our newest neighbourhoods–Waterbridge. The open house will give residents the opportunity to see the road networks and vision of this new community.
City Council approved the selection of an architectural design team for the Crossings Ice Complex – a twin-ice arena and curling centre to be built in West Lethbridge.
QYA Group 2 Architecture Interior Design of Calgary in association with Ferrari Westwood Babits Architects of Lethbridge, has been awarded a $2.1 million design contract based on being the highest evaluated proponent. A total of 11 proposals were submitted for the design work, and the successful proponent was among three who were short listed. The design cost is included in the project's overall $41.35 million budget.
Today City Council amended its current capital budget, adding a new curling rink to an existing twin-ice arena project, which will now be called the Crossings Ice Complex.
The amendment officially adds a 10-sheet curling rink to the previously approved twin-ice project in the Crossings subdivision, adjacent to the West Lethbridge high schools and public library. The curling facility is being incorporated into the project as a result of a $10-million grant from the Government of Canada, which was announced in January. The City is also awaiting confirmation of a further $10 million matching grant from the Province of Alberta. The total cost of the project is now budgeted at $41.35 million.
There will be a public open house on Thursday, September 27, 2012 to present a draft Area Structure Plan that will guide future commercial and industrial development in an area known as the West Lethbridge Employment Centre.
Members of Lethbridge City Council wish to publicly express their appreciation to all involved in the emergency response to the grass fire which threatened portions of West Lethbridge and Coalhurst earlier this week.
The City of Lethbridge continues to grow with the official 2012 census results at 89,074, an increase of 1.36 per cent over the 2011 municipal census numbers. The strongest growth occurred in West Lethbridge with 784 new residents. There was a slight increase in the population of North and South Lethbridge as well.