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RFD- 3126 Business Items   Item #   10. b.    
Regular Council Meeting Agenda
Meeting Date: 09/25/2017  
Title:    Notice of Motion - Sports and Event Centre - Cotterill
Department: Corporate Services  
Strategic Vision Element: This topic relates to all three of the City’s strategic vision elements contained in Council’s Strategic Plan Related Goal:

Request for Decision Summary
A notice of motion was brought forward by Alderman Rothe at the Council meeting on Monday, September 11, 2017. It has been placed on the agenda for consideration by Council.

Proposed Motion
Whereas the City of Spruce Grove conducts an annual budget process to determine its priorities; and

Whereas the City has a number of important projects identified for fiscal 2018 – 2022 and beyond; and

Whereas no analysis has been done on the impact that the proposed sport and event centre would have on the City’s ability to build needed capital projects; and

Whereas the City has not taken the opportunity to undertake an independent financial analysis of the proposed $79.3 million sport and event centre; and

Whereas the development of the sport and event centre would have a considerable and as yet unknown impact on the community; now

Therefore be it resolved that City Council begin a full and open consultation with the community to discuss these concerns and answer questions, and that any decision on the sport and event centre be delayed until this process occurs and an independent third-party analysis of the proposal is undertaken and completed.

The following context has been provided by Alderman Rothe who brought the notice of motion forward.

This motion speaks to two things with respect to the concept of a sports and event centre: engagement (consultation) and viability (independent third-party analysis).

The intent of the engagement component is:
  • to seek the community's feedback on the proposed features of the sports and event centre concept; and
  • to ask the community where a concept such as this would fall in terms of other community needs.
The intent of this component is to engage the services of an outside third party consultant, who has had no previous involvement with the concept to date, to review and make recommendations on the following:
  • does the proposed concept meet a need in the community; and
  • is the proposed financing and operating model viable.
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