Council Chambers Wed Nov 16 at 4 pm IMH Appears to Be on the Way OUT Again, NOT set in stone. Must still be approved by council. (Re the pics of the document - the paperwork is a little confusing because of this - “NET EXPENSES (REVENUES)” Normally expenses /losses are indicated by brackets, not revenues /profits. Also, numbers are in thousands, not millions.) Projections for IMH Land and Investment
pg 76 Nov 7 City Council Meeting agenda packet
2022 - $5,103,000 profit (th
Tom from Community TV https://www.comtv.ca/ sent me these photos and asked me to write an editorial. (Photo Credit Community TV) Here it is. After I submitted the first version Tom said: "Good read!!! I think I could stand to see the word piss in there a few more times." So, I obliged. Happy reading! Invest Medicine Hat and a History of How Our Money Was Pissed Away on Tin Can Alley $3,000,000 and Not One Pot to Piss In April 2019 Property sold to Spero Hydrocarbons owne
Nov 2 2018 Ryan Jackson (Invest Medicine Hat) said:
“The potential to build a bio-diesel refinery in Medicine Hat is part of joint-venture discussions made public Thursday between a renewable energy technology firm and an investors group in Grande Prairie.” https://medicinehatnews.com/news/local-news/2018/11/02/bio-diesel-refinery-possible/ Dec 16 2018 “Raphael Bohlmann, president of Renewable U, stated Tuesday that the group is preparing to acquire land in Grande Prairi
Ryan Jackson, Jon Sookocheff, Aurora, Folium Biosciences, Contract Transfer, Orka “Jackson told the News that after working with the Colorado-based company to promote the city, he was offered the position. After receiving city council approval to transfer the economic development contract, he’ll join Folium on April 1 (2019).” Guess who it was transferred to -
“From the city’s perspective, it needed to approve the transfer of the contract to operate Invest – which is legal
In 2015, the running of IMH was contracted to Ryan Jackson’s company Rameco Consulting. IMH is trademarked, it legally belongs to the City. IMH started the process of bringing in Aurora Sun in 2017; a MOU was signed with the City in April 2018. It was going to be the world’s biggest marijuana grow/processing plant promising 450 well paying permanent jobs starting in February 2019. "The MOU includes a 10-year 42 mega watt energy supply agreement." https://lethbridgenewsnow.com
What Can Council Do to Fix It? Recap – this Plan will eventually displace existing clubs, some who’ve been there 30 years. They’ve invested over a million dollars at their current location; they were moved there at the City’s behest. What can Council do? Remember #InvestMedicineHat (IMH) works for US. YOU tell IMH what to do. Start by DIRECTING IMH to find a suitable site for an Entertainment District to encompass the
"The City spent $75,000 and did not even request a review on what people were so angry about. To be clear, Deloitte did the job they were asked to do, I'm not suggesting they did anything wrong, at all. The problem is they were not asked the right questions." I did a little more digging about the IMH RFP and what I found shocked me. I think you will feel the same when I show you what I uncovered. (I could not copy and paste as it was watermarked so I had to type it all out.
The City spent $75,000 and did not even request a review on what people were so angry about. To be clear, Deloitte did the job they were asked to do, I'm not suggesting they did anything wrong, at all. The problem is they were not asked the right questions. I was angry about the fact - 1 the RFP was changed so city workers could bid on it, previously not allowed 2 the RFP was vague at best and the Value Added section was very concerning 3 that this ten year contract would be
Ad preview This was originally posted on Facebook July 22 2021. The RFP was shut down; we are promised the results of a review before the election. I just want to make sure everyone remembers.
“City officials say there is legally no conflict of interest because they specifically included a clause allowing current city employees to bid on the process.” https://medicinehatnews.com/news/local-news/2021/07/20/new-mayoral-candidate-says-process-to-contract-out-invest-medicine-hat