From the Council meeting, following up on Councillor Woolley's motion posted above. Here is a link to the relevant minutes and a link to the discussion.
January 27, 2014 Council Meeting, under item 10, Urgent Businesshttp://agendaminutes.calgary.ca/sirepub ... pe=MINUTES
GREEN SHEET RE: MCHUGH HOUSE
TABLE, Moved by Councillor Chu, Seconded by Councillor Magliocca, that Councillor Woolley’s Motion, Green Sheet Re: McHugh House, be tabled, to be dealt with as the last item on the Agenda.
LIFT FROM THE TABLE, Moved by Councillor Woolley, Seconded by Councillor Carra, that Councillor Woolley’s Motion, Green Sheet Re: McHugh House, be lifted from the table and dealt with at this time.
IN CAMERA , Moved by Councillor Chabot, Seconded by Councillor Keating, that, in accordance with Section 197 of the Municipal Government Act, and Sections 17, 17(1),18,19, 23(1)(b), 24(1)(a), 24(1)(b), 24(1)(c), 24(1)(d), 24(1)(g), 25(1)(b), 27(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Council now move into the Committee of the Whole, In Camera, at 5:08 p.m., in the Council Lounge, to consider Green Sheet Re: McHugh House several confidential and personnel matters.
The Committee of the Whole recessed In Camera and reconvened in the Council Chamber at 6:50 p.m. with Mayor Nenshi in the Chair.
RISE AND REPORT, Moved by Councillor Chabot, that the Committee of the Whole rise and report to Council.
At the request of Councillor Woolley, and with the concurrence of the Mayor, the City Clerk distributed copies of a document entitled “McHugh House – 1896/1901”, with respect to Councillor Woolley’s Motion, Green Sheet Re: McHugh House.
AMENDMENT, Moved by Councillor Chabot, Seconded by Councillor Demong, that Councillor Woolley’s Motion, Green Sheet Re: McHugh House be amended, in the NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT paragraph, by adding a new letter b), as follows:
“b) Relocation of the building; and”
And further, that the remainder be re-lettered accordingly.
ADOPT, AS AMENDED, Moved by Councillor Woolley, Seconded by Councillor Carra, that with respect to Councillor Woolley’s Motion, Green Sheet Re: McHugh House (Councillor Woolley), the following be adopted, as amended, as follows:
WHEREAS the McHugh House (110 18th Avenue S.W.), built in 1896, is the 6th oldest house in Calgary and is listed on the City of Calgary Inventory of Historic Resources as a City Wide Historic Resource as it has significance to the city as a whole;
AND WHEREAS the preservation of the McHugh House is considered to be in the public interest because of its significant heritage values, including its age, architecture, landmark quality and associations with the early development of Calgary;
AND WHEREAS the Catholic Diocese, the owners of the McHugh House, applied to demolish the house on March 3, 2013;
AND WHEREAS the Province has advised the City that it will not designate McHugh House with Provincial Historic Resource Designation;
AND WHEREAS alternate solutions to preserve the McHugh House may be available;
1. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Administration is directed to explore options and tools to preserve the McHugh House including but not limited to:
a. Purchase of the land and/or building;
b. Relocation of the building; and
c. Identify a potential source of funds to accomplish preservation.
AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that Administration Report back to Council no later than February, 2014; and
2. That Council keep the verbal discussion confidential pursuant to Section 24 (1)(a) of the Freedom and Information and Protection of Privacy Act.