Highlights from May 8, 2017 Council Meeting

Published on May 09, 2017 at 12:18p.m.

Big Dippers Pool Fundraising Committee member Tricia Morton joined the Council meeting by teleconference to share the plans for a 2018 fundraising calendar the committee is beginning to develop as a money maker for Kindersley’s proposed aquatic facility. Morton requested that Council consider being photographed as a group for inclusion in the calendar, which will feature a variety of community information and portraits of other local groups and individuals. Council asked for more details related to project to be presented at a future meeting.

Council considered two requests to waive false alarm fire invoices – one from a resident in a neighbouring rural municipality, and another from a Kindersley resident who incurred previous false alarm fees. Based on the false alarm fees regulations in the Fire Prevention Bylaw and the need to recover costs associated with fire responses, Council did not approve of waiving the. Instead, Council asked Administration to contact the invoice holders to suggest payment options as well as to communicate again with neighbouring municipalities and re-evaluate existing fire services agreements with the Town of Kindersley.

Council passed a motion to seek approval from the Saskatchewan Municipal Board to borrow up to $3.5 million to fund construction of a new indoor aquatic facility. Council hopes, however, to generate most of the necessary pool funding through donations, sponsorships, and fundraising activities. Approximately $1.2 million is already dedicated to the Aquatic Centre in existing reserves.

The week of May 21-27, 2017 was proclaimed as National Public Works Week by Council in recognition of the many employees in the Town of Kindersley and throughout Canada who make it possible for citizens to access and use regular public services, facilities, and infrastructure on a daily basis. Council encourages all residents to pay tribute to our Public Works staff and to recognize the substantial contributions they have made to our community.

Council approved a motion to change the date of the next Regular Meeting of Council to May 24, 2017.

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