Council highlights for Mon., May 25 meeting

At its regular meeting Mon. May 25 council agreed to contract the Rimbey Lions Club to mow the ball diamonds at a cost of $15,000.

Mowing contracted to Lions Club

At its regular meeting Mon. May 25 council agreed to contract the Rimbey Lions Club to mow the ball diamonds at a cost of $15,000. The funding is to come from recre- ation reserves. The program will be re-evaluated next year.

Skateboard Park to go ahead

Council has directed administration to sign a contract between Rimbey Kinsmen Club, the Town of Rimbey and New Line Skatepark Inc. so the skateboard park can be built. The Kinsmen Club has raised $135,000 cash and has in-kind donations of $187,000 and has made a progress payment of $35,000, leaving $91,000 owing. Council agreed to back the Kinsmen to pay outstanding funds if required.

“It will be nice to have something like this go ahead,” said Coun. Paul Payson.

A maximum of $290,000 from special projects and any additional funding from recreational reserves would be used by council, if needed.

Funding discussion postponed

Council agreed to postpone discussion regarding the donation of $500 to the Rimbey Exhibition Association for their 50th rodeo on July 10, 11 and 12 until the July 27 regular council meeting.

Health and Fitness Day declared

Mayor Rick Pankiw proclaimed June 6 as national Health and Fitness Day in Rimbey.

Declaring the first Saturday in June to be National Health and Fitness Day will further encourage Canadians to participate in physical activities and contribute to their own health and well-being.