Fitness Centre changes
A squat rack and set of plates were added to the centre in October. During the last few months the centre has been expanded, security improved, the walls painted and new equipment added. Mirrors have been replaced, a spinner bike added, treadmills replaced and a storage rack built. A new television has been installed and the area painted. Memberships have increased significantly with the changes that have been implemented.
Rimbey Aquatic Centre winterized
A storage shed has been built on the northeast corner of the pool pad for summer storage of pool supplies. Repairs have been made to the spray park which did not open during the 2013 season.
The park is now winterized and no further work will be completed until the spring.
Seating, a garbage receptacle, a bike rack and trees are also planned for spring as well as grading improvements to help with drainage at the front entrance of the pool.
More staff at arena
Six hours of custodial support on weekend has been added to the arena to help with upkeep and cleanliness.
Dollars needed for beautification projects
In his report to council, Community Services Director Peter Stenstrom said around $50,000 would be needed to give the town a new, upgraded look including new park benches and garbage receptacles.
An additional $25,000 will be the cost to repair the tennis courts which have been vandalized. He said repairs need to be made to the net hardware and new nets need to be purchased. The overall condition of the courts is poor, the fencing is damaged and the pad needs to be resurfaced.
The majority of public responses regarding the park on 46 Avenue state playground equipment and a basketball pad should be installed. Stenstrom said money to meet this request will be included in his budget requests.
Community Centre Naming Rights
The Rimbey Community Centre is now officially called The Peter Lougheed Community Centre. Signage is now being designed and will be installed in the future. At its regular meeting Sept. 23, council approved an agreement between Keyera Energy and the Town of Rimbey to buy the naming rights of the community centre at a cost of $25,000 per year for the next five years.
Rimbey and area homeschoolers will provide parks and trail upkeep next summer on three work bees in exchange for using the community centre twice a month.
Meet and Greet
Council complied with a request by MLA Joe Anglin to hold a meet and greet. A date for Anglin to meet with council has not yet been determined.