TREENA MIELKE/Rimbey Review
Aquatic centre loan approved
At its regular council meeting April 27 council gave third reading to a bylaw for a short-term loan of $250,000 to go towards the completion of the aquatic centre.
Council noted that they may not need to borrow the money if a CFEP grant is available. Council is currently working with the Rimbey Lions Club on an application for this grant.
Library adds new member
At its meeting council approved Jody Davison’s application to sit on the Rimbey Municipal Library Board.
Rec department busy in anticipation of new season
In his report to council, recreation director Rick Kreklewich stated the arena dressing rooms and the referee room are currently being painted. The countertops and a few sinks in the main washrooms and dressing rooms are being replaced.
Lifeguards are being hired for the pool.
Peter Stenstrom has accepted the position as the Community Services Coordinator.
The compost program will begin May 13 and run every Friday from May 13 to Oct. 14.
Kreklewich reported that the town will take on the cutting of the grass at the Lions parks, BMX park, Eastview Crescent, the pool and tennis court area, both cemeteries and the airport.
In the black
Jackie Mechlaoui, finance/administrator reported the town has $1.96 million in its bank account and does not owe anything on its line of credit.
The final commercial garbage run was completed on April 1 and there will be a final charge on some of the utility bills being mailed out in early May for this run.
She noted questions about residential garbage, recycling and the new recycling facility are still coming in but the volume is dropping off. Notices have been placed on the website, in the newsletter, with utility bills, at the front counter and in the newspaper. Another notice being sent with the utility bills will be mailed in early May.