Town accepts recreation master plan for info

The town’s parks, trails and recreation master plan presented to council by Stephen Slawuta and Michael Roman from RC Strategies

Town accepts recreation master plan for information

The town’s parks, trails and recreation master plan presented to council by Stephen Slawuta and Michael Roman from RC Strategies at its July 17 meeting was accepted as information.

The plan stated registered programming relies heavily on community volunteer groups for both planning and delivery and the town should continue to support the efforts of these groups and find resource conscious ways to enhance support.

Drop-in and leisure programs provided by the town are positive, but the town should continue to explore other facilities which can provide additional drop-in opportunities to residents.

Spontaneous use recreation and leisure opportunities in Rimbey are limited, but the potential exists to expand spontaneous use offerings. However, additional investment in staffing and infrastructure may be needed.

Physical and financial accessibility needs to be considered when planning future programming.

Contract renewed

Council agreed to renew the contract with Joanne Marshall for the Rimbey arena concession.

The rate will increase from $525 a month to $540 and the contract will go year round as opposed to the previous contract that ran from Sept. 1 to March 31.

Arena rates increased

Council agreed to comply with a recommendation by Peter Stenstrom, director of community services to increase the rates at Rimbey arena by $10 an hour to all user groups. Local youth will now pay $70 an hour for prime time, $45 an hour for non-prime time, out of town youth will be charged $90 an hour for prime time and $70 an hour for non-prime time.

Local adults will pay $110 for prime time and $65 for non-prime time. Out of town adults will pay $110 for prime time and $85 for non-prime time.

Council receives accolades

Council received a letter from Brent Bratland thanking the town for installing speed humps in the back alley of Drader Crescent. Bratland said the number of vehicles using the alley has decreased and the speed of those who do use the lane ha been considerably reduced.

Council also received a letter commending the town on Pas Ka Poo Park, which the writer said was one of the nicest parks in Alberta.

Fundraising swim approved

Council approved a request by Emily Falk, president of BRITE for the use of the aquatic centre for a Swim to Somalia fundraiser to be held Sat., Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Canada Day parade considered

Council agreed to forward a request by Wade Stuart to the recreation board regarding a Canada Day parade.

“I wish to see a Canada Day parade. It would be cool,” said Stuart in a letter to council.

Stuart, who attended the council meeting, said the Legion parade was important for Canada Day, but a different kind of parade should also be considered.

Council agreed the idea of another parade had merit.

“A bicycle parade, a kids’ parade of some sort. It certainly could be looked at,” said Coun. Paul Payson.