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City of Wetaskiwin’s date for reopening recreation facilities still undecided

The City wants residents to submit their thoughts on the City’s options on Facebook.

Following an Emergency Advisory Committee the evening on June 18, 2020, the City of Wetaskiwin has drafted multiple possible reopening dates for City recreation facilities that the financial implications for each reopening date.

The City says that any financial shortfall experienced with the reopening would be covered either by a reserve or by an increase to property taxes for 2020.

The following potential dates and shortfalls were determined:

• If the City reopens its recreation facilities July 1, 2020, there would be a shortfall of approximately $174,000 and a 1.04 per cent tax increase.

• If the City reopens its recreation facilities July 15, 2020, there would be a shortfall of approximately $102,000 and a 0.61 per cent tax increase.

• If the City reopens its recreation facilities August 1, 2020, there would be a shortfall of approximately $30,000 and a 0.18 per cent tax increase.

• If the City reopens its recreation facilities August 15, 2020, there is a potential cost savings of approximately $42,000.

Mayor Gandam has included this information on his Mayoral Facebook page and has asked the community to weigh in with their thoughts on the matter. It will be discussed in further detail at the June 22, 2020 Council meeting and a decision will be made at that time.



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