The County of Wetaskiwin approved a recreation funding request from the Millet area during council’s regular meeting Sept. 26.
A request for Zone 5 recreation funding was brought to council by Geoff Lynch, director of Parks and Recreation.
“On September 10th, 2019 the Zone 5 Recreation Committee reviewed the submitted grant applications for 2019,” stated Lynch in his memo. “The Committee meets approximately twice a year, determined by the number of requests received.
“Currently the 2019 Zone 5 allocation for grants to organizations is $9,554; as Council approved allocating $2,000 from the $11,554 budget to the Millet and District Historical Society at the April 23, 2019 Council General meeting.
“There is currently $72,020.17 in Zone 5 Operating Reserves and $54,000 in Zone 5 Capital Reserves.
“Facility Operations As per Recreation Facility Operational Grant Policy #72.0.3 states: “the financial assistance available will be in the form of an annual grant as follows: A Maximum 50% of eligible Recreation Facility operating costs with GST being excluded from the amounts awarded (annual maximum is contingent on Council’s final approval) for: Sewer servicing (e.g. septic tank servicing, outdoor toilets), Electricity Natural Gas, Propane, Oil, Custodial Costs, Parking lot maintenance (e.g. snow removal, grading, gravel, etc.), Landscaping maintenance (e.g. grass cutting, tree removal, etc.), Out-Door Arena Maintenance (snow removal, ice maintenance, etc.), Curling Arena Maintenance (e.g. ice installation, maintenance, etc.) and insurance Costs”.
Lynch went on to state, “The following grant application was received and is in compliance with the Facility Operations per policy: Millet and District Historical Society: Project: Safe Electrical Project – Tamper Resistant Receptacles/Panel Circuit Verification.
“Total Requested: $2,471.24.” However, Lynch recommended $824 be granted to the project.
“If approved, the remaining amount of $8,730.00 in the 2019 Budget allocation would be transferred to operating reserves,” added Lynch.
Councilors approved the $824 grant.