Millet council waives fees for paint party

Millet council waives fees for paint party

Request granted for Little PIPs playgroup Mar. 28

The Town of Millet made an effort to support some of its littlest citizens during the regular council meeting Mar. 28.

Councilors read a request from the Millet Little PIPs playgroup for ages zero to 5 years that is held two days a week in Millet’s community hall.

“On Sat., Apr. 21 we are hosting a PIPs fundraiser vendor event and paint party,” stated a letter of request from Tera Ainsworth dated Mar. 16.

“We have booked the community hall for that date from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

“This event is a community-based event that is geared for one of our yearly fundraisers. Our goal of the event is to help promote Millet as a community.

“As a non-profit organization the funds from these events will help go towards insurance, hall fees for the Monday and Thursday PIPs and purchasing of new toys and equipment for the children to use.”

Ainsworth said the playground was hoping the town could help ensure the profit margin is a little better. “We are asking for the deposit and fees to the community hall be waived for this occasion due to the fact that PIPs is a non-profit organization.”

Assistant CAO Lisa Schoening noted if the waiver was granted, the appropriate fees could come out the council’s own budget. She also noted it could come out of the FCSS budget.

Councilors unanimously approved the Little PIPs request, and decided funds to cover the request would come of the FCSS budget.

Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca