Millet town council hikes Agriplex rates May 23

Millet rental rates said to be unusually low in region

Millet town council decided to increase rental rates at the agriplex during their regular meeting May 23.

Agriplex rates

Councilors read a staff memo regarding rental rates at the Millet Agriplex. CAO Teri Pelletier said the recommendation was to increase rental rates, consistent with recent increase to the community hall rental.

She noted ice rental rates were also included, but according to the memo the increase were only a few dollars per hour. Banquet hall rates would be increased by $4 an hour over 2017 rates.

Councilor Robin Brooks asked why local renters always pay a cheaper rate than out-of-towners. Pelletier answered that the philosophy is that the agriplex was built for locals. Councilor Pat Garrett stated local people also pay taxes to the Town of Millet, out-of-towners don’t.

Pelletier noted, even with the proposed hikes, the agriplex’s rates are still competitive with surrounding communities.

Councilors approved increased rental rates as presented to the ice times, banquet hall and Hugo Witt room.

New policies

Millet council approved a general exhibit policy and a community peace officer notebook policy at the meeting. Both polices, noted Pelletier, were recommendations of the provincial Solicitor General’s office.

A recent audit from the SG had a few recommendations for the Town of Millet, and these two were included.

The exhibit policy aims to keep up-to-date rules to protect the integrity of evidence or exhibits that could be presented in court. The CPO notebook policy was similar in nature, but extended to handling and storage of the notebooks, which included information that could be presented in court.

Councilors approved both policies.

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