Wetaskiwin county council approved community donations

County councillors made multiple decisions regarding different recreation and community culture endeavours at their Feb. 2 meeting.

Lyle Seely

Lyle Seely

County of Wetaskiwin councillors made multiple decisions regarding different recreation and community culture endeavours at their Feb. 2 meeting.

Plexiglass donation

The Alder Flats Agricultural Society is being given the plexiglass from the Winfield Agriplex as the glass will not fit the dimensions of the new, aluminum dasher system being installed in the Winfield establishment come spring.

Wetaskiwin county council received a letter from the Alder Flats Agricultural Society requesting the plexiglass, which is in good condition, be donated to them for a new skating rink in Alder Flats.

The Winfield Minor Hockey Association has volunteered to remove the current wooden dasher system and plexiglass from the Winfield Arena, cutting the removal costs from the project, which County of Wetaskiwin CAO Frank Coutney previously stated is being covered by the $1 million in Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) funds the county received late last year.

Coun. Lyle Seely moved council donate the plexiglass to the Alder Flats Agricultural Society.

“We’re giving it to them,” said Coutney in an interview with the Leduc-Wetaskiwin Pipestone Flyer. He added council was able to go through the matter with little discussion.

FCSS donation

Council also increased it’s annual donation to the FCSS Seniors Wellness Conference from $200 to $500.

Coutney says the request for an increase is a result of rising costs and that the county has been making the donation for the conference for a long time.


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