Wetaskiwin County zones 1 and 5 receive recreation donations

Council's decision on a $40,000 request from the Central Community Hall for kitchen upgrades has been tabled.

Council’s decision on a $40,000 request from the Central Community Hall for kitchen upgrades has been tabled until a needs assessment is completed, as well as a timeline for the project.

The request was made to the Zone 1 and 5 Recreation Committee and the committee wants a better understanding of the goals the hall has for its kitchen upgrades.

“There’s been no timeline for this project,” said Geoff Lynch, director of leisure and community services. “A project of this size should have some timelines.”

In order to cover the cost of the project the hall has to find another $47,000 from other sources, including cash contributions and other funding grants. “Everything is $87,000, they’re only asking for $40,000 from us so they’re coming up with $47,000 on their own,” said Reeve Kathy Rooyakkers.

“We already gave $5,000,” she added.

On May 12, 2015 county council approved a total of $17,199 in funding for Zone 1. The total is split in two with $12,636 for the first round of requests and $4,562 remaining for the second round of requests.

The Central Community Hall request falls into the second round of applications.

If council decides to approve any amount of the request Lynch says the money will most likely come out of Zone 1 capital reserves, which contains approximately $75,000.

Zone 5 Millet requests

The Millet and District Arts and Crafts Guild requested a $950 donation to go toward its Friendship Quilts project.

Council approved donating $200.

The Millet and District Historical Society requested $3,000 for security cameras and council went with no donation.

 

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