Rossland city council briefs: MARCH 23

Rossland curling club, spring cleanup, boiler replacement and legal advice were the topics covered during this weeks council meeting.

  • Mar. 26, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Chris Stedile

Rossland News

Rossland Curling Club:

Two members of the Rossland Curling Club attended Monday’s city council meeting, delivering a presentation on recent and expected upgrades and membership breakdowns.

The club reported its recently-founded youth program has exploded, seeing 32 kids this year with numbers expected to continue increasing.

The presenters explained it isn’t only youth who are showing increased interest in curling, but all ages. At times, the club was nearly overbooked and people were turned away or forced to reschedule.

The club members mentioned they felt the Rossland rink was falling behind in terms of technology, when compared to neighbouring rinks. A new humidifier is among the list of proposed improvements and is slated for 2016/17.

Other projects, ranging from $5,000 to $10,000, were suggested as well. These include a new method to heat the ice and rink, as well as possibly bringing in Jet Ice systems to create purer ice and improve the rink’s quality.

 

Spring Cleanup go-ahead:

Council approved the motion to commence the annual spring clean-up process.

Prior to the approval of the 2015 budget, council has decided to allocate $24,488 towards the project.

This price tag is significantly lower than previous years, now that fall clean-up has been eliminated.

The previous years’ clean-up expenditures were as follows:

2010: $29,600

2011: $39,000

2012: $41,000

2013: $39,000

2014: $26,000

In 2014, the fall clean-up was removed.

 

Other approvals:

Council decided to go ahead with replacing the boiler located at the Golden Bear Daycare building.

Also approved was a motion requesting three summer students be hired on for public works in May. However this year, council decided to keep the students on for an additional month. The estimated cost is $4,416.

Finally, council gave the acting chief financial officer, planner and deputy corporate officer the ability to seek legal advice on behalf of the City of Rossland when required.

Council assured those in attendance this is only an option and council is not expecting to spend funds on legal advice.

 

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