Rossland City Council Briefs

The 2015 Rossland Winter Carnival will once again have the support of the city

  • Dec. 10, 2014 12:00 p.m.

Alicia Wallace

Rossland News

The 2015 Rossland Winter Carnival will once again have the support of the city. At their last regular meeting, Council resolved to provide in-kind support to the value of $9,500 as allocated in the financial plan along with a contingency of $5,000. Additionally staff will draft a letter to the organizing committee reminding them of a letter sent in 2013, asking the committee to find additional volunteers to reduce the cost of snow moving labour.

“At this time, Council would like to bring to the attention of the Winter Carnival Committee the escalating costs associated with the City’s participation in the Carnival. The City suggests to the Committee that they should perhaps concentrate on finding more volunteer commitment to build the site of the rail jam event,” reads the 2013 letter.

In 2013 the city provided support to the tune of $17,297, an increase of 75 per cent from the previous year. The labour bill had run high due to the lack of snow. The rail jam was the main culprit for the over spend.

This year organizers have given their word that they have secured additional community support to build the rail jam. Rail jam organizers from Powerhound and Rossvegas have called on Kieren Gaul to provide a cat to assist in the construction of the competitive rail jam event.

Winter Carnival organizers provided public input to the Council during the meeting and also advised not to be put off by the advertising material showing carnival dates as Jan. 29 – Jan. 32 2015. This has intentionally been done in the spirit of the carnival.

 

The next regular meeting will be held at City Hall on Monday, Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. Everyone welcome.

 

 

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