By Tim Kalinowski
Redcliff Council briefs
RASY funding renewed
Council voted to grant the Redcliff Youth Centre its annual sum of $12,000 again at last Monday’s council meeting, and made a motion to revisit the issue again in the New Year.
Council members felt more could not be justified at this time because the Town has received no financial statements from the Youth Centre the past year, as is required.
Council members wanted to see those statements before considering additional funding.
Redcliff receives early Christmas present from provincial government.
Redcliff council was informed last week the province had agreed to give $950,000 in MSI grants to help pay for the cost of lift station upgrades in the community in the New Year. The sum should cover the total cost of the projects.
Redcliff Minor Hockey request denied
The Redcliff Minor Hockey Association sent a letter to council requesting that councillors intervene to move the annual Redcliff Ice Carnival’s usual ice date at the REC-Tangle from the March 16-19 weekend to a week later or earlier so Redcliff Minor Hockey could apply to host a provincial tournament of its own that weekend, an event which would potentially be a major fundraiser for them.
The Ice Carnival had already expressed its unwillingness to move to Kim Dalton, the Town’s director of Community and Protective Services.
Redcliff Minor Hockey suggested the answer might be for Redcliff to keep its ice at the REC-Tangle open for an additional week to make way for the Ice Carnival’s move, (at an estimated cost of $3,000 to the Town, according to Dalton).
Coun. Dwight Kilpatrick made the motion to reject Redcliff Minor Hockey’s request, saying it was mistake for the Association to apply to host a tournament on a day when they did not have the ice time previously booked. He was emphatically supported by all six of his fellow council members.
Coun. Cathy Crozier summed up council’s position best by citing a slogan on a sign she used to keep on her desk when she was in the RCMP.
“Poor planning on your part is not an emergency on my part,” she said.