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Redcliff council receiving feedback on off-leash area

Posted on March 7, 2017 by 40 Mile Commentator

By Justin Seward

Dog park survey getting response
A topic of discussion that came up at last Monday’s Redcliff Town Council meeting was the off leash areas at local dog parks. The town released a survey at the end of February to get input on whether they should still have an off leash area after complaints from non-dog owners who felt there were too many of them running freely outside the permitted zone.
Coun. Chere Brown said it’s beneficial for the public to come forward with issues because council wants the dog park to be a safe place.
“Obviously people’s pets are a part of their family,” said Brown.
“I think everybody needs to be a little more responsible out walking with or without a dog.”
Brown added that the survey is one of many strategies the town has tried other then open houses and collaborating with the recreation board. Furthermore, it’s not one of the town’s biggest issues but it’s using valued resources.
The survey received 151 responses in the first weekend and is available on the town’s Facebook page and in the near future on the website.

Redcliff continues to give back to student education
Council received a letter from Patricia Cocks, administrator for the  Redcliff Scholarship for Advanced Education Committee, thanking them for the $500 donation towards the scholarship fund . Since the scholarship started 12 years ago, 28 Redcliff students have been awarded with scholarships, which has been vital to assisting in their post secondary education.
Cocks went on further to say the continuity of the fund is dependent on the enduring contributions of Redcliff organizations and current and former citizens.
“Some of the people that started it don’t even live in Redcliff,” said  Brown.
“Some of them live in Calgary and other areas. They’re passionate about the Town of Redcliff. They grew up here, they love it, so they want to give back. I hope it continues because we need to help the younger generation.” Redcliff municipal manager Arlos Crofts added this is a way of supporting Redcliff students who will potentially  one day come back and contribute to the educational system themselves.

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