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Cypress slides into May with regular council meeting

Posted on May 11, 2023 by Ryan Dahlman

By Anna Smith


With spring nearly through and the start of summer nearly at hand, Cypress County slides toward home plate with both the season and the possibility of new baseball diamonds in their future.

Council received a delegation from the Medicine Hat Minor Softball Association, in hopes of possibly securing their interest for the construction of some new facilities. It was explained that while they had access to a few facilities within the city and Redcliff, they were finding more and more that the diamonds were becoming unusable by their members, who were largely young women, due to either permanent mounds or permanent softball mats at the home base, which made it unsafe for them to slide home.

The goal of the delegation was merely an expression of interest, before proceeding with further details, something that Council provided readily. The MHMBA will be looking into further details surrounding location, cost, and what would be constructed.

Two reductions, along Black and White Trail and Township Road 160 have been removed. These reductions were in place due to bridge repairs, and with the bridge repaired, are no longer necessary.

The County is moving forward with an Agricultural Conference November 22 at a cost not exceeding $5,000. The purpose of this conference is to support the growth, diversification, and sustainability of Cypress County’s agriculture industry through innovation and education.

The event will take place at a Medicine Hat conference venue, ensuring a central location that can accommodate the targeted 200 attendees and presenters.

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