Crowsnest Board Reviews Infrastructure Funding Requests


Council discussions focused on construction on November 30 at Crowsnest Pass. Several community groups submitted letters of request, asking the council to consider funding local infrastructure projects.

Water for golf course

Waren Gietz, director of the Crowsnest Pass Golf Club, sent a letter to council requesting a meeting to discuss funding for the site’s water.

The club is asking for $ 120,000 to offset the cost of the water and wishes to obtain a long-term grant with the municipality, to ensure future funding and the longevity of the space.

A formal decision to proceed with the meeting has yet to be made by the board.

The club have less than $ 100,000 allocated for long-term expenses, most of which will be used to keep the club running during years of bad weather, Gietz said. In order to pay for the cost of water, he added, the club would have to increase the visiting fee by 23 percent per year, an increase of about $ 500 for 200 members, which the club could avoid if the municipality had to contribute.

Com. Lisa Sygutek said it would be unfair to increase the tariff for local residents, given that they are paying for the space with taxpayer money.

“I’m not sure it’s fair to expect the taxpayer to pay for something they don’t get any benefit from,” she said.

Gietz said in his letter that the course plans to offer a rate to local golfers, although the amount has not been specified. The tariff was offered alongside other tourist attraction strategies, including new programs and year-round operations.

Summary of the AUMA agreement

Com. Dean Ward provided a summary of the events of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association Convention in Edmonton, which took place November 17-19.

The emerging hydrogen industry has been a major talking point, he said, with Alberta soon to be at the forefront of the industry as the cheapest hydrogen producer in the world. world.

RCMP debate

The debate over the transition from the federally-managed Alberta RCMP to a provincially-managed force has been controversial, but Crowsnest advisers said they stood firmly on the RCMP’s side, advocating that the system remains as it is.

“We gave our support to the RCMP and I think it is remarkable that we were one of the first communities to do so. I think our letter was one of the first to be sent, ”said Coun. Room.

Public toilets in Bellevue

Council considered a letter of request for the installation of public washrooms in Bellevue.

Sent by Chris Matthews on behalf of the Bellevue Underground Mine Tour and the Crowsnest Pass Ecomuseum Trust Society, the letter expressed a desire to build a public washroom on Main Street, suggesting that land near the access road to the mine could be a viable location.

The Council has not yet taken a decision on the matter, but the Council. Sygutek said she thinks it’s a good idea.

Matthews said in his letter that he believes public toilets are a necessity as tourism in the municipality increases, in order to relieve local businesses and give hikers an option other than the woods.


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