Changes to the Castor Recreation Committee were discussed at the Castor Town Council on Tuesday, November 12. The Recreation Report, provided by Councillor Richard Elhard, identified new Committee Chairman Troy Slemp and new president of the Minor Hockey Association Aaron Compton. Council heard from a delegation concerning the Pee Wee team.
During the Recreation Board meeting motion was made to charge $100 per day, per diamond on weekends only. A frame was constructed for Sean Theileman’s jersey, and recognition plaques were discussed to be erected for a few other players as well.
Street light removal
CAO Sandi Jackson was approached by ATCO Electric with the advice of removing one or two street lights on 51st street, between 50th Avenue and 51st Avenue, due to close proximity of the numerous lights. It was discussed that the removal of a light at the former Home Hardware site at 5006 – 51st Street would be the optimal solution. Motion to do so was approved.
Council also discussed new lights on main street. The use of a second pack of LED lights, in conjunction with solar lights at the Devonian corner, was deliberated. It was agreed that CAO Jackson would ask ATCO Electric representative Kevin Oullette to attend a future Council meeting to describe options available to the Town.
Town of Castor Foreman Stan Boettcher noted that the Town crew was considering leveling humps of shale at the ball diamonds. Repairs were made to the Castor Zamboni, and servicing of the machine was also initiated.
Other aspects discussed by Boettcher was the cleaning of the gravel on the old community hall site, for the lot to be used for arena parking. Also discussed was the purchase of two new sewer pumps – one installed, and one to be saved as a backup.