Council waives concession rental fee

Written by Cheryl Bowman

Castor town council agreed unanimously to waive the $300 rental fees for Castor Minor Sports (CMS) for the use of the concession during the remainder of the 2022-23 season so the concession can be open for food services during Royals Games, U7 and U11 tournaments.

The decision was made at the regular town council meeting Mon. Nov. 28 that lasted just over half an hour before going into closed session.

CMS’s plan is to have the concession run by using volunteers, with any profits made going towards the loan repayment.

Having the ability to make extra money to pay for additional ice time, away-tournament costs and program needs make this an important request for CMS.

Chief Admininstrative Officer (CAO) Christopher Robblee thinks the request from CMS was a smart one.

“They took an issue we had an issue filling and stepped up to fill it themselves,” said Robblee.

Open House planned

The Town of Castor will be having a Christmas open house for the first time in two years.

The Christmas open house is an opportunity for community members to come and talk to the town councillors about issues they have questions about within the community.

This is an opportunity for members of the community to have their voices heard easier, said CAO Robblee.

“It is the one time council is all together where citizens can ask questions they would otherwise have to book time as a delegate for.”

Administration is currently in the process of working on updating the town’s utility bylaw.

An update to the utility bylaw is necessary because of technical issues, said Robblee.

“Right now what was highlighted was technical issues surrounding providing and enforcing the service.”

The updated utility bylaw will be brought forward to council at a future meeting.

Sarah Baker
ECA Review

About the author

Cheryl Bowman

Cheryl spent most of her childhood in Stettler, growing up on a quarter section north of town. After graduating from Stettler Composite High School she moved to Calgary where she worked in various industries, attended The University of Calgary and raised a family.

She enjoyed volunteering and contributed in a variety of ways, such as writing articles for the Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and covering charitable events as a photographer.

She moved back to Stettler in 2023 where she still has family.