MLA Rick Strankman for the Drumheller-Stettler constituency attended the Sept. 10 Coronation town council meeting to present a Community Facility Enhancement Program cheque for $27,622 to the Coronation Memorial Arena Board for the Arena upgrading project.
“It is for north of $27,000 that they applied for and the department was gracious enough to see that forward,” stated Strankman when discussing the grant application process with council.
“Thank you very much, it really helps out our arena,” said Recreation Director Barry Brigley who accepted the cheque on behalf of the arena board.
Strankman was able to see firsthand what some of the grant money was used for as he attended the Coronation Royal Rumbull Bullarama on August 15 and commented on how the new LED lighting made things much brighter and easier to see in the arena.
Council approved a development application for a rental office and repair bay for automotive repair and services at 4810-4814 Victoria Avenue. The development will also include storage and display of rental light tower equipment along the easterly vacant lot of the property.
Intermunicipal Development Plan The first reading of Bylaw 2018-661— Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) was passed by council.
Minor amendments were made to the current IDP in the areas of future uses of residential growth, industrial growth, county development and priorities, transportation networks and administration processes.
A public hearing will be planned for public input on the proposed amendments to the new IDP.
Coun. Shelly Cook reported that the Communities in Bloom Committee (CIB) had been busy installing lights along the walking path to the dam.
“I must say having camped above them in the group area at night when you look down that path it is just stunning, it is beautiful,” commented Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Sandra Kulyk when council talked about how well the lights illuminated the path and that they could be seen from so far away.
Coun. Cook went on to add that unfortunately some of the lights have been stolen and a new way of putting up future lights will be used to prevent further thefts.
The over-abundance of weeds along the curbs was addressed by Coun. Jackie Brigley and Mayor Mark Stannard.
Suggestions were made to have a plan in place for weed control next year.
The neighbouring town of Consort was chosen to host a Roger Brooks Community Development Tour Presentation called “Downtown: Creating a Place That People Want to Visit.” CAO Kulyk passed on all the information to the councillors so they could attend if their schedules permit.