Kneehill County council approved a generous $25,000 donation for the Fort McMurray relief efforts at the May 10 regular meeting.
The donation will go to the Red Cross in order to maximize matching provincial and federal donations.
Lodge renovations approved
The $35,200 cost to renovate a dining room at the Westview Care Community Seniors Lodge in Linden, Ab. will be covered by Kneehill County.
Council opted to use the remaining $26,193 from Community Grants to Non Profits and another $9,006 from operating contingency to fund the project.
The renovations include new windows, flooring, railings, lights, wall vinyl to withstand wheelchair scrapes, tables, chairs and a steam table.
For now, Kneehill County will continue to mow grounds at Three Hills Airport at no cost to the town but the Airport Committee will meet to review that practice.
Manager of Park and Agricultural Services Bowen Clausen presented council with options of how to deal with the yearly increase of area the county mows.
Since 1974, when an agreement was first signed between the county and town of Three Hills, the county has been providing the service at no cost.
According to Clausen, county crews have been requested to mow more area every year, boosting the time and costs to the county for the service.
Because of the longevity of the agreement, council opted to stay the course for 2016 but review changes for 2017.