Bashaw is hoping to save energy and money by retrofitting the arena to be more efficient.Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Bashaw arena lighting project to go ahead

Council briefs

Bashaw town council passed several motions during their regular council meeting on Oct. 1 that will move the arena and curling rink lighting project forward.

The lighting project, which will cost $40, 780, will be funded with a Municipal Climate Change Implementation rebate of $ 29,334.75 and $ 11,454.25 from Federal Gas Tax grant funding.

Council voted to accept the Recreation Energy conservation program rebate for the Town of Bashaw’s Lighting Implementation Project, amounting to $ 29, 334.75, and will apply for the town’s portion of $11,500 to the Federal Gas Tax fund.

The following are brief items of interest from the Oct. 1 council meeting.

Windows

Council again discussed windows for the Buffalo Golden Age Club and the Happy Gang building.

Public Works will arrange to obtain another quote from Wheatstone Ent.

Council requested administration include the project in the 2021 budget and check if it would qualify for the Federal Gas Tax Fund project guidelines.

Parkland Regional Library budget

Council voted unanimously to approved the proposed 2021 Parkland Regional Library budget, which included a $8.55 per capita requisition.

Bashaw library board

Council approved the appointment of Terri Brown Gust, Margaret Young, Maypu Mann, Joanne Schoff, Lezley Lischynski, Jackie Northey, Kayla Plamondon, Rob McDonald, Virginia Beaver and Bryan Gust to the library board.

Fortis Alberta Franchise Fee

The Town of Bashaw’s Fortis Franchise Fee was reduced from three to two per cent.

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