Town council approved a request to enter into a 10-year lease with Wolf Creek Public Schools in the old elementary school building.
The cost of the lease is $10 a year and would give town staff a temporary home until a more permanent plan can be made.
Coun. Tim Falkiner spoke in favour of the agreement. “This is a win-win for us.”
Coun. Teri Underhill said her concern was over what the town would be responsible for in those 10 years. Kunz replied that she doesn’t know the full details of the lease, but it is proportional to the space being used.
As for other locations, Mayor Rick Bonnett asked if there were any other places that could be considered. Kunz said there are no other viable options except for the use of the Hudson Green Activity Centre or the Kinsmen Community Centre.
Council approved the request with Bonnett, Coun. Carla Prediger and Underhill against the decision.
Council looking at new spaces for town meetings
One request from Prediger was to have a new home for regular meetings. She feels the Hudson Green Centre is not ideal.“This is not a conducive environment for council meetings.”
Ideas suggested were to ask to use Ponoka County offices and the secondary room at the Kinsmen Community Centre. The suggestion was to find a better, semi-permanent home for town council meetings with the option to use other locations.
Council approves formation of a Police Advisory Committee
The town is moving forward plans to create a Police Advisory Committee (PAC).
Coun. Marc Yaworski made the motion to bring a bylaw to council by Oct. 27 that would see the development of a PAC in Ponoka. The request was approved.