Ponoka resident unhappy with Hudson Green rental policy

A 4-H leader speaks to Town of Ponoka council about the damage deposit policy

A Ponoka resident is unhappy with the Town of Ponoka’s rental agreement for the Hudson Green Nature and Activity Centre.

Laurie Montgomery — leader of the Ponoka 4-H Renegade Riders — spoke to town council Dec. 12 during the regular meeting voicing a concern about security deposits.

She pointed out that to rent the Hudson Green Centre requires a $250 security deposit and she doesn’t feel it’s fair to have parents do that since most small groups don’t have credit cards.

Montgomery said the group had to clean the Hudson Green centre before using it, something that renters are required to do prior to leaving the building. She also said that the group has used the centre many times and feels as a regular renter there should be some leeway in the agreement.

CAO Albert Flootman pointed out that the town’s policy was approved in 2014 and the credit card isn’t used and the cheque isn’t cashed. He said the town could look at amending the policy as a show of good faith to regular users.

No decisions were made but there was some discussion about bringing the policy back for review.

Board and committee appointments

Council approved these appointments to community boards and committees

• Alana Cissell to the Ponoka Jubilee Library Board for the term of December 12, 2017 to December 31, 2019.

• Kimberlea McLean to the Ponoka Jubilee Library Board for the term of December 12, 2017 to December 31, 2019.

• Reappoint Dr. Hugh Porter to the Economic Development Board for the term of December 12, 2017 to December 31, 2020.

• Appoint Justin Graham to the Economic Development Board for the term of December 12, 2017 to December 31, 2020.

• Reappoint Justin Kelly to the Parks, Recreation & Culture Advisory Committee for the term of January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019.
• Reappoint Brenda Hutniak to the Parks, Recreation & Culture Advisory Committee for the term of January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019.
• To appoint Adria Perepelitza to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board for the term of January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019.
• To reappoint Fred Calkins to the Utilities and Environmental Committee effective January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2020.
• To appoint Vern Dick to the Utilities and Environmental Committee for the term of January 1, 2018

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