Council gives youth centre a break in utilities

The PYC will see a reduction in water utilities and swim fees after town council approved the group’s request for a discount in costs.

The Ponoka Youth Centre will see a reduction in water utilities and swim fees after town council approved the group’s request for a discount in costs.

A letter from the centre was presented to council Tuesday, June 14 during the regular meeting, which requested a reduction of $2,200 in water utility fees and $1,000 reduction in swimming fees.

Council had little discussion on the request as a similar one was approved last year. A letter from PYC executive director, Beth Reitz, explained the request saying last year’s donation helped the agency improve programming in other areas.

Support to Legion

In an effort to support the Ponoka Legion, the Town of Ponoka will write a letter of support for a grant application under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.

Legion planners are working on repairing their roof. Coun. Loanna Gulka asked if this letter will affect the town’s application with four different projects and Wes Amendt, director of community services, suggested it will not. He did add that Legion branches were specifically included as eligible under the grant applications.

Coun. Teri Underhill suggested that the town should have a blanket policy to support any community group looking for a letter of support for grant funding.

 

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