County council begins amassing budget requests

Ponoka County council is donating $18,000 to the Ponoka Wheelchair Van Society.

Ponoka Wheelchair Van Society donation

Ponoka County council is donating $18,000 to the Ponoka

Wheelchair Van Society. This is $1,000 more than last year’s donation and since

council annually contributes to the society they agreed to the request at the

Jan. 8 meeting. The donation amount will be added to the budget numbers.

Klaglahachie Fine Arts request

The Klaglahachie Fine Arts Society has requested approximately

$80,000 from Ponoka County council. They’re hoping for the money to alleviate a

portion of the financial weight that has come with installing new theatre seating

in Ponoka United Church. According to Ponoka County CAO Charlie Cutforth, the fine

arts society has a 20-year lease with the church and has just begun fundraising

efforts for the project. The seating could cost around $100,000 and there is a

cash reserve of $40,000. Council decided to defer making a decision about a

donation until they begin this year’s budget considerations.