Coun. Rick Bonnett has made his second notice of motion to council. He wants property at 3600 Highway 2A to have a different value. “I’d like to see our land in the southwest industrial park, that is currently priced at $225,000 brought to $180,000.”
Mayor Larry Henkelman asked for pricing details to be included in the motion so councillors can make an informed decision. “And updated on what’s been sold and what hasn’t.”
CAO Brad Watson has made that as the original offer to potential buyers with the expectation that council would receive offers ranging from $180,000 to $190,000.
No bus depot in Ponoka
Since there is no bus service that comes to Ponoka, those who need transportation to other towns have trouble finding a way. Coun. Shayne Steffen has received a few calls on the issue and is looking for a solution. Bonnett suggested Ponoka join the City of Lacombe and the Town of Blackfalds who are working at a possible bus system.
“It’s a big concern for the seniors that I talk to,” added Steffen.
No decisions were made but Watson will look into how Eagle Taxi’s senior handivan works.
A new concessionaire has been chosen for the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex, said Wes Amendt, director of community services.
Jeannette Wemp started June 1. “She’s very enthusiastic about the potential.”