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Town receives offer to Purchase Rec Complex
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continued from front “...need to move our recreation
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continued from front by Adrienne Tait more central location,” said
continued from front Mayor Pasychny.
continued from front A business owner has Over the past 10 years the town
continued from front approached the town with an offer has invested approximately $4.5
continued from front to purchase the existing million into the facility which
continued from front Recreation Complex from the needs more renovation and
continued from front town. The offer was presented at maintenance in the near future.
continued from front the September 5 council meeting Currently it costs the town
continued from front in-camera. The purchase would be approximately $415,000 per year
for the building and parking lot (including utility costs) to operate
only. the facility.
Mayor Greg Pasychny said the “We have the opportunity to sell
town was approached they [the the building and remove that
town] was not actively seeking a financial burden,” said Mayor
buyer but rather the opportunity Pasychny, “We are looking at
presented itself. what is the best decision for our
“We have talked with the community. If we can remove Currently it costs the town approximately $415,000 per year to operate Rec Complex.
Yellowhead County. It is a joint that burden it means more money
use facility and while the town to afford something in and for our Sod Turning at Parkland Lodge
may own the facility it is a joint community.” Photo Copies
use facility with both partners,” As with any land transfer the continued from front
B&W and Colour
said Mayor Pasychny, “The matter was required to be
affected user groups have been discussed in camera and therefor will be a contribution that will be less to be put on the tax roll because B&W and Colour
notified and under the current council was bound by recognized by the other Evergreen's has requisitioning
agreement nothing will change for confidentiality rules not to discuss municipalities who have fundraised in powers,” said Pasychny. The Colour as low as
the public.” the offer. This would hold true for their communities.” municipalities of Jasper and Grande
Mayor Pasychny said the golf anyone currently on the council or The total cost for furniture, fixtures, Cache were expected to fundraise for 49 cents....
course would remain public as it is seeking election to sit on council. and equipment is estimated to be their lodges when they were built;
between $800,000 and $1 million.
and Jasper not only met but exceeded
owned by the club, the curling “Incumbents are bound by strict The local fundraising is being led by their goals with the extra funds raised
rinks would stay as the potential rules - even if we wanted to talk the Auxiliary whose target is allowing for additional amenities for ask for details!
buyer's plans include curling. Due about it we couldn't,” said Mayor approximately $200,000- $250,000. the seniors.
to the property's current zoning Pasychny. Any donations made towards the Parkland Lodge residents were
any development or change would In order for the sale to proceed, FF&E costs for the new lodge is a moved into the old Edson hospital At
have to be approved by council. if that is the decision, the matter fully charitable donation as the earlier this year to allow for
“Our studies, including the will be advertised for two weeks foundation does have charitable construction to begin. The move is The Weekly Anchor
Conrad Report as well as the latest in order to receive public status. one that has been met with positive
study, have told us we need to feedback. “Every bit that we can fundraise is feedback.
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