After attending the most recent ‘committee of the whole’ meeting last Tuesday night, one subject got my attention. It was the subject of rental fees for the facilities operated by the municipality.
Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture Mark Guy outlined a plan to raise rental fees on ice rentals 2% and on all sports fields 5%. The justification was that this was to cover increasing costs associated with maintaining these facilities. Councillor Tim Sutton asked that with increasing hydro rates, would this increase cover those increased energy consumption costs? It is hoped (according to Mark Guy), that between the rate increase and a (soon to be released) staff plan to use energy more efficiently, that the increase would suffice. Continue reading