By Cole Parkinson
After an informal request to add an additional garbage bin at the Grassy Lake Community Hall was asked of the Municipal District of Taber, it was brought back for review.
At council’s regular meeting held on May 24, a more formal request was presented to councillors for review and decision. According to the M.D.’s Fee Bylaw, an additional garbage bin would cost $82.13, plus the monthly collection charge of $11.00/month for a total of $214.13.
“I did mention briefly, verbally, at the last council meeting this is something we have received feedback on with regard to the Grassy Lake Community Hall. This is something we would hope to integrate as a normal course of business into the annual operating grant that they receive,” stated CAO Arlos Crofts. “It’s a rather minimal amount that can be put forward to support the volunteer groups there in Grassy Lake. We did confirm with the folks that operate the community hall and they were looking for an additional bin — a purchase of an additional bin, plus the monthly cost of disposing of that additional bin.”
Crofts also clarified they were only looking for one additional bin, so the facility would have a total of two. Administration also further explained the costs associated with providing them with an extra bin.
“By providing the support through funds, we wouldn’t be in a position of exempting them from paying a utility bill from a perspective of precedence and other account holders in Grassy Lake,” said Crofts.
Coun. Brian Hildebrand gave his vote of confidence in providing another bin for the facility as he stated it was a good sign the hall was being used regularly.
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