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Volleyball courts

Posted on July 11, 2013 by Taber Times

When the Southern Alberta Summer Games came and went this past week, a legacy besides the great memories has been left behind.

The M.D. of Taber helped build beach volleyball courts at the M.D. Park for games events, beach volleyball courts that fit right into the M.D.’s plans for usable long-term infrastructure.

The courts were able to survive the recent floods in which the M.D. invested $15,000 and 550 tons of sand, not to mention hours upon hours of labour.

“It took the ag service board and the gravel crew a better part of a week to get it done,” said Derrick Krizsan, municipal administrator and CAO of the M.D. of Taber of the 520 cubic metres of sand. “There was some settling, so we hauled in a few more loads since then. Hopefully it will last and be utilized.”

The beach volleyball courts like other recreation initiatives the M.D. have done have fit into the long-term goals of recreation that will last at a cost-efficient level.

“It’s always positive to contribute additional recreation resources to the area. Council’s view is to invest in recreation infrastructure that has low operating costs,” said Krizsan. “Things like walking paths, basketball courts, motocross tracks, shooting ranges. It is some infrastructure that may require some time and commitment and dollars to be built, but once it is built there are organizations or the nature of the infrastructure is that it doesn’t require significant re-investment and upkeep.”

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