Recent History – 2002
May 1, 2002
A dozen people were appointed to the newly-formed recreation advisory committee. Here’s a look at who they are and what they represent:
Sam Barber (school district, minor hockey), Meredith Thornton (nature activities, bird watching), Frank McAllister (soccer), Sally Schilds (swimming, Chamberlain Nature Park), Dan Schilds (local business), Brant Leer (softball), Martin Hooke (soccer), Don Pettit (Chamberlain Nature Park), Dick Powell (baseball, BC Winter Games, school district), Lee Bowd (citizen at large), Andy Kadziolka (Bear Mountain Ski Hill), Marilyn Belak (Chamberlain Nature Park).
Given the number of nature park supporters, Coun. Paul Gevatkoff expressed some concern about the commitment the committee may have to one of its major tasks – finding a home for a soccer park.
A plan to locate the soccer park on untouched land in the 1900 block of 102nd Street was nixed earlier this month in favour of preserving the land as a nature park.
But in a report to council, deputy administrator John Malcolm said the committee appears to be well-rounded. Moreover, the committee’s power is limited to making recommendations to council.
$5,100 earmarked for quarterly newsletter
An annual budget of $5,100 was set aside by council Monday for a quarterly newsletter to provide the city’s perspective on various events and projects.
The money will be spent on producing 4,000 copies of a two-colour newsletter and distributing it through the mail.
The newsletter is meant to allow direct communication to city residents in terms of specific projects that council may wish to highlight and to allow feedback in the form of surveys and questionnaires.
The money will come out of last year’s budget for advertising, which totaled $10,000.
The contract for the newsletter is still to be awarded.