By Ron Riemann
Westwind Weekly News
Stirling Council kicked off their meeting with discussion and decision on the Stirling Pool Capital upgrade.
Chief Administrative Officer Mike Selk reminded council on a presentation two weeks ago by ‘Pals of the Pool’ delegation and their secretary Anne Fry. The delegation received a grant of $25,000 for improvements of the pool.
The group used $4,000 to purchase everyday items including lifejackets and preservers. The money remaining was to be used to improve the outdoor area of the pool. This improvement would be concrete or turf.
Council directed administration to come back with additional options. The options were presented to Council. They included concrete and turf. Council looked at four quotes and the Village’s financial contribution to each one. Upon consultation with Public Works, Selk said their recommended was turf, similar to Raymond’s swimming pool.
Coun. Trevor Lewington thanked Administration for getting the quotes. His recommendation was to go with the option provided but reduce the scope and stay within the dollars and scale accordingly, also adding the Village would help with additional prep work.
Selk said the existing funding would allow them to work with approximately 2,000 square feet.
Lewington moved to defeat the request from the ‘Pals of the Pool’ delegation for additional funding and direct administration to assist them in the available grant and reduce the scope as necessary. The motion was carried.
Selk provided Council with a quick update on the ATB Agency located in the Village office.
The Village and ATB have signed all the necessary agreements and are looking at the beginning of March as a soft launch with the official opening on March 15th.
He said most of the construction is completed and now are awaiting custom cabinets to be built, counter space and drywalling.
The Village also hired a person to run the Agency.