The Director of Recreation briefly discussed with Council the recent re-opening of the town’s recreational facilities, including the Fox Creek Greenview Multiplex, and Splash Park both of which became available to public again on June 26, 2020. Turnout the first few days was low, however numbers continue to rise. Staff have also noticed a slight increase in the daily numbers for the fitness centre since implementing the 2-hour booking times.

Customers to the Fox Creek Greenview Multiplex have also provided good feedback suggesting that tap be installed on the debit machines in the facility, which is now being investigated.

The Fresh Air Fitness program has become a popular program in the community with a total of 18 people registered since the program’s start on June 22nd. Accommodations have even been made for new registration since the program’s launch.

The acting Director of Operations reported to Council that hydrant flushing will be completed the week of July 6 and that all hydrants have been fixed now.

Operations have also washed the exterior of the water tower in preparation of its repainting.

Also announced during the Council meeting was the completion of the new skatepark located beside the Fox Creek Greenview Multiplex. All that is left to complete on this project is the landscaping, which will be done as soon as the weather improves.

With the large amount of rainfall so far this spring/summer, the bridge located along the Don Nicholson Trail has experience a couple wash outs. One repair has been performed so far and there is another repair planned.

The Chief Administrative Officer continues to work with the Coalition for Safer Alberta Highways in partnership with the MD of Greenview and Chevron to have the speed limit decreased for the length of Highway 43 from the Airport to the Bigstone Road. They are currently working on scheduling a meeting with a representative from the Transportation department so they can discuss the next steps on making this initiative a reality.

A policy has been brought forward to Council that reflects the minimum age requirements for utilizing the various areas of the Fox Creek Greenview Multiplex. After much discussion, Administration has been directed to make some amendments to the policy prior to the official sign off.

Council has directed Administration to compile a letter and news release detailing Council’s opposition to the Federal Gun Ban. A copy of the letter will be made available to the public, as well as be sent to the appropriate municipal, provincial and federal leaders.