Village of Clive CAO Carla Kenney presented councillors with a contractor’s estimate for fencing of the municipal baseball diamond. Kenney stated the quote was $52,000 for a 4 foot chain-link fence with a new backstop. ECA Review/SubmittedStu Salkeld, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Clive village council elected to move ahead with a $50,000 baseball diamond improvement project, although it would still like to find a partner. The resolution to seek help was passed at the Jan. 8 regular meeting of council.

Village Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Carla Kenney presented councillors with a contractor’s estimate for fencing of the municipal baseball diamond. Kenney stated the quote was $52,000 for a 4 foot chain-link fence with a new backstop.

The CAO stated village staff also looked into Baseball Alberta regulations to ensure the fence was proper, as the village is keen to host competitive baseball tournaments. However, Kenney stated the sports organization has no rules for fencing although they recommended a minimum of 4 feet in height.

Kenney reminded councillors they’d set aside $50,000 in the current budget for this project and it will move ahead in 2024.

However, during discussion it was stated the village would be able to save some money if they found a partner, Lacombe County, to help pay for the baseball diamond upgrade; it was also suggested grant money may be available.

Councillors unanimously passed a resolution that the Village of Clive contact Lacombe County and ask for their assistance with the baseball diamond upgrade project.

Subdivision approved

Councillors, in their capacity as the subdivision authority, unanimously approved an application by property owner 1105188 Alberta Ltd. to subdivide into two parcels the lot located at lot 18, Block 1, Plan 092 1642. It was stated at a previous council meeting the lot holds a motel and the intent is to divide the parcel roughly in half, creating a second parcel in the process. Both parcels would be zoned commercial.

Parkland Community Planning Services (PCPS) handled the application. Councillors read the subdivision report and noted the application meets all applicable laws and no opposition to the application was received. The recommendation was to approve the application.

It was noted the lot in question is located near the railway, and some development conditions linked to that apply.

There was no discussion and councillors unanimously approved the subdivision application.

By Stu Salkeld, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Original Published on Jan 10, 2024 at 13:39

This item reprinted with permission from   East Central Alberta Review   Coronation, Alberta

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