Castor Trap Club plans for the future

Castor town council vote in favour of extending lease 10 years

By Kevin J Sabo For the Advance

Castor’s town council has approved a lease extension for the Castor Trap Club during their Nov. 12 meeting.

The existing lease, which wasn’t set to expire until 2023, has now been extended to 2028. Castor Trap Club came forward earlier this fall requesting the early extension so that they can better plan for the future where it comes to grant applications and supplier contracts.

“It’s good they are doing some long-range planning,” said Coun. Lonny Nelner. “I don’t have a problem with this.”

The Castor Trap Club meets weekly during the late spring, summer and early fall seasons, and hosts two yearly trap-shoot competitions in the summer months. The August 2018 shoot saw over 30 competitors from all over the province descend on the community for the August long weekend.

The council voted unanimously in favour of the extension on a motion made by Nelner. The Castor Trap Club pays the town $250 a year as a nominal fee for the use of the airport adjacent property, and under the terms of the lease agreement, either side can terminate the agreement with one year’s notice.

RELATED: Castor trap Club hosts 30th annual tournament. About 30 shooters from across Alberta participate

RELATED: Castor council doesn’t move forward with smoking bylaw to deal with upcoming Cannabis legalization

Other highlights of the Nov. 13 meeting:

• As the renovations of the arena continue, a donation of up to $20,000 has been made by the Trust of Shane Doan to go towards the renovations. Council was informed of the decision to use the funding on flooring in the arena lobby, and to re-tin the front of the structure.

• Council reviewed a Memorandum of Agreement between The Town of Coronation, the County of Paintearth, and the Town of Castor in the creation of a new board known as the Coronation & District Seniors Housing Society. As a result of council concerns and lack of supporting documentation, council chose not to sign the agreement at this time and will review it again when supporting documentation is provided.

• Council has approved Public Works Foreman Arjan Van Hienen to purchase a low-hour three-phase generator to operate the main sewer lift station in the event of a prolonged power outage. Council initially approved the purchase of a new generator, however due to costs it was decided to purchase a used low-hour unit at a significant cost reduction.

• The Town of Castor received it’s Safe sidewalks Canada report indicating significant defects in the town’s sidewalk system. An estimated repair cost of about $208,000 was given to repair all defects. Council accepted the report as information.

• Council reviewed the five-year capital expense plan

• Council reviewed the Provincial 2019 Equalized Assessment Report. The 2019 report showed a decrease in regional value of over $1 million. Adopted as information.

• Castor Fire Rescue reported 230 people through their fifth annual haunted house this year, raising nearly $750 for the food bank in cash donations, and a half pick-up truck box worth of food as well. Sponsors of the event included Westmoreland Coal, Atco, Castor Golf-Club, and the now-defunct Castor Event Committee, and the volunteer firefighters put in an estimated 150 man-hours to set up the event.

• Coun. Trudy Kilner updated council on upcoming events at the Castor Municipal Library. The next event will be a craft day on Dec. 9 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Just Posted

Big Valley Bustout Rodeo, a must-see event

Cowboys and cowgirls spur up July 26th, 27th

Eleventh Annual Battle River Ride for STARS flies past goals

There is also a STARS ride near Rumsey in late summer every year

Buccaneers pillage Irish 36-0

Central Alberta bounces back after off week against Wolfpack

Maskwacis RCMP investigate deaths of two children

The RCMP can confirm that these children were siblings

Coronation RCMP encouraging residents to join the #9PMRoutine

It’s 9 p.m. Are you locked up and secure for the night?

VIDEO: Bystander training gains traction as tool to prevent sexual harassment, violence

Julia Gartley was sexually assaulted after an event, and no one stepped in to help

Sexual assaults, extortion on the rise even as crime rates stay low: Stats Canada

Rates of police-reported sexual assault rose for the fourth year in a row

A year later, ceremony commemorates victims of the Danforth shooting

It’s the one-year anniversary of when a man opened fire along the bustling street before shooting and killing himself

Ottawa fights planned class action against RCMP for bullying, intimidation

The current case is more general, applying to employees, including men, who worked for the RCMP

Alberta judge denies B.C.’s bid to block ‘Turn Off the Taps’ bill

He said the proper venue for the disagreement is Federal Court

Buccaneers pillage Irish 36-0

Central Alberta bounces back after off week against Wolfpack

Sexual harassment complaints soaring amid ‘frat boy culture’ in Canada’s airline industry

‘It’s a #MeToo dumpster fire…and it’s exhausting for survivors’

How much do you know about the moon?

To mark the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, see how well you know space

Most Read