Council news in brief

City boosts funding to area cultural groups, Hesketh wins first $260 'snow buster' award and limited supply of composters on sale.

CITY BOOSTS FUNDING TO AREA CULTURAL GROUPS

City council voted Monday night to approve funding agreements with the Castlegar and District Heritage Society, the Kootenay Doukhobor Historical Society and the Kootenay Gallery of Art, History and Science — all of which will receive an $800 increase.

The three-year agreement will see each organization receive $40,800 annually, plus $7,000 for capital improvements this year.

“The city’s support is huge for us,” Val Field, executive director of the Kootenay Gallery said. “We are really lucky to have a city that supports local culture and heritage.”

The new funding agreement will end on Dec. 31, 2013.

 

HESKETH WINS FIRST $250 ‘SNOW BUSTER’ AWARD

Mayor Lawrence Chernoff pulled Harold Hesketh’s name as the first “snow buster” winner at the regular council meeting Monday night.

Hesketh was one of many people nominated throughout Castlegar who took the time to shovel driveways other than his own during the winter.

“We took it on people to nominate their neighbours,” Coun. Kevin Chernoff said. “We had quite a few people that wrote in their suggestions.”

Hesketh will receive $250 from the city as his prize.

City council hopes to have him appear at the next council meeting on April 18 to present him with the cheque.

 

LIMITED SUPPLY OF COMPOSTERS ON SALE

Composters are once again available for purchase at city hall.

For Castlegar residents only, composters can be bought for $25 (plus tax) and will be available for pick up on May 14 at the Castlegar Garden and Nature Fest. After that date, they will be available for pick up at the Civic Works yard.

Coun. Kevin Chernoff said the composters sold out last year, and with only 100 available this year, he advises people to act fast or they might miss out.

For more information, call city hall at 365-7227.

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