CARLYLE - At the first meeting of the month, council received the engineering condition assessment reports from WSP Engineering for the seven municipally-owned recreation and culture facilities in our community.
The information learned from these reports will help council tremendously in planning its 2022 and future budgets, while some items identified were small regular maintenance items. Over the 10-year reporting period some of our facilities will require substantial improvements.
In the spring of 2021, the Government of Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Education released its top 10 major capital priorities for the province; a replacement pre-kindergarten–Grade 12 school for Carlyle was on this list.
Through the year, council has been collecting information to understand the needs and wants of the community and the school staff to plan for the financial obligation that would be required for the Town of Carlyle. As part of this research, council members travelled to Weyburn to tour both the high school, the recently opened Legacy Park School and the Spark Centre as an information gathering session for a potential new school for Carlyle.
We are excited about the possibility of a new school for our community and look forward to working with the South East Cornerstone Public School Division and the Government of Saskatchewan to further our community on the priority list.
Recreation is still at the forefront of the agenda at the council table; our recently hired parks, recreation and culture director and his staff have been busy at the arena, learning the ropes of Zamboni driving and ice maintenance. As well, they have started a Facebook page, Town of Carlyle Parks, Recreation and Culture, to promote facility events; be sure to give it a like.
At the Nov. 17 meeting, council passed a motion to purchase a new ice condenser for the Carlyle Sports Arena as the one currently being used is requiring replacement as well as adding two more security cameras to the facility.
The next scheduled regular council meeting is set for Dec. 1.