Town council met at their regular meeting on August 3.
Mr. Tourrand, president of the Carlyle Golf Course board, was on hand to make a presentation to council. The board requires assistance from town council in order to make insurance claims from last summer's hail storm. The board has attempted to make an insurance claim, however, has been told that the town must submit the claim as they are the policy holder. The board wants to move forward on this claim as they have a shed and a couple pieces of equipment that were damaged last year. Additionally, the board is requesting assistance from the council in terms of improving water drainage off of the course. The board feels that they are losing membership as a result of the flood problems they have had over the past couple of years.
Discussions about the work being done on the town roads occurred. Since the weather has dried up, progress is continually being made to improve the town roads that have been damaged.
Council discussed the status of water. Since the town has turned on well number two, the town has not experienced a shortage of water. The new water is expected to be hooked up by the end of August.
Town council began discussions of addressing the issue of traffic within the town limits and especially in regard to Main Street. Council discussed a number of options including four-way stops and variations of parking. There is a real concern about the safety of crossing the road in terms of a driver's ability to see oncoming traffic as well as the safety of business patrons on an increasingly busy street. Town will continue to discuss the options.
One of the council members attended the Bear Claw Community Development meeting. Last year, the town received $32,500. While this quarter, the town is not expecting to receive anything, they may receive funds during the fourth quarter.
Town council discussed their budget and the significant payments that are yet to be paid and received. Council members were provided an update on the budget numbers.
Council received a letter from the town of Wawota. Wawota is looking into hiring a bylaw officer and contacted the town council to identify whether they would be interested in sharing the resource. The town of Carlyle determined they were not interested at this time.