Crossfield Council Briefs:
Monday, Apr 07, 2014 11:53 am
Rocky View Regional Handibus Society (RVRHS) will continue service to Crossfield until at least June 30.
In an email to Rocky View Weekly RVRHS General Manager Paul Siller said the board moved to extend the deadline to receive the full fee for the service in the town from Feb. 28 to June 30, after receiving a letter from Crossfield council.
The letter, dated March 10, highlights the Town’s collaboration with area service groups to raise funds to accommodate the RVRHS new per capita fee schedule that resulted in a $9,800 increase from the $5,000 Crossfield paid in 2013.
The per capita rate RVRHS is asking for in 2014 is $5.20, which would put Crossfield’s contribution at about $14,800 based on the population results from the 2011 Census.
As reported in the March 3, edition of Rocky View Weekly, the Town had committed to $7,000 toward the bill by the original Feb. 28 RVRHS deadline. The $7,000 was a combination of $3,500 from service group donation and a $3,500 fund match from the Town.
Initially, Siller said RVRHS would have to discontinue service after Crossfield did not commit to the full $14,800 by Feb. 28.
However, the matter was further discussed at the March 27, RVRHS board meeting and members decided to extend the deadline.
“I’m thrilled they did that,” said Crossfield Deputy Mayor Jo Tennant, “because it would be disconcerting to have the service cut off.”
Three contract Bylaw Enforcement Officers were sworn in by Tennant at the April 1 meeting.
Bylaw Enforcement Officers Conrad Maurice, Derrick Pearson and Keith McAuley will join Crossfield Community Peace Officer Scott Maurice and will be available when Maurice is not, particularly in the evenings.
Calls to Maurice were not returned in time for press.
Mayor Nathan Anderson, who would normally perform the swearing in ceremony, was absent from the meeting.