Town receives accessibility grant for aquatic centre

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities announces that Kindersley has been awarded a Jumpstart Accessibility Grant for $115,000

Town receives accessibility grant for aquatic centreKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Kindersley Aquatic Centre will be more accessible than ever with the addition of two PoolPod Platform lift systems from a Jumpstart Accessibility Grant. Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities announced on Aug. 1 that the Town of Kindersley has been awarded a Jumpstart Accessibility Grant for $115,000 for the installation of…

Grant recipients approved for 2018

The town had $45,154 to allocate as part of the program and a total of $70,624 was requested by and eligible to the 22 applicants

Grant recipients approved for 2018Kenneth Brown of The Clarion An adjudication committee has approved the 2018 Kindersley Community Initiatives Program (KCIP) recipients, and council has learned about the results. Details of the successful 2018 KCIP grant recipients were provided to council members for their meeting on July 16. The Town of Kindersley receives funding from Saskatchewan Lotteries based on…

CAO Morton announces departure from Town of Kindersley

‘We will begin our search for a new CAO immediately,’ says the mayor

CAO Morton announces departure from Town of KindersleyClarion staff Bernie Morton, the Town of Kindersley’s chief administrative officer (CAO) since 2012, has announced his resignation to pursue other professional opportunities. His last official day will be July 20. “It is with deep appreciation and some sadness that we accept Bernie’s resignation and wish him well as he pursues the next stage of…

Kindersley budget contains major capital spending

Expenditures of $23.1 million and revenues of $17.1 million mean $6 million is needed through borrowing and transfers from reserves

Kindersley budget contains major capital spendingKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Town of Kindersley’s 2018 budget contains the largest capital investment for several years to come with nearly $11.5 million in capital expenditures. Council members approved the 2018 budget at a meeting on May 7. With expenditures of more than $23.1 million and revenues of more than $17.1 million, there…

Town’s $23-million budget includes three major projects

The aquatics centre and landfill started in 2017 and are scheduled for completion in 2018. The fire hall is also planned for completion this year

Town’s $23-million budget includes three major projectsKenneth Brown of The Clarion Kindersley council has adopted the town’s 2018 budget and the expenditures include three major capital projects including the aquatics centre. The Town of Kindersley adopted a total budget of more than $23.1 million at a special meeting of council held on May 7 at 8:30 a.m. It contains nearly $11.5…

Council approves contractors for upcoming projects

Nine applicants will benefit from the town’s Community Grant Program; pest control service bid accepted

Council approves contractors for upcoming projectsKenneth Brown of The Clarion Town council has given approval to the three contractors that will work on the town’s asphalt, concrete and deep services projects in 2018. Three separate resolutions were passed at a council meeting on April 23 to approve the contractors. Mayor Rod Perkins said council members discussed the project submissions during…

Town fills vacant council seat

Rob Anderson was the only person to submit nomination papers by the deadline on March 7, so he was acclaimed

Town fills vacant council seatKenneth Brown of The Clarion There will be no byelection to fill the vacant council seat created by the town’s former deputy mayor. Rob Anderson has been elected to council by acclamation. Anderson was the only person to submit nomination papers by the deadline on March 7, so he was acclaimed to council. Anderson took…

Council working on industrial area road improvement

Heavy-haul traffic in the industrial area has a large impact on the roads, so council is studying ways to fund improvements

Council working on industrial area road improvementKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Town of Kindersley wants to improve its roads in the industrial area, and officials are discussing options to direct funding towards the road improvements. Town officials discussed the establishment of a new Industrial Road Reserve on Feb. 12 at a regular meeting of council. No decisions were made at…

Minor ball delegate lays out field plans for town council

Town council byelection to replace Ken Francis has been set for April 11. Nominations close on March 7

Minor ball delegate lays out field plans for town councilKenneth Brown of The Clarion Kindersley Minor Ball (KMB) has an ambitious plan they’ve presented to town officials. Chad Miller, the KMB president, shared plans with town council on Feb. 12 and detailed the organization’s proposed expenditures for 2018. He noted that the budget for capital improvements already included $40,000 in the approved preliminary budget…

2017 Year in Review – Part 3

The events that shaped the community and the people whose influence left indelible marks

2017 Year in Review – Part 3This is Part 3, the last of a look back at 2017. Oct. 11 The Kindersley and District Health and Wellness Foundation (KDHWF) has wrapped up a fundraising campaign to upgrade more than 100 rooms at the integrated health centre. In February 2016, the KDHWF launched its Revitalize-A-Room campaign with the goal of raising more…

Water main breaks keep town staff busy

The town’s annual operating budget includes money for anticipated water main repairs and reserve funds could also be accessed

Water main breaks keep town staff busyKenneth Brown of The Clarion There have been three water main breaks during the 2017-18 fall and winter season with the most recent one at the corner of Eighth and Third Street West. Water service was disrupted on Jan. 5 to several residents of Eighth Street West, all residents of King Drive and to one…

2017 Year in Review – Part 2

A look at the events and news in Kindersley and region from May through early October

2017 Year in Review – Part 2May 10 What do you get when you have a retired chemist, an elderly playboy and four menopausal women in the same play? You get a whole bunch of hilarity on the stage. Members of the Kindersley Players proved just that with five performances over two weeks of a play titled “Sex Please, We’re Sixty”…

Lagoon project requires grant to move forward

‘We’ve been told we’re close to the top of the pile for grant money,’ Mayor Rod Perkins says

Lagoon project requires grant to move forwardKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Town of Kindersley wants to complete a major wastewater project but the expensive work has been put on hold due to the lack of grant funding in 2017. Town council members passed a resolution at a meeting on Nov. 14 to transfer $1.25 million to a reserve account. The…

Two major projects part of 2017 Kindersley budget

Property owners will see an average increase of less than one per cent to the the municipal portion of their property taxes

Two major projects part of 2017 Kindersley budgetThe Town of Kindersley has adopted a budget with minimal municipal tax increases for most property owners, and with two major projects soaking up most of the budget. Council members adopted the town’s 2017 budget, mill rate and mill rate factors at a meeting on May 24. A news release states that the town has…

2017 town budget projects $248,336 surplus

Drop in mill rate leads to hold on some infrastructure spending while moving ahead with new aquatic centre

2017 town budget projects $248,336 surplusKindersley Town Council’s first budget of the term will result in a mill rate drop of more than five mills and spending on certain infrastructure and other programs put on hold as funding slows and Council focuses attention on the design-build of the new indoor aquatic centre. At its May 24 Regular Meeting, Council approved a…