Campground Replacement Building On Hold

December 11, 2013 by   - () Leave a Comment

Replacement of a flood-damaged campground washhouse will have to wait in Sundre, Alberta, after the Sundre council reduced the proposed 2014 capital budget by tens of thousands of dollars, including nixing $90,000 to build the replacement washhouse at Greenwood Campground, the Sundre Round Up reported.

During the Dec. 2 council meeting, Councilman Tony Jordan claimed a motion was never passed to build a new washhouse. However, he said there is already dirt and lines to connect to water at a new location for the building.

Jordan was not impressed that the administration was going ahead with building a new washhouse without council approval

Reserves related to the washhouse were decreased by $30,000 and insurance related to the washhouse was decreased by $60,000.

“This project is to be brought back to (the) council when it is known what amount insurance will pay for a payout to allow the town to relocate the washhouse and improve it, rather than just replace the existing washhouse, which is on the flood plain,” states a report to council submitted by Wanda Watson-Neufeld, the town’s director of corporate services.

The washhouse was damaged by flooding from the Red Deer River in Sundre in June.

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