You may have heard in the news that the Provincial government is implementing a new funding model for policing in the province. Historically, small municipalities like the Summer Village of Ghost Lake have not contributed to the cost of policing, but starting this year all municipalities will be paying a portion of the cost of policing in Alberta.
Under the new model, it starts with us paying 10 per cent of costs in 2020, 15 per cent in 2021, 20 per cent in 2022 and will max out at 30 per cent of costs in 2023. In real numbers we are expecting this to look like an increase cost to the village of approximately $3,246 in year one, increasing upwards to as much as $9,744 annually by 2023.
Watch for more information as Council works to include this cost in the annual budget.
THE SLIDE HAS BEEN CLOSED
It has been determined that the slide at the playground is no longer safe for use.
The slide has been closed off for use until a certified company can be hired to remove it completely.
The Summer Village is currently looking at options to replace the slide itself or possibly to fund an upgrade to the entire playground.
More information will be provided and an opportunity for and public input will be made available.
Please ensure your children know not to use the slide.