City will apologize to Board of Trade

Council says it's sorry to the BOT over letter; also gives go-ahead for an ice rink and car show.

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There was a light agenda as the current Greenwood council met for the final time on Monday, Nov. 24. Mayor Kettle was not in attendance and Councillor Lee Cudworth ran the meeting.

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A letter came in from the Greenwood Board of Trade (BOT) regarding a letter dated Oct. 22, 2014 sent to them, over the mayor’s signature. The mayor’s letter asked for two things: a change of date for the BOT-sponsored all candidates forum and asking that a different moderator be named for the event.

At the time the BOT had agreed to the date change but turned down the second request. At Monday night’s council meeting, a letter from the BOT was on the agenda asking for an apology from council.

It read in part, “However, paragraph 2 of the letter regarding the moderator was not agreed to, and upon investigation it was discovered that paragraph 2 was not part of council resolution #230-14 from the Oct. 14, 2014 council meeting. There is the possibility that this may be a violation of the Community Charter #103, ‘Restrictions of Outside Influences.’”

The BOT letter went on, “The Board of Trade is diligent about remaining non-partisan and therefore we are requesting an apology from council with the assurance that any future correspondence received, clearly reflects council resolution only.” Council was unanimously in favour of sending the BOT an apology.

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A letter came to council from Ray Harrison, John Hunt and Don Edmundson asking permission from the city for them to flood and maintain the skating rink for the 2014 – 2015 season.

After a lengthy discussion by council and members of the public that covered insurance, volunteers, lights and availability of restrooms, it was decided to give permission to flood an area near the concession stand in Barbara Diane Colin Memorial Ball Park.

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One item of unfinished business from the previous meeting has been deferred until next year. Administrator Robin Dalziel told council the site tour of the Aframe lot beside the museum to determine where to place an information kiosk would be put off until spring.

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Council approved an application by Lawrence Morgan of Grand Forks to use Barbara Diane Colin Memorial Ball Park on Aug. 15, 2015 for a car show.

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The next meeting of Greenwood city council will be held on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 at 7 p.m.

 

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