During its Oct. 20 meeting, Clearwater town council approved a grant-in-aid of $250 to Clearwater Rotary Club for its Christmas Light-up event.
District of Clearwater also will provide power for Christmas lights to be placed on the south side of Highway 5 at the Rotary Park tennis courts as an in-kind donation.
Connecting with businesses
Council approved spending up to $1,500 to host a “small business pub night.” The money would be used to pay for room rental, catering and appetizers.
Purpose of the event would be to improve communication between the municipality and local businesses.
Councillor Ken Kjenstad said they needed to discuss who to invite, and suggested owners, managers and their spouses.
Declaring war on graffiti
District of Clearwater should work with Junior Council and others to combat the amount of graffiti at the skateboard park in Rotary Park, said councillor Shelley Sim.
“It’s not artwork. It’s vandalism,” she said.
Students at both schools need to be reminded of the skateboard park’s history and how the facility came about because of the work of several generations of youngsters, Sim felt.
The councillor contrasted the amount of graffiti at the skateboard park, plus recent vandalism at the nearby field house, with the almost complete absence of the same at the Sportsplex.
Sportsplex manager Roger Mayer commented that he could not remember the last time they had vandalism at the ice arena.