TOWN OF BREDENBURY
NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2017

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E-transfer:

Maybe you don’t want to make an online payment, did you know you can e-transfer to the Town of Bredenbury. Just email the transfers to Bredenbury@sasktel.net and in a separate email let the office know what you are making a payment on.

 

Gym Membership:

If you are interested in joining the gym membership is $30 per month or $275 per year and is accessible 24 hours a day with a key fob. Call 306-898-2055 for more information.

 

Pet Licenses:

January is the time of year to register your pet at the town office. The cost is $10 per dog and $5 per cat.

Cougar Games 6:00 p.m.:

  • February 5 League Game vs Kipling
  • February 11 Provincial Game vs Cupar

Movie Night:

The Community Hall is ready to host our first movie day. It will be February 12, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at the hall. Admittance will be $2. There will also be popcorn, pop, pizza pops, and ice cream treats for sale.

Chairs will be set up, but please bring your own chair for comfort if you wish or bring a cushion. The movie will be stopped in the middle for short intermission. The movie will be a Disney movie.

All proceeds will go to the hall and future movie events. The cost is $2 or $10 per family. There will be popcorn, pizza pops, pop and ice-cream treats for sale. The movies will be featured on a large portable screen with a projector and speaker system.

 

Town of Bredenbury & Bredenbury Rink Board Announcement:

The Town of Bredenbury Council has dissolved the Bredenbury Rink Board. The Rink Board has been a very active and an energetic part of our community for over 35 years. Increased demands and costs have made the work of the rink board an overwhelming task for an executive of volunteers to manage.

We would like to thank volunteers past and present for their role in making our rink and community successful. The success does not end here; the arena is called a Community Arena for a reason. The entire community’s involvement and volunteerism is needed to make it successful. In the near future we hope to have a door to door canvas to make up a volunteer list. We hope to host a “learn the kitchen” day to provide the opportunity for more residents to take food handling course all with the assistance of current kitchen operators.

Although the rink in it’s entirety is huge to manage, we must ensure that our kitchen runs profitably and to do that we need YOU to volunteer. Without kitchen money the rink is not able to pay for its bills or do any upgrades. We all want what’s best for the community and keeping the rink open is very important; we can’t afford to lose it.

 The Town of Bredenbury has assumed the management of the arena. We anticipate the transition will be smooth. Volunteers will still be needed to finish off the season and help in future seasons. The financial records for the rink will be kept separate from the town. The rink money will stay the rink money. The kitchen money will stay the kitchen money. All books will be audited by the Municipal Auditors.

 The Town of Bredenbury has decided to retire the old ice machine that was built and donated by Harry Metzler, and has purchased a newer used one. We purchased a 2006 Olympia Ice Machine; parts will be more readily available with a newer machine. The cost of the machine was $30,000.  The Town of Bredenbury paid for this purchase with tax dollars not with rink money.

Recently at the rink there were some issues with the compressor leaking Freon. The o-ring around the solenoid was leaking and this was replaced; unfortunately, the cost to just replace the Freon in the one compressor is approximately $5500 plus labour and travel. It is estimated that the latest bill for the rink maintenance of the compressor will be $8500; this is a huge expense for the arena which just started to break even for the season.

Public Skating is Wednesdays and Fridays from 4-6 and Sundays from 1-3. There will be no charge for public skating.

You can still Book your ice time online at www.schedulicity.com or call 898-2055 and see what is available. The ice time is $120 per hour. Ice time can be paid with mastercard, visa, cash, cheque, or e-transfer.

If you want to have a family event and you are a resident of Bredenbury or a local RM resident you can book ice time for $100 per event. This does not include access to the kitchen. Bookings cannot be confirmed until 7 days prior to the event. Call the office at 306-898-2055 for more information.

Bredenbury Housing:

Bredenbury Housing has an apartment available for rent. The cost of is $500 with security deposit of the same. The targeted renter is a low income family. Income verification is required. If you would like an application call 306-898-2055 or stop at the office at 201 - 3rd Street. All utilities payable by renter.

Bredenbury Housing has several senior units available for rent. The cost to rent a senior unit is 30% of your gross salary with security deposit of the same. They are one bedroom units. Income verification is required. If you would like an application call 306-898-2055 or stop at the office at 201- 3rd Street. Sask Energy and Water & Sewer utilities included in rent.

 

RM Grant Cemetery & Memorial:

The RM of Saltcoats recently gave the Town of Bredenbury a $2500 grant towards our memorial and cemetery. This will be an annual grant and it is very much appreciated; we are thankful for our strong working relationship with the RM.

The RM of Saltcoats also pays for half of the arena insurance and half of the fire department costs. We share ownership of our fire trucks with the RM.