Langdon recreation funding not going to the dogs
On March 14, Rocky View County (RVC) council formally approved the recommendation from the County’s Recreation Committee to re-allocate $145,000 in recreation funding from the Langdon Special Tax toward Iron Horse Fields to help pay for a new irrigation system at the local ball diamonds.
The funding had originally been set aside for a new off-leash dog park first in Langdon and then in nearby Hanson.
The proposed Langdon off-leash park site was no longer considered a suitable location after community members rejected it. During the Feb. 1 Recreation Committee meeting, County staff reported the Hanson Dog Park project had not been able to move forward either, and recommended the $145,000 in funding provided for it would be better spent at the Iron Horse Fields at this time.
Asking for sewer support
Also on March 14, council directed Rocky View County (RVC) staff to make a formal request to link the newly approved Renfrew Educational Services school for those with differential learning needs in Bearspaw up to the City of Calgary’s nearby wastewater pipeline.
RVC council approved the site plan for the new school after a public hearing during the Dec. 13, 2022 council meeting.
The parcel where the new school will be established in Bearspaw is adjacent to the Bearspaw School and Bearspaw Lifestyle Centre, which lie to the southwest. The site was previously designated for agricultural use, and is currently unserviced.
During the December public hearing, a member of the public made the suggestion the County could save itself time, effort and money on the site’s servicing if it could come to an agreement with the City of Calgary to use its nearby wastewater pipeline, which is far below capacity, for the new school.
“I do believe this is a great project,” Division 3 Coun. and Mayor Crystal Kissel said at the time when the public suggestion came forward. “It’s regional (with Calgary). We always talk about doing regional things. Here it is in our lap. And it is a great service to all the communities (nearby).”