Council Briefs

  • Sep. 22, 2010 3:11 p.m.

Kin Kanyon to get a face-lift

Red Deer City council has approved a plan that will see the revitalization of Kin Kanyon.

The park was first developed in the 1980’s and a new plan has been in the works for about a year.

The goal is to make Kin Kanyon a stronger family destination and a four-season park.

In the redevelopment plan, the park is divided into an upper site, which includes the Kinsmen Hall and the school grounds and a lower site which includes the playground and picnic areas.

In the upper site the plan calls for two outdoor skating rinks, the redevelopment of the hall and a spray park.

The lower site will see the development of new public washrooms and the addition of bookable picnic sites.

A walkway would be constructed along the 34 St. and 47 Ave. that would connect the upper site to the lower site.

The total cost for the project is $5.8 million.

There is currently no timeline for the project. Council unanimously approved the Kin Kanyon Concept Plan.

Red Deer properties could be auctioned

Ten residential properties in Red Deer could be auctioned off due to unpaid City taxes.

The City has not had to auction off a property in 25 years.

“We have been in conversation with the owners throughout the process,” said Lorraine Poth, the City’s financial manager. “We are hopeful that the conversations will come to an agreement with the owners.”

She added there is currently a higher number of properties up for auction which could be contributed to the downfall in the economy.

If a tax sale is held, a public auction will take place on Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. in City Hall.

The 10 properties in Red Deer are located in a variety of neighbourhoods including Anders, West Lake, Normandeau and Kentwood.

-compiled by Erin Fawcett