High River Council has decided which projects it'll submit to the Province for funding under the Municipal Stimulus Program.

Mayor Craig Snodgrass says they'll use the $1.9-million the Town's received for new concrete slabs in the curling rink and the small ice at the Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex.

"Both of those have to be in and the estimate on the cost of those two surfaces is about $1.8-million so High River would kick in $150,000 to get those two done," he says.

Administration had suggested adding the large ice surface to the request.

But the Mayor says council stuck with the original pair only.

"When administration looked at it they thought 'well, efficiencies of scale, why don't we re-do the large ice surface at the same time', that way you save on engineering, you save on contractors, you save on all that stuff," Snodgrass says. "But the large ice surface is going to be about a $2-million touch, so you want to be real careful."

He wants to get done what needs to get done rather than trying to fit everything in, especially with such a big price tag on the large ice surface and no idea where that money will come from.

Council decided to stick with just the two surfaces in the curling rink and the small ice rink.


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