At their meeting last night Flin Flon City Council approved the recreation fee schedule for 2014 for recreation facilities other than the Whitney Forum which is handled separately. The main increases are Community Hall rentals up 4 percent and rental for offices in the building up 3 percent. There are smaller increases for ball diamonds, Camp Whitney and the Aqua Center.
In other business Council received a letter and petition from 15 resident of the 300 block of Parkway Boulevard with concerns relating to the possibility of 14 new Manitoba Housing units being added to the Aspen Grove area. Their concerns centered around the already over stressed sewer system, heavy rain affecting the apartment area, children need the grassy play area and already huge traffic congestion problems during the school year. They feel it is not in the best interests of the Manitoba Government and the City to build extra units in an area where it would be adding more stress to an already over stressed sewer system and possibly causing more problems and expenses for both levels of government in the future.