Todd Tanischuk, with the St. Paul Football Club will be in to speak with Council about their lighting project. They had $195,000 of their $240,000 project committed, leaving a shortfall of $45,000. However, the cost of the lighting has increased by $13,000 from the quote they received last year, $10,000 of which they have already fundraised. Their shortfall is now approximately $50,000.
They have more grants and are hoping that their shortfall will be obtained, but if it isn't they are requesting if the County would provide a loan (low interest or even no interest if possible). Their $110,000 grant from the province has to be used by next spring, so they need to complete the project this summer.
Section 264 of the MGA allows a municipality to lend money to a non-profit organization. Section 265 of the MGA states that the bylaw authorizing the loan must be advertised.
On a side note - the Football club has submitted a request to clean up after the rodeo performance this year and the rodeo supper next year.