Drumheller Town Council is being asked to draw up a community assistance policy that would set out on paper what kind of aid people can expect from Town Hall towards not for profit groups.
A 12 page report outlines who the town gives money to, and why, along with the different types of 'in kind' work, such as the recent demolition of the old clubhouse at Dinosaur Trail Golf and Country Club.
"Like I said at council, this should be mandatory reading for everybody that lives in Drumheller to see just what the Town of Drumheller does for the residents of Drumheller," declared Mayor Terry Yemen. "It's pages and pages long."
Examples include the lease of land to the Drumheller Off Road Vehicle Associaiton (DORVA) for their motorcross track and free refrigeration for the Drumheller Curling Rink.
"It happens all the time where we do have policy, someone comes to ask us for something and we'll try and circumvent it; that's still going to happen, I'm sure, even if there is policy," allowed the mayor. "But it would be nice to get some good directional policy, something that administration can look at and plan their time around."
"With all the downloading from the Federal Government and from the Provincial Government, any money that we have is spoken for," he stated. "What we can do is in kind work and that's what the town has been doing a fantastic job of."
To see a copy of the Community Assistance Policy report, follow this link.