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November 13

The emergency department at the Pugwash hospital is closed from 6 to 8 pm.

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UPDATED: Pickleball Volley at Pugwash Commission
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UPDATED: Pickleball Volley at Pugwash Commission

A few sparks flew at the Pugwash Village Commission last night. 

Commissioners were asked to consider alterations and additions to the village tennis courts. The Northumberland Tennis and Pickleball Association asked for fifteen hundred dollars to repaint the basketball court, to accommodate four pickleball courts, purchase new pickleball equipment, and a storage facility.

When it became clear that the renovations had already been completed and the equipment bought, the commission balked at the expenditure.

The village clerk had authorized the group to make the changes before the commission had a chance to deal with the question.

In their pitch for support, the tennis association said, ”Our association currently has two tennis courts,” but Commissioner Kathy Redmond quickly noted the courts are the property of the village. She requested the clerk write the group reaffirming they do not own nor manage the court facilities.

Vice-Chair Roger Mundle reminded the commissioners that recreation facilities are not only for adults and that the interests of kids needed to be safeguarded.

UPDATE

At the meeting, the clerk mistakenly said the maintenance budget of 12 hundred dollars had already been spent on the courts. In an email Wednesday Lisa Betts noted that only $369 has been spent from that budget, including the pickleball line painting.

The clerk also defended her decision to approve the line painting as part of her management of the maintenance budget. However, it was pointed out at the commission meeting that the question was not about maintenance but rather the change in court usage, a policy decision normally reserved for the elected officials.

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Adam Davies

There is a lot to consider here. First, a couple of questions: Did the initial request from NTPA come before March 31? Did their request follow the process outlined in General Policy No. 5? Second, as reported from the meeting, it is concerning that the NTPA requested $1500, had spent about $1200 already, and there was a motion put forward for $500. That suggests the group could have had an additional $200 coming their way, which they had not asked for, which means their financial statements and projected budget documents should be revisited. Finally, I understand the reasons why the Village Clerk may have acted as they did in releasing the funds, but actions such as that undermines the work of Commission and leaves us to wonder who is really running the show.

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Events This Week

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:00 AM

Walk 'n Talk at the Wentworth Community Centre. Click HERE for detail.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 3:00 PM

Teen Anime Club at the Oxford Library. Click HERE for details.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:00 PM

Pugwash Fire Department Toonie Draw, the 50/50 community fundraiser.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:00 PM

Brenda Atkinson's Brush with Life at the Oxford Riverside Gallery. Click HERE for details of opening night.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Bingo at the Peace Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion in Pugwash.

Thursday, November 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Bingo at the Wentworth Recreation Centre

Friday, November 15, 2019 1:00 PM

Canada Career Month Open House at Nova Scotia Works, CANSA in Amherst.

Friday, November 15, 2019 6:00 PM

Fun Night at the Malagash Legion. Pass the Ace, Jig the Joker, and board games.

Saturday, November 16, 2019 3:00 PM

Chase the Ace at the Pugwash Legion. Click HERE for details.

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