Golden gets big bill for railway crossing

The 13th Street rail crossing has gotten some much needed improvements, but the Town of Golden ended up with a pretty hefty bill.

Recreation Fees Bylaw

The Town of Golden Recreation Facilities Fees and Charges Regulations Bylaw has passed its second reading.

The new bylaw covers cost structures, rental processes, age categories for public programming, user group pricing, time categories for fees, damage deposits, payment process, and much more.

The bylaw underwent a public input process, including an open house hosted by the recreation department. Most of the feedback gathered came from the Golden Arena users.

The biggest change in the document since the first reading has been the cancellation policy.

CP Rail

The 13th Street rail crossing has gotten some much needed improvements, but the Town of Golden ended up with a pretty hefty bill.

This project fell under a one third to two thirds cost sharing arrangement between the municipality and CP Rail (with the Town covering the one third).

CP had estimated the project the cost of the project to be $120,000, therefore the Town had budgeted for their $40,000 share. When the invoice came in, however, it was almost double what was expected, at $80,225.

Council agreed to amend the budget, and take the remaining $40,225 out of their contingency reserve to  cover the bill.

Town staff met with CP Rail requesting that they be kept more in the loop in regards to long term plans for future works, and the progress of current works, but they did not get very far.

CP Rail also put in a request to the Town to allow them to dispose of their industrial wastewater through the municipality’s wastewater collection/treatment system.

Based on the staff recommendation, council denied the request.