Edson, Alberta, April 4th, 2018 – Edson and Yellowhead County Councils have taken another step towards a new Recreation Multi-Use Facility becoming a reality. Both Councils have agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the design, construction and operation of a new facility.
The agreement, once signed, will see:
- A 50-50 cost share in the capital costs of a new facility,
- A 60-40 Town-County split in operational costs,
- Each partner will have an equal say in operations, and
- An operational agreement to be drafted as the process moves forward.
The next steps will be to create a steering committee for the project and work towards a conceptual design, and site selection.
“This framework will be the first formal step to solidify a partnership between our two communities and represents a commitment for long-term support from both municipalities for this development. Both Yellowhead County and Edson residents will benefit greatly from a new facility in this area, and this agreement acknowledges that it will be a great asset for present and future generations in both communities.”
Gerald Soroka, Yellowhead County Mayor
“We’re pleased to keep the momentum going towards construction of a new facility and grateful to our partners at Yellowhead County for coming to the table and working with us on this project. We feel this memorandum of understanding will guide us moving forward and create a project and management system that will benefit the entire region.”
Kevin Zahara, Town of Edson Mayor