Brandon city council will be asked to put its wallet where it’s 2017 Canada Summer Games bid is through a resolution at Monday’s regular council meeting.
The resolution sets out some of the details related to hosting the games, including a $3 million contribution to the event’s capital expenditures, being responsible for all deficits related to the Games, confirming $3 million in value-in-kind donations to the Games,and that the $400,000 rights fees payment required to host the Games will be paid by the city.
Of the $3 million worth of in-kind donations, $2.5 million will be for Host Society operations and the other $500,000 will be for capital expenditures.
Also in the resolution is a confirmation that the following institutions and communities will be used as Games venues: Brandon University, Assiniboine Community College, Brandon School Division, Rolling River School Division, CFB Shilo, Riding Mountain National Park, Minnedosa, Pelican Lake Yacht Club and the Keystone Centre as well facilities owned by groups such as Brandon Minor Baseball and the Brandon Youth Soccer Association.
Airport improvements are also expected and those will be to meet Canada Games standards. When Regina hosted the 2005 Canada Summer Games, the city’s airport was also renovated and improved.
The resolution also calls for at least one facility to be built or renovated and have as part of its name, Canada Games and Jeux de Canada.
Council will also consider a new Sunday Shopping bylaw and will either approve a new bylaw or reject it on Monday.
Tenders for the Third Street Dam replacement and the third phase of the Water Reclamation Facility upgrade will also be approved or rejected.
First reading of an amended Planning Commission bylaw is also scheduled, but debate on that measure will be deferred to a future meeting.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 21, 2012