Warfield reviewing its role in recreation deal

Warfield Mayor: “I really don’t know the direction we will go but at the end of the day the talks were positive and will continue that way.”

Warfield residents may be wondering if they will be paying more to use recreational facilities in Trail come the new year in light of Beaver Valley ending its Recreation Services Agreement with the city.

Without contribution from Fruitvale, Montrose and Electoral Area A in 2014, the City of Trail will experience an immediate loss in revenue of $209,350.

The city has a similar agreement with the Village of Warfield, which expires at the end of this year, and Electoral Area B.

The village has been paying almost $75,000 per year since 2009 and although it does not receive user information on a regular basis, Warfield is considering re-negotiating, said Vince Morelli, chief administrative officer.

Current statistics (2012) show 529 people in Warfield have a Trail Resident Program (TRP) card and may partake in services as widespread as swimming lessons, registered programs such as summer camps, facility memberships and other facility recreation use such as minor sports, said Trish Davison, Trail’s parks and recreation director.

“We’ve had one meeting and are passing information back and forth,” said Warfield Mayor Bert Crockett. “I really don’t know the direction we will go but at the end of the day the talks were positive and will continue that way.”

The TRP program covers usage at the Trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre, leisure programming, the Willi Krause Field House and Haley Park.

“The bottom line is it has to be sustainable and something the village can handle,” said Crockett. “So we are bouncing numbers back and forth with each other in conversation, which is an important step.”

The Beaver Valley recreation committee informed the city last week, that it will not be renewing, renegotiating or extending its agreement with the city, citing a lack of statistics from Trail detailing facility use, and no formal request for renewal.

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