Council approves option for Indoor Sports Facility
On Monday, March 25, City of Cranbrook council approved the location of the Kootenay East Youth Soccer Association (KEYSA) Indoor Sports Facility in Balment Park.
With that approval, council directed staff to provide a new conditional letter of intent with KEYSA, outlining the location which is currently being used as a BMX track, the acknowledgement of costs KEYSA would incur, the development of a License of Occupation, and a term period.
Once the conditions of the letter of intent are met, city staff will provide council a follow up report for final approval of a license of occupation for the site.
Council also indicated that no construction that will affect the BMX park activities will happen until after September 1. A decision whether to relocate the BMX park will be made at a later date, after council has reviewed how successful the BMX track use has been for the 2019 season.
Council also noted any costs to relocate the BMX track will not be borne by KEYSA.
In the event KEYSA is unable to fulfill their operational obligations, the city would include the option to take on the operations or close the facility. In the event the facility is closed, the city would retain the right to sell the structure to recover reclamation costs of the site.
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