The town is looking at striking a task force to look at the development of the fountain and surrounding park.
Council has discussed the future of the fountain area and recommendations were presented for the future of the fountain.
These recommendations included:
That the fountain is salvageable, and can therefore be incorporated into the design of the Flood Mitigation and Adaptation Measures for the Rotary Park area;
That detailed designs and estimates need to be completed with costs for different uses of the area. The cost estimates provided at the meeting are completed at a very high level and need more detail to properly inform a decision on the repairs of the fountain;
That detailed operating cost estimates for the possible operational methods need to be created and That a task force be established within the community, including Rotary representatives, to review
the long term plans for the area.
“Council agreed with the above recommendations and now administration will start working on these items. We want to meet the needs of residents and visitors the best we can within our budget,” outlined Darryl Drohomerski, CAO. “Therefore this task group, with representation from the Rotary Club of Drumheller and other community members will create a series of cost effective options; which will then be put to the public for comment.”
“Before the fountain was removed we wanted to ensure that we had investigated every aspect to save this much loved facility,” added Dave Brett, Director of Infrastructure. “With thorough investigative and methodical work we came up with a solution to keep the fountain operating, albeit in a modified way. We will now work on the possibilities for the area and supporting the task force in their decision making.”
The task force will be created shortly and the public are encouraged to look out for the engagement piece for the fountain area.