The Mayor and Council of the Town of Magrath would like to take this opportunity to explain their position regarding the opening of the Magrath Pool on a trial basis for four hours every Sunday afternoon during the summer of 2014.
Every municipality is under the obligation to represent, as best they can, the interests of both the majority and minority of all of its citizens. We understand that opening Town recreational facilities on Sundays is often questioned by many in our community. (The ice arena and other local facilities of course have been open on this basis for many years.) When this matter was first raised at a meeting of the Magrath and District Recreation Committee for information purposes, and then subsequently raised with Council, the majority of Councillors felt that it was time to open the pool again on a trial basis. (Historically, the pool had been open on Sundays during many periods in Magrath’s history. The last time Sunday swimming was available here was in the early 1990s.) Council’s recent decision, representing all of our citizens, was that it was in the interest of many in our community to try this out again during the two months, essentially, of the 2014 swimming season. The Town could then closely monitor attendance over this period and then determine whether it would make sense to continue opening the pool on this same basis in subsequent years. Striking the right balance on these kinds of issues can be difficult. Over the past 115 years, Magrath has distinguished itself as a community that is fair-minded and sensitive to the needs of all of its citizens. It is in this light that this decision was made, and as your elected officials, we appreciate the trust you have placed in us and would appreciate your continuing support.
The Town is providing the carts and we are offering you a 95 gallon cart. If you feel you don’t need a 95 gallon cart and would prefer a 65 gallon cart, please let us know by March 31st. There is no difference in cost for pick up between the 2 sizes of carts.
A 95 Gallon Container holds approximately 10 tall kitchen trash bags (13 gal. bags) and a 65 Gallon Container holds approximately 6 tall kitchen bags (13 gal. bags)
Canada Post rates are going up and we would like to cut down on costs.