REPORTING · 13th September 2011
Finally, the Terrace City Council came around to show a sign of support for the ski hill almost every Terrace organization; government and industry, uses to promote the benefits of living in this region. It is an integral part of the City run Tourism Organization and is used in City promotional videos.
Tonight, after serious debate and arm twisting over the past month, the Council decided to commit the funds, about $90,000 in unallocated reserves, to the operations of the hill.
Just like the monies donated by the RDKS these funds are not to be used for the purchase of the mountain and facilities, just to the operations.
The hope is other communities and organizations will now also get on board. It would have been difficult for other governments to step up to the plate if the municipal government closest didn't join in the effort.
The City also committed to entertaining the prospect of funding the operations on a continuing basis but left that decision up to the next budget debates with the new council elected this November.