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File #: AR-17-372    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agenda Reports Status: Passed
File created: 7/17/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/5/2017 Final action: 9/5/2017
Title: Gymnastics Funding Model Presented by: Diane Enger, Director
Attachments: 1. Infrastructure Development Process, 2. Administrative Analysis of Dynamyx Gymnstics Club, Preliminary Need Identification, 3. Regional Funding Models for Gymnastics Facilities
TAMRMS#: B06

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Gymnastics Funding Model
Presented by: Diane Enger, Director

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RECOMMENDATION(S)
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That Administration continue to pursue options for the City of St. Albert to seek a new partnership in the provision of gymnastics facilities to the community, potentially including land donation, grants and other synergistic funding and operating opportunities, as a gymnastics facility does not fit within a municipality constructed and operated facility funding model.

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PURPOSE OF REPORT

To provide Council with a summary of funding options so Council can decide if we fund gymnastics facilities and to what scope. Overall, gymnastics facilities do not align with the criteria for a municipally constructed/operated recreation facility; however, Dynamyx Gymnastics Club strongly aligns with many of the parameters for partnership with the City of St. Albert. A partnership with gymnastics providers may potentially include land donation, grant and other synergistic funding and operating opportunities.

Administration is working through all four of the Council Motions passed on July 10, 2017, to provide a wholistic approach to future facility partnerships, both traditional and non-traditional, within the community. The opportunities and timing of other projects needs to be factored into the mix when determining funding and partnership models for any new facility development. Further work with gymnastics providers and other potential partners is required before Administration can provide funding options.

COUNCIL DIRECTION

On July 10, 2017 Council passed the following motions:

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That Administration will provide a report to Council by Q2 2018 recommending a growth plan for facility development including funding strategies, operating models and land requirements.

(CM-17-064)
That Administration return to Council in September with a report and with an examination of Gymnastics funding models so Council can decide if we fund Gymn...

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