Town of Pincher Creek council voted to defeat a motion to allocate $25,000 to conduct a study for the Pincher Creek Golf Club and Curling Club Steering Committee during the Wednesday, Jan. 8 council meeting.
The topic proved contentious among council, and councillors voiced frustrations towards the topic, about how no direction has been taken so far, and how there’s no feasible way to discern which course of action to take.
The motion, which was put forward by councillor Mark Barber, was defeated in a 4 – 3 vote, with Mayor Don Anderberg and councillors Mark Barber and Sussanne O’Rourke voting in favour of the motion.
Barber said funding the study was a worthwhile endeavor, necessary to discern the specific costs of changing the water irrigation system at the golf course.
“That money was allocated prior to the budget, but our budget deliberations removed the said funds. I again think that was a mistake, and it’s possibly pushing back the planning of the expansion by approximately a year,” said Barber.