Monday, April 20, 2015

Rocky View Weekly on Bassano Station

In an article in the electronic version of the Rocky View Weekly posted on Monday, it mentioned that the Village of Beiseker bought the Bassano train station for $10,000. 

In fact, the Village of Beiseker has not invested any funds into the relocation and restoration of the Bassano Station project.  The Village originally supported the project in principle, but that interest has waned over the last few years.  At no time was tax payers' dollars given over to the project!

Last summer, I did volunteer some of my own time to help liaise between the various groups to see the station building finally placed on its foundation.  But again, no Village resources were involved.

By my calculations, almost half a million dollars have been spent on the project so far and with little to show for it.  Village Council has asked to meet with the Centennial Railway Museum and other interested parties in the near future to get an idea where they are going from here.  The only way that the Village of Beiseker is involved is that the project is within the Village boundaries, and the village does issue development and building permits for construction there.  That's it!

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