Comox council forced to rethink sale of used exercise equipment

Comox council will take another look at how to dispose of older recreation equipment while trying to aid the Comox Recreation Commission — but not in the form of a garage sale as originally planned.

Comox council will take another look at how to dispose of older recreation equipment while trying to aid the Comox Recreation Commission — but not in the form of a garage sale as originally planned.Last week at the committee of the whole meeting, council agreed to let the Rec Commission sell 20 pieces of cardio equipment and free weights and keep the funds raised following a funding request from Pat Lewis of the Rec Commission.During the council meeting Wednesday, Richard Kanigan, the Town’s chief administrative officer, said when the Rec Commission dissolved into an advisory body to the town, they had to dispose of their assets.”At that time, they disposed of that, declared no value of anything that had any value. The structure of the committee recommendation from last week was that they would potentially see revenues come from something that had zero value. So those monies would have to be turned over to another gaming-eligible organization or turned back to the gaming branch,” he noted.Lewis requested $8,000 from the Town to continue their youth programming this summer. Last year, the commission offered programs such as film, squash and dragon boating.Council defeated the motion to give the Rec Commission the opportunity to sell and retain the proceeds from the fitness equipment, and Kanigan added next week at the committee of the whole meeting, council will consider both issues separately.photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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