Reports shot down

A Lumby politician’s calls for greater communication with community groups have been stalled.

A Lumby politician’s calls for greater communication with community groups have been stalled.

Coun. Nick Hodge was opposed by his colleagues Monday when he asked for annual reports from the Lumby Lions and recreational slowpitch players because they use property owned by the village.

“He can just go and ask the Lions about issues. Our staff is busy enough as it is,” said Coun. Lori Mindnich.

Mayor Kevin Acton also didn’t support the motions brought forward by Hodge.

“There was a lot of confusion around it,” said Acton.

“When you start requesting information from groups, you should be specific. There was a concern about micro-managing.”

The Lions manage a campsite on village land  and Hodge was seeking a range of information, including campsite usage compared to previous years.

As for the slowpitch players, Hodge wanted a report that outlined the nights used for weekly play, the number of tournaments, how often the flood lights are used and comments about the loss of the concession building.

“I was interested in the utilization of the properties,” said Hodge, adding that his goal wasn’t to micro-manage but to assist the community organizations. “If the campground is not being used to its maximum, were there ways to help usage increase and the same at Royals Park.”