New sound system needed at Community Gardens

Nancy MacPhee
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KENSINGTON — A new sound system for Community Gardens could be in next year’s capital budget.

The issue was brought up at Monday night’s monthly Kensington town council meeting during Rowan Caseley’s Community Gardens Complex committee report.

At the committee’s meeting on Nov. 27, the current sound system at the complex was discussed, with two options reviewed and the recommendation made that, in the 2014 capital budget, $11,000 be allocated to replace the system.

It was recommended at Monday’s meeting that money for the system be in the 2014 budget.


The outdoor rink at the complex is being prepared, with the surface now ready to flood once the cold weather hits.


The committee also discussed the wind turbine at the complex site, noting that the annual electricity generated is about $5,000 per year, which his below what was expected and not enough to cover the cost of additional insurance.

The report indicated that the town is fortunate to have wind turbine insurance coverage since the town owns a second turbine and, therefore, was able to apply that saving to debt and interest.


Complex manager Robert Wood is looking for dressing room sponsors.

The rate would be $100 per year, with each sponsor having the option to renew each year for as long as they wish.

Caseley said during Monday night’s meeting that Wood indicated he always has people asking him if there are opportunities to sponsor a dressing room.


There are various activities planned at the complex for December, including a community-sponsored skate on Saturday with players from the Moase Plumbing Vipers and Kensington Wild teams attending.

The players will skate with the public and give tours of their dressing rooms.

Hot chocolate and hot dogs will provided free of charge.

On Dec. 26, the Vipers will take on the Western Red Wings at 2 p.m. and, at 7, the Kensington Wild will take on the Charlottetown Islanders.


The complex’s application for $5,000 has been approved and will cover some of the costs of the renovations done to get the facility ready for the Kensington Wild.

Organizations: Kensington town council, Community Gardens Complex committee

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