Cochrane town council has been forced to resume its Monday meeting on Thursday due to technical issues.

Council was able to complete a public hearing and approval of the rezoning of 57 West Aarsby Rd. before issues arose during a presentation by Frank Boros, manager of municipal enforcement.

Multiple efforts to establish a property connection failed, forcing the postponement of the meeting.

"Tonight’s Council meeting will reconvene Thu at 6pm," they posted on the town's social media. "We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience."

Among the agenda items being carried forward to Thursday is a proposal to lend Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre up to $1.5 million from reserves to cover financial shortfallings due to its shutdown during the pandemic.

The hub of many recreational activities and a growing number of cultural activities in the region has been heavily impacted by the mandatory shutdown. It anticipates a partial opening in the fall and won't be 100 per cent operational until the province enters stage 3 of the relaunch.

The financial shortfall comes despite laying off most of its staff, applying for relief programs, and reducing costs where possible. There remain monthly costs of utilities, maintenance, and some payroll.

Other agenda items impacted included fire services annual report, the impact of COVID-19 on the on-demand transit system, and the COVID-19 update by Interim CAO Drew Hyndman.