The District of Barriere Council passed the second and third readings of two bylaws at their October 2 meeting. The bylaws are: the District of Barriere church Property Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 96; and the District of Barriere Community Use Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 97. The final readings of these two bylaws will be at the October 15 meeting.
Council members denied the application for rezoning the property at 4649 Barriere Town Road from C-1 to R-1.
The Chief Administrative Officer, Colleen Hannigan reported on the status of several projects that are underway or have just been completed.
The Septage Receiving Station Infrastructure tender close date was extended from October 2 to October 5. The Engineer’s recommendation will be brought to a special Council meeting at 6 p.m. on October 9.
Staff members requested that Council approve the purchase of two additional dumpsters, over the four previously approved. Council members approved a motion for the two extra dumpsters.
The successful candidate for the Roads, Parks and Bylaw Enforcement Coordinator position is Dustin Doherty. He started work on September 23.
Council members approved the expediture of $1000 for Halloween fireworks from the administration and council public relations budget.
The Barriere Volunteer Fire Department were to be hosting a firefighters’ awards and BBQ evening for their members and families on October 4, to recognize the dedication and hours that these volunteers provide for our community.
The District will be leaving the Bandshell washrooms open daily until the end of October. Staff will be looking into options for heating the washrooms, so that in future they can be open year round, and will report back to Council.
Staff members reported to Council that the outdoor exercise equipment will now be installed in March. The delay was initially due to some items being backordered, and now it is getting too late in the year to get it installed before winter.
There will be a special Council meeting on October 9, at 6 p.m. and the next regular Council meeting will be on October 15, at 7 p.m.