District supports Agriplex

There were several reports on a variety of topics given during the March 7 District of Barriere council meeting.

It was reported that construction of the bandshell will resume as soon as it is warm enough to pour the slab, hopefully in the next week or two.

The Mayor is currently in discussions with Brian Simms from Community Futures regarding development of the industrial site at Louis Creek.  There will be a report presented on these discussions at the next Economic Development Committee meeting.

District staff were scheduled to meet with a representative from Argo Road Maintenance on March 8 in order to better understand the actual costs of maintaining the District’s roads in preparation for putting together a long term plan for roads.  Several council members, including Mayor Fennell, have been out and about in the last few days taking pictures of large puddles, sinkholes and other notable road problem areas to include in this discussion.

The draft of the Official Community Plan (OCP) should be ready for council to review by March 25, and a public review is tentatively planned for April 18.

North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association president Donna Kibble spoke to council and requested a letter of support for the construction of a new ‘Agriplex’ building on the Fall Fair grounds.  Council members approved a motion to write the letter of support.

The next District of Barriere council meeting will be a public review of the Budget, on March 14, at 7 p.m.




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