Resident asks District to pave dirt road next to Seniors Hall

The District of Barriere held their regular council meeting on May 2, where they received the presentation from the auditor, Carol Patton, on the 2010 financial statements.  Carol reported that, “these financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the District as at December 31, 2010, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles.”

Council members then passed the first three readings of the District of Barriere bylaw #79 (the financial plan for the years 2011-2015) and the District of Barriere bylaw #80 (rates for municipal, hospital district and regional district taxes for the year 2011).

Council received information from the TNRD regarding a household hazardous waste and recycling round-up day that will be held in Barriere on May 28 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Ridge parking lot.  This event is for residential waste only – commercial and industrial waste will not be accepted.

It was reported that the second draft of the Barriere Integrated Sustainability Plan and Official Community Plans are undergoing review and should be brought forward to council for its initial presentation in early June.

Mayor Fennell proclaimed that: “the Municipality of Barriere proclaims May as Child Find’s Green Ribbon of Hope month, and May 25 as National Missing Children’s day.  I urge our citizens to wear a green ribbon as a symbol of Hope for the recovery of all missing children; and to remain vigilant in our common desire to protect and nurture the youth of our Province.”

Council received a letter from Barriere resident Mary Makowichuk regarding several concerns. “It would be nice if the dirt road linking the Elementary School through to Barriere Town Road by the Senior’s Hall would be paved… it would look a lot better and be less dusty and bumpy.  If there is something going on at the new Bandshell, people will be choking on the dust.”  Another concern she had was the lack of street lighting at the corners of DeeJay Road.  Council members discussed options regarding the lighting issue and will pass it on to the Public Works committee for further action.  The paving of the lane past the Senior’s Hall is planned for sometime in the near future as part of the area will be turned into a parking lot for those attending park events.

The next District of Barriere council meeting will be on May 16 at 7 p.m.