Splash Pad dance cancelled

The next District of Barriere council meeting will be on July 15, at 7 p.m.

The District of Barriere Council held their regular meeting on June 17.  They received a verbal report from Cpl. Darin Underhill, regarding the priorities of the RCMP for the Barriere Detachment.  Cpl. Underhill also advised council that he is looking to get a speed board for use along Barriere Town Road, and hopes to have one available in the near future.

Council members approved the 2012 Annual Report. , and accepted Fire Chief Al Kirkwood’s May Fire Report for information.

The Heritage Splash in the Past committee has been asked to research the possibility of setting up a separate account for the purpose of electronic donations for the Splash Pad.  In order to set this up, it requires a resolution from council to approve the opening of this account.  To that end, council approved the creation of a Splash in the Past Fundraising account, and that this account would require two of the existing signing officers to withdraw or transfer funds.

The committee also reported that the Splash Pad Dance will be rescheduled, due to low ticket sales.  They will be having a meeting later this week to decide on a new date for the dance.

Council members received a report from CAO, Colleen Hannigan, regarding several ongoing projects.  There are several dignitaries lined up for the Canada Day celebration.  The official opening of the event will start at 2:30 p.m.  Speakers will include Simpcw First Nation, Cathy McLeod MP, MLA Terry Lake, Mayor Bill Humphreys, and Bill Kershaw TNRD Area ‘O’.  Artisans, learning sessions, vendors and entertainment have all been confirmed.  Cupcakes will be served as well.

Hannigan also reported that the District’s current seasonal employee will be departing at the end of next week to pursue other career interests.  Mary McLennan, a previous seasonal employee, has accepted the position for the rest of the season.

The Barriere Chamber of Commerce was unsuccessful in getting funding for their summer student for the information booth.  Council members passed a motion to spend $5,000 towards this, and will send a letter to the TNRD to see if they will assist.

Council members received a report on the outdoor exercise equipment that had been ordered for Fadear Park.  The latest word is that it should arrive sometime this week.

The next District of Barriere council meeting will be on July 15, at 7 p.m.


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