Village of Halkirk

Village of Halkirk meeting highlights from April 14th

The Village of Halkirk has opted to support a local business

By Kevin J. Sabo

For the Advance

The Village of Halkirk has opted to support a local business.

With the province rolling back to Stage One of the ongoing health restrictions, and this limiting restaurants to patio dining only, the Halkirk Hotel sent a letter to Halkirk council requesting the use of four of the picnic tables normally used at the Bullarama grounds “to facilitate outdoor dining” in the community.

To support the business located in the community, council has directed CAO Marcy Renschler to loan the tables to the restaurant at no charge.

While requesting four tables, council further directed the CAO to confirm with the hotel how many tables are needed and give him what he needs.

Any other picnic table requests, and fees charged for such, will be discussed om a per case basis.

Development permits

Village of Halkirk Council has approved two new development permits in the community.

The first development permit approved is to fence a back yard on a property just off Main Street. Per the plans, the fence will take advantage of some already existing fence line, and the remainder will be within property lines at the height of six feet.

The second permit allowed is for the development of a dog run on a resident’s property on George street.

Again, the fence will make use of existing fence line, as well as add new, four-foot tall, chain link fencing to the property.

Audit

As part of the April 14th meeting, Village of Halkirk council received a delegation from RWA LLP professional Accountants.

Kendra Walgenbach, representing RWA LLP, presented the audit findings to Village of Halkirk council, ultimately passing on clear audit finding.

Rec grounds

The ball shack at the rec grounds and the shed on the Clarke property will both be getting some work done.

Council is opting to put tin on the walls and a new door on the old ball shack at the rec grounds, and re-roof with tin the shed on the Clarke property.

Some discussion was also held surrounding the fence along Pioneer Ave. by the Bullarama grounds.

“That fence is in pretty bad shape,” said Dennis Cordel.

The rest of council agreed with his assessment and has directed administration to get a measurement of the fence line and price out what a replacement fence would cost for the next meeting.

Camping fees

The village of Halkirk is raising camping rates for the 2021 camping season.

Effective immediately, camping fees for the Village of Halkirk campground will be jumping by $10 from $25 a night to $35 a night. The weekly rate will be jumping by $50, from $150 to $200, which will mean there will still be a discount for campers if booking by the week.

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