The regular Bentley town council meeting on February 26 was shorter than usual. The main highlight was a delegation from a developer offering information about a conceptual development plan to the north of Bentley on Gull Lake.
The town was asked to consider possible implications to the town in the future. Adding a large rural recreational development to the town’s water / waste water system could mean the need for expansion of the sewage lagoons and possibly drilling two more water wells.
Increased traffic flow through the town would have pros and cons.
The delegation was thanked for their presentation of the proposed development update and for information provided.
* Unfinished business from the previous council meeting was addressed. A motion was made that the Blindman Valley Agricultural Centre committee be encouraged to apply for provincial funding, under the umbrella of the Bentley Ag Society, to assist them with the $67,800 cost of the heating / air conditioning upgrade deemed necessary for the building, and that council will consider providing matching funding to assist with the project. No dollar value was set.
* Maintenance of the bike / walking path was again discussed and it was reconfirmed that policy states snow will be removed as time permits public works staff, and when conditions are feasible. Due to the depth and compactness of the snow on the path at this time, it is now no longer feasible.
Note: The next regular town council meeting has been changed to Monday, March 10 at 6:45 p.m.