By Kevin J Sabo
For the Advance
Students leaving the Gus Wetter School student parking lot will be getting encouragement from the Town to slow down as they depart the school.
After some discussion, council decided during their April 23rd meeting to place a temporary speedbump near the daycare to get the students to slow down. To date, council has only heard of one complaint of speeding in town this year, and that was near the school student parking lot, a location which tends to generate a few complaints during the year.
Also discussed was placing speedbumps on the south leg of 45 St. coming into town near the golf course, and on Parkview Drive near the playground. The Town of Castor has three temporary speed bumps that can be placed where required, however due to only the one complaint coming in so far, the decision was made to hold off placing the other two until more information could come in and they can place them appropriately.
Other highlights of the April 23rd Town of Castor meeting of council:
• The Town will be shifting to an eight-day level of service for summer grass cutting. This means that all the grass areas maintained by the Town will be cut once per eight-day cycle, and summer students responsible for the areas will be consistently assigned areas and equipment with which to get the work done.
• Coun. Kevin McDougall was sworn in at the beginning of the meeting and received his committee appointments.
• A Memorandum of Agreement was discussed between the Town and Rod Anderson, the owner of Quality Fitness Studio on Main Street. The building has been having sewer issues for several months, and the Town has agreed to cost share the repairs in order to maintain the viability of the business. The Memorandum of Agreement outlines the Town’s and Anderson’s responsibilities and liabilities for the project.
Council authorized the MoA, and now it just needs to be signed by both parties.
• Coronation and District Seniors Housing has again submitted a virtually unchanged Memorandum of Agreement between the Town, the County, and the Town of Coronation. It has been signed by the County and Coronation, however seeing as none of the Town’s concerns had been addressed, council has directed CAO Robblee to decline the agreement as proposed, and send the list of 12 changes that need to be made before consideration will be made on signing the document.
• Mayor Richard Elhard along with council decreed that April 28th would be a WCB Day of Mourning for the workers who have lost their lives while on the job in the last year – 162 men and women lost their lives.