Metal plaques approved for historic buildings

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Council approved a motion to spend the $5000 from Paintearth Economic Partnership Society (PEPS )Canada 150 Legacy Project to commemorate historical buildings on permanent metal plaques with a brief history of the building and a photograph.
Each plaque is estimated to cost $1000 so council approved five historic buildings as Elks Hall, first school, first hospital, Royal Crown Hotel and the Coronation Central Alberta Dairy Pool.
There is a lot of potential for this project as businesses may jump on board and pay for their own historic building signs, or the Museum Society.
“It’s a good idea,” said Coun. Shelley Cook, “we just need more museum society people. I’m, the baby.”
Other historic buildings suggested were the Coronation CPR Depot and Roundhouse, Haney’s Store, Birkett & Co. Hardware, Avalon Theatre, Bank of Toronto, water tower in it’s various facade, and the drive-inn.

A angle parking request in front of the Zinger School of Dancing was denied by council due to safety reasons as the stop sign is on the corner which would require a further set back for no parking. With that in mind, the number of parking spaces in front of the dance studio would not increase by changing parallel parking to angle parking.

Council was asked for input into the removal of the chain link fence around the dugout in the golf course as it was a motion made and a chain link fence paid for by a previous council in the 1980’s.
Council felt that water hazards are typical in golf courses, however Coun. Shelley Cook wondered if the posts which are still there could be cut off and a pipe railing put up just as a warning for even those driving golf carts.
It was noted that there were lots of pipe rails that were removed from the ball diamonds.
Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Sandra Kulyk reported on the frustration the Fire Dept. is experiencing from text messages from alarm companies with incorrect addresses.
Council will sign Norfolk Avenue on either end and encourage homeowners to put house numbers on their homes in a visible place.
“I would think homeowners would want their house numbers on and visible for emergency responders, noted Coun. Cook.

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