Pathway plan still under review

Lake Country council considers pedestrian safety during budget

The future of a pedestrian safety project in Lake Country is still unknown.

Council continues to consider $25,000 to continue the pedestrian pathway northwards up Bond Road and to straighten the pathway section at the intersection of Davidson and Bond roads.

“It will be considered as part of the 2012 budget,” said Mayor James Baker.

The project is primarily directed towards children walking to and from Davidson Road Elementary School.

Baker admits that there are similar demands across the municipality to improve pedestrian safety.

“Our standing policy is to put aside money every year for these situations,” he said.

“Areas around schools are the important ones.”

Food Bank Gets Funding

Lake Country taxpayers are getting behind an organization that ensures residents don’t go hungry.

The municipality is providing a grant so the Lake Country Food Assistance Society can cover the costs of renting Creekside Theatre for a fundraising concert.

“These are tough economic times right now and the work of the volunteers at the food bank should be supported,” said Coun. Noreen Guenther.

“We want them to have a successful event.”

The Dec. 10 fundraiser will feature a Christmas musical.

“We help between 600 and 700 people per month in our area,” said Phyllis MacPherson, society manager.

“No wages are paid at this food bank. I have been manager for 26 years. Every cent helps us to help our needy and working poor in our lovely community.”

 

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