By Stan Ashbee
Westwind Weekly News
Trail winter closure
Please be advised the portions of the trail not maintained through the winter months will be blocked, as of Nov. 15, according to the Town of Magrath.
“There will be gates across the trail that must not be opened. The adjacent land owner will have livestock within the gated areas and trail users must be respectful and appreciate the generous donation of the use of these lands through the rest of the year,” it was stated in a post on the town’s website.
Advance Poll – municipal by-election
Municipal by-election Advance Polling will take place on Nov. 29th from 2-8 p.m. at the new Town Office.
Town of Raymond council passed First Reading of Bylaw 1078-19 or the Knight Residence Bylaw at the Nov. 19 council meeting.
“The bylaw identifies the historically significant elements of the Knight Residence and outlines measures to maintain these elements and the overall historical value of the property,” it was stated in a post on the town’s website.
Please contact Abe Tinney at the Town Office at 403-752-3322 (Ext. 1007), or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any feedback for council prior to Third Reading.
According to the post, the town’s Historic Resources Committee has been actively preserving Raymond’s history for years and historical designation represents the culmination of their work.
“Formed in 2012, the group’s first activity was to advise and participate in the creation of a town Historical Context Paper. The group then selected 17 sites identified in the paper to create the town’s first Historic Resources Inventory,” it was explained in the post.
Central to the inventory process is a Statement of Significance (SOS), which contains all the character defining elements for a given property, according to the town. “The SOS informs the registry bylaw, which guides the homeowner and town officials through resource preservation. Earlier this year, the Town Hall (Museum) was the first property to receive designation,” it was stated in the post.