During the Parks, Recreation and Culture meeting, Council decided to purchase 20 street banners. that were budgeted for in the 2011 budget to replace the banners in Saywell Park and along Point Ideal Road.
Council was also updated that the Dawn Coe-Jones recognition sign has been installed at the intersection of Cowichan Lake and Old Lake Cowichan Road.
Town council is are also awaiting an environmental assessment of the shoreline in Saywell Park to determine the possibility of creating a public beach or wharf to replace the beach area that was fenced off for safety reasons by Catalyst earlier this year.
Mayor Forrest updated Council on the Vancouver Island University tourism students who are currently analyzing the Pacific Marine Circle Route to help communities such as ours better promote tourists stopping and enjoying the communities around the route.
Correspondence was received from Hazel Beech asking Council to reconsider the construction of a planned water-spray park and use the funds for other capital projects.
Other notable correspondence was received from Cowichan Lake Recreation Commission voicing their displeasure regarding the camping policy adopted this year for Centennial Park. The letter noted that this policy had a negative effect on this year’s summer curling bonspiel.
In other discussion, staff presented a nomination form for the Heritage Wall of Fame which will soon be available for the public to nominate candidates for 2012 induction.