After dealing with the closure of town facilities due to the pandemic, the town of Battleford is finally taking some steps towards safely re-opening.
At Tuesday night’s meeting, council agreed to proceed with some renovations at Town Hall’s reception area and for barriers to be put up elsewhere, with a view towards being able to open Town Hall to the public as soon and as safely as possible.
The resolution that passed on Tuesday authorized administration to ensure that town hall can open safely for both the public and staff with minor renovations, for barriers to be erected at the parks and rec office and the campground, and that works facilities be closed to the general public until a vaccine is developed. The resolution authorized a $12,000 spend to go towards those renovations and barriers.
The idea behind the town hall renovations is to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. At the same time, other Town facilities such as public works and utilities will remain closed to the public, to keep staff safe in the meantime.
“These are critical functions and I do think they should by merit be remain closed,” said town chief administrative officer John Enns-Wind at the meeting.