Walk With Light set to return along with more projects
During Monday’s Huntsville Town Council meeting, Kelly Haywood on behalf of the Huntsville Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce made a presentation on their winter product development.
In the presentation she told council that they will be expanding the light show at Muskoka Heritage place. They also intend on a light installation on the King St entrance, Kent Park and redesign the lighting at town hall.
Council was also advised that the chamber would like to see Kent Park be maintained, and the snow cleared during the winter. Haywood also says the chamber would welcome a discussion with the town on what their vision is for Kent Park during the winter. The chamber received $51,000 in a grant for a skating rink or rinks in Huntsville. $15,000 of that is allocated for hydro and lighting at the rink.
The chamber also asked that the town waive fees for sanding, plowing and hydro costs for the Muskoka Heritage place. This would mean an exception to the existing agreement.
Staff reported that since this is funded through MAT, a clause is there to prohibit the town be asked for funding or in kind contributions when the project is being funded by the Muskoka Accommodation Tax.
Council asked that staff report back on the November 7th council meeting what the actual costs would be before they agree to an exemption.