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Bancroft Town Council Meeting

Bancroft Town Council met on Wednesday after a truncated meeting last week. Council began by passing a by-law to enter into a land agreement with Bancroft Community Transit, to construct a building in Riverside Park. The building will be used by Bancroft Community Transit and Local youth as a confectionary and water sports activity rental shop. Construction will begin soon with the help of Fleming College students.

The Bancroft Public Library has been nominated for the Hastings County Service Award according to Vanessa Holm, the library’s C.E.O. She was ta Town Council yesterday to make her annual report, and was accompanied by Paul Kirby a member of the library board. They reported a good year with an increase in membership and a tripling of attendance at the children’s programs. The library also underwent some renovations and introduced new adult programs.

Perry Kelly, the Department Head for Public Works reported that he will be monitoring the Easter weekend’s traffic around the bridge construction area to determine what possible future traffic issues may be encountered or anticipated when the warmer weather brings more people.

The Bancroft Lions Club has offered to take over operations of the Santa’s Village house. Last year Santa’s Village House did not open, due to a lack of volunteers. The Lions Club wants to enter into an agreement with the town to operate and maintain the location and to open it during the Christmas season. The Lions and the Town will work out an arrangement for this year. The Lions Club of Bancroft has been running the local Santa Claus Parade for over 690 years and ends the parade at Santa’s Village where children can then visit with the Jolly Old Elf.

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