This red squirrel scampers up an evergreen tree, looking for a safe place to store its large caches of snacks like seeds, nuts, dried mushrooms, conifer cones or fruitsalong with other goodies for nibbling later. Unlike some other squirrels, red ones do not hibernate but do sleep a lot in winter. More pictures in this week's edition of this critter and of a beaveralso busy preparing for fall and winter conditions. ©Provost News Photo.
|Old Arena: ‘Tear it Down; Operate With Natural Ice;
Rent Building Out’Among Survey Suggestions
Provost residents were invited when they went to vote in this year’s electionwhat they would like done with the old arena.
There was an option of choosing one of 21 suggestions that the Town of Provost had put forward on paper with instructions to mark only one preference. If more than one preference was made the form was discarded. Seven surveys were spoiled. Some comments were also recorded.
The new town council and mayor will now study the 264 surveys before making a decision about the fate of the building.
The top five suggestions garnering the most interest by the 264 people who expressed an opinion included:
• “Tear down and rezone for single and or multi-family residential lots” (106 “votes”).
• “Leave as a second arena possible with natural ice and in use in place of or in addition to the existing outdoor arena” (48).
• Operate as a rental facility for events or as a sound stage ” (43).
• “Sell for a private business ” (34).
• “Develop into an indoor RV park.” (9).
Comments included: “Make more living quarters like Crestwood area; Seniors’ housing; Preferably senior/handicap condos, given access to downtown, etc.; Make it into a seniors’ manor close to downtown (each senior has its own unit self-contained); Include green space/park; Also develop part of it for green space park; Why did we build the new one?”
Complete story in October 27 edition of The Provost News.
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