The infamous Radium peacock, which the Pioneer has been informed is named Percy, can often be found wandering in the village. He is seen here at the Picadilly motel, where he likes to oversee operations. Photo by Amber Shingleton

Roundabouts and rentals in Radium

Peacock still on the loose too

If Radium council chooses a design soon enough, the artwork that will be featured in the centre of the village’s roundabout could be installed when the intersection between Highway 93 and Highway 95 is rebuilt in 2020.

The village plans to hold a brainstorming day with local stakeholders with hope of sketching out a concept by early January. The issue was discussed at the last Council meeting Wednesday, November 27th.

While council members said it would be ideal to have the centrepiece installed during the intersection construction, mayor Clara Reinhardt said they won’t rush the process unless they find a design they love.

Councillor Mike Grey was adamant about getting the design right.

“Especially now that Rolf’s place (the Home of a Thousand Faces) is gone, this is going to be the identifying icon of our village,” he said.

Council continues to consider how to manage short-term rentals in the community after local accommodators requested a meeting to discuss their concerns. Council will hear the business owners out before voting on requiring licenses for those operating short-term rentals.

After mayor Reinhardt pointed out that one of the December council meeting falls on Christmas Day, council opted to cancel their December 25th meeting.

The Radium peacock remains at large after he foiled efforts to track him down and take him to a nearby farm. Council still intends to send him to a better place, but it remains to be determined when he will agree to be moved.

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