Installing a fence at the Minden Hills Cultural Centre will mean better control of where people access the site, according to Interim Director of Community Services, Darren Levstek.

At a committee of the whole meeting last week, Levstek provided council with the recommendation to hire Lougheed Construction to build a heritage style design fence along Parkside St on the boarder of the Cultural Centre.

Levstek said there have been problems in the past with people using the area as a dog park or going through the yard area to enter the centre without paying. He said putting the fence up “elevates that we are a pioneer village, that we’re a heritage and cultural facility as opposed to just being an open area.”

Deputy-Reeve Cheryl Murdoch said she is happy to see the fence going up as quite a bit of money was lost because of people entering through that area.

The fence is proposed at approximately 6 ft tall and will reflect the character of the cultural centre. A final vote to hire Lougheed Construction will occur at the June 26 council meeting.