Residents support lifting Killaloe campfire ban


KILLALOE – Several residents are in support of Killaloe-Hagarty-Richards Township council lifting the campfire ban in the village of Killaloe.

Councillor Ted Browne said since the news went out that council will review its bylaw, he has received calls from many residents encouraging council to lift the ban, which was in place prior to amalgamation.

Council received more support at the regular council meeting of July 19, when Margaret Bodkin of Roche Street attended as a delegation.

She told council that she would like to have the opportunity to have a campfire for roasting hot dogs and marshmallows.

“And I can’t,” she said. “It fosters recreation, family time, outdoor time – you aren’t sitting out in front of the TV.”
Bodkin said she owns 30 acres at the end of Roche Street, and yet she is unable to have a small campfire because her property falls within the borders of the village of Killaloe. 

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