What do you think the new lighthouse should look like?

Plans are progressing to build a new lighthouse in Sylvan Lake and now it’s time for residents to weigh in on their ideas.

Plans are progressing to build a new lighthouse in Sylvan Lake and now it’s time for residents to weigh in on their ideas.

Trevor Sigfusson, chair of the committee working on the project, said they want to invite everyone to submit their visions between now and May 21.

There’s no preconceived idea of what the lighthouse could look like, he indicated pointing to some of those found in a Google image search of those located around the world.

Following initial investigation, the committee has found that the province is not in favour of anything being built on the current landfill pier or in the water off that site at the north end of 50th Street.

That has meant they’re focused on constructing something on the site of the last lighthouse. That property will become a town park in the near future as part of an agreement with the developer of the marina and condominium project.

Sketches, pictures and descriptions of styles and colours are invited by the committee and may be dropped off at the Sylvan Lake News or Sylvan Lake Municipal Library until Tuesday, May 21. Please make sure your name and contact information is included.

The committee then hopes to narrow down the options and have two or three proposals ready to be unveiled during the open house at the new town hall on June 15.

Plans for fundraising are also in the formative stages. The committee will be working with Red Deer & District Community Foundation in order to be able to accept donations and provide tax receipts.

Sponsorship packages are being developed for individual donors, corporations and organizations. More on this work will be announced at the June 15 event.