A new bench is being installed on Stafford Street to help make the walk to town easier for seniors in a nearby apartment building.

Councillor Shelley Maika brought the idea forward at Monday night’s meeting of Madawaska Valley council.

She says residents at the building on Stafford Street often walk to do their errands in town, but that they’re finding it hard without having a place to rest.

Council agreed to set a budget of $500 for the new bench, which will be installed at the new courtesy crosswalk on the same side of the street as the ambulance station. If it’s in the budget, the new bench will also match the look of other greening committee projects around Barry’s Bay.