It has been a busy month for staff and Council, as we start the summer season off with lots of sunshine and great weather! We began the month with four of our Council members attending this years Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Conference in Halifax, NS. We were engaged in many sessions and opportunities like the one where Deputy Reeve Nick Gelych and I were able to tour with the Fire Chief of the Halifax Regional Fire Services.
I would like to take this time to acknowledge the fact that Councillor Lorne Olsvik has been on the FCM Board and is now stepping down after dedicating ten years to the organization. He has opened a lot of avenues for Lac Ste. Anne County with great connections and information, we wish him well in his retirement from the FCM Board.
Lac Ste. Anne County is here to support you in teaming up with your friends, family and neighbors to help create litter free neighborhoods in our Hamlets. For weekends in July and August, we will provide two large bins in which residents can place their awkward waste items in the bins and the County will retrieve and dispose of them appropriately. The bins can be used for tires, furniture, appliances, wood items, metal items etc., however please do not use the bins for hazardous waste. The bins will be delivered on Friday afternoon and picked up on Monday. Watch the website for dates and locations.
As always we are proud of the staff that work for us at Lac Ste. Anne County and would like to welcome the many new smiling faces that have joined the team. Administration has been filling some much needed positions to better assist the residents of our County. Two Community Peace Officers will be attending six weeks of training this month to fulfill the requirements to better assist the residents as well, good luck everyone!
Public Works has been busy out on the roads, and have now completed the patching and dust control projects. Just in time to move onto the road and bridge construction that is set to begin at the beginning of July and will continue throughout the summer of 2018. Check out the website for locations and information. Remember, drive with caution, slow down, observe traffic signs, save a life!
And finally, on behalf of Council and myself, I would like to wish all of the Grade 12 students graduating this weekend within Lac Ste. Anne County and surrounding areas a huge Congratulations on a job well done! Have a great Canada Day long weekend to celebrate your accomplishments!