by Mayor Myrna Lanctot, Village of Donnelly
A few projects were undertaken in the Village of Donnelly this past summer.
Raider’s Site Services Ltd. of Edmonton won the tendering contract to replace some old sidewalks on the west side of the Village at a cost of $175,741, which was paid with the Federal Gas Tax grant.
We had a contractor replace the tin on the Village shop as well as reinsulate the roof for a cost of $25,000 which was paid with MSI capital funds.
Over a period of several months, council worked on a new bylaw for dogs and cats. Our bylaw now takes into account dangerous and restricted dogs, with annual licenses and proof of liability insurance.
Council took part in the Falher Honey Festival parade.
The Village of Donnelly entered into an agreement with the Town of Falher. This establishes an Inter-Municipal Library Board, while still maintaining a municipal relationship with the McLennan Library.
The Village of Donnelly continues to advocate for the McLennan Dental Clinic funding, we also partnered along with the other four Municipalities from the Smoky River Region to fund a house for physicians to rent.
The Village of Donnelly operated a fire department for 92 years. The Village recognized the last standing Village of Donnelly Volunteer fire Department members at their recent Christmas party: Charlie Doyle, Gerald Lanctot, Gerry Benoit, Darcy Servant, Normand Garant, and Peter Sutton were in attendance. Henri Cloutier, Adrian Morisette, Jessie Benoit and Bruce Laker who are also Volunteer Firemen, were absent. The Volunteer Fire Department was presented with a sign that will be mounted in the fire hall, which is entitled ‘Stand by Your Firefighter’.
With the resignation of one member of council, a new member will be sworn in at the January 11 council meeting. Katrina Jolie will be our new councillor.
Overall, we had a great year and look forward to maintaining our service in 2016.