In Davidson Town Council’s Strategic Plan, one of the values identified was transparency in municipal decision making, finances, and communication. Council’s Corner will focus on these strategic priorities as it relates to the Strategic Action Plan:
Engagement, Communications and Team Work
A successful Fall Friendship Night was held on October 18th where the community recognized new residents and celebrated our heritage. In additional to this, the 2023 Citizen, Business and Community Group of the Year were awarded.
Council had first read of a bylaw to amend the Zoning Bylaw, in order to define Mobile Storage Containers (seacans), extend the zoning districts that they are allowed, and to outline related conditions.
A reminder to please remove your garbage and recycle carts from the street as soon as possible after pickup. This will help with snow removal this winter. As well, removal of your garbage cans and stands in the back alley will make clean-up of the alleys much easier.
Our water system was built in the late 50’s/early 60’s, so like infrastructure in most rural communities, it is wearing out. The system relies on pumps, water lines, valves and storage systems. Recently several valves and one of the pumps have failed so we are now having to operate the system manually. We have replaced one pump and two backflow valves and are considering various options to repair the entire system. While we work on the system, users may continue to experience fluctuations in water pressure. We will keep posting updates as progress is made.
Council and staff will be reviewing the sewer lines that were camera inspected early in October (1/3 of the town) and will be developing plans for ongoing maintenance and repair.
Council passed a motion to transfer the remaining funds in the pavement budget to the Pavement Reserve at year end for future use.
The funds from the sale of the old Engine 482 truck will be put towards the new fire truck loan.
The Economic Development Committee will be meeting Wednesday, November 15th at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers. If you’re interested, please contact Arlene Low (306-561-7880) or Keith LePoudre (639-844-7027).
4. Recreation and Cultural Programs
The AGT Centre is up and running and already busy with hockey and public skating. Be sure to check out the Town’s website for scheduling.
Staff are starting to put the curling ice in, with the Davidson Curling Club planning a “Tune Up or Try” drop-in curling ice time in November, and league play will begin mid-November.
New to the AGT Centre this year is B-Mo’s Kitchen & Lounge; stop by and welcome them to our facility!
If you have questions or want more information, please contact the Town Office.