As with every December as well as the excitement of the Christmas season there is also budget planning to do. Council and administration will be working over the next few weeks fine tuning the budget and ensuring it will be well balanced and fair.
Council and I are keen to encourage more public engagement and so we started on Monday Dec 5th an opportunity to talk to the Mayor and Deputy Mayor. This question session will take place at 4-4.30pm in the upstairs lobby area at Town Hall. It will take place every second Monday.
Congratulations to everyone involved in the two new Christmas events held this year, Light Up Drumheller and Trail of Trees both went wonderfully and I can't wait to see how these develop in the upcoming years.
I want to remind you about the Light up the Night Contest. We encourage you to either register yourself or nominate a friend to win incredible prizes including Eric Church and Rosebud Theatre tickets. We want to see this valley completely lit up with Christmas lights from one end to the other! http://www.dinosaurvalley.com/light-up-the-night-contest
The deadline to register or nominate is Dec 16 at noon and judging will take place the following week. New this year is the People's Choice where everyone can vote for the best display you can see the great displays at http://www.drumhellermail.com/light-up-the-night Winners will be announced Dec 21.
In closing, have a very Merry Christmas from my family to yours and I hope you have a happy New Year!
Mayor Terry Yemen