By: Mayor Terry Yemen
October has come and gone and we’re now officially into November already. I was reflecting on all the projects we worked on over the summer, and our public works department should be commended for their cooperation and hard work. The town worked and partnered on many projects such as the beautification of the Highway 9 north and south entrances, new banners, the new waterslide, Hillsview Phase II subdivision, Telus, downtown water line replacement, and so much more! As I look ahead to this winter and spring we’ll be eager to start work on the Aquaplex modernization, downtown signage, and filtration system work on one of our icons, the Drumheller spray fountain.
As a member of the Economic Development Task Force I’m excited to announce the development of a new storefront improvement grant. This is a 50% matching grant up to $5000.00 to help business owners across our great town with upgrades to their storefront. Application forms will be available on our website and at the Town Hall front desk starting January 1st, 2016. In addition to the grant, the Task Force is actively researching membership and benefits with the Central Alberta Economic Partnership which will allow us to work cooperatively with other municipalities and build valuable economic development connections.
In closing, I’d like to remind everybody to take time to remember the fallen men and women who fought bravely for Canada in wars and in peace keeping missions around the world. I recently had the privilege of working in Ukraine during their civic elections and I realized how great we have it in Canada. Please attend a Remembrance Day service in your community and lets never forget our brave men and women in uniform.