Archive for ◊ May, 2007 ◊

20 May 2007 Spring report
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Another month has gone by and the weather is acting warm and welcoming for the outdoors. At council I am finding that it is getting into a flow as we review different items for discussion and award tenders. We are moving forward with the Firehall, that is exciting as we are in need of updating that building for our volunteer firefighters. We have awarded the reconstruction of 1st street, it has been delayed the last number of years and will be a huge improvement to our downtown. We have rejected awarding Southland estates sidewalks for this year and will be putting it back on the table for next year, maybe in a changed format. It was interesting meeting with the residents of that area and have a better understanding of what their thoughts are. We rolled out the Mayors Task Force on Communication Strategy in May and feel it will help issues like the Southland sidewalk projects. What I learnt was that we do a great job of putting out information but can improved on our listening skills. Our bi-montly SPC meetings will now be put on hold till Sept, I have appriecated meeting different groups from Steinbach and listening to their concerns and feedback. Summer is a time of roadblocks, construction and building everywhere in Steinbach, that is great! thanks for reading this
councillor-in-training, Jac