Thanks to the many people who have decorated their haunted houses with ghouls, ghosts, witches and our very own Game Of Thrones!!!! Rain or shine – the kids and parents will be out later today to ‘trick or treat’. Have fun finding these outstanding haunted houses.
Please wear bright clothing and drive carefully and watch out for our children. Be safe everyone.
The Village recently put a call out to the community for volunteers to bolster their ranks during an emergency. To assist the Westport Emergency Operations Centre, support is needed in three areas – note taking (scribe), canvassing residences and setting up reception centres. Several people responded to the call, including all members of Council. Training was provided in the morning of October 28 by Mayor Robin Jones, Councillor Barry Card and Alison Tutak, Director of Social Services for the United Counties of Leeds & Grenville. A full scenario exercise involving all of the students occurred in the afternoon, which gave the students an opportunity to apply what they had learned. Many thanks from all members of Council to those who stepped up. Your commitment will provide much needed support during an emergency.
Paul Snider, Jackalyn Brady, Danielle Tapin, Rob Roberts, Delvalle Lewis, Patti Mueller, Ann Bellefeuille, Karen Earl, Kim Bonner, Melissa Sullivan, Elaine Bill, Alison Tutak, Mayor Robin Jones, Barry Card
This week we celebrate Small Business Week. Small businesses create many jobs and account for almost 98% of the businesses in Ontario. The business owners in Westport are key to the livelihood of our Village. They are professional, creative and hard working women and men. Give the next business owner you see in Westport a pat on the back and a hand shake.
Hope to see everyone tomorrow morning at the Breakfast with the Mayor.
The first speaker is Mr Barry Nabatian, A.A.S., B.Sc., M.Sc., who is the Director of Market Research at Shore.Tanner&Associates in Ottawa. He will be providing insight into retail markets and trends.
The second guest is Mr Stephen Rolston, owner of Land Ark homes and is the developer for the “Rice Farm” in Westport. Stephen will be sharing information on the residential development he plans for that property. This is an information session for Mr Rolston to share his plans.
If you are planning on breakfast, pls send Patti Mueller an email, so that the Cove has an accurate count. firstname.lastname@example.org
A small group of volunteers will be planting 180 daffodil bulbs around the “Welcome to Westport” sign on County Road #42 this fall. They hope to lay a “carpet” of daffodils for the spring. The bulbs are being purchased from Vessey’s.
At last night’s Committee of the Whole meeting, council suggested that I blog this information should any other groups of volunteers wish to do the same at another “Welcome to Westport” sign.
Please let me know if you are interested. It may still be possible to add to the Vessey order. I should be able to find a sponsor to cover the cost of the bulbs. Sorry – the labour is your own!
Call if you need anything – 273-9195.