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Please join us for Remembrance Day @ 10:30 – new Cenotaph location, Lockwood Park off George St

Bundle up tomorrow morning and join in the rededication of the Cenotaph, which has been relocated to the George St entrance of Lockwood Park, beginning at 10:30 – although the choir will be singing by 1020.  Remembrance Day Ceremony follows the rededication.

Cenotaph - Canadian flag

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Westport Waste Water Treatment Plant – Update

I want to provide an update on the issues that have arisen regarding the amount of sand required to build the new waste water filter bed. We were originally told to order 77,000 tonnes of sand. On October 5, AECOM identified that an additional 33,000 tonnes of sand were necessary to finish the construction of the new filtration system.  On October 23, AECOM identified that another 15,000 tonnes were required.

Tackaberry has been a solid partner on this construction.  They have stepped up to the plate on both occasions in October to produce the requisitioned sand and to have it all delivered on site by next week.  Mr Tackaberry also kept the price of the additional sand at the same price of the original 77,000 tons, which was purchased in 2016.

In regard to how this sand will be paid for, the Village will make another application to the bank to cover the additional amount.  We are waiting a few more weeks until the full amount is documented.  I will keep you informed.

Council met this morning so that Councillors could be briefed on the latest request for sand.  There are many complex issues involved when a contract does not unfold smoothly for which contractual legal advice has been obtained by the CAO and I. Councillors needed to be briefed on the contractual advice provided by the lawyers and that portion of the meeting was held in-camera, which is permitted in law. Over the next couple of weeks, there will be other meetings in relation to the contract. When there is legal advice from our lawyer to discuss, these meetings will be held in-camera.

I realize this might be frustrating to a few people.  Please understand that Council is working on your behalf and committed to achieving the best outcome for the municipality.

Call if you have any questions – 273-9195

Westport Premiere of GENTLE BEND

A Canadian film company shot a TV pilot in the Village this past summer, using Westport to represent the town of Gentle Bend, where the story is set.  Hopefully many of you saw the filming taking place around town.

Well, get ready to see Westport in film!!!  The premiere showing of the pilot, Gentle Bend, will take place on Friday, October 27th @ 7:00 p.m. at the Lions Club Beach House.  The Director and Producer will be there … and perhaps a star or two!!!  Come and join the fun and share the experience of seeing our Village used to represent Gentle Bend.GB Poster

Help fill the Westport Time Capsule

Dear Westport Residents and Business Owners,
We hope you have had a great year celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday!
Now there is only one more fun thing to do before the year ends! We would like to put a Westport Time Capsule together and have it in the ground at Lockwood Park before the snow flies.
We hope you will participate in this project because it will be so easy!
We simply want you to write up a one page article on who, what, where, when and why you LOVE living in Westport!!
  • Who? Write about who you are living in Westport – a single person or a family. Everyone has a different story. And don’t forget, there are all kinds of families living in Westport (grandmas and grandpas, mom/dads and pets, big families, little families)
  • What are your favourite things or activities to do in Westport?
  • Where do you live? What is your house like and where is it located in Westport.
  • When did you or your family arrive in Westport? You might have to look a long way back in time…
  • Business Owners – tell us about your business, how long have you been open? what is special about operating a business in Westport
  • Why do you love, love, love about living, working or playing here?
You can include a photo, a picture or something that helps people in 2067 understand why we think Westport is so special – in 2017!
Please seal your written submission in an envelope and deliver it to to town hall before October 30th.

Tuesday, August 1st – 10:00 a.m. Sod Turning at Waste Water Disposal Site

Council has planned a small ceremony tomorrow to celebrate the beginning of construction for the new waste water system.  I have just received clearance for members of the public to attend.  It is taking place at 10:00 tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at the WWDS on Country Road #10.

A couple of things you need to know.  As this is a construction site, access to the general public will be restricted to the area where the speeches are taking place.  There is  limited parking available, so I suggest you car pool and you may have to park on Country Road #10 and walk in.

Thank you.  If you have any questions, pls call me at 9195 or email at rjones@villageofwestport.ca.