Message from the Mayor


December 12, 2016

 

Town of Wembley Year End Message from the Mayor.

I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2017.

The Town of Wembley continues to see growth in both residential and commercial sectors, with twenty development permits issued in 2016.

I am pleased to announce that the Town has received funding approval from both the Federal and Provincial Governments for our long awaited regional water line from Grande Prairie to Wembley. Work has started on the engineered detail design, with a completion date of April 30, 2017. The actual construction phase will be going to tender in the spring of 2017 with a completion date of the project being March 2018.

The installation of water meters started on May 1, 2016 and is almost complete. On January 1, 2017 the Town will move from a flat rate system to a metered system. This will enable the Town to better monitor water consumption on a monthly basis.

The Phillip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum, after one year of operations in September, saw over 100,000 visitors through their doors. The museum is fast becoming a major tourist attraction for the region.

The football field saw the addition of lights installed this summer, which makes it one of the only fields with lights in Western Canada that is not attached to a college or University.

Wembley Council by-election on December 8, 2016 saw two vacant councillor positions filled by Anna Underwood and Sean McCallum. I would like to thank all the candidates for stepping up and putting their names forward for a spot on Council. I look forward to working with them over the next year.

Work has begun on the Strip Mall adjacent to the corner of 97 Street and 100 Avenue. If the sign is any indication of the finished product it looks awesome.

I have to acknowledge our hard working volunteers in our community that make the events that we enjoy all year long happen.

If you are new to Wembley, I encourage you to get involved in your community, and help us continue to be in the Heart of the Action.

Enjoy the spirit of the season with your family and friends.

 

Chris Turnmire

Mayor – Town of Wembley