Mor­rin Com­mu­nity Cal­en­dar

The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE - Darcy Gra­ham 403-772-3747

Hey there... we are get­ting down to the last days of Au­gust... bit of a wind storm came up quick through the night and very early Mon­day morn­ing. Woke up to find our front deck in dis­ar­ray. It is still a lit­tle cool/ breezy now but I see the blue sky and shin­ing sun as I set down to write so thank­fully it blew through. Farm­ers will be hop­ing for warm, dry har­vest weather as those big thick canola fields ripen up for swathing and com­bin­ing... pretty amaz­ing grow­ing sea­son we have had.

And our fam­ily is set­tled back home after a won­der­ful sum­mer mo­tor home road trip through the USA and I am back in the news loop. The FCSS Sum­mer Fun pro­gram is wind­ing down and Diana Rowe had all the kids over to the Sod House Park last week, as the theme was “life from the past”. They played some old-time games and thanks to Mar­i­lyn and Dave and John for meet­ing up and fir­ing up the brick oven and for toast­ing up some yummy fresh baked bread for all. Kind of nice to live right across the lane from the park as they spot­ted me and in­vited me over to sam­ple a de­li­cious warm slice cov­ered with real but­ter... what a treat! And I got to take a loaf home to my fam­ily who thor­oughly en­joyed it, thanks so much!

So, what else may I re­port to you... I at­tended the monthly Mor­rin Vil­lage Coun­cil meet­ing that was held last Wed­nes­day evening at the Vil­lage Of­fice. Pub­lic Works Fore­man David Benci will have stu­dent helper An­thony Hux­ley for a few more days be­fore school re­sumes on Au­gust 31. The guys have had a busy, pro­duc­tive sum­mer work­ing to­gether, es­pe­cially mow­ing and weed whip­ping the grass about town as we re­ceived record amounts of rain. Also, Dave will be delv­ing into the pile of old as­phalt left over from the road con­struc­tion that was done on Rail­way Av­enue and will use it to fill some of the pot­holes in Mor­rin streets. And he is on the hunt to pur­chase a new blade for the vil­lage trac­tor equip­ment in prepa­ra­tion for win­ter con­di­tions and coun­cil­lors will con­sider his rec­om­men­da­tions. Also, it is a steady job for him to empty the metal re­cy­cling bins and our as­sis­tance in flat­ten­ing card­board boxes is much ap­pre­ci­ated.

And prob­a­bly the best news I made note of at the meet­ing... wait for it...wa­ter and sewer line re­place­ment is sched­uled to be­gin on First Av­enue North on Au­gust 29, give or take a few days depend­ing on weather con­di­tions. Coun­cil­lors care­fully eval­u­ated all the bids that came in and for the cost of $747,601.31 Grayson Ex­ca­vat­ing Ltd. was awarded this new “san­i­tary sewer and wa­ter main re­place­ment project”. I learned that this com­pany has a record of do­ing sound work and has com­pleted sim­i­lar projects in­clud­ing the sewer main re­place­ment at 2nd Av­enue West in Mor­rin back in 2012. Dur­ing this trans­form­ing time of con­struc­tion, there may be slight in­con­ve­nience to some but the re­ward will be great in the end. And for all the folks who may be af­fected as the work pro­ceeds, your pa­tience and un­der­stand­ing will be so help­ful. Please be as­sured that vil­lage ad­min­is­tra­tion will do their best to ac­com­mo­date each home­owner and/or res­i­dent in this area of town should as­so­ci­ated prob­lems arise. Coun­cil mem­bers ex­tend thanks in ad­vance for your co­op­er­a­tion.

And there you have it for to­day, re­mem­ber school starts on Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 31 and also note that the vil­lage of­fice will be closed Au­gust 22-26...and... go Blue Jays! Cheers!

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