Morrin Community Calendar
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!