Bill Chandler took the oath of office at the Aug. 18 Delburne council meeting as Delburne’s newest councillor.
The resignation of former Coun. Judy Hogan triggered a by-election. However, the election was unnecessary as Chandler was the only nominee and therefore acclaimed to office.
Roadwork set to proceed
The 21 Avenue infrastructure upgrade is on track following word that Delburne received a Small Communities Fund (SCF) grant for $1,246,666. Total cost of the project is $1,870,000, one third of which will be borne by the village, a third by the province and a third federally.
Water tower leaning
The CNR water tower of the Anthony Henday Museum in Delburne is starting to lean slightly due to a large crack across the concrete base of the tower, causing part of the base to slope downwards.
Mayor Ray Reckseidler, who is also president of the Anthony Henday Historical Society, is hopeful the organization can repair the structure if they are successful in attaining a grant through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.
The federal program offers $150 million in grants to communities across Canada to support repairs to existing facilities.