The RM of Glenella-Lansdowne's optimistic about 2017, and are still working on plans they want to fulfill next year. Reeve Richard Funk outlines their challenge.
"We're always trying to figure out what's best for our ratepayers and how we can serve them in a more economical way to keep taxes down and services up. Everybody wants more and we want to pay less. That's a tough one, but we've been doing it. And we're coming along and we're going in the right direction on it. We just haven't concluded the plan for 2017 yet. We'll have our plan in order by March."
He says Glenella's holding a Homecoming in this next year of Canada's 150th anniversary, and that's taking place in the north end, with a kickoff set for new years eve at the Glenella Hall. Funk adds they're expecting about 2,000 people for the homecoming in the summer, and all their efforts are working toward promoting that celebration.
Funk says they began work on a trailer park with electrical service and water, and says it should be running by the time July arrives for the big celebration. The last time a successful homecoming took place was in 2009, as well as earlier in 1984 at a centennial with over 3,000 in attendance. Funk adds those are big numbers for a small community, seeing as they only have slightly over 1,200 for a population.