In a wide ranging report to councillors at their May 13 meeting, Betty Osmond, the town’s chief administrative officer, reported that summer student hiring is complete with 21 students who started May 6. That includes parks and recreation, public works, beach ambassadors and tourism booth clerk.
Other items of note included:
• Lakeshore Drive work has resumed as has work on water main replacements in the 50A Avenue and 50A Street area. Memorial Trail paving has been completed.
• A tentative move-in date for the new town hall has been set for the third week in August. A public open house will be held in the building on June 15. Work on Lions Legacy Park has started with the trail system, landscaping, moving of the washroom and refinishing the gazebo. The project is to be completed by the first week in June.
• Work is progressing on the dog park, off 60th Street north of the cemetery. Landscaping, tree planting, some additional trail development and development
• Soccer and baseball began at the beginning of May with 14 soccer fields and seven ball diamonds in use.
Osmond presents a report at each council meeting detailing activity of all town departments. Copies of her reports are available on the town’s website with the council meeting agendas.