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Starting in the next few weeks, St. Andrew’s Cemetery Committee will be constructing a stone grotto in the cemetery. The intent is to create a sacred space for the entire community to enjoy. Hopefully, it will offer a place to sit, reflect and pray to those who visit the cemetery.
In an attempt to link the past and present, stones will be brought from the farms in the area to be used to build it. Anyone wishing to bring stones is welcome to do so. There is a well marked area for them to be put. Stones from watermelon size to fist size are best.
Joy Pavelich and Lynn Yelich travelled to Croatia and brought back the statue which will be housed in the grotto. It is a gift from the Pavelich/ Schmit family in gratitude for the beautiful resting place for Eric Schmit who passed away in 2013.
If you are interested in contributing towards the cost of the grotto it would be appreciated. Please send donations to Linda Purves, Parish Council Chairperson, Box 213 or Theresa Owen, Cemetery Treasurer, Box 252, both Kenaston, SK, S0G 2N0. Tax receipts will be issued. Submitted by Patti Hertz.
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by ML Whittles
This summer saw a flurry of activity in our community starting with a general Village clean-up of overhanging tree limbs and bushes which were obscuring visibility for drivers and impeding our walking traffic. Road signs have been replaced; gravel has been laid and graded a few times; we continue ensuring the water shut off valves are in working order; grass was cut all summer and generally we looked GOOD.
Many of our sidewalks are past their 'good for' date. At this time it is cost prohibitive to replace the sidewalks, but yet, something should be done before they disintegrate even further. The Village Administrator did a little research and advised that a few small urbans were having asphalt laid over their existing sidewalks. A test block was laid on 3rd Street the beginning of September. The asphalt is 1/3 the cost of a cement sidewalk and we hope to budget for 3 blocks next year if approved. This would continue until all the sidewalks are rejuvenated in this way. New sidewalks will have to wait until some of our other infrastructure needs are addressed, but they are on the list.
The same company that laid the sidewalk also used hot mix to fill those horrible pot holes we all lived with this summer. Council wishes to thank you for your patience and will see that pot holes get on the 'to do' perpetual spring maintenance list. The hot mix should last a few years but the good word is – the asphalt company will be here again next year if we move forward with the sidewalks. In a perfect world, this is the goal.
There are a few water meters left to be installed this fall and Sheldon will be around when he can. Next year is the last of our 3-year plan for new water meters for the community. If you have not yet received yours, it's a'comin.
That is all of the visible work which has been accomplished this summer and on behalf of Council we wish to thank Sheldon and Bryce for the awesome clean-up job they did for us. Behind the scenes Council has put their energies towards sustainability and infrastructure.
As we are all aware we have had another waterline break which has been fixed, but not without its problems. Council wishes to thank our Administrator, Carman Fowler, Councillor Leon Tomlenovich and Sheldon for going the extra mile to see that water disruption was as limited as possible. Infrastructure, water and sewer issue are at top of our list, and will continue to be an on-going discussion at the Council table.
In order to move forward a ‘Community Plan’ is a MUST. To the Village, this includes a plan for the infrastructure, service agreements for any developers that come our way, business and housing retention and development. The Distance Education Centre and Sun West School Division is an important partner in developing this Plan, as well as our two surrounding rural municipalities. We have been fortunate for retain the services of Tim Cheeseman. Tim is a senior community planner who was employed by the provincial government for many years and is now an independent consultant. He was and is continuing to work with both Emerald City and White City; two cities who have grown exceedingly quickly and had many growing pains as well. Council thanks WaterWolf for providing this expert to our community. Consultations should begin in the next week or two, depending on everyone's busy schedule. I would suggest that anyone who fails to plan, plans to fail.
Finally, but no less important, on behalf of the Village of Kenaston, we wish to thank the Honourable Lynne Yelich for her tireless work over the years on behalf of us, Saskatchewan and Canada. You hold the key to our community and our hearts.
We are here to work with you and for you.
Your Humble Servant - M.L. Whittles—Mayor
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