Town Council is pleased to announce that Lindsay Aliban has agreed to serve as the Towns Economic Development Officer. Lindsay is the EDO for the village of Hazlet and currently, sits on the Board of Directors for the Saskatchewan Economic Development Association. Lindsay’s professional background and experience make her an excellent candidate for the job. Council has agreed to contract Lindsay for 10 hours a week to and work with her to establish an Economic Development Committee.
Lindsay was invited to the last council meeting to speak to council about economic development opportunities/ideas that she felt would benefit the Town of Gull Lake. She outlined three great ideas that would be of significant benefit to the community:
Build and Economic Development Committee consisting of local business owners, community members, members of the council, students, senior, etc. The Committee will be responsible to increase opportunities for improved economic activity for Gull Lake.
Talk to existing businesses and listen to their needs, wants, and ideas.
Reach out to local Community Organizations to help with things such as Volunteer Recruitment, Event Planning, and create partnerships for employment opportunities and cost sharing (Hiring summer students).
Expect to hear more soon on the Economic Development Committee and the opportunities/projects they will be working on.
Mobile Paving is back in town finishing up the 2017 street paving and repairs. Crews will be paving the following streets:
Queens Avenue from 2nd street to 3rd Street. Price Avenue from Grey Street to 1st Street Second Street from Price Avenue to Kings Street Fifth Street from Rutland Avenue to Price Avenue
They will also be doing repairs on the following streets:
Lake Avenue by the Gull Lake Recreation Complex Grey Street by the Gull Lake Special Care Centre 1st Street between McGillvary and Parker Avenue Main Street in Front of Studio 3 Last Block of 5th Street East of Rodger Aldag Ave
Additionally, a sidewalk repair will be done in front of Decades Restaurant. The next paving project will take place in 2019.
Every year the town receives a number of complaints regarding the parking of trailers on streets. There are complaints of detached trailers on the street as well as trailers being parked on the street for extended periods of time. To address, these issues Town Council has amended ‘ bylaw No 1-88 that regulates the operation of vehicles within the town.
Under the amendment, the parking of all types of detached trailers on town streets is prohibited. Trailers that are attached to vehicles cannot be parked on streets for more than 24 hours after which they must be removed from town streets for 48 consecutive hours.
Bylaw enforcement officers will work with residents to ensure compliance with the new amendment.