Town Council has authorized the installation of a natural-gas electric generator to be installed at the Community Hall. The generator will provide power to both the hall during power outages. The generator will be installed by Packard Electric at a cost of $13,280.00.
Currently, the town has a shortage of buildings capable of providing emergency shelter for residents in the event of a prolonged power outage. The installation of the generator at the hall will greatly improve the communities ability to address this problem. The Community Hall (Large/Small Halls) has a capacity to provide emergency shelter for 490 people. It will also benefit the hall to have power available during short outages that may occur when events are being held in the hall.
This will be the second generator installed at municipal buildings this year. Earlier this year, the Gull Lake Fire Board installed a generator at the Emergency Services Building.
TheCentennial Place Subdivisioncontinuestogrowwiththe additionofanothernewhome.Thesubdivision is now overhalffull with eight homes.The new 15 lotsubdivisionhasviews of the countryside and lots with walkout capability.
This is the third new home added to the town in 2017. New homes were also added to a lots on the Kings Avenue and 1st Street. The Town currently has some rental units available and as of today, only seven homes are listed for sale on Point 2 Homes.
An unexpected leak developed in the 6-inch line that transports water from the north well to the water plant. The line leak is at the water plant and will require a portion of the line and a valve to be replaced. The repair will be completed by Municipal Utilities next week and will cost $46,704.90.
Currently, the north line has been shut down, and we are drawing water from the 5-mile dam south of town. Once repairs have been completed, we will resume drawing water from the north well.
This week is Family Doctor Week in Canada, and I took the opportunity to thank Dr. Clare Kozroski for her important contributions to the health and well-being of our community. Dr. Kozroski has been a practicing physician in our community caring for residents for the past 20 years. She was elected 47th President of the Saskatchewan Medical Association in 2013 and has also served on many health-related provincial and regional committees. Dr. Kozroski is most proud of, “Representing rural residents and raising a ranch family in this corner of the province, where the deer and the antelope play!”
During my 30 years with Gull Lake EMS, I transported many of my patients to the Gull Lake Health Centre where Dr. Kozroski works. From my experience working with Clare, I can say she is a truly devoted physician who always does her very best to care for her patients.
On behalf of The Town Council, I extend sincere appreciation and thanks, to Dr. Kozroski for her 20 years of dedicated service to the residents of the Gull Lake.