Ginger Kuzyk

Spring cleaning at 16 Mile

Annual General Meeting and Work Bee

The 16 Mile Annual General Meeting was held on July 7.

Despite the threat of rain, 28 local residents turned up for the outdoor meeting. When the pounding rain drowned out conversation and our tarp shelter sprang a leak, we all made a dash for Elmer Wall’s dry basement.

The usual reports and business were covered and the previous executive agreed to serve another term – president Al Midgley, vice president Stan Oakes, secretary Louise Oakes, and treasurer Leslie Joslin. Dan Strachan has been added to the Directors.

Two committees were struck; one to check into the possible rezoning of our community lot to see if it would help us qualify for the provincial government’s “Green Fund”. The second committee is to investigate the formation of a specific area for fire protection. A small fee from each property owner would be collected with our taxes. The money would be set aside to pay for improvements to our water supply and fire equipment.

Our TNRD rep Barry Tait will act as advisor and assist these committees. The meeting finished with a reminder for everyone to Pay Your Dues!

A successful Work Bee was held the following evening, July 8. A crew of 18 finished painting the trim on the storage building and also flushed out the 20 used 250-gallon water cubes donated by the Forestry Dept. The cubes were scrubbed, hosed out and drained, then stacked with Brian Kuzyk’s front end loader.

Thank you to all the helping hands.

Louise Oakes