Boissevain-Morton Head of Council Judy Swanson says the municipality has several projects to tackle in 2023.
Getting support for a new lagoon is a priority for the coming months. “We’ve met with government leaders because we absolutely need government funding from all three levels otherwise there’s no way a community our size can build a lagoon with just us and perhaps the provincial government because it’s too much money.”
“We’re apparently at licensing which is really good news because that means when there is the next input of federal and provincial funding, we’ll be in line for it.”
Swanson says the process has dragged out much longer than it should have, and it has been a frustrating process.
We will be moving forward with it and we’re doing what we can to make sure we’re on top of that list because we have one of the older lagoons in the province. We’re also looking at maintaining the existing lagoon because we aren’t going to get the new lagoon built this year, so we have to make sure we’re ready. Because we need to make sure we have everything in place so we can start construction because that work isn’t like happening until next year,” said Judy Swanson.
Boissevain-Morton has come up with a list of priorities which includes about six items.
“We also have our rink which needs to be upgraded. We need to do more rural construction and we must improve some sidewalks in downtown Boissevain along main street. We started that process last year and we’ll continue as we go. The curbs and sidewalks need to be redone because they aren’t even anymore, and they are a trip hazard.”
Council also placed more road work in the rural area as a priority for 2023 and Head of Council Judy Swanson adds they are also starting to look into getting high speed internet into the rural areas.