New year looks promising for Windsor, Avon region

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Windsor Mayor Paul Beazley

Another year has rushed by and as we ring in 2014, I would like to extend to all residents of Windsor, Hantsport and West Hants best wishes and hopes of good health for the New Year. 

In 2014, we look forward to forming a new waterfront development committee to take advantage of our beautiful lakefront areas, and we patiently await final approval for our proposed $10-million wastewater treatment plant. As mayor, I will be involved in implementing the provincial Towns Task Force, and will be chair of the Atlantic Mayors Congress starting in April 2014. We will continue to work toward a more regional approach to government, will partner with the province and Valley municipalities to implement the new Regional Enterprise Network, and will continue the push for municipal reform while working toward greater shared services with our neighbours and pursuing opportunities for development for the Avon region.

Also, I would like to welcome the staff and families of the new Nova Scotia Tourism Agency office in downtown Windsor. Having the tourism agency in our downtown provides a much-needed boost to our local economy.  

I would also like to congratulate and thank Princess Windsor 2013, Candace Kimball, for being such a wonderful ambassador, and Rose Stevenson-Davidson as the town's provincial volunteer and Speedpro Signs & Imaging as the town’s corporate volunteer.

Special mentions go to King’s-Edgehill School, which celebrated its 225th anniversary this past year, and Avon View High School, which celebrated its 10th birthday. And I cannot leave out our Tree Canopy Committee who plans to plant another 250 new trees in 2014, and who created the two new mini-parks downtown... great job!

Thank you to our emergency service workers and volunteers, and to everyone who helps make our community a wonderful place to live, work and play. On behalf of Windsor town council and staff, we wish you all a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year.

Paul Beazley,

Mayor of Windsor

 

Organizations: Atlantic Mayors Congress, Regional Enterprise Network, Nova Scotia Tourism Agency Avon View High School Tree Canopy Committee Windsor town council King's-Edgehill School

Geographic location: Windsor, Hantsport, West Hants Avon Land of Plenty

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