While the boil water advisory is still in effect, our coliform numbers are coming down.
The village will be starting a tank disinfection and water main flushing around the middle of March. Our hope is the weather will be warmer and a lot of the snow will have melted, allowing the water we will be releasing to dissipate rather than pool and freeze on the streets.
Speaking of freezing, in January the Beaver Valley Nitehawks and the Montrose Volunteer Fire Department made an outdoor skating rink on the upper tennis courts in Montrose Park. I have had several people tell me how much they enjoyed the ice. With any luck we will be able to make this an annual event.
On Feb. 11, the seniors-retiree dinner was held. It was wonderful to see so many long-time residents there.
The average was 40 years of “the good life” in the village but we had two people there that have lived in Montrose for 61 years.
As I walked around the room, the stories I heard were amazing, and having so many long-time residents reinforces what we already know — we have a great community.
I had a great time and want to thank all for helping to make the village the wonderful place it is today!
On April 2, Montrose Recreation is having a dance. This year’s theme is beaches! Put on your shorts, grass skirt or bikinis if you dare, and dance the night away with friends and neighbours. Music will be provided by Debbie and decorations by Bev. Tickets are $25 a couple and are available at the village office; we hope to see you all there!
Mark your calendars, June 11 is Montrose Days. We are planning a lot of fun activities for the whole family. As always we need volunteers to make the day successful. If you have an hour or two and want to help, please call the village office and leave your name; we will call you back.
If you are new to the village this is a great way to meet neighbours and make new friends.
With spring break just around the corner council would like to remind everyone as the days get longer and with the children out of school, please watch your speed, and be aware of children playing and crossing our roads.
Cindy Cook is a Village of Montrose councillor. A politician from Trail will write next week.