“We live and work in one of the greatest communities anywhere,” says Village of Boyle Mayor Don Radmanovich, who says he’s incredibly optimistic about what may lay ahead in the New Year.
One of the main reasons fueling Radmanovich’s excitement for 2011 is the establishment of the Alberta Energy Corridor (AEC).
“The future of our community looks promising for growth,” he stated, drawing attention to the area’s recent annexation, which allowed more room for expansion.
But what the mayor said he’s particularly proud of is what those in the village are doing to make their community better in the coming year.
Such endeavors include the senior society working toward a new drop-in centre; a group actively pursuing the idea of a campus for continuous care; and another striving to create a ‘theme’ for the village.
“All of these people should be commended for the time and effort that they have committed to these worthwhile projects,” praised Radmanovich, pointing out that there are numerous other organizations with projects on the go.
This past year was also a year the mayor looks upon with satisfaction.
“I think we have many things that we can be proud of that were completed in 2010,” Radmanovich said.
Boyle saw several upgrades to its amenities in 2010. Improvements to the arena made it a modern facility with an extended lifespan, and the community centre was also enhanced, making it a more comfortable and energy-efficient building.
Many of these upgrades were made possible by grants provided by the federal and provincial governments, as well as from Athabasca County.
The village’s water treatment plant and water line also became operational in this past year, providing a safe and reliable water source for the community.
“It is my hope that we all promote Boyle and area in order to keep it a great place to live, work and play,” expressed Radmanovich. “We should all have the attitude, not what the community will do for me, but what I will do for it.”