At Redvers' latest council meeting, they discussed a few of their upcoming and ongoing projects, with community safety and growth being a top priority.

Redvers Mayor Brad Bulbuck said one of the most notable projects discussed is the home emergency checklist for the residents. The list will be assembled in conjunction with the emergency coordinator.  

Redvers is also compiling a list of phone numbers of residents who may need support during emergencies. He added that a couple of years ago when there was a large snowfall, and there was a power failure, and no cell phone service they decided it would benefit the community to have people reach out during these times.  

“We recognize that somebody needs to check in on these vulnerable people and shut-ins, and that will be coordinated through the emergency team as well,” said Bulbuck.  

During the meeting, they also discussed the Hometown History Project they are working on and have secured an additional donor who is donating 3 signs on the edge of town. These will be in recognition of the builders in the community. He added that they are not ready to announce who the donor is at this time, but it will be revealed shortly.  

Community beautification was a continued topic of conversation as the Communities in Bloom Committee has had a strong start on the inaugural year.  

“We’ve got a number of volunteers on that committee already, we’re still looking for volunteers and this is the first year we are offering it,” said Bulbuck. “So basically, this is the year that we establish a baseline, where we are and where we want to get to.”  

Bulbuck expressed his excitement for the water treatment upgrade. The town of Redvers was recently approved for an Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program grant. He added that these upgrades will also cut down on the residents' expenses regarding hot water heater replacements, tap replacements, fixture replacements, and the cost of water bottles. 

“We’ve had 30 years of bad water and we’re excited that we’re going to have high quality, clean drinking water,” said Bulbuck. 

He noted it’s difficult to attract people to the community without great-quality water. 

"You know, all the surrounding communities around us have upgraded water treatment plants, and we’re competing for the same businesses, and residents that come to the community,” said Bulbuck.“We have a lot of great things that we can offer here at Redvers, but one of the things we need to offer is better quality water, and we are in the process of making that happen.”  

Bulbuck concluded that if everything goes according to plan and the established guidelines the project should be completed by the end of 2025.