SRFN EDC (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION)
479 Highway 17, Cutler, ON P0P 1B0
Brent St. Denis, EDC General Manager, Ext: 222, firstname.lastname@example.org
Angela Trudea, EDC Eecutive Assistant, Ext: 221, email@example.com
Miranda Pelletier, Retail Operations Manager: Gas Bar/ Trading Post, Ext: 233, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Hope, Finance Officer, Ext: 224, email@example.com
Don Belleau, Construction Supervisor, Ext: 231, firstname.lastname@example.org
Denis Meawasige, Quarry Supervisor
Brian Commanda, Property Maintenance, Ext: 223
Mike Pine, Maintenance Helper
Alex Day, Intern, Ext: 225, email@example.com
Overview of Program Activities
ART PROJECT – the new internet web store for the Trading Post is now on-line. Please check it out at http://www.serpentrivertradingpost.com/ This project is initially for the sale of SRFN’s large Art Collection but it will eventually also be used for local area indigenous crafts. We will continue to improve the website appearance and content. We have a catalogue too. Your feedback is always welcome. EDC invites community member and local business participation in the sale of the Art Collection through an Independent Sales Agent program. Please contact the EDC to inquire as this program is being developed. Why not consider this as a potential home-based source of income?
GAS BAR – We are looking forward to a great 2016 in the belief the economy will improve and sales increases will continue. With the low Canadian dollar we expect US tourists will come back in larger numbers. The appearance of the property has also been improved to better attract highway traffic. On the subject of gas pricing every effort is made to match or beat local market pricing – gas price websites are monitored for this purpose. Watch for the lower fuel every Thursday plus get the community member Trading Post discount with your fuel purchase. And status cardholders always save an extra 14 cents per litre.
TRADING POST – The Gift Shop will re-open in early May with more stock than last year. The Shop and Gallery layout is being reorganized to better suit our customers and displaying the Art Collection. A craft market is being organized for early April. If you produce good quality local crafts give us a call to see how you can participate. And let us know if you would like to help out with craft demonstrations during the season.
WIND ENERGY PROJECT – In mid-February an advance team visited the proposed site of the small wind data tower (met tower) and is expected back by mid-April for the installation. Some roadside brushing and site clearing will be done in advance to permit access and tower placement.
QUARRY – quarry inventory of A gravel is essentially depleted. There is about 10,000 tonnes of B gravel in stock. EDC has grubbed additional areas within the permit area for further blasting when the need is confirmed. The loader is being prepared for the season with repairs to the bucket and tires Please note – there have been a few reports of tire damage that some believe are caused by our quarry gravel. EDC wishes to confirm that our aggregates are made to the same MTO specifications as are required of other quarry operators.
BROADBAND – The provincial and federal governments have now approved 2/3 funding toward a broadband project for SRFN (maximum grant $246,000). Chief and Council will soon be engaged in determining the best path forward in the hope of getting our community properly connected to the worldwide web. If all goes well it should be possible to improve service and reduce internet, telephone and television costs to more reasonable levels. Details will not be known until a financial and construction plan are made after hearing from industry on the best solutions for our village. This information will come from a Request for Proposals to be issued shortly.
You are Invited – always feel free to drop in or to call the General Manager at any time on his cell 705-849-8605