The City of Selkirk prides itself on its commitment to its residents when it comes to caring for streets, underground infrastructure, drinking water, recycling and garbage collection, among many other services. Public Works is tasked with keeping the city clean, operational and safe. Most times, the services provided go unnoticed by residents as staff go about their daily duties, keeping streets clear of snow, repairing sewer lines and treating water so it is safe to drink. May 15th – 21st has been dedicated as National Public Works week.
On Thursday May 19, 2016 from 10:00 AM- 4:00pm, the City of Selkirk Department of Operations will be hosting an open house at the Public Works Yard– 739 Sophia Street.
This year’s theme “Always There” focuses on the pervasiveness of public works.
The community depends on the men and women of public works and their professions who are always there and always ready.
Activities include: tractor rides, interactive equipment display, public service display, contests and prizes, and refreshments.
WHEREAS public works services provided in our community are an integral part of our citizens’ everyday lives; and
WHEREAS the support of an understanding and informed citizenry is vital to the efficient operation of public works systems and programs such as water, wastewater, streets and highways, public buildings, solid waste collection and parks and recreation facilities; and
WHEREAS the health, safety and comfort of this community greatly depends on these facilities and services; and
WHEREAS the quality and effectiveness of these facilities, as well as their planning, design, and construction, is vitally dependent upon the efforts and skill of public works officials; and
WHEREAS the efficiency of the qualified and dedicated personnel who staff public works departments is materially influenced by the people’s attitude and understanding of the importance of the work they perform,
NOW THEREFOR BE IT KNOWN that I, Larry Johannson, Mayor of the City of Selkirk, do hereby proclaim the week of May 15 to 21, 2016 as: “NATIONAL PUBLIC WORKS WEEK”
in the City of Selkirk, and I call upon all citizens and civic organizations to acquaint themselves with the issues involved in providing our public works and to recognize the contributions which public works officials make every day to our health, safety, comfort, and quality of life.
Given under my hand and Seal of the City of Selkirk this 9th day of May, 2016