Business View Civil and Municipal | Volume 2, Issue 10

68 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 2, ISSUE 10 shoreline of Lake Huron because of high-water levels is a problem,” reports Tripp. “Shoreline revetments are being used, but luckily, this year water levels have dropped. Things are improving.” Looking ahead three to five years, Mayor Napper wants the town even more unified as one municipality. He states, “I’m very adamant that if we don’t move forward, we’ll be left behind. I think we’ve been on the right track, even though people don’t like changes. A population of 10,000 won’t survive on its own very long out there, so you’ve got to change and in such a way that everybody buys into it. Every year, it gets a little easier. The government is starting to recognize rural Ontario for what we are. Now it’s up to them to provide funding if they want to protect our farmland. We’re not going away. We have a place in society, and I think it’s great.” offering residents a wide range of outdoor activities to engage in. There are many winding trails, such as the Wyoming to Reeces Corners Trail that connects the two communities together. All the county roads are being repaved to include a bicycle path for cyclists. There is also The Highland Glen Conservation Area – 11 hectares of forested ravine. “We have two other large municipal parks with beachfront and The Wyoming Pool right beside McKay Park,” Tripp says. “It’s extremely well used for swimming lessons, etc. We even have skateboard parks and ball diamonds.” She also mentions how green initiatives are “always top of mind being an agricultural community.” The County of Lambton has installed several electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and an Electronic Recycling 24-Hour Drop Bin is available, ensuring electronics are appropriately disposed of. Sustainability, especially water related, is always critical. “Erosion along the PREFERRED VENDORS/PARTNERS n Broadway Service n B.M. Ross and Associates Limited Engineers and Planners