Business View Magazine | July 2019

290 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE JULY 2019 communicate that to the public. Right now, there is a 15-minute question period at the beginning of each council meeting where residents can come in and ask questions pertaining to the meeting’s agenda. During Committee of the Whole meetings, after every item on the agenda, the gallery is welcome to ask questions. We also have a comprehensive website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and a monthly newsletter. We really want to put an effort towards including and informing the public and giving them an understanding of where their tax dollars are going.” As for the Mayor’s insight into the best attributes of Springfield, she shares, “I believe our municipality is very diverse. We have all different types of businesses, lots of opportunity to create a new business. We have the provincial park, our equestrian, if you go out east it’s like being in cottage country with the Brokenhead River running through. If you work in the city, you can still have the experience of country living and commute without having to live there. So, we offer a variety of lifestyles, a great thriving economy, and we’re working together with federal and provincial governments for grants to improve our infrastructure. Council itself is very goal-oriented to get initiatives started and completed and show value for tax dollars for the municipality. Our big focus is business development. We’re very interested in getting new businesses to come to Springfield and we’ll work closely with them to make the transition as easy as possible.” Colleen Draper, CAO of the RM of Springfield, and a colleague of the Mayor, adds “It’s a small town feeling with all the amenities you need, so you don’t have to be travelling into Winnipeg all the time. I live and work in Springfield. It’s a great place to raise your family and to spend the rest of your life here.” pictured below Back row from left: Councillor Rick Wilson, Councillor Valerie Ralke, Councillor Howard Bredin Front row from left: Councillor Glen Fuhl, Mayor Tiffany Fell, Councillor Peter Williams PREFERRED VENDORS n Glacial Aggregates Inc. n Gee Tee Holdings Inc.