December 26, 2018

Christmas is over and the New Year is upon us. The weather held up for all the travelers so I guess it is time to brace ourselves for the cold and snowy season. It is not my favorite time of the year but it makes spring all that much sweeter. Hopefully it won’t be too brutal. I need to remind you again of the snow ordinance…No vehicles can be parked on the streets when there is snow that needs to be removed. This is usually an inch or more but is up to Jordan when it needs to be removed. If your vehicle is in the way it will be ticketed so try to help the guys out and get them off the streets.

We have a new business starting hopefully in January. The previous bar and grill “Billy Bob’s” was purchased by Jose Lozano. It will be an Italian  cuisine but will offer other things also. He has purchased the Ron Van Ravenswaay home and has moved here from Chicago with his wife Angelina and 3 children. If you see him around town, welcome him to our community.

Jose showed us his talents at the Santa night. It was awesome food and it is very exciting to have such a great addition on Main St. It will be a family style resteraunt but will still offer wine, beer and alcohol with your meals. He has done a tremendous amount of work redoing the place and it is looking great. The name will be “Trattoria Buon Gusto”. Please show your support when it opens. It will be a great assest to Ireton and could draw people from all the neighboring communities. He will also do catering so keep him in mind for your next party.

8th St has been open for a couple months now and is looking great. There are still some things that need to be done in the spring but it turned out to be a very worthwhile project. A reminder to trucks that there will be NO truck traffic allowed between March 15 to Sept 30 every year. This will keep the road safer during the summer events and help with harvest in the fall. Also note there is more parking for the pool and the ball field that should help with safety.

I know it is early but we will accept applications for summer help starting in January. We will start with only one person to help Jordan and Bob because we will be contracting the mowing out for the cemetery this year. It will be reviewed next fall to see if we want to continue or not. We also need lifeguards and concession stand workers. You can apply at the City Office @ 502 4th.

That’s all for now. Remember to contact me at any time if you have news or announcements and I will try to get them on the web site.

Stay warm and safe!