Canal Flats choses arena lift contractor

The Village of Canal Flats Council voted on which of four proposals to accept for its arena lift project.

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The Village of Canal Flats Council voted on which of four proposals to accept for its arena lift project during a regular council meeting on May 25.

Council unanimously voted to approve MEDIchair’s proposal. Mayor Ute Juras said MEDIchair was really the only company that could do the job because of its technical qualifications.

Earlier this year, council was successful in securing $42,500 through the Federal Accessibility Grant. The grant was created to support community initiatives across the country such as the arena lift project.

Juras said the rest of the required money to fund MEDIchair’s work will come from the Columbia Valley recreation service area tax, though it is not clear how much money will be required.

Annual Report

Council voted to approve a draft of the Village of Canal Flats’ annual report. The village is legally required to make the report available for the public by June 30, 2015.

Juras said the report is derived primarily from the village’s strategic plan and its five year financial plan. The report is meant to update community members on the village’s economic and political ventures, as well as plans moving forward.

After public viewing, council will vote to adopt the plan on July 13.


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