The Village of Canal Flats regular council, which was held on July 25, opened with a correspondence message from the New Horizons for Seniors Program.
The program had recently been enhanced by the Government of Canada to allow a broader array of organizations to develop a greater variety of projects to meet the changing needs of the community.
Grants of up to $25,000 are made available for community-based projects through the program.
It was decided by council that the submitted message be taken to the seniors’ society in Canal Flats in order to see if there was interest in submitting a grant application.
Council received two quotes for a paving project on North Grainger Road and a parking lot extension that had been added by a local business.
It was decided that council would pursue the option of paving over the existing road to fill potholes, fix the road shoulders and more, which would be manageable for their $15,000 budget for the project.
“It seems appropriate to spend some money on fixing the road,” said Bruce Woodbury, mayor of Canal Flats.
“There are no major existing issues, and it’s fairly common to just pave on top.”
The road and paving issues concerning the business with the parking lot extension on Grainger Road will be discussed with the property owner.
Thunderwater Engineering presented the results of its testing on Well no. 3 in Canal Flats.
It was determined by consultant Thunderwater Engineering that a sewer main pipe was close to the water well.
Options such as moving the sewer main, or adding new sealant or changing the pipe type, were recommended solutions to the issue.
Council’s next steps were to forward the report to Interior Health to seek approval for replacing or adjusting the pipe.
Council also reviewed options for a road evaluation assessment, of which two options were presented.
The assessment would help identify faults and suggest improvements to village roads.
It was decided that council would request Focus Engineering to be the company of the two presented to go forward with the evaluation.