Snow removal solution tabled

The Village of Canal Flats has been considering for quite some time now what to do in the winter months concerning snow removal from the village streets and walkways.

The Village of Canal Flats has been considering for quite some time now what to do in the winter months concerning snow removal from the village streets and walkways.

A debate over whether the village should purchase and operate a snow removal vehicle or hire a contractor has generated much consideration over the past several months by council.

During the August 8 regular council meeting, Chief Administrative Officer Brian Woodward presented a new recommendation to council to pursue the purchase of a truck with a snow removal attachment at a cost of $100,000, and that the village’s five-year plan be amended to reflect the changes in borrowing $100,000 for the purchase of the truck and attachments.

Along with the recommendation was an attached 10-year analysis for the cost of snow removal for public works versus the cost of a contractor for council’s consideration.

ROLES ASSIGNED FOR DISCOVERY CENTRE PROJECT

A report concerning necessary building codes and features was presented to council for the 2011 Discovery Centre Project.

Recommended individuals for appointed for project roles were also presented. It was recommended that Eimer Higgins be appointed as the consulting structural engineer, Jim Morrison be appointed as the structural engineer liaison and Al Domin be appointed as the Project Contract Manager at a rate of $35 per hour and/or a maximum fee up to $10,000 for the project.

It was also recommended that the $159,000 budget for 2011 for this project be approved, and that the Chief Administrative Officer be authorized to apply for an Enabling Accessibility Fund grant, up to $50,000.

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