North part of Main Street set for level with sidewalks

The northern part of Main Street in Stettler by Highway 56 will be reconstructed to align with the new sidewalks around the new office building complex of the Town of Stettler and Clearview School Division.

Much work yet to be done – The new sidewalks at the northern end of Main Street brought to surface a problem that needs quick fixing: The surface of the road will have to be adjusted to realign it with the sidewalks. This project will bring a cost of more than $120

The northern part of Main Street in Stettler by Highway 56 will be reconstructed to align with the new sidewalks around the new office building complex of the Town of Stettler and Clearview School Division.

At its regular meeting Sept. 15, town council approved an engineer’s recommendation to reconstruct the road for $123,590 to readjust the surface of the road to the proper level as compared to the sidewalks.

After many overlays on the road over several years, the surface of the road has become heightened to a considerable degree.

Council passed the recommendation by Tagish Engineering that was supported by council at its committee-of-the-whole meeting on Sept. 8.

“We have a situation that needs to be corrected,” said Councillor Leona Thorogood.

“The only way we’re going to get out of it is to fix it,” added Councillor Dave Dennis.

Councillor Al Campbell voted against the recommendation at both meetings.

Phil Nelson of Tagish informed council that Tagish was not originally engaged to re-construct the primary road surface on Main Street.

He further advised council that a request for about $56,000 in provincial funding has been submitted to Alberta Transportation to address the similar grade issues along Highway 56.

-Upgrade for reservoir

Nearly 40 years old, the town’s water reservoir behind the fire hall will get a major upgrade this fall after council awarded the contract to Knibb Developments with a bid of $226,825, the lowest of two bids although eight contractors were invited.

“This will restore the reservoir to like-new condition with a complete retrofit,” said Greg Switenky, assistant chief administrative officer.

Built around 1973, the reservoir will be restored with a Xypex coating to the floor and walls and the water lines will align to connect with the pump station.

Budgeted at $175,000, the cost of the extra cleaning will come from a contingency fund, said Switenky, noting that the scope of the project has increased since the budget was set.

“It’s costly but we’ve got to get it done,” said Councillor Al Campbell.

Work is scheduled for 30 to 60 days, said Switenky with the most suitable weather from mid September to early November.

-Library lease extended

Council approved a staff recommendation to offer a new lease agreement for Stettler Public Library in Stettler Recreation Centre with Stettler and District Library board for five years with the same conditions and rental fees.

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