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Council hears from Erskine curling, reviews previous decision

And other highlights of the June 4 council meeting
Stettler town office

Town council hosted two community delegations at their June 4 meeting.  They also reviewed awarding a tender for new overhead doors from a previous meeting.

Miles Armstrong and Tracy Volker informed council that the Erskine Curling Club has chosen to host the 2025 Alberta Men’s playoffs.  Armstrong explained that Beaumont had been awarded the playoffs but had recently backed out.  The Erskine Club had a short window to decide and Armstrong said that he made several phone calls, a rushed meeting was held, and they were able to proceed.  

The event will resemble the finals leading up to the Scotties tournament.  

The event is projected to bring in approximately half a million dollars for the community.

 Armstrong noted that one of the reasons this was possible in Stettler was because of great community support, noting: “We have great volunteer power.”

The club will ask for funding support from the Town and the County.  The subject will be discussed at a Committee of the Whole meeting and the delegation will return at another date to formally request funds. 

Capital budget

 Director of Operations Melissa Robbins addressed council regarding paving projects in the 2024 Capital Budget.  

The budget includes three major projects.  $110,000 for paving patchwork,  $145,000 for paving the Health Unit Parking lot, and $800,000 for Spruce Drive pavement rehabilitation.  

Robbins was glad to report that the final cost for the Spruce Drive project would be $665,000 compared to her earlier cost evaluation of $800,000.

Administration recommended awarding the tender for paving projects to TJ Paving in the amount of $732,335.61 and also allotting a contingency of $73,000.  

The total value to TJ Paving would be $805,835.  An additional $95,675 would be budgeted for Engineering services from Tagish Engineering, for a total cost of $905,510, excluding GST.  

The recommendation was approved with a carried motion by Coun. Wayne Smith.

Parks and Rec

Director of Parks and Leisure Services Allan King presented council with the purchase of a new mower for his department.

It would replace a mower that would then go to either the airport or water treatment plant.  

The tender received three bids,  all of which met or exceeded specifications and King recommended awarding the tender to Brandt (John Deere) for $94,395.  

This would include a two-year warranty, which is the same amount of time the other bidders offered.  The recommendation was carried under a motion from Coun. Gord Lawlor.

King then presented a revised bid for replacing overhead doors at the Recreation Centre.  

Council had previously awarded the tender to Red Deer Overdoor, however, King explained that the price quoted had not been the official bid, but was from related conversations on the topic.  The bid would still be awarded to the company, but for $28,098 instead of the previous approval for $27,643.  The change was approved with a motion from Coun. Scott Pfeiffer.


Council held all three readings for the modification of bylaw 2171-24, regarding the Transportation of Dangerous Goods.  

The new bylaw is similar to the previous bylaw, but the wording has been cleaned up and it reflects changes made by provincial regulations.