County council pencils in bridge makeover

Another aging road bridge in the County of Stettler, this one north of Gadsby and Botha, is in line for repair.

Another aging road bridge in the County of Stettler, this one north of Gadsby and Botha, is in line for repair.

At its regular monthly meeting in August, county council approved the project to upgrade a bridge over Big Knife Creek on Township Road 40-0 by Range Road 17-4 for a cost of $221,000.

“We did receive funding of $57,268 from the provincial government for engineering and design before funding from the bridge program was cut,” assistant chief administrative officer Yvette Cassidy told the Independent after the meeting.

Work on the bridge is expected to be complete by the end of the year and get 30 years of service.

During the meeting, administration told council that costs to upgrade bridge has dipped significantly.

“It seems like a lot more reasonable cost than we saw last year when the cost was estimated at $400,000,” chief administrative officer Tim Fox told council.

“Cost of Donalda bridge also came in at $455,000, well below the estimated cost of $800,000.”

Net gain for tennis courts

Councillors approved a request from Stettler Tennis Club to contribute $5,000 to help upgrade the tennis courts at Stettler school campus on property owned by Clearview School Division.

Erskine water reservoir

With plans for a major water reservoir for Erskine, council directed staff to progress to design plans to prepare for tenders this fall.

Originally proposed with a building with an octagon shape, council defeated that with a preferred rectangular shape.

Black is Green for reducing waste

Eager to reduce waste in the regional landfill, council heard a brief presentation from a representative of Black is Green, an Australian-based waste treatment company with services in Calgary.

Council plans to further examine this project after municipal elections in October.

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